Here at Mecca in Eugene, OR, I am teaching a Collagraph class. Here are some examples of what can be achieved with the process.
With eerie spooky songs about vampires, zombies and the coming apocalypse, the Voodoo Organist, aka Scott Wexton has been touring the states for 20 years. He decorated the stage with Tiki Tiki masks and played an hour+ set of fun dark music. I was impressed that he can make his drum machines stop suddenly and pick up again, really giving the feel of a live band while operating the bass pedals with his feet and playing the theremin with his right hand sometimes.
Voodoo organist, I salute you. (why wasn’t this show sponsored by voodoo doughnuts?” also, why doesnt he have voodoo dolls for merch? He has a shop called Hoodoo in Yucca Valley California which is advertized as a comic book store that sells exotica, ephemera and presumably voodoo dolls and tiki tiki decorations. I must go sometime.
When I get a chance I go to burlesque shows, I like to draw the dancers. Here are a few of my drawings, hope you like them. Hands are hard, so sometimes, for the sake of the drawing, I leave them out, saying to myself, “I’ll just draw the hands in later… and then I ink and color and post without drawing in the hands… HA.
Today I went to the Eugene public library and got to hear some sexy chemistry jokes from Christine McKinley. She also played us some lovely songs about physics in promoting her new book “Physics for Rock Stars.” She encourages girls to go into fields in the math and sciences because its awesome and they can make real money. She was certainly inspirational and quite funny. and she liked my quark joke. Maybe its time for me to begin performing again my old staple about heat death, “Only time will tell if intelligent life will survive the inevitable collapse of our universe,” in my live shows.
KAN WAKAN kicked ass at Cozmic pizza. Their epic shimmering, glamorous and dark 80s-influenced pop was gorgeous and the sound was done so well.
Mother Falcon played a tight set, they had 10 members present, and played a dozen beautiful songs.
I liked the pained expressions of joy on the drummers face. Also extra points because his name is Isaac.
Here’s to the current trend of chamber pop! It would be a blast to bring them to Alaska someday. According to their site, they sometimes have “rock camps,” like Cello Fury! COOL! If they come near you, please go see them. It will tug your heartstrings and enliven your sensibilities!