Thursday, May 26, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

space phone

Morning chat

i spent saturday morning chatting with the niece. she's getting good at blowing kisses.

Friday, May 20, 2011

chalked up

Will Johnson Living Room Show

inspired by the work of dana tanamachi (ok, fine, i tried to rip it off completely), i created this as a backdrop to will's performance space in our workroom.

Chalk drawing

dana's work is absolutely amazing and you should check out all her amazing chalk lettering here.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

he sang. he strummed. he stomped.

Will Johnson Living Room Show

what a great night! thirty-five lucky listeners were in the audience to hear will johnson wail away in our workroom.

afterwards, will mixed and mingled, signed his latest CD and his amazing baseballs prints.  before the night was through, he was kind enough to leave us with this wonderful souvenir.

i don't know if you can read the text above, but if you can't, do yourself a favor and watch the story of dock ellis below.  it'll knock your socks off.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

screw you, pageant

... and you, too - off broadway, old rock house, and blueberry hill.

our house is the best place to see live music.  and tonight, we have will johnson.

Friday, May 06, 2011

colin hay

Colin Hay

this guy was full of surprises.  i had in my head the bug-eyed goofy lead singer of men at work.  remember those silly videos of theirs in the 80s?  first off - he's not australian.  he's scottish and moved to melbourne when he was 14. he has lived in california since 1989.

secondly, he was quite the storyteller.  i guess i shouldn't be surprised - he is a songwriter afterall.  but he was immensely entertaining sharing stories of his brushes with ringo starr and paul mccartney and folks who get the lyrics of his songs wrong - "goats appear and fade away."  it was part comedy show, part concert.

most surprising was that his songs were so much more soulful in person than their 80s versions and sound even prettier than his subsequent recordings.  i guess i'll admit here that a tear came to my eye when he sang "i just don't think i'll ever get over you."  listen to it again.  how can those lyrics NOT get to you?