Saturday, August 30, 2008

Guess the Song #6 variation

This is an assemblage I did some years back which has some of the words of yesterday's song on it - you can see the words "one more time" in  the window: when you depress the plunger on top of the box, the fork lowers down in a threatening manner. I am hoping to put some of these up on mosaic sculpture site (at right) by the end of the day.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Guess the Song #6

This carnival (fun fair) song by an Englishman doesn't have a cool video, just the plangent pipes of Stipe HERE

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Guess the Song #5

A musical interlude by the father of Dada on televison HERE

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Guess the Song #4

Song about making weather, not war,  by a London-born hip hop artist HERE

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Guess the Song # 3

Is the title character confused about his nature? If you watch the whole video, it would certainly appear that he's suffering from existential confusion HERE

Monday, August 25, 2008

Guess the Song # 2

Nola standard played by this spendid-looking man on a Hawaiian lap guitar. But who is the announcer? If any of my English authorities know, please leave info by clicking comments. The song is HERE

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Guess the song # 1

This song by an 80s English band is covered by an Algerian musician HERE

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Seth Bullock

Alias: Fists of Vengeance (alt., fits of vengeance)
Superpower: "Service with a smile" claims consulting  
Loves: widows and orphans               Hates: shades of gray
Battle type: imminent                            Weapon: see alias

Friday, August 22, 2008

Calamity Jane

Alias: Nickel in the Cup
Superpower: unminced Anglo-Saxon     Hobby: holding up buildings
Loves: long golden curls                            Hates: too much
            (but not on Armstrong)                            mirror time
Battle type: morning after                          Weapons: a damp cloth to 
                                                                                           the brow

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sol Star

Alias: The Defuser
Superpower: attending meetings    Hobby: knocking on the wall
Loves: Trixie                                         Hates: when Bullock squints
Battle type: tactful                                Weapons: loyalty, optimism, 
                                                                            quality goods

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Trixie

Alias: The Amazon
Superpower: impatience               Hobby: ragging on Sol
Loves: a good huff                          Hates: decimals
Battle type: dry tinder                   Weapons: gold nugget, "no", small arms

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Charlie Utter


Alias: Hermes
Superpower: Delivery              Hobby: moving the cell
Loves: the distressed               Hates: the crooked
Battle type: deliberate             Weapons: hugs, late night visits, frock coat

Monday, August 18, 2008

Al Swearingen

Alias: the King of Swords
Superpower: spot removal         Hobby: talking to boxed heads
Loves: personal grooming         Hates: when Johnny gets it right
Battle type: hand to hand           Weapons: knife, scrub brush     

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Marisa Monte

Here's a link to Marisa Monte singing the most beautiful song in the world,  Enquanto Isso

Saturday, August 16, 2008

2 Dogs 1 stick

Spotted at the Farmer's Market an hour ago. Looked like serious fun.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Anubis with a Rose in his Mouth

Here is a link to Paul Spooner's wonderful automaton of Anubis:Cabaret Mechanical Theatre

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Howling (for?) Success


Reflecting on self promotion and submitting to Threadless.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Winged Victory


This piece is currently in a show on College Avenue in Berkeley. Unfortunately something happened to the gallery which caused it to need emergency repairs, so it's closed for a couple of weeks. Pretty much, things break down and need to be repaired. Like this piece I suppose - although I'll admit to taking a hammer to part of it myself before building it back up.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Dancing Fox


People have a long love/hate relationship with foxes. The fox makes its appearance in Japanese folk stories as the fox maiden, and in 20th century fiction in Tesnohdlidek's Cunning Little Vixen and David Garnett's Lady into fox. Red-haired Odysseus is the human fox.  It's a mix of admiration and envy, perhaps.This is available in tshirt form at redbubble

Monday, August 11, 2008


This is my recollection of the dog Drake at the office of my internet provider, lmi.net. Extraordinary eyes. Definitely worth signing up in person to meet Drake.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Hound Erasmus

I will you to see this as important...feel this round thing thing as the center of YOUR universe. May not be thinking as we know it, but you can't say they're wool-gathering. Based on the Holbein painting.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Longing

This is a clydesdale who wishes he/she had been a pretty little horsie. I have been hearing a lot of people telling other people shame, shame for not being politically correct recently. You could actually read incorrectitude into this...ie, we should all be allowed to identify ourselves as we see fit. This drawing may originate in conversations I have had with a friend about feeling awkward about not fitting into the conventional feminine norm (taking it out of that arena). Although I still agree with Robert Hughes, about PC. being a way to seize the moral high ground without having to do any of the work.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Teapot Napoleon

Headgear #5 is dedicated to Peet's on Lakeshore Avenue and asks the question: "Which caffeine- based beverage fuels YOUR Napoleonic fantasies?"

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Beard Authority

A change of pace for Headgear #4. This is my excellent nephew Robbie wearing a t-shirt I intend to submit to Threadless.



Sunday, August 3, 2008

Crown Trip

This is about being obsessed. 



















Saturday, August 2, 2008

Full Moon Hat

Dear Reader: this is the inaugural drawing for my drawing-a-day theme-a-week blog. Below is a drawing i did of a werewolf dealing with a mundane task. Then I watched the video for Tom Waits' Downtown Train on Youtube, with the old guy remarking "Every time there's a full moon he sings all night long". Coincidence???? This week's theme is headgear. Next week's will be dogs, just because I like them and have been drawing them. If anyone wants to suggest a them OR an idea for an illustration in keeping with the week's them, let me know.