Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What song?

Which song is this? A couple of clues: the artist's hair has been rendered faithfully, nothing to do with Elvis Costello despite the red shoes, in fact, the artist could give Tom Waits a run for his money in the gifted simian department. One of the prettiest songs I know.

Rats, I may have to draw him too...his face just lends itself to scratchy lines.

Here's the link .

17 comments:

Jasmine said...

Oh, i'm guessing Neil Young - Long may you run? (the jpg name of the photo gave it away efore I spotted the link. Lovely song.

The first thought that sprang to mind before reading the text was Beach Boys, Surfing USA...

Eva said...

This vehicle is hilarious.

ger said...

Thought it might something with a refrain like "I´ll pick you up in my pickup-truck"...

Charles Gramlich said...

Unless it were heavy metal I probably wouldn't recognize it.

Poet in Residence said...

Is that a Chevy or a Toyota?

Steve said...

Love the sawn-off guitar!

Titus said...

I'm going with Neil Young and "After the Gold Rush", because California Girls were what came after, the, erm, Gold Rush. Quite a long time after, obviously.

I once spent a night in a tent with a man who sang me Neil Young songs all night, so I should be doing better than this, I know. His friend, however, had taken LSD and I was somewhat pre-occupied with his sleeping-bag/shark hallucinations.

ArtSparker said...

Jasmine - and thanks for clicking...I am hoping people will do that tomorrow when I have an extremely tall thing to post.

Totalfeckineejit said...

It's Tiny Tim singing 'Tiptoe through the tulips or I'll smash yer face '

ArtSparker said...

TFE- This strikes me as a little belligerent under the circumstances...you'll catch more flies with honey etc....

Tom said...

a fair likeness, tho Neil doesn't get out on ledges much these days.

The Crow said...

Young is one of my favorite singers. This a good one, and I especially like Harvest Moon and After the Gold Rush.

Time to pull out a couple of his CDs, I'm thinking.

However, I didn't guess the song title, and before I expanded the image and saw that it was NY, I thought it might be TBB's California Girls.

ArtSparker said...

Tom -I think the way the paint ran on the eyes makes it looks like the shadows under that Neanderthal brow.

grrl + dog said...

good to see TFE pop his head in..

Celeste Bergin said...

surf board = Beach Boys...it's like Pavlov's dogs. But, I realize I was wrong. Loved the whipped around hair.

Joei Rhode Island said...

I thought of Neil Young...but I was thinking more in the line of "Lil Duce Coupe" with the car and the surfer girl. =-)

mouse (aka kimy) said...

i (big heart) neil! he has such a heart of gold....

great song