Lonely Stage Hand

You know the typeThe one who keeps to himselfSmokes incessantlyDrinks bottom shelf Got his first jobAged fourteenNever went to high schoolDidn’t see the need Votes party linePays Union DuesDoesn’t give a shitAbout the Evening News ChorusHe pulls the curtainAn ace on the light boardHe knows his stuffBut is always ignored

San Francisco Surreal Dreams in Color – Circa 1984

Flashback! San Francisco between 1984 and 1994 was perfect. I was in my 20’s and did what people in their 20’s do. Besides work, I lived an artful life. I had some great fun with fellow musicians and artists. One fun time stands out, and this photo – rendering is the picture worth 1024 words.

Organized Chaos

I’m learning that there is a fine line between noisy gibberish and Organized Chaos. I’ve been trying to extend past the “normal” 3 minute pop tune song structure or soundscape – but I tell ya – its a real challenge. Every now and then I seem to stumble on something that works. This tune is “OK” – but it was an eye opener –…

Basement Puppet Theatre

No music today – it’s been a huge weekend wrapping up getting my basement art studio / puppet theatre set up. Its been weeks in progress, actually, but I’ve completed the really “heavy lifting” work – like laying down subflooring and flooring, building work benches and sanding and staining the puppet theatre – which now just needs a little last paint and stain touch…

Workbench

I’ve had many work benches in my life – from electronic ham radio and maker to photographic dark rooms to art / painting, music and wood working work benches. I’ve even had virtual software work benches. The key to all this is that I’ve lived my life making and building, not tearing down or whining. When the going gets tough, the tough starts making….

How to Catch a Prehistoric Sea Creature

No music today – just that interesting “creature”, plus a “Combine”: Just a few ideas on a Sunday – I spent the day getting my art studio under the house back in order. I used to use it to build Assemblages – mostly between 2007 – 2013 or so – all of them featured here: I guess I’m doing a modified version of that…

erste Kunst für Kabarett 391

I hope to soon try my hand at stop animation – with the puppets – and then scoring music to their jittery and quirky dances. Once I get good at it – I’ve made these panels that fit into the frame at the top of the puppet theatre – and I will have the puppets rate and review the artwork. Stay tuned!