Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Georgeanne Deen's Music

"The Love That Has No Opposite" by Georgeanne Deen 2008

I remember Georgeanne Deen's art - from covers of underground comics; early Juxtapoz; a book cover, album cover, or magazine page; and gallery shows all over the place. A few weeks ago, I happened to see a few paintings of hers at a gallery in NYC called Smith-Stewart. This led me to have another look at her wacky and cool website, Western Witch. I clicked around and finally landed on her music page and had a listen to a few of the songs that she wrote. I like them very much. They are spooky, a little sad and surreal like her art, and they are funny and charming. She plays keyboards and sings with Mackie Osborne (bass) and Amanda Ferguson (accordion). Deen is a wonderfully creative artist from L.A. and she's got this western witch thang going on. Have a listen to her soulful music:
Songs -Western Witch

The Art of Amy Crehore

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sunday Night Scorcher's Song

"Mama's Donut" was the original song by Spark Plug Smith in 1933 and we adapted the song and changed the lyrics to "Yanna's Donut". This version has Lou Reimuller playing the National guitar w/vocals (falsetto)& kazoo. I am on the washboard w/vocals. I am using a drumstick to play some enameled camp cups which are attached to my washboard and I have metal thimbles on the fingers of my other hand. Follow the link and scroll down to hear the song on my website music player (we recorded this in 1995):
This song changes every Sunday nite (or so) and it will be different by the time you read this post.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Illustrated Boxing Cards from 1910

I love the style of these sexy boxing card illustrations from 1910.
"From the 1880's forward to about 1895, many classic sets of boxing cards and mixed subjects including boxing cards were issued by the cigarette companies." It died out for about 15 years, but started up again in 1909....until WWI... and then...
Read more about boxing card history and see a virtual museum of cards here:

Friday, August 15, 2008

NYC Art Show Reminder

Amy Crehore
Lizz Lopez
Molly Crabapple
Ewelina Ferruso
Jenn Porreca

I just want to remind everyone in the NYC area to try and get out to Ad Hoc Art gallery this weekend or next weekend to see the "5 Identities, 5 Destinations" show. You won't be disappointed. It's a great show and I am proud to be showing with these four talented women. The gallery is open until 8 pm Wednesday through Sunday. It is located near the Morgan subway stop (L train).
This 5-woman show is at: Ad Hoc Art, 49 Bogart Street, Buzzer 22, Unit 1G, Brooklyn, NY
The show continues through August 24, 2008
Hours: 1-8pm Wed-Sunday and by appt.
Telephone: 718-366-2466, contact gallery for purchases.
I am showing 7 of my best new oils on linen: "Snake Tamer's Ditty", "Deja Vu Waltz", "Story of Lolita, Part 2", "Feed the Bear Blues", The Caged Wonder", "French Bubble Gum Encore" and " Black Ball Finale".
The Art of Amy Crehore
P.S. Go to flickr to see my paintings hanging on the wall of the gallery.
Watch Videos: (#1) YouTube or (#2) You Tube.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Heat Wave

Detail from a magazine illustration by Amy Crehore

Yes, we are having another heat wave in Oregon this week. It's only going to get hotter tomorrow they tell me. I have been swamped all week with a rush magazine assignment. I have to do 5 paintings in about 8 days or something like that. I never paint this fast when I'm doing my fine art. Anyhow, I have not had a chance to blog or do anything else until this job is done. The last one will be shipped out on Saturday and then I will have more time to update this blog. These paintings are circus-related, so I am sort of having fun. I did not finish telling you about my trip to NYC! Oh well...duty calls.
The Art of Amy Crehore

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Hokum Scorchers Play a Tampa Red Song

Tampa Red

From the Hokum Scorchers' "Feed the Kitty" album comes a wonderful song- originally done by Hudson Woodbridge (a.k.a. Tampa Red 1936)- called "When You Were a Girl of Seven". This version was recorded in 1992. Lou Reimuller plays the National guitar, sings and plays kazoo. Amy Crehore is on a vintage tenor banjo. Scroll down for the music player on this link:
Hokum Scorchers
This song changes every Sunday night, so it will be different by the time you read this post.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Mike Shine Paints

Art by Mike Shine
Sometimes I get good stuff in my emails. Too bad I don't live in San Francisco. Tonight is the opening of "8 Tracks and Wallbangers", the Art of Mike Shine (6-9pm) at Fecal Face Dot Gallery
on 66 Gough St. @Market - Thurs & Fri (4-8pm) Sat & Sun (12-6pm). Show runs from Aug 8 - 31, 2008.
From the Fecal Face Dot Gallery newsletter:
"The gallery is covered in Mike Shine's harmoniously colored drift wood paintings which are hung on his site specific wall murals. Mike is a painter who mixes driftwood, reclaimed house paint, Nordic mythology, insomnia, 1970's pop culture, absinthe, Teutonic philosophy, his wife, and woodworking skills leftover from a previous life- to make art that is one part uplifting and two parts disturbing. His coastal art/surf shack was recently featured in Fecal Face's Art Mondays (
view it ), and intrigued us to bring his work into the Fecal gallery for a closer look. "
Be sure to check out Mike Shine's website- it's strange and cool: