Monday, August 31, 2009

Film Posters from Ghana

These wild-looking film posters were used to promote temporary mobile cinema in Ghana. More can be found in a book called Extreme Canvas: Movie Poster Paintings from Ghana: Ephemera Assemblyman blog has source links and images.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Those Sweet Hollywaiians

There's a new album out called "Ticklin' The Strings" by the Sweet Hollywaiians. I don't have it yet, but I plan to check it out. This Japanese string band plays 1920's, 30's, 40's style Hawaiian, swing, calypso, blues, italian music and originals, featuring vintage instruments. There are 3 songs on this album with Robert Armstrong and Tony Marcus (from the Cheap Suit Serenaders)! Yeh!
Get CD here: CD BABY
Read more here and see video: myspace blog

Thursday, August 27, 2009

What am I up to?

I haven't been posting on the blog as much lately, but it's just temporary. I've been sketching a lot in my sketchbook and enjoying the end of summer. Here's a funny old photo of me with my Hokum Scorcher's gear on. The only thing that is missing is my musical partner, Lou. That's his National guitar and, behind it, a "Feed the Kitty" that I made. I am holding a vintage banjolele. Today, I'm looking forward to a visit from an old friend from Richmond, VA. He used to be Lou's partner in a mysterious band called "The Fabulous Daturas".