Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Emperors and Roosters

"Caligula" painting copyright Ray-Mel Cornelius 2009
Ray-Mel Cornelius has painted a lot of beautiful roosters with names like Nero, Caligula, Augustus, and Claudius for his upcoming art show, "Emperors and Roosters".
If you are in Dallas, Texas on September 12th, 2009, stop by
from 6 pm - 8:30 pm to catch the opening. This show will run through October 10th. (Gallery Location: 3318 Shorecrest Drive, Dallas, Texas)

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".