Work in progress.: October 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

the Ventures live! 1966

I'm sorry, Joey Rivers. I bought your guitar method book when I gave guitar playing a first go in 1999 and while I have it to this day, I still cannot play Yellow Bird. This has a lot to do with the rock n' roll devil that's been living in my head since my brother and I first spun Bad Company's Feel Like Makin' Love single on my dad's record player when we were kids.

So really, who wants to play a light island standard after all that?

Anyway, here's some vintage rockin' by the way of The Ventures. Of this concert setlist, I am currently learning how to play Apache and Wipeout.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

edison & dina

Alright, it's done!

Oh no, no. That's not it. Perhaps a backstory is in order.

This is a relatively old drawing, done sometime around this time last year. I was in the mood of finishing a short story meant to introduce Edison to myself and get a good feel for the character as well as his girlfriend Dina, a supporting character. In the story he and Dina were watching a video given to Dina by a film student, a regular at her workplace (Joie De Cafe, a hip coffeehouse and fmarty-pantf gathering spot).

While Dina's trying to understand the random avant-garde imagery flashing across the TV screen, Edison is torn between being bored senseless and mocking what he sees as an attempt by a film geek to put the moves on his girlfriend. His ringing doorbell provides him an opportunity to get away for a moment. Some other supporting characters are introduced and a revelation is made about Edison. That's all I can share of that for now.

But looking at the drawing itself, I felt as if it was time the technique refinements and experiments conducted during my work project were put to work.

I think it worked quite well. Now on to the next project.