This Is What Mid-Stream Looks Like

#79 – Tuesday September 18th

This is what mid-stream looks like, one of the new paintings at the point of reflection. I’ve hours of video documenting its development and while editing the footage into something manageable, attempting to capture the magic within the act, I’m reminded why I paint. It’s process striped down to the elemental. Visceral, poignant, absurd, euphoric, and the quiet lovely moment.

This Tuesday’s sound track  . . . Guided By Voices, “Class Clown Spots UFO”  Twenty one deliciously infectious audio treats.

Thanks for reading.

Charles

Guided By Voices and Giving In

#41 – Tuesday December 27th

One of my favorite avenues for finding new music is NPR.org Music and my absolute favorite section on this site is: “First Listen: Preview New Albums”. It’s exactly what’s promised and always features three new releases (prior to commercial availability) by artists from the spectrum of musical idioms. Pop, classical, reggae, gospel, world, punk, thrash, rap, ambient, jazz, electronic, salsa, big band, and . . .  Simply put “FirstListen” will preview anything and everything. Listen to an entire album, or just selected tracks, which brings me to another favorite of mine “Guided By Voices”.  “First Listen” is currently previewing GBV’s new album “Lets Go Eat The Factory”. GBV is impossible to pigeon-hole. Songs that are sharp, concise, humorous, poignant, melodic, and obtuse.  My two favorite tracks . . . “Hang Mr. Kite” and “We Won’t Apologize For The Human Race” .

As the year falls off its end, this past week and next are basically lost. I’ve joyfully given in.

Thanks for reading.

Charles