Nov 23 2010

Amazing – #47

I kept the right ones out
And let the wrong ones in
Had an angel of mercy
To see me through all my sins
There were times in my life
When I was goin’ insane
Tryin’ to walk through the pain

And when I lost my grip
And I hit the floor
Yeah, I thought I could leave
But couldn’t get out the door
I was so sick n’ tired
Of livin’ a lie
I was wishing that I would die

It’s amazing
With the blink of an eye
You finally see the light
It’s amazing
That when the moment arrives
You know you’ll be alright
It’s amazing
And I’m saying a prayer
For the desperate hearts tonight

That one last shot’s a Permanent Vacation
And a how high can you fly with broken wings
Life’s a journey – not a destination
And I just can’t tell just what tomorrow brings

You have to learn to crawl
Before you learn to walk
But I just couldn’t listen
To all that righteous talk
I was out on the street
Just tryin’ to survive
Scratchin’ to stay alive

It’s amazing
With the blink of an eye
You finally see the light
It’s amazing
That when the moment arrives
You know you’ll be alright
It’s amazing
And I’m saying a prayer
For the desperate hearts tonight

“So, from all of us at Aerosmith
To all of you out there, wherever you are.
Remember- the light at the end of the tunnel
May be you. Goodnight!”

This piece is based on Amazing, by Aerosmith. Kind of a cheesy video, but a great song. This song came out at a bit of a rough time in my life, so it always kind of reminds me of that. Watching the video I realized that the actor in the video is Jason London, who was in the movie Dazed and Confused. His character, Randall “Pink” Floyd, is one of the characters I named my cat Floyd after. (the other is Brad Pitt’s character in True Romance – also Floyd) Amazing. :)

It’s interesting to me the different songs that are ending up as pieces. I never would have thought that an Aerosmith song would end up here, but I like how this came out. This one actually might be my favorite so far.

Photo credits:
Texturemarcin lojek
Texturemarcin lojek
TextureKriss Szkurlatowski
TextureYee Wong
Texturethispe
TextureStephen Eastop
TextureGareth Weeks
Texturejefferson noguera


Nov 22 2010

Sugar Sugar – #46

Sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you’ve got me wanting you.
Honey, ah sugar sugar
You are my candy girl
And you got me wanting you

I just can’t believe the lovliness of loving you,
(I just can’t believe it’s true)
I just can’t believe the one to love this feeling to
(I just can’t believe it’s true)

Sugar, ah honey hiney
you are my candy girl
and you got me wanting you
honey, ah sugar sugar
you are my candy girl
and you got me wanting you

When i kissed you girl I knew how sweet a kiss could be
(I know how sweet a kiss could be)
Like the summer sunshine pour you sweetness over me
(Pour your sweetness over me)

Pour a little sugar on it honey
Pour a little sugar on it Baby
I’m gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah
pour a little sugar on it yeah
pour a little sugar on it honey
pour a little sugar on it baby
I’m gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah
pour a little sugar on it honey

Ah sugar, ah honey honey
you are my candy girl
and you got me wanting you
Oh honey honey, sugar sugar…………..
You are my candy girl

A couple of days ago Sugar Sugar by the ficticious group The Archies (from the cartoon show) popped into my head. Strange. This is my take on it. This song was released six days after I was born – July 26th (my grandpa’s 62nd birthday), 1969.

For those keeping count, this is #46. The goal is 52 for the year, so I’ve got six to go with six weeks left…

Photo credits:
Candy girlBelovodchenko Anton
Cakeabel leemans
HousePatrick Wormsley
Backgroundmargarit ralev
BackgroundUlrik Stoch Jensen
TextureMartine Lemmens


Nov 5 2010

Afterwards (Sole Survivor) – #45

There walked a lonely man,
silent, mute, the only man
not knowing how, not knowing why
was he the sole survivor

why should he be alive,
breathing still while others died
and the only question
why was he the sole survivor

Sole survivor, cursed with second sight
Haunted saviour, cried into the night
Sole survivor, cursed with second sight
Haunted saviour, cried into the night

Wind blew across the sand
He stood alone and he had no plan
And with the last rays of the sun
He screamed aloud, began to run

In his tears he sees his face
I am the end of the human race
When I’m gone there’ll be no trace
For I’m the sole survivor

Sole survivor, cursed with second sight
Haunted saviour, cried into the night
Sole survivor, cursed with second sight
Haunted saviour, cried into the night

One night when years had passed
The skies shook from a fiery blast
And there a starship – safe at last!
To come rescue this survivor

They beckoned him inside
but only man, he would not ride
instead he found a place to hide
for he’s the sole survivor

Sole survivor, cursed with second sight
Haunted saviour, cried into the night
Sole survivor, cursed with second sight
Haunted saviour, cried into the night

This week’s Illustration Friday topic is Afterwards. I thought of the song Sole Survivor, by Blue Oyster Cult. I tried to go for a bit of an apocolyptic take on it, kind of a Planet of the Apes thing with a bit of the book On The Beach. The doll’s head is because I know how much some of my loyal fans love my inclusion of them in pieces. :)

I love reading end of the world type books, like On The Beach. Not because I want the world to end or anything – I just like how the characters deal with inevitability and finality.

I’m surprised I haven’t done a Blue Oyster Cult piece yet. I’ve literally seen them in concert eight or nine times. It kind of started as a joke with my friends and I years ago, and then we got hooked.

Photo credits:
Doll – Kamil Dratwa
Statue – Leonardo Barbosa
Boat – Bob (the mastor)
Beach – Danny de Bruyne
Texture – Julia Starr