Midnight’s DJ

When I'm driving home late at night, I usually listen to the same DJ on the CBC. Odario Williams, with his deep radio voice and soulful statements about the dark, smoky, and soulful music he plays. It always conjures up the image of the Midnight DJ, alone in his radio station, far away from everything, … Continue reading Midnight’s DJ

Montreal Music – Introducing The Cold Snaps

Every time I meet my dear friend, Berel we get into wonderful conversations about philosophy, self-awareness, and our passions for the arts. He captures hearts and minds every time he starts talking ab out his passion for singing, Barbershop style. The hard work, dedication, and love he and his fellow Cold Snaps put into there … Continue reading Montreal Music – Introducing The Cold Snaps

Egon Schiele, New Wave Icon

I've always been fascinated by Egon Schiele's self-portraits, but not entirely certain why. There's a vulnerability in them that I felt was recognizable in some other context and I found myself attracted to it. I only recently figured out a possible connection for me. I've been loving a load of New Wave music on Spotify … Continue reading Egon Schiele, New Wave Icon

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #278 – Dreamers 13-003

Dreamers 13-003 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… This was an off-shoot of the usual Dreamers collection. I decided to remove the instruments and leave the subject, wondering in his own dream. It turns out that this dreamer's focus was on what was missing from his hand, maybe the bigness … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #278 – Dreamers 13-003

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #277 – Dreamers 99-008

Dreamers 99-008 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… The only surviving piece in this series made for a specific musician. It was made for my a young lady who had great ambitions of being a famous jazz singer. The humble musician who loves to play and always seems a little … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #277 – Dreamers 99-008

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #276 – Dreamers 99-007

Dreamers 99-007 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… I’d like to say this was a spontaneous composition, except for the many sketches that led to it. It was meant to give the visual impression of which instrument held prominence in the music they played and ended showing us a possible … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #276 – Dreamers 99-007

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #275 – Dreamers 99-006

Dreamers 99-006 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… For me, the saxophone was more of an 80ies Pop instrument. Light and completely safe, in spite of the popular association to sexiness, I never got that from it. There must have been a time when this instrument denoted a sense of … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #275 – Dreamers 99-006

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #274 – Dreamers 99-005

Dreamers 99-005 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… I think this one goes back to watch the early TerryToons with the great jazz soundtracks. In my view, they always had a dream-like quality to them. I know when I started watching live performances of jazz & blues, I couldn’t help … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #274 – Dreamers 99-005

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #273 – Dreamers 99-004

Dreamers 99-004 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… In one of my early drawing for this, I noted the title as “How Gene Held His Shoulders Hunched.” If you haven’t guessed, the Gene in question is Gene Krupa. There was a way he always moved that made the curve of … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #273 – Dreamers 99-004

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #271 – Dreamers 13-002

Dreamers 13-002 The History & The Influence: Confessions of a Plagiarist, sort of… Following closely on the feel of the Dreamers 13-001, I added a guilty pleasure. To me, this is borrowed from a scene in The Benny Goodman Story where Benny Goodman is walking the streets late at night and he becomes overwhelmed by … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #271 – Dreamers 13-002