Friday, April 30, 2010

Indian Steel Guitar

Inspired by the cd of BOLLYWOOD STEEL GUITAR put out by the awesome Sublime Frequencies record company.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Tool Shed

Inspired by our day trip to Everett, WA. Soundtrack is Tennessee Ernie Ford singing (a song that I used to think was written by Michael Hurley) Cry of the Wild Goose.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Watercolors inspired by Foxfire Books

Thanks to my Uncle Al for letting me borrow two of his Foxfire books. The two I grabbed have sections on banjo and dulcimer making as well as violin making, knife making, hide tanning, animal care and wood carving. Not only are the books focused on the most interesting aspects of American rural life, they are beautifully designed books/manuals/artifacts. Foxfire was started as a high school project in the 1960's and ended up becoming a popular how to/interview series on simple living. Soundtrack provided by Curt Bouterse- his albums are available here.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

End Pages for Nonexistent Books

Some possible titles for these books could be American Hemlocks, The Seahorse In English Literature, American Tallships of the 18th Century, The Reindeer Mailmen, Song of the Sami: The Laplanders in Music, The Athabascan Snow Shoe, and Tugboats of the Pacific Northwest.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Russian Ladder House

Initially inspired by a wooden Russian church whose name now escapes me. Also inspired by Brodsky and Utkin-The paper architects. Soundtrack is from an album whose only english in the title says: Unique Music of Old Russia.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Crocodile Pattern

The Legend of the Jet-Ski Crocodiles...they learned how to drive jet -skis and motor boats. A guy tried to stop them but they drove over his head and killed him. The ruled the lake for a thousand years with their jet-ski technology.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Wallace, Idaho

Audio Accompaniment provided by Jimmy Driftwood playing the fiddle in C minor tuning. The song is called Goin' To Hunt The Buffalo. You can download the whole album over at Allen's Archive.