Celebrating Tony Flaim's birthday today! Amazing talent...great blues singer.
5/12/48 - 3/10/00
I love this video...
One week left on my campaign for you to be a backer of the craziest project I've ever attempted.
What will you see and learn about the project when you land on the campaign page?
- A video of me informing you about the project and how it came about
- A video where you will learn about Lydia "Sam" Rawlings and why she is so important to the project.
- You can read the well thought-out words I wrote about the project.
- Photographs I have taken.
- A listing of the reward levels, starting at $1. Every reward has a tangible value.
- When you are a backer, you will have access to the 'backers only' updates.
I am planning a lot of interaction between myself and the backers. My goal is to build a community. If you choose to back my project, I want you to experience every facet of the adventure with me. If you prefer to be more of a bystander within the project, that's okay too.
If I don't meet or exceed my goal by May 18, I will not receive anything - it's all or nothing. If you haven't experienced Kickstarter, here's a screenshot of what it looks like.
And to get you in a Parisian state of mind...one of my favorite songs, by one of my favorite musicians who has influenced me ever since I started the Starart book, and especially on the creation of this project.
Is this what an LSD trip looks like?
I just spent a half hour trying to find my reflection in the photograph.
Wouldn't it be great if the skyscrapers looked like this? Without needing the boring mirrored boxes that they keep putting up in this great city?
Please join me in celebrating Tammy Wynette's birthday and her incredible voice.
5/5/42 - 4/6/98
Since George Jones was playing with Tammy at the concert I shot and they were already divorced, I thought it appropriate to have this video for her birthday.
I saw this image in my head, several hours before I arrived at the building. I had never been there before.
Lots of excitement in Bushwick last night. Some ass-dude was tearing down the street, plowing through intersections, his car going airborne until he lost complete control...he ran into a massive wood telephone pole completely taking out and finally stopped when his car plowed into a road construction barrier.
Not sure why there were so many fireman and trucks - I am not complaining. The odd part was the number of police that showed up...zero!
This is the aftermath this morning. The hanging wood telephone pole with the fire alarm box in photograph above is now laying in the gutter.
I love the posters on the concrete pole with the faces, but what really makes it work for me is the third face... the girl in the car checking out the carnage.
When the huge outpouring for Prince took over the internet I thought it was a shame that how we feel about the musicians we love is massively put out there after the person dies. I think we should celebrate our icons while they're still here and can feel the love.
This is why I am celebrating the birthdays of musicians I've had the privilege to photograph, and in this case, also publish his artwork in Starart for the world to see.
Today Klaus Voormann turned 78. And it is my hope that he stays around for a long, long time. Check out the video below...it's perfect for today as he's recording and mucking around in the studio with his pal, P. McCartney.
From Klaus's A Sideman's Journey released in 2009, this video is like a birthday party. Enjoy...
Pick up your new copy of the trade edition of my first book, Starart.
And a print of his painting, Tushe, numbered and signed or a straight print.