Thursday, May 26, 2005

What did Michael learn today?

I'm sorry to say that it has been 3 days since my last blog update. I actually had some good studio time however and much has happened in those three days.
I have decided to add two new sections to my blog that I will hopefully be able to incorporate into each post.

They will be my "WTF??!!" section ( which of course stands for What The F***K??!) and my "What did Michael learn today?" section. Both are self explanatory.

But first - here is a little painting that I finished yesterday:

It only measures 12" x 14", but I like the way it came out. It's actually modeled after an early photo of Lotte Lenya. This German actress and musician had a truly amazing life. Some may remember her for her role of Rosa Kleb in the James Bond film From Russia with Love ( she was the lesbian with the knife that came out of the end of her shoe - man - there sure have been some times when I wanted some shoes like that!). While that may not be her most endearing role, she had a long a rich career on the stage.

I also finished this commissioned work of a client's grandson. There is a long and complicated story connected to this work and, let's just say - color perception. I really want to share it - but I can't. Sorry about the tease.:

So - onto my two new additions! First here is my WTF??!! For today....

Well - let's start with this: Phil Spector is a freak. That's all there is to it.

Look at his hair!!! WTF??!! This is how he showed up at court where he is accused of murdering a B-movie starlet!! I can't comprehend looking at myself in the mirror in the morning after fixing my hair to look like that and saying " Ahhh. Now I'm ready to defend myself successfully in court." I've read that he had a total gun fixation to boot - here's a snap from the 1970's .

Hmmm...Big hair and guns. Growing up in Kentucky - you learn rather quickly that the two don't mix very well.

And then there is the strange and hilarious story that goes along with this pic:

You can read about it here. I love the run on the disposable cameras...

So now onto.....

Actually this would be a few things that I have learned since my last post....

  1. Thanks to an email from my cousin Mary, I have learned that my grandfather's father on my mother's side was indeed Portuguese ( born and raised in the Azores which is a beautiful island group about 6 hours off the coast of Portugal). This means that I am officially Irish/Portuguese mix. There is off course quite a lot of other bits of heritage mixed within from my father's side. But on my mother's side, I am 3rd generation down from my g-grandparents almost all of whom came from either Ireland or the Azores.
  2. If you move improperly while making the bed you will almost certainly throw your back out.
  3. Staying up late with friends and drinking copious amounts of white wine will almost certainly cause you to move improperly while making the bed.
  4. Reality IS perception
  5. Eric Clapton played solo guitar on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".
  6. I did not win the PowerBall lottery whatever it is. But, I may try again....


Lori-Lyn said...

I couldn't believe my eyeballs when I first saw the picture of how Phil Spector showed up in court, and I think you have summerized it very well here. What, indeed, was he thinking? I don't know, but it's a stunning 'do.

Michael said...

It's too crazy, too hideous - Bozo gone bad, Magenta sans make+up plus reading glasses, Eraserhead's grandfather, Mellow Medusa, Rip Van Winkel meets teenage sleep-over and a home perm....

Mandy said...

Neither could I believe my eyeballs but I have to admit, if, I wasn't due in court and if I had a great party to go to and if my hair would do that, I would wear that look for an evening or two.
One of the most disturbing factors about Spector's hair in that shot, is that it looks as though it was professionally styled. That would mean he had an accomplice.

anessa said...

WTF, Indeed---

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