11 Apr

The Bad Boys Of Rock N Roll

Its true I probably do have the largest ManWoman art collection in the world, maybe even in the universe. Awhile back I had to drive my wife, Rhonda, down to Cranbrook, ManWomans stomping grounds, so I decided to drop by and visit Astartae ManWomans wife and buy a painting that I knew he had never shown her (yes it is that bad, titled Baby BoyGirl Gets a Boner). when ManWoman showed me the image (a self-portrait) “that’s the worst painting I’ve ever seen. I love it”. I headed down to the basement to look for the canvas and after hunting around with no success Astarta comes down and goes to a small pile by the wall and says “Is this It?” “Yes” there it was in the throw away pile along with another painting of a bare bum pooping out the word ‘god’ brown and all. It seems that nothing is to sacred for ManWoman to poke fun at or to poke poo at and I’m not the sure but I doubt that this painting will be around for long. Anyway she gave me the canvas ‘Baby BoyGirl Gets a Boner” but I shan’t describe it to you at present as seeing is believing. I’m going to make a video of my collection so you can view it on my website.

My good friend Mike owed me some money so he paid me back in ManWoman canvases, four to be exact. Now hanging in the toonie gallery I have the entire collection, the entire series ‘The Bad Boys Of Rock n Roll’. Until you have seen them I’m sure you’ll agree that words just wouldn’t do them justice. Lets just say they are ‘beyond outrageous’. The seven images include Jimmy Hendrix, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Louis, Elvis, Jim Morrison and last but not least the only ‘Bad Girls of Rock n Roll Madonna. Bet you cant wait ’til you’ve seen them.

I’ve finally started working on my fourth album so I had to pass by Cranbrook on my way to the studio and there was just one more canvas I wanted for my collection ‘Strange Little Man From Two Hills’ and I- you guessed it, I bought it. There are a few more canvases that I would like to own but my house is small and I’m running out of wall space. we’ll see. I really do miss my buddy ManWoman as I was his best friend north or Harrogate BC.

looking forward to seeing you in the toonie gallery. Peace.
Infinity Solstice Bright Wizzard Of Destiny

05 Apr

Is a Keyboard a Piano?

Oh the challenges of music, no its not all roses. I decided to start using another electric piano as I’ve worn out my last one, this new one a very good friend of mine gave me, a Korg Triton Le. After bring it down the stairs in my studio (juice bar) I’m beginning to understand why he gave it to me. It weights a thousand pounds. It’s a full sized keyboard ,88 keys and the keys are weighted like a real piano and its really quite large. With everything new comes a whole lot of learning, reading the manuals, there are two of them and they are really thick. Let me give you an example. Just to change the brightness on the LED screen the instruction read press the exit button three times then press the global button, then while holding down the exit button press the play record button then turn the value knob to the desired brightness. I’ll be a luddite till I die and these are the reasons why. Every time someone asks me to look at a computer screen with them they tend to lock up- it must be my wizzardry or some such thing.

Now that I can see the screen the fun begins. I know I’ll figure out how to use this new keyboard it will just take time. And I have a wee bit of it ,time, as today is the last day of February and March is the month around these parts where winter is never in a hurry to leave. The only word to describe winters pace is reluctance. Slowly, reluctantly the snow creeps up the hill and into the ground turning a lot of the world to ice. This year we had a particularly warm winter, that maybe over stating it, it is winter after all, with the warmest December I can remember and maybe the warmest January as well. The first three quarters of February were pretty nice as well
except to day of course as it is minus nine this morning, but the sun is out and it is beautiful.

This after noon I’m going to take my new tune to Smokin’ Ray’s (Lighting Lix Munroe’s) and feed it in to his recording program so he can work up a guitar track to be the first song on our new album together. I know I’m going to get the new keyboard working for me because I have three more tunes to make happen but the new album has begun.

The barn chores are calling I am a farmer after all, as ManWoman would say “Catch you later”.

Peace
Infinity Solstice Bright Wizzard of Destiny