Monday, June 12, 2017

a conversation, 1966

“Ok, Brian; John and Paul, glad you could make it. Let me start by saying you guys have really knocked it out of the park this time. Revolver and Pet Sounds—I mean these records are like nothing ever made. Really unprecedented.”
“Thanks very much.”
“You’ve shown that the album can be a real work of art, not just a collection of ephemeral singles. There’s just one problem.”
“What’s that?”
“These albums are so good, we’re worried it’s going to cannibalize sales of future Greatest Hits collections.”
“Well what do you propose we do?”
“OK, fellas, listen. I know you’re not going to like this. But we propose you each add a song to your record.”
“Well, that’s no problem—”
“Hear me out. We want this extra song to be nautically themed, puerile if not infantile, and we want the least talented person in the group to sing it.”
“Basically you want us to stick a novelty song in the middle of a masterpiece.”
“Exactly.”
“What do you want us to do, have Ringo sing about a yellow submarine or something?”
“Works for me.”
“But ‘yellow submarine’ is Cockney rhyming slang for a piece of shit.”
“A piece of shit is what we’re looking for.”
“No problem for us, we already have Mike and Al on tape singing a Kingston Trio piece of shit.”
“You mean ‘Sloop John B’? Whoa, Brian, I didn’t say totally sabotage the album.”

Posted by David Rhoden on 06/12 at 03:50 AM

small painting

A small 6” x 6” ink and watercolor painting.

image by David Rhoden

Posted by David Rhoden on 06/12 at 02:34 AM

Sunday, June 11, 2017

a cool piece of mine with a cool dog

Saw this on Facebook and it made me want to do more real big, outsidey pieces like it. The dog is named Della.
Thanks Gogo for the photo.

image by David Rhoden

Posted by David Rhoden on 06/11 at 03:45 PM

Saturday, June 10, 2017

while I’m here

Here are a couple of pictures of my cat Betty, taken pre-Katrina. She was a wonderful, dignified cat who was also a fierce fighter.

image by David Rhoden
image by David Rhoden

Posted by David Rhoden on 06/10 at 03:10 PM

obligatory cat pics

Sometimes you have to take a time out and just post some pictures of your cat looking pretty.

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image by David Rhoden

Posted by David Rhoden on 06/10 at 12:55 PM
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