I don’t know why but for as long as I can remember, ever since I was little and cranked up The Carpenters on the AM radio, I have had a soft spot for a great sad song. Whenever I hear this song, I get a kick to the gut. Not much can get to me like a melancholy Michael Stipe, a mandolin & harpsichord.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Elqj3I7HspIR.E.M. Half A World Away live
Adele lyrics, pushtheenvelope.net
- Adele lyrics
Really, who doesn’t love Adele? She is an incredible talent. A singer, songwriter, classic beauty. I have played the heck out of her most recent album and I am not even close to putting it away for a break. Enjoy this recent watercolor, feel free to print it out and enjoy.
Bob Mould pushtheenvelope.net
Like many, I was so sad when Hüsker Dü broke up in 1988. I was a sophomore in college and their music was the soundtrack to so many of those days and nights. When Bob Mould’s solo album, Workbook, came out the next year, I was full-force into art school in Boston and he had me from the first glance of the cover. I was working on some Joseph Cornell-inspired box collages at the time and was taken with the similar artwork on his CD. Enjoy this little trinket. It is also the title of Bob’s recent memoir, I just finished it and have put it on my gift list for a few friends this Christmas. Feel free to click on the image and print your own. If you are interested in buying the original (approx. 4″ x 15″) just let me know. As a few of you have asked, I would gladly paint out a favorite lyric or quote for you. Maybe a wedding song as an anniversary gift? Favorite quote for a new apartment wall?
I am ready with week 2 of Music on Mondays. I was on an Oasis kick while working this week. They had their highs and lows as a band but always came through with clever and inspiring lyrics. I am also loving Noel Gallagher’s new solo songs. Feel free to click on the image and print your own copy. Email me if you are interested in buying the original watercolor. Cheers!
Everlong/Foo Fighters/Caroline Smalley painter
Voila – a new feature is coming to you today! I have loved listening to music for as long as I can remember. It started with The Carpenters – still love ‘em – moved on through the Bay City Rollers, Kiss, then on to Adam and the Ants, followed by The Jam & The Clash and it was all blown wide open for me after that. I listen to music whenever I am working, cooking, driving with my kids, whenever. This new series was inspired by a concert I went to last Friday night, Foo Fighters. I took my daughter up to DC for the night, and that is where this all came together in my head. Foo Fighters start off the series, amazing band, incredible show and really great songs. Each week I will be creating a custom watercolor with a set of lyrics that are fond to me. Feel free to comment and give me suggestions. I would love to hear some of your favorites. You can download these and print them yourself. If you are interested in buying the original just shoot me an email. I am so excited and would love to hear from you! I created this painting at the size of an album cover, 12×12.