50% Sawdust

Posted in Uncategorized on January 17th, 2011 by Menace

This is an excellent example of ingenuity. I love the idea and the technique. I wonder however if the process and materials are of actual value to the environment or if it just makes for an interesting conversation piece.

50% Sawdust

A change of tune…

Posted in Uncategorized on January 13th, 2011 by BigPhil

Usually I try and bring you folks interesting visual artists.. but, today is something a bit different. Jamey Johnson is one of country musics biggest breakthroughs in recent years, but he has way more to offer than the new standard of pop-esque country music.  His new album, The Guitar Song is a masterful showcase of the songwriting abilities of Mr. Johnson, all wrapped into a ‘black and white’ duel album. Jamey’s ability to put pen to paper, to guitar is fantastic, and with his deep drawling vocals, his songs will give you chills down your spine.  My personal favorites on the album are the powerful My Way To You, and That’s How I Don’t Love You, a song relatable to anyone who’s ever felt the sting of shattered love, and the comforting numbness that inebriation can bring.  But it’s not all sad country songs, with the playful wisdom shared in By The Seat of Your Pants, and of course the title track, The Guitar Song, which leads you through the storied histories of vintage, pawn shop instruments.

All in all, The Guitar Song offers you a song for every mood throughout your day, offered up for your enjoyment by one of the greatest songwriters in the entire music scene. Take a look at it, enjoy it, and as always, be easy. †BigPhil

Heavy Metal

Posted in Uncategorized on January 3rd, 2011 by BigPhil

This evening I felt compelled to bring you folks an artist I came across not more than an hour ago. Bob Campbell (Stig) is a sculptor from England.  What drew me to his pieces, are that they are predominantly metal based with wood, or leather accents, and all of the materials are repurposed pieces of industrial machines. Gears, chains, hooks, and treads are cut, welded, and shaped into heavy, imposing furniture. His website, http://www.stig-art.co.uk/index.html displays his creations, both old and new.