Monday, December 28, 2009

This Drumset is in my Dreams

I OFTEN, maybe once a month for years and years, without exaggeration, have dreams that I can't reach my drums or cymbals with my sticks while I am playing. Either they are too far in front of me so I just can't reach or far to the right side or up high like this! Other drummers I've talked to have expressed having had similar dreams.

The second I saw this photo, I knew what it meant!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Vic Chestnutt

One of the few guys that made me tear up when he played. So good, glad I saw you this year....

Moving Design of the Week...

A New World of Understanding 1982, Jessie Levine
* Please take a moment to look CLOSELY...

By changing our ACCEPTED METHOD OF PRESENTATION, we can ALTER OUR UNDERSTANDING of relationships and values.

(What it says in the box..): Ever since maps were drawn, certain countries have been located at the top, others below. Since "on top," "over," and "above" are equated with superiority, while "down there," "beneath," and "below" imply the reverse, those wholly arbitrary placements, over the years, have led to misconceptions and misjudgments.

This Turnabout Map of the Americas serves to correct the imbalance. It focuses attention in new directions towards areas of exploding populations, energies, and potentialities. It is geographically CORRECT, only the PERCEPTIVE has changed.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holiday! Early Santa Painting

Oil painting of Saint Nicholas, Santa, 1837

Monday, December 21, 2009

Rock at Brooklyn Guitar & Drum Studio

13 year old Lucy has been a guitar student of mine for a couple of years now. She gets taller every week, I swear. Here she is playing an original she wrote for her band. She also performed a Radiohead song playing both Johnny Greenwood's guitar parts and singing Thom York's vocals. Nice! One girl can do it all! This is a film still from the upcoming short film that is part 2 to "Fireflies", a film about girl bands I was in in 1999...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Drumset Embroidery of my studio, Polecat Music Studios

I've since changed the name to Brooklyn Guitar & Drum Studio for Women & Girls!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Logos, Illustrations & Design: My OTHER Obsession

Portraiture of characters from "The Wire", best show on tv. I wish I would've thought of doing these. Can't get over how great these are. My contribution to honor the show has been naming my fish "Proposition Joe" (RIP).

Friday, December 4, 2009


Tuesday 6:30pm
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Raises scholarship money for girls to attend camp.

Live & Silent Auction
Camper Bands
Special Guests

Get tickets by clicking on the images above!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009