Sunday, June 22, 2008
Photograph courtesy of Rick Brandt
As I guess with most artists, I draw my inspiration from other writers, visual artists, filmmakers and musicians. Since 1977 I have been lucky enough to be prevy to a musician who is constantly evolving, always pushing the envelope musically, spiritiually and artistically.
Today Todd Rundgren is celebrating his 60th birthday. Todd is a guitar player's guitarist. Most people know at least one of his songs without even knowing it. The Stadium song "Bang the Drum" (which I recently heard was a song about masturbation) is one of his most recognizable tunes. He has produced several Rock classic albums: Meatloaf's, Bat Out of Hell and Grand Funk Railroad's, We're an American Band, wrote music for cinema and television, was responsiple for creating the second ever viewed video played on MTV on it's inargural day, is a master musician, technician, stage performer and song writer.
To the man who gives me inspiration when I run out of steam Happy Birthday and may we all be fortunate enough to hear, see and feel more of the magic that you create. Happy Birthday Todd!
Sorry for the sales pitch but like everything life is expensive and there are always bills to be paid. If you like my work and want to support my endeavors please consider purchasing a painting. I have just put up the painting, "A Silver Titter Stole My Baby" on Ebay. It is a painting I'm proud for artistically as well as socially. It is acrylic paint on organic cotton and hemp canvas. Please feel free to pass the link to friends and family members and if you are so inclined feel free to purchase this painting for yourself.