Well Sean, here is where I am at so far…expect more later. The image jumps to the Reddit thread and the initial sketch/doodle in Pentel brush and pencil that started this whole thing. It has since had some additional pencil work, and been scanned into an Inkscape-workable .svg.
Was at MWG last Friday to meet up with Mssrs. Fleming and Kucharo, later joined by the esteemed colleague Mr. Moran. and capped off by running into a few other friends and confidants along the way (hi, Mary, Moira and Joey). I scribbled and doodled passively throughout the evening…
It’s a great track that combines proggy bits from the 70s Genesis prog era with the more recent Mars Volta era. It’s muscular and lyrical and noisy at times in the right way. It also features some great bass work by Nick Beggs (so far removed from where he started his career in the 80s, with Kajagoogoo). Wilson himself does some great guitar work.
This is basically by-product from an attempt to resurrect one of the original items from the first wave of Vinyl Remix series output a decade ago (King Crimson‘s Three of a Perfect Pair) . My initial stop for this one was in 2002, and unlike the other King Crimson cover I did (for Beat which turned out so well the biographer of King Crimson mentioned it on the band’s blog…something I consider a career highlight frankly) this one was a trainwreck.
I now have a better idea of what need needs to be done, but oddly in the process of doing the actual vinyl remix itself, I took some of the scanned source bits and started colliding them into something else.
Sometimes it just takes patience and a spark of an idea to make things start coming together.
Acrylic paint, acrylic ink, spraypaint, texturizers on 12″ vinyl sleeve; graphite stick, digital torquing.
…I struggle to respond correctly, like an autistic person who has been taught to recognize human emotions from flash cards. In short, I am the worst.
-(Bossypants, 2011) Tina Fey
The above is somewhat taken out of a specific context, because the general statement is more applicable to me often enough.
I was and am at core a very introverted soul. That said, I have an empathetic tendency with certain people that I engage with, yet am by default driven by rather cold, calculated kind of objective logic. When you couple that with a very theatrical extroverted layer I’ve crafted over the years in a manner very much out of the quote above, it has resulted in exactly what you might expect from people:
That dude cray.
People that meet me in public social events rarely if ever guess there is any introversion to me (some folks who have known me for years are still not convinced any actually exists, but is something I claim to confuse them), and people who meet me under scenarios where my introversion and disconnect are in play are usually totally blinkered when I go full-on energy-tornado.
I’m still trying to figure out how to best calibrate the two sides. Sometimes that is fun. Sometimes its damage control. Either way it usually makes for a good story.