needs it too

BIG BLACK! should be remastered as well…i don’t know if touch and go remasters any of their catalog, or even if they’r still around, shame if they aren’t. many, many, touch and go records found their way to my turn table in the 1980’s the jesus lizard was probably their biggest and best success…but big black was no slouch either. their cd’s just don’t do them justice as is, they’re meant to be played loud so the neighbors can get an ear full from “songs about fucking”, perhaps their best release. big black always used a drum machine, and they pulled it off, perhaps a precursor to industrial music…but that’s for another rant…i do like a lot of 80’s industrial stuff….but this is for big black…and this song is called “fish fry” from songs about fucking.

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Facebook drinking parties…every notice how many people have large amount of pictures of them on their FB getting loaded in bars or parties? i don’t get it…well, maybe i do somewhat. i’m alcoholic, been sober since November 15th 2010 and i get the glorified world drinking has over those susceptible to alcoholism. what i’ve found in the past is if i wanted to sober up, all my drinking friends would move heaven and earth to keep me drinking with them…you see, if i got sober, they would have to look at themselves, if derek has a problem, i must too. my first trip to a rehab was when i was 18, i got a very solid education in the deseases of alcoholism and it totally ruined drinking for me from then on out. i knew what was wrong with me and now it wasn’t as much fun…..now you anti- aa’s, don’t sweat it, i’m not not talking jesus here…just putting out a few thoughts for today.

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i wish SST would remaster black flag records, those are some of my favorite punk records of all time,

“slip it in”, “my war”, and my favorite “loose nut” which actually didn’t go over all that well with the punker community, apparently “annihilate” was too metal for them…suits me just
fine. and all those covers and fliers helped define the west coast punk scene, all the work was done by raymond pettibon. and of the black flag stuff, i always preferred the rollins years. that’s all my thoughts on that…maybe i’ll talk circle jerks next, they had that great skanker drawing.
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We are pleased to announce Forced Perspective is an official selection at the 2015 Indy Film Fest. We are excited to be a part of this festival. Check back shortly for screening and ticket information. Tickets go on sale July 1st.

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for those of you who check out my original archive gallery on this site you may have seen the piece “a wing and a prayer”. well….we have gotten our hands on blueprints to a church and as you may see where i’m going with this, we’ll be screen printing the wing and a prayer on the blueprints. there will be text to go along with it, we have yet to decide what that will be. this will be a small run, i believe an edition of 20….so, stay tuned.

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ok, as promised, here’s a shot of the lake erie chart bass / b-25 piece…it messieurs 29” x 44” and is available to serious inquires. smaller fish pieces and a fish print are still available for 1 more day on 1xRun….link HERE

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during the move from studio to studio and gallery things have been popping up, like this, it’s one of my fish WWII planes (see previous update) but his one is on a huge chart of lake erie. i did about 4 of these on lake charts like the one below, i have no idea why i never finished this one. i do know one thing that is an obstacle with these is getting them framed, framing something small tends to get pricy let alone something  4’+ long…anyway, i finished it last night and when i can find wall space that can accommodate it i’ll post a picture….btw, it’s a small mouth bass / b-25 mitchell.

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…and counting down. that’s how much time is left till my run on 1xRun is closed. there are still some prints left and a handfull of originals…including one of my dr. seuss WWII fish which is pictured below. that one is a mix between a martin b-26 marauder and a seuss fish with d-day invasion stripes. the whole run is of my native north american fish as WWII aircraft. since dr. seuss is an american i included his inspired pieces.

check the run out HERE

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ok, the changes going on over here…the gallery is almost ready and is pretty sharp, see the june 12th update . at the same time that’s going on i’m having a new studio built in my garage with my landlords blessing. here’s a picture of before, i’ll post progress pictures as there is progress to post.IMG_3201

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in 1982, me and my delinquent pals made our way to the cleveland coliseum to catch ozzy on his “diary of a madman “tour, this was when randy rhodes was still alive. the opening act no on heard of…what’s this starfighters thing? well as other made their way to find grown ups to buy them beer i paid attention…and was blown away, starfighters were from england i come to find out and angus and malcom young’s nephew was the guitarist. so i bought the record they had on sale there and proceeded to play the shit out of it, as did my friends, we all had taste don’t you know. i played the shit out of it actually up till i lent it to renee lugli. one day renee and her dad had a fight and dad went and smashed MY star fighters record…i was shattering….up to presnet time, the two starfighters records have been remastered and released on cd! they have been virtually impossible to find on any format in years, probably since renee’s dad smashed my record. these cd’s come with a booklet that reads like a coffee table book, all kinds of info i had no idea about…like they only played a handful of dates with ozzy in the states so cleveland lucked out…and it goes into how the record label pushed them to write radio assessable songs on their second record “in flight movie” which has amazing cover art. the record failed commercially because of the push for hits so the label dropped them…had the label left well enough alone…well, don’t get me started on labels………seeing how this is a remastered reissue, this comes with three bonus tracks, very night…….anyway, this is silver lady by starfighters.

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