Tuesday, January 31, 2006

John Doolittle, suitable for framing or throwing darts at.

Mozart quiz

This was posted at Cosumnes River College. Posted by Picasa
The Sheraton is a terrible place to load in. You have to park in the back and take the elevator, then move your stuff through narrow hallways into whatever banquet room you're playing in. Last night I parked in the Esquire Tower lot behind the hotel. Coming out, I discovered that they only take cash (and I only had $4 left in bills) so I gave him all my bills plus ten dollars in quarters. Posted by Picasa
I met a customer today who has a whole bunch of Mexican religious icons like this. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Jennifer got a great book from the library bookstore --- a Smithsonian survey of comics from the so-called Golden Age before the Comic Code was adopted in 1954. This is a Powerhouse Pepper comic that includes a piano gag.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Friday, January 27, 2006

I sold my first book today (and the book doesn't even exist yet, though we are uploading the files on Monday.) Posted by Picasa
I think this painting would make an excellent CD cover. If you are interested in putting out a CD called Love Radius, email me. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, January 26, 2006

This is CC, the assistant conductor. Whenever she has a criticism, instead of saying, "That should have been...", she says, "Just for your information..." Posted by Picasa
This is usually the green room at the Community Center Theater, but for Little Shop of Horrors it has become the remote band room. It's like a high-tech recording studio. At the other end is Stan taking his own pictures. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

An Iranian customer of mine showed me this lovely box of pistachios. Posted by Picasa
I saw this antenna topper at the airport parking lot. Posted by Picasa
The Little Shop of Horrors conductor owns this jacket. Posted by Picasa
We went to see Brokeback Mountain today at the Tower. They were showing it in the biggest theater, so it was the best possible way to experience it. What a great movie. It shows both the reward and cost of passion. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Yet another famous face. I have seven more people on Scott's list to do: Bob Costas, Heather Fargo, John Doolittle, Reese Witherspoon, Jerry Brown, Willie Brown, and Derek Jeter. Shouldn't take long. Posted by Picasa

Monday, January 23, 2006

Jennifer went to great lengths to arrange a family reunion for her mom's 85th birthday, including getting everyone to write a letter to go in a memory book. Cousin Susan, a distributor of scrapbooking accessories, provided the materials, and Rachel banged out the paste-up. The reunion happened to coincide with the birth of Susan's third child. Posted by Picasa
My brother Jon took this picture in Philadelphia, whose graffiti apparently is famous -- I saw a book on it in a museum store. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Another famous face for my illustration portfolio. Today I came back from Corona to go to my Little Shop rehearsal. The keyboards were still in the last city so I played air keyboard during the rehearsal. The conductor said I was "smoking."

Saturday, January 21, 2006

When getting the frame for the picture of Jennifer, I ran into John Kloss, who was trying to promote his drawing class at Sacramento City College. I got a copy of his flyer. Sign up for his class! Posted by Picasa
Today's on-the-go young people constantly need to know the current time in the great cities of the world. Posted by Picasa
Private gun club? Last time I checked, my copy of the Constitution says I can take my gun wherever I want. Posted by Picasa

Friday, January 20, 2006

Here's a picture of my fellow cartoonist Paul Basye. Check out his website! Posted by Picasa
Today's addition to the portfolio: Cheney. Look at my illustration page.
Back in April I played a trio job at the Sheraton and my drummer got into a nasty argument with the woman who hired us about whether he could eat from the buffet. To my great surprise, she called back today to hire us again. (But she wants a different drummer.)
I also found out that I'm going to play the entire run of Dr. Doolittle this June. (And be on-site contractor?) Posted by Picasa

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Here's a picture of Jennifer I made for her birthday. (Today!) Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Here's another picture I did for no particular reason. It's Constance Moore, a minor singer/actress who I saw on a piece of sheet music at a client's house. The song was "It Had to Be You," which she sang in the movie Show Business (1944). Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Melissa asked me to do a picture of her to give as a Christmas present to her husband. I hadn't done much color before, but since I enjoyed coloring the book cover so much, I decided to try something similar with Melissa's picture. She not only liked it as a present, but said she wanted to use it for her next CD and cards. Posted by Picasa
I am always leaving things behind in my customer's pianos. This is a PDA stylus that I found in the piano on my second visit, 6 months later. Posted by Picasa