Inspired by some recent podcasts and my love for the commentary tracks on DVDs, here's some back stories behind some of my pieces.
Chris Isaak - Borgata Music Box 2006
The concept for this piece came to me after days of false starts and lots of frustration. My favorite Chris Isaak album is Forever Blue and when I thought of the color blue, the first thing that popped into my head was this painting by Picasso called "The Old Guitarist" that ushered in his "Blue Period"
The Giant Peach Peach Monkey Ad - 2008
This ad was inspired by a picture that was posted on Gigposters.com demonstrating a martial arts move where you grab your opponents testicles and literally rip them off, causing them to bleed to death. The name of the move? MONKEY STEALS THE PEACH as pictured below. YOUCH.
and last but not least
Killers - Borgata Event Center 2006
When I saw promo materials for Sam's Town I noticed a distinctive Atlantic City Boardwalk feel to it and the first thing that popped into my head was the movie Big where Tom Hank's character makes a wish on a Zoltar fortune telling machine and becomes an adult but later becomes a kid again
The kind of weird thing was that when the album came out my favorite song was Read my Mind......cue creepy music.....
Anyway, that's all for now...if anybody wants to know the meaning behind a particular piece drop me a line and maybe I'll have it in a future installment....