Saturday, August 17, 2013
New music is great isn't it?
Especially when it reminds you of old music you like.
It's interesting how we gravitate towards what we already know. Music can remind us of other music in a lot of ways like rhythm, key, chord progression, lyric structure and instrumentation. Sometimes music directly references other music like Oasis sounding a bit like the Beatles. One popular way to pay homage to a musical influence and try to gain fans by recalling older music is to cover songs.
I'm just getting into the Black Keys and it was definitely cool to hear their version of the Beatles' She Said, She Said on their debut album. The Beatles recorded a lot of covers early on contractually with their label. It was smart for the Black Keys to remind me of Revolver too, my favorite album ever.
I like to think I 'cover' the work of the photographers from whom I draw inspiration. I try to credit them when I can, when I know who took the image I'm painting. When I paint a well known photo of an icon, I hope fans of the musician and photographer enjoy the piece more because of the familiarity.
When people see an exhibit of Vinyl Art in person, eyes light up when they recognize their favorites. Stories get told, memories get relived, music gets rediscovered.
That's why I paint these.
creating art on the artifacts of creativity
POSTED BY DANIEL EDLEN at 8/17/2013 04:18:00 PM
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Nate Anderson and his Ear Candy Charity are brilliant. They're creating an adoption agency for musical instruments, for kids. It's a 'win' on so many levels it's crazy. The campaign is half over, but isn't halfway to its goal yet. So please check out the link below, give if you can and spread the word far and wide!
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