Sunday, September 20, 2009


I think today is a record in the annals of the T. Scot Halpin Memorial Blog. I am most likely going to have this entry done in under half and hour! No digging around in dusty boxes, listening to gummy old cassettes—like panning for gold, it’s time consuming. Today I knew I was going to return to the same Basement Collaboration session that gleamed us both “Bill Bailey” and “When the Saints Go Marching In”. Today we hear BC guest, Jim__(Jerry’s out of town, will get)__, step fully forward and take on the role of front man—singing and blowing. Lot’s of nice little parts going on in this song. The tune today is “Blues Stay Away From Me (sort of)” written by The Delmore Brothers.

Today’s artwork is an experimental cupcake. Step one on this piece was to lay down the solid bands and blobs of color in the background. Once dry, Scot went in with a beautiful little Japanese calligraphy brush, with both black and grey ink, to create the graphic. This one is a little bit of a mind bender. I like how there’s one purple eye. The roses in the hat kind of suggest a sweet little old gramma, but there’s something in her string of beads that looks like a tooth. And what’s with those faces hidden underneath all that curly hair?

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