Friday, October 16, 2009
More “T. Scot Bottom & the Rockabilly Funhouse” if ya don’t mind. Slip on into some “Green Onions” by Booker T. & the MGs, why don’t we. Not only did Mark have the giant Caddy (?) that could pull the trailer, but he had a Hammond B3 organ, complete with Leslie speakers. What could be cooler? Scot loved the B3 sound and on this track we get to hear Scot and Mark have some of that funky conversation. See yesterday’s track for more musical credits.
Today’s 2001 original drawing with transparent acrylic came to the top of the pile, as I was looking for something botanical. Scot likened people and plants a lot. Scot liked that plants, by their nature are always growing. He like that they are self-producers too. Scot was passionately independent and self-sufficient. Thrift should have been his middle name.
Speaking of names, yesterday in Monroe County Courtroom 204 I officially changed my name.
Long story, that starts with my parents naming me Grace, but always calling me Robin. In 1983 when Scot and I got married it was fashionable for women to keep their maiden names. At 25, it did feel weird to loose Young. When Scot died at 54, I realized I had no hold on a name I’d used for 25 years. Scot and I kind of subscribed to the Myth of John and Yoko—partner/lover artists—and so in keeping with their model of taking each other’s last name as their own middle name, I have officially become Robin Halpin Young. I am very happy about it.