Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Big Boss Man

A now a “Blue Jazz” triple header, this time Irene taking a whack at Jerry Reed’s “Big Boss Man”. Scot absolutely adored Jimmy Reed. More than any since one player, I would say Scot patterned himself after Jimmy Reed. Scot was attracted to swing like a moth to a flame. Right after swing came the groove.

Here is another illustration from the 1990’s. He did a lot of work for a magazine called “EQ” which was being pitched to people who were just getting involved in the home recording thing. This cigar is actually a midi-plug. Special T. Scot Halpin Memorial Blog points to anyone who got that. Yes, he cut those edges with pinking shears.

A little while ago, I bought a collection of different kinds of shears—made for scrapebookers. Scot was the original scrapbooker. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the shears. I bought them because I know Scot would have loved them.

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