Monday, December 14, 2009

We're All Refugees

“Standing on the Brink.” Today’s track is from the “Folklore” rehearsal tape. It is straight up and unfiltered. “Hideaway” is part of “The Seeker” music he did while he was Composer-in-Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in 1988.

For the record the Folklore line-up was Scot Halpin-songwriter, vocals and guitar. Edward Bachmann-bass. Johnny Law-drums. This was recorded at Iguana Studios in San Francisco on January 27, 1987.

Here’s a great piece of artwork. This, believe it or not, started as a ball-point pen drawing done on (cheap) typing paper. Thanks to the digital world we now live in, Scot was able to transform that simple graphic into a magnificent painted icon.

I was just talking with a friend yesterday. We were talking about the grace with which Scot lived his life during his most awful, dark, difficult moments. He was always upbeat. Always trying to be a better man today then he was yesterday. This piece was done in 2007—about a year before he died.

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