Monday, December 21, 2009
Life Gets in the Way
Today's musical track is another one from the recently unearthed T. Scot Bottom & the Rockabilly Funhouse" LIVE at Gabe's in Iowa City, Iowa in 1982. The track is "I'm Movin' On" by "The Rolling Stones"? Can that be? Scot is doing the vocals and KA guitar. Our good friend Mark Houseal graciously steps up the the melody plate in order that Scot might do his cool Rockabilly lead-ythm thing, a la "The Cramps"--one of our eternal favs. Tom Drew on solid-state drums and the Todd head on Bass. I am absolutely astounded to hear Scot rip these lyrics out. That's a lot of fast talking for Scot.
Today’s artwork is a drawing/painting Scot did in 1991. I remember this period when Scot moved away from print making and got started on a new graphic direction. His graphite line has always been my personal favorite.
After a few years he became so sophisticated in the medium of the graphite drawing or pen & ink drawing, that compared to those later pieces, this drawing seems a bit simplistic. Some of his later drawings are off the charts.
Simplistic it may be, but I also see it as the beginning of a great love of making drawings that express his love of music. This drawings expresses a little bit of that flow I’ve been talking about. Talk about grace. Balance. Rhythm. Talk about flow.