Thursday, July 31, 2008

Radio Waves Music Festival

Our local radio station, WTIP 90.7 FM, asked me to create a logo and design a poster for their 10th anniversary celebration Music Festival which will take place on September 6. Radio Waves has a cool double meaning since we live on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The idea I went with was a vintage bakelite radio actually floating in the waves, and then paired it with a sort of deco style type. Keep in mind that this is a preliminary version of the poster - the design and the acts are subject to change. I'll update the project here.

Heather came home for Fish Pic

My beautiful daughter Heather came home this weekend! She took this picture of us with her iPhone. That thing is so cool! I want to get more of her pictures from today to post here, so stay tuned.f She also told me she thinks I have more people checking in with my blog than I realize. Hello to her new roommates who like my paintings.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

My former 1966 Fury

I used to own this 1966 Fury III. It had the 318 V8 like my current wagon. I had this car 9 or 10 years ago. My brother and I rescued it from a junk yard. We replaced the transmission and reupholstered the seats, among other things to get it back on the road. I drove it back up to Northern Minnesota from North Carolina.

old stills from CHiPs

When My car dreams it's a television actor...

Significance, Part II

moving pictures

I took this self portrait last night in low light. I kept the camera moving to get the effect.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Car Show Update

I won the $100 prize for the Credit Union car show yesterday!

1966 Plymouth commercial

I came across this on YouTube

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Madeline took this picture of Cricket in her lion cut.

Another picture

Just because I like looking at these cars.

Car Show

Today my car was part of a small car show at the North Shore Federal Credit Union, to help celebrate their Member Appreciation Week. It was the LONGEST vehicle in the show.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


It's funny. Sometimes (often) I snap pictures of buildings only to find out later that they are significant somehow. Like that fish house that got demolished by a truck. Or the old East Bay Hotel. Those are two buildings that are no longer here. And in the case of this photo, I loved the way it looked in the morning light. There's a sadness to it, and a beauty, too. It stood directly across the street from my house for quite a long time. Now It's moved, and so transformed as to not be recognizable anymore. Stay tuned to my blog and maybe soon you'll see how this building may become significant to me.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sam Phillips: Tiny Desk Concert

I'm ushering in my birthday listening to a mini concert featuring Sam Phillips performing four songs from her new CD "Don't Do Anything." You can hear it too...

Sam Phillips' Tiny Desk Concert

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I've been cast in a play!


Set in a converted farmhouse in the French countryside, ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner" by Marc Camoletti, presents a challenge to the players, lots of fun for the audience and a story with more twists than a corkscrew!

When Jacqueline (no one seems to have surnames in this play!) decides to visit her mother for a few days, her husband, Bernard sees the opportunity of a cosy weekend with his new girlfriend. His bachelor pal, Robert rings up to announce his return from Hong Kong, so Bernard invites him along as his alibi, also hiring a Cordon Bleu cook to ensure they don’t go hungry.

Convinced his plan is foolproof, Bernard is taking his wife’s suitcase out to the car, when the phone rings and she answers it. From then on the story moves into the surreal world of high-speed farce, with mistaken identity — two girls, both known as Suzy; clandestine relationships,. the wife has a secret lover; hasty improvisation, the cook must play the mistress and vice versa, all carried along on a stream of rapid-fire, double-meaning dialogue.

One impossible situation piles on another, as the hapless Robert finds himself the target of amorous attentions from all three ladies, Bernard tries frantically to salvage at least a scrap of illicit bliss from the wreckage of his weekend, and his intended playmate, the glamorous Suzanne, ends up in the kitchen, expected to cook dinner, while Suzette, the cook, is transformed into a femme fatale!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Brothers On A Hotel Bed

Just posting another song that I love.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

New Paintings

This is one of two new paintings I'm working on. The dimensions are 18" x 79"

Monday, July 14, 2008

What's a Timouth without a Plymouth?

Doug Renner took this photo on his iPhone during the 2008 Grand Marais Arts Festival on Saturday.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


My friend Richard is a fashion designer in NYC, and he has a blog What I Saw Today that I read every day. It's helped me to see clothes in a new way, and it's kind of exciting. Definitely inspiring. So anyway, when I was a kid, my favorite TV show was The Brady Bunch. Looking at the shows now is interesting, and I had some thoughts about fashion while watching the first two episodes. First of all, in the very first episode, "The Honeymoon", I love Mike's suit. I don't have software currently to save frames from DVD, so I've snapped a picture of my TV screen to show you. Mike looks great in the black suit, and equally good in the casual (skinny jeans, red sweatshirt and deck shoes) outfit he wears in episode two, which I'll get to in a second. In fact, when they got to the moment when Mike landed face first in the wedding cake, all I could say was "oh no, not on the suit!" Conversely, what was ANYONE thinking with Carol's lavender dress in episode two, "Eenie Meenie Mommy Daddy"? That is one of the most hideous garments I've seen (especially coupled with that hair). On a tangent here, what did Carol ever do? She always said she was tired, but she didn't have a job, didn't clean or cook - Alice did all the work. But that dress looks like it's made out of thick polyester. It poofs out in the butt, and the collar sticks out in the back. It looks uncomfortable, unflattering and even with that short skirt, I bet she sweat like a pig in it. There's a moment when she walks into the kitchen looking all depressed over a newspaper column. I was sitting there vociferously complaining about the hideous dress, and the first thing out of Alice's mouth was "Mrs. Brady, you look terrible". Madeline and I cracked up. I didn't like Mike's clothes once the lapels and collars started growing, and the hair got permed, but at least in the first season, he had great style. What did he ever see in Carol?

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Samson. Performed by Matthew Luke Sandoval

I love this recording of this song.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

South Side of the House

still painting trim

The back deck. It needs another coat of paint and some other touching up, but I mostly wanted to make this deck disappear.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Everett and Sullivan

Xavier and Sullivan

Clover and the Twins

Xavier, Clover and Everett on the day of Sullivan's birth. The twins are wearing thier "Big Brother" shirts.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Madeline and Sullivan

Introducing Sullivan Cove Anderson

My newest grandson.

New Trim Color

It's been a beautiful weekend for being outdoors scraping, priming and painting.

Painting the House

I'm painting the trim on my house. The color is called "Wild Rice".

Saturday, July 05, 2008

My new Grandson

Sullivan Cove Anderson was born today!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

1965 and 1966

This past Sunday, I was driving through Grand Marais, and spotted my old 1965 Chrysler 300, which I sold to a friend about 2 years ago. I thought it would make a good photo opportunity with the '66 Plymouth. I particularly like the second shot with the close-up sidewalk in the foreground.

Cricket's Lion Cut

I gave Cricket a "Lion Cut" for summer, and I think it suits her perfectly. I have a black lion guarding my front door.


Wednesday, July 02, 2008


I thought this was a handsome shot of Cruiser. Meanwhile, I've given Cricket a lion cut.