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Name: Big Dog Smith
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Hometown: Mongrolvia
Home country: South Side, Chicago
Current location: Northeast Side, Los Angeles
Member since: Sat Sep 13, 2008, 01:46 AM
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From my Grammy Friend/Grammy Award winner - Ricky Kej - Shanti Samsara

World Music For Environmental Consciousness

This isn't my usual preferred musical genre for either performing or listening, but I think that this is one of the best music recordings I have ever heard.

A new GERMS limited edition print...

...a 4-color serigraph, is about to be released through Modern Multiples, a Los Angeles based printmaking company founded by the late printmaker/pop/chicano artist Richard Duardo.

A tribute to Richard, the idea for the print is that each artist contributing a design based it on the Modern Multiples logo/chopmark, a French Poodle in silhouette. The edition size was set at 64, to symbolize what would have been Richard's 64th year.

Counting the numbered edition, with 11 more Printer's and Artist's proofs, the total edition size is 75.

Since I am a digital graphics artist and create art for silkscreen prints, I was tasked by Germs to create the art for this print, based on a high-res photo which I selected of one of his paintings. The limit was four colors, and the art had to incorporate the poodle silhouette.

Here is a picture taken this afternoon of Germs signing the completed edition:

(Photo Credit: W. Malone)

Richard was a great guy, he helped many up-and-coming artists over the decades - such as Germs and my own son, who is a painter and printmaker.

Richard was a master printmaker who worked with many notables of the Chicano and Pop Art genres, including, for example, Frank Romero and Banksy.

Richard also co-founded Fatima Records in the late 70s, with L.A. punk rock legend Tito Larriva of the Plugz.

On edit: Here is a jpeg of my digital art the print is made from:

So I'm watching a documentary about TOWER RECORDS...

...on Showtime. Pretty interesting and amusing look at the history of the iconic record retailer that started in Sacramento CA in 1960.

Fond memories are being stirred up...the Tower store on the Sunset Strip is the place that sold my - and another-poster-to-this-forum-who-shall-remain-unnamed's - first record release in 1980.

If you happen to see it in the teevee schedule, I highly recommend it.

It's called All Things Must Pass, but it's not about the late former Beatle George.
Posted by GReedDiamond | Fri Apr 8, 2016, 10:58 PM (2 replies)

Portrait of Bernie by Joe Bravo...

...I was at the Pasadena (CA) City College flea market today, and Joe was there with his excellent portrait of Bernie.

Oil (or acrylic - not sure) on canvas, January 2016.

Joe is known for doing "tortilla art," check out his web site: http://joebravo.net/
Posted by GReedDiamond | Mon Apr 4, 2016, 12:38 AM (5 replies)

Beatles producer George Martin dies at 90...


RIP George.
Posted by GReedDiamond | Wed Mar 9, 2016, 02:01 PM (1 replies)

It's an Old Hippie Christmas...by The Bellamy Bros...

"Here Comes Christmas" by my band...

...Green Sparkle Frog.

Posted to YouTube by CDBaby.com.

Seasoned Greetings to You All.

Mural by my friend, the artist known as GERMS...

This on a building in Pacoima, CA.

Here is a short video showing GERMS at work on the mural:

It took him less than a month to complete.

I helped out by creating the stencils and some foam printing implements used on the piece.

Click for GERMS' web site.

I think the name/word "Shkreli"...

...should become a pejorative and an ultimate insult to those who would otherwise be considered, or who are already known as: assholes, liars, douche/scumbags, war mongers/profiteers, racists/bigots, banksters, trumpsters, etc.

It would be really great if everybody starting saying, in response to the above types of sociopaths and narcissists, "fuck you, you fuckin Shkreli."

Should the opportunity arise, I'll be doing that, starting tomorrow.

Rich Assholes Rule America...

...so, Vote For Donald Trump.

The End.
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