Hello there keyboard, nice to see you again today! I think I’ll spend today’s post sharing a backlog of some finds that perhaps will brighten up and inspire someone’s day. I’m going to share these willy nilly in no category or chronological order so have fun having a poke through these.
The Penny Black Remedy
Back in January, The Penny Black Remedy were in the studio at Total Rock Radio’s Anarchy on the Airwaves over in London to do an acoustic set, and the program unfurled as one of the most enjoyable and funniest interviews I’ve tuned into. Truly. It’s worth listening for some great insight into the band both mentally and musically, and you can listen here via the Anarchy on the Airwaves: The Penny Black Remedy podcast.
Just last week on a jaunt through the streets of New York City (a 16+ mile excursion on foot over two days from Chelsea to SoHo, to the East Village, and from Madison Square Park to Central Park and everything in between), with no real destinations but rather full exploration in mind, we stumbled upon an artist market in Madison Square Park. Twice. On the second jaunt through the market I ended up standing next to a booth that was the home of the crazy fun kudu-lah critters (which are on the loose in the streets of New York City). I subsequently ended up bringing home a mason jarred Maverick Snail, a little guy who speaks to me on many levels, from his nomadic tendencies all the way down to his chuck taylors. Thanks to kudu-lah creator Kenneth for allowing a photo to be taken for the blog so I could share his work here, you need to have a look at what he’s up to! Maverick Snail, by the way, now happily lives at the top of my desk hutch in the engine room/office of Tulip Tree Studios!
Kudu-lah critters can also be found at the shop here!
The art of Ian Felice
Continuing on in the world of visual treats, I was delighted and also totally blown away to recently discover the artwork of Felice Brother, Ian Felice. Not only is he an amazingly gifted songwriter, but his paintings, some of which are up for sale, are just as inspired and beautiful. You can check out his work here. I’d post an image link from here, but I think it’s better viewed when you see the body of his work together to get the full scope of feeling his work emits. And then there’s the music of The Felice Brothers here. A whole wonderful world of images and sound are contained within those two links.
Photography from Argentina
From a totally different realm altogether (not music, not art, but perhaps we’ll classify it as earth art), blog friend, collaborator and Mondo Instante co-creator Mecha who resides in Argentina, has been posting images of the ashes of the volcanic plume from the Peyehuen Volcano erupting in Chile. The image of the car is one she shared on our Mondo Instante page on Facebook, and is a photo she took of an Argentine vehicle covered in Chilean volcano ashes. The other is the clouded sky where she lives. She also reports that school has been closed where she is as a safety measure. Hopefully she will continue to photo document through the whole process (and stay safe as well!). Thanks for the window into South America Mecha!
I’ll leave it at that for today, a handful of some great stuff for to be plundered. As for me, I’m breaking out the ink pens again today, so much inspiration abounds!