Without question this is one of my all-time favorite album covers. Number 161 in the Hipgnosis Bestiary, 1979’s Lovedrive sported yet another brilliant jacket from Storm Thorgerson.
The other day I sorted my iTunes by time just for giggles. It’s an interesting way to look at one’s music collection — not as random as shuffle, not as ordered as […]
If you could have one superpower what would you choose? The answers are as hackneyed as the question: I want to fly for the freedom; I’ll take strength for the invincibility; give me […]
The paint is still wet and my photo is crooked, but how cool is Cinder’s final? Once it’s dry we’ll get it properly photographed and off to the printers. Good times!
“Say, Tommy, let’s take TJB1 out for a spin.” “Yes, sir, Mr. Alpert! Where to?” “Doesn’t matter, baby, I just want to feel my new silk scarf blowing in the breeze.”
Cinder sent me this work in progress photo of the first ever Why It Matters print. “This is just the dead coloring,” he says. “The approach is to alternate between the final […]
Michael Stipe made his name by mumbling. R.E.M.’s early albums weren’t about the words but the tone, the feel. But a couple of generations earlier words were everything. People enjoyed a past […]
“What are you doing here on your day off?” Steve The Manager couldn’t fool me. His tone was harsh but his eyes smiled behind his thick glasses. “I’m a customer today.” “Well, […]
Here’s the thing: Cinder is a pop surrealist whose work is easily worth five figures, but due to some bizarre miracle he’s working with me for significantly less. Not only is he […]
This 1983 album is a must-have for two reasons: