The timeless music

Posted: August 4, 2015 in Uncategorized

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My latest Colliding Vinyl Timepiece, for our fearless A Cappella director, Rachel Nachison, a wonderful young woman and talented musician, who likes the “old” music – Tchaikovsky and Simon & Garfunkel, both featured in the clock. Working those Columbia and Capital reds.  Titled “Symphony and S&G.”

So I was “commissioned” to make a companion Colliding Vinyl clock to the Barry Manilow one (third photo) I made a year a half ago; it had ended up staring at people while they used the toilet in their Santa Barbara bathroom, and she wanted the same vibe for a bathroom in their other home (blended family). So this has Barry saying he “came in through the bathroom window.”  Floating on a Grunt Records release, what else?

BONUS QUESTION: Can anybody identify who the singer of this version was (per the LP fragment – see the close-up?IMG_3703   IMG_3699

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Tuesday Trippin’

Posted: March 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

Threshold Records label featured a great comet-swoop graphic. In this clock, added in my office, I work the blue-orange-yellow motif again, with a Moody Blues LP (including Tuesday afternoon) and a 45 of the Beatle’s Day Tripper.IMG_3693

This breezy little timepiece of mine hangs in my office.  Love to work those yellows and oranges with a some red vinyl accent.  The Kama Sutra Records label from the 60s was a gem.  Beatles, Dave Clark Five, Lovin’ Spoonful, and Bubble Puppy. 

You Smarmy Sexeeee Thang

Posted: December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

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This was a one night inspiration.  Titled “Barry Only Has Eyes For You (Love Down Disco
Lane -the late 70s)”
or maybe it should be Third-Eye Crooner.  The two flanking 45s are Jump (For My Love) by the Pointer Sisters, and Shake Your Groove Thing by Peaches & Herb.  This clock is now owned by one my co-workers, Connie – who says it will be under the tree, gifted to her husband, come Christmas morn.

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Lauren Canyon Music Mushroom (late 60’s, early 70s)

For Torben and Lauren Von Staden. Christmas 2013. On the “Ladies of the Canyon” center label – photos of Lauren, Aveline, and Joni Mitchell (all with long blond hair), plus Carole King, and some of Lauren’s friends/neighbors.
My most ambitious clock to date – includes records by the Canyon-dwellers (in the 60s) Jackson Browne, Crosby Stills and Nash, John Mayall, The Doors (Morrison), Frank Zappa, Mamas and the Papas. Plus a canyon created with many layers of album fragments.

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Always A Cappella

Posted: May 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

PRESS THE ARROW ABOVE TO HEAR IT. “Always” 2:30.

My a cappella cohorts on Beacon Hill (Seattle). SATB.  Here’s a sweetened mix of us doing “Always.”  Gang – mix is a little low for the soprano part, but it’s the best song we rough recorded the other night during rehearsal.