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.”
Tags: 70s music, Art with LPs, art with records, Barry Maniow, Colliding Vinyl, Colliding Vinyl Timepieces, David Gordon Schmidt, She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.