Sunday, June 30, 2024

A Dog's Life

"Nervous Dog," acrylic paint on canvas, one of the very first art works by Otto Von Miller.  Was it beginner's luck?

Click here to buy this artwork on Etsy.

Monday, August 15, 2022

That Time Jimi Hendrix Predicted Climate Change

The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1967.  From left to right, drummer Mitch Mitchell, bass player Noel Redding, and mystical shaman Jimi Hendrix.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Miles Davis in Paris

Miles Davis, photographed in 1957, the year he went to Paris and recorded the soundtrack for the French film Ascenseur pour l'├ęchafaud.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

The original 1959 cover of Kind of Blue, by Miles Davis.  Interestingly (if you're Thee Optimist), the cover has the song list on it.  Later covers list the star-studded lineup of musicians who participated in the recording.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

And the Band Played On

The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band plays during the 2022 Highland Park Fourth of July parade.  At first, the musicians didn't hear the gunfire, and kept playing while terrified paradegoers ran past.  Watch the video below.