Archive for the ‘music’ Category

People always ask me what inspires me and it’s always “music”. I always draw to music, it’s my way of sort of meditating, concentrating on what I’m doing and blocking out the outside world in the studio for a few hours. Here are a few more entries on my playlist. “Mombasa” from the movie Inception . . . by the legendary Hans Zimmer. The live performance of it draws you in . . . and Johnny Marr (the guitarist) looks a dead ringer for Tony Montana. (more…)

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As you all know on June 25th 2009 we lost one of the most influential people let alone recording artists of all time in the legendary king of pop Michael Jackson. The passing of M.J. is a shock felt by millions as his music was such a huge part in the memories of peoples lives for decades. I’ve read comments and blogs all over the internet of people feeling a piece of their childhood is gone with Michael Jackson.

 His influence over pop culture is unquestionable as you see many pop stars and wannabes shamelessly trying to emulate the best to ever do it. I can speak for myself and many others when I say his albums served as a soundtrack to the ’80’s and early ’90’s for many events that occurred as an adolescent. Songs like “Beat It”, “Thriller”, “Smooth Criminal” (some of my favorites) still bring back memories when you hear them like a familiar smell that takes you back (more…)

Let me start off saying my taste in music is WIDELY diverse . . . and almost everytime I sit down to draw I listen to music. Whatever mood I’m in I try to enhance. Here are a few of my go to tracks courtesy of youtube.   This is one I recently picked up on. I’ve never seen this movie but the theme is from Steve Jablonsky, one of my favorite composers these days, straight out of Hans Zimmers camp. You can tell by his style. Anyways it’s got a triumphant kind of (more…)