Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Boys in the Band

Three of the boys in my grandson's band are graduating this season and moving on with their lives. His Mom, at whose home the boys practiced and who had the privilege (and courage) of hearing them go from noise to good music, asked me to make some special cards for her to give them at graduation. My taste in music has mellowed with age and I had to look back a bit to see if I could come up with the right image for young musicians of today. She says I succeeded.


Blogger Cathy said...

I had to smile about your comment that your music taste has mellowed with age:0) Oh, yeah - mine too.

Your pictures, though, perfectly capture the high energy - the youthful certitude about the way the world is and should be and the frustration with the pace at which the world's ills are addressed. (Am I reading too much into this?)

I think you did a great job, here. I'd like to know what the fellows think - I'll bet they'd agree.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

They will love them Spike! I listen to young music and you nailed it. Love you!!!

11:27 AM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

Very cool. This made me laugh, having a family of musical boys myself! I agree with Tammy--you nailed it!

12:07 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Good job. Do you do the "wild" part too or borrow it from somewhere and insert your photos?

9:53 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Cathy - I've always liked many kinds of music, from classical and jazz to rock, but as time moves on I find I don't care for the rowdier stuff any more.I remember and understand the energy, however.

Tammy - Thanks for the youthful input! Love to you, partner.

Pepek - I think it's fun, having a grandson so into music. I don't always like their music but know they do it well.

AC - I started playing with the photos then added the wild stuff as I went along. Some of the ideas were borrowed and then changed, the rest is me and Photoshop at play.

10:30 AM  
Blogger thailandchani said...

Somehow we all get there. I don't care for rowdy music either. But really, thinking back, I'm not sure I ever did like it. Even as a kid, it was Barbra Streisand, Janis Ian and Joan Baez. :)



11:18 AM  
Blogger Bonita said...

Lots of intensity and energy are in those images, Pam, just as it is in music. Expressionistic art, almost abstract, definitely powerful. Good job!

11:44 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Chani - I liked Barb, Janis and Joan a lot, too. Remember Phoebe Snow?

Bonita - Thanks, I have to say, I had a very good time doing them!

1:09 PM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

Wow... I can imagine how thrilled your grandson would be with the cards. They are wonderful. I love the energy of them. Good job, Pam.

8:50 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Thanks, Ginnie. He did like them. guess ole' Mimi can still get with the program!

10:03 AM  
Blogger thailandchani said...

Oh, yes! I remember Phoebe Snow! :) Do you remember Marianne Faithful?



12:10 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Chani - Oh yeah!The names of these singers has taken my mind on a musical memory tour. I may have to buy a CD or two! (I have Streisand)

1:01 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

You've done a fantastic job with the cards. Wow.

12:15 AM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

Hi Pam, First time on your blog and alot of fun. The pictures are wonderful - beautiful colors - and I see some of the '60's acid rock influnce. Reminds me of posters that were all the rage back then. The boys can't help but treasure them. Alyssa

1:23 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

You did succeed! Wonderful images which will be treasured by the three musicians. You are inspiring...

9:14 AM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

Hi, Batman. My brother-in-law was just diagnosed with ALS. He's feeling really depressed--I gave his sister both Tammy's and your blog addresses, so you may be hearing from her....hope you don't mind.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Pepek - I responded on your blog.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Pepek - I wrote on the Gene Simmons post instead of your new one by mistake. One of those days!

1:31 PM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

Thanks, Batman! You're the best!

2:56 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Alyssa - Thanks for stopping by and the complement. Thank heaven for those '60's images.

Kate - Thank you, I'm hoping they like them. If my work reaches people, I have succeeded.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Mama P said...

You are amazzzzzzing!

11:47 AM  

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