The robot's claws, the death gas... but there was worse to come.
Monday, November 28, 2022
I'm a big fan of cover art, as many of my readers know, but something I talk about less is good music art. Whether it's vinyl album art or a CD case, or just promo art to go with streaming or Internet radio, concept art can be a powerful tool for conveying an artists ideas or mood. I find that ambient music and so- called New Age music is especially rich in awesome cover art, but progressive rock and other forms of music also have great examples.
So I thought I'd share some of my favorite pieces of album art, and while electronic music is well represented I tried to draw from as many diverse sources as I could. Let me know in the comments which are your favorites or share your own.
Friday, November 25, 2022
I'm doing something a little different this week. I'm posting some old pics of vacation from a few years ago- these are favorite areas around Traverse City MI. The Old Mission peninsula and Sleeping Bear Dunes. The peninsula shots here are the very tip of the peninsula where the lighthouse is- the area fluctuates with water levels so the areas in these pics are more or less underwater now. Or were last time I was there. The pile of boulders below were right at the tip of where you could go- any further and you were in the water. When it was above water it was a great place just to sit and watch waves rolling in from three directions.
The Sleeping Bear Dunes is one of my favorites. The grand Scenic Overlook always experiences erosion since some people feel the need to race down the 450 foot bluff and then re- climb it. Which by the way is extremely exhausting as well as not being good for the dunes. The scenic drive, as always, is amazing and really gives one a chance to experience this national lakeshore. If you ever get a chance to take this drive you really should.