Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Surreal Surrealism

So...we've been living with the artwork of Edward Joseph for the past week and we're really enjoying it. Most of the time I'm "Over" a show by the time that the opening is over, but Edward's work is really enjoyable.

Edward was one of Elaine Benson's "discoveries"...she made him into a a landscape painter, but the combination of the landscapes with the surreal is, well...sublime.
My favorite piece is the "Baby Doll"...if I had a bigger house it would be mine. But since I could see it anywhere in my cottage from my bedroom, there's not a chance.

The added bonus is that Tall Edward is one of the easiest, most pleasant artists I've even had the pleasure of working with! So talented, and easy going, he even produce a series of prints of his digital collages exclusive to Ripe! Wait till you see our new and improved website...Edward will be majorly featured.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

True RockStars...

I mean, really... Joan, Deb, Joey...? Who was cooler as I grew up than the three above.
Very important to how I express myself fashion wise. True rockstar... I needed white keds with no laces because of Joey.

The inclusion of Husker Du to this important list is really based on Bob Mould and the songwriter/noisemaker he is. "Flip Your Wig", "Candy Apple Grey", and "Warehouse" were very important albums in the high school years. Now, Bob's solo work is very important to me. He can really say it the best...anything you'd ever have to say. The noise that comes from specifically "Last Dog & Pony Show" and his self title disk, ROCK my soul...

Ultimate RockStars!!!!
Bowie blew my mind...the way he looked, the way he sang, his words...*sigh*...
I Once couldn't listen to Bowie for a year or so because it reminded me of a boy...
But I got back together with David once I was over the boy.
He was Ziggy, and he's still so cool.

Iggy. Well.....HOT! is what i said/say. LOVE! And the way he writhes, that voice, and that hair...no shirt, he's SO cool...I'd so be Iggy's girl. Period.

Lou is a genius...gorgeous, troubled, mysterious...I love "Transformer" because you can hear Bowie all over it. Lou has never not rocked. And he hung out with Warhol...
The same boy that once spoiled Bowie, said to me, "I don't think I've ever listened to as much Lou Reed as I have with you!"....*sigh*...

That's a quick go-to list of music and musicians who influenced a lot of who I am.
Since I dare to use the term "rockstar", when referring to myself, I feel it is important to explain what "rockstar" means to me.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Visitors from...?

We had a fun weekend...lots of visitors. Quite a few people didn't get enough of the "Rose Colored" show.

I did...two weeks and I was surely over it. "...And don't call me Shirley"...

Of note were the amazing pair of......... Tilles Bob and Debby Doll.

This wonder pair stopped in to catch Ripe's vibe, dig our scene, and check us out.
They are also the founders and organizers of the Long Island Fringe Festival.
You had my Rockstar heart at "fringe"...

What is the Fringe Festival?
Well it's an arts festival, that started in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is an unjuried festival – so any type of event is possible. Showcasing many different styles of creative arts, it formed around a formal festival, "around the fringe", when uninvited acts showed up to take advantage of the crowds to show their more alternative theater.

Here, on the Eyeland, it's a three day festival...the Best Kept Secret on Long Island. Bob and Deb are.....--------> "Fringe Force 3"
The Only fringe held on Our Long Island, at CW Post, where the fringe elements come out and show, dance, play, and frolic. It's theatre, dance, art, words, film, music....wow!
It seems to me that it is a festival of letting your freak flag fly...

I love that...