Saturday, December 30, 2017

illustrationISM's TOP TEN ALBUMS OF 2017

Here's my Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2017, 
(consider...these are what I enjoyed listening
to this year. These have nothing to do with
top radio ratings, Rolling Stone, MOJO, or
Eugene Weekly influences.

(drum roll) Number 10... .      .

10. Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends
PLUS, earlier in the year i read The Zen of Bill Murray,
was was a 'revealing hoot'.

9. Jessi Colter - The Psalms

8. Johnny Lang - Signs

7. Robert Randolph & The Family Band -

6. Terry Scott Taylor - Bedroom Demos

5. The Songs of Mark Heard -
Treasure of the Broken Land
It's nice to know that Buddy Miller was able 
to stir up latent admiration from a 
group of musicians to once again
let us remember how much MH was/is gold.

4. Bruce Cockburn -
Bone on Bone
Now that he's living in San Fran, it's interesting to 
see his prose about America and hear his
guitar that cuts through, from branch to branch
with the ambient sounds.

3. The Waterboys -
Out of All This Blue

2. Peter Garrett
A Version of Now
This was a  v e r y  late entry into my
favorites for this year, would you believe...
only YESterday?! 
I missed the Oils last summer when they were in pdx 
last summer (rhymes with bummer).
I drove home, last night,
playing it 4X! 
Full Blast! 
On a Great stereo!
I got my Oils fix!

1. U2
Songs of Experience
Was it worth the wait? mmm, yea.
It needs less keyboard, probably no keyboard
sounds. It needs just guitar, bass, vox and drums.
Bono needs to kick a little higher with his lyrics.
The songs do crescend with the lyrics and music
complimenting near the end. My favorite song 
was, ironically, in the extra tracks, Book Of Your Heart.
They sounded like they were finished with the synth 
seasonings and just played without trying to. 
Does it sound like this is my favorite album of 2017?

many of these albums!!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

U2 in Santiago, Chile cd cover

a custom U2 cd cover for the Santiago, Chile show

U2 on Fantastico cd cover

there was no cd cover out there for this
so i made my own custom cd cover for
U2 in Sao Paulo, on the Fantastico show!
MP3 & MP4!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

U2 La Plata, Argentina cd cover

i made another custom U2 cd cover for the 
La Plata, Argentina concert

illustration for a Jr. Roller Derby Camp

typography & illustration for a Jr. Roller Derby Camp
that was here in Eugene!
(Isabel was the model!)

Monday, October 16, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Benny Hinn vs. Benny Hill...

a published illustration, from the past, 
in The Wittenburg Door, The Door;
and my idea of a coincidences of 
Benny Hill & Benny Hinn.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

illustrated for THE ROCKET

any1 remember The Rocket ?!! 
I was honored to be an illustrator for
them way back!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

U2 on Jimmy Kimmel cover...

i designed this cd cover for the U2 Joshua Tree Tour
on Jimmy Kimmel, May 23rd show...

cd cover for U2 pasadena gig...

i designed this cd cover for the U2 Joshua Tree Tour
in Pasadena, May 21st concert...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Make A Joyful Noise - Tennessee Ernie Ford

Tennessee Ernie Ford's - Make a Joyful Noise 
LP for a dollar @ GoodWill!
I was looking for this album by TEF, for years, 
because he sang 2 songs by 
Larry Norman (I Love You & IWWABR) and
3 songs by Andrae Crouch!

(PLUS a Robin Lane & The Chartbusters LP (1980)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Mackay Trial illy 10

Fr. Daniel James Mackay - #2

Mackay Trial illy 9...

Darrian Wilcher - 'Jasmine'
Purjury spoken here.
likes the rapperYG

Mackay Trial illy 8...

Character Witness Karen Ford

Mackay Trial illy 7...

Fr. Daniel Mackay  #1

Mackay Trial illy 6...

Nancy "Maria" Mackay

Mackay Trial illy 5...

Defense Attorney Terri Wood

Mackay Trial illy 4...

Sgt. Scott

Mackay Trial illy 3...

Judge Karrie McIntyre

No DNA proof, EconoLodge security camera footage or evidence, 

only embellished testimony from Darrianne Welcher and the added texts written by Det. Curtis Newell.

83 leniency letters did bother her

...Mackay Trial illy 2...

State Attorney JoAnn Miller

said during the trial, 
"you're (Daniel Mackay) a professor of Literature. 
You should be great with 
your words and how to influence the reader/listener."

"Your entourage."