Monday, October 27, 2008

Bobby Blue Bland - His California Album

Hi internet sketchbook.  How have you been?

In the summer of 1990, I stopped by a roadside flea market and bought a scratched up cassette tape by Bobby Blue Bland.  It was "Blues You Can Use".   It was by turns jumping, mournful & soulful.  He sang these songs about his old lady, songs about giving up on an unfaithful lover, and songs about getting treated like a dog.  And what really got me was that he kept making this weird snorting, throat clearing sound in the middle of the songs. 

I loved it.

This sketch is the cover of Bobby Blue Bland's "California Album".  If you are a fan of the blues,this album is a must have.  If nothing else, you must go to your favorite on-line song site and purchase the lead song from this album, "This Time I'm Gone for Good."  It's a moody and sorrowful blues masterpiece that I could listen to about 500 times in a row.  

While you're at it, buy the CD "Blues You Can Use" too.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Black Lab

A black lab is about the most honest dog you're ever going to meet.  They have a lot going on in their heads, and their expressive faces can't help but show every thought.

Sunday, October 05, 2008


It's been a couple weeks since a sketch.  

A friend from work raises Alpacas and had an open house this weekend.  The kids loved it.  Alpacas are almost as docile as they are fuzzy.