Monday, October 03, 2005

La, la, la, we'll sing about it...

Here's another drawing from my songbook, it's of Rene in the tent, the rain is hammering down outside. I'm sitting on our blow-up bed, writing a song about it, and then start drawing Rene. The colours were produced by some wild blackberries, an ivy leaf and some barbeque charcoal. I love it.
Rene was playing a game on her phone at the time.
I called the song, 'La, la, la, ( we'll sing about it )'. It's basically a song that describes the time, being trapped by an exterior force, wondering if it would ever let up, and then when it did, seeing an even greater, blacker cloud moving in, but knowing, that together, we could get through, in our little bubble. Then we'd sing about it, in this very song. It's the sound of heavy rain on a flimsey tent, thinking, were dry, but will we be ok. A positive affirmation that this time, will pass, and we'd look back on the time with fondness, that we survived!
And we did, of course. We've had some great time's in that tent, with I'm sure, more to come.


Blogger Jessica said...

Something about being in a tent when it's raining outside. I really enjoy it, too.

I wish I could say something inspirational and witty but today isn't the best day for me. I'll try harder tomorrow.

Monday, October 03, 2005  
Blogger Michael said...

Man!!! thats good artwork. I envy such people that can sit and scetch out a drawing from the heart like this. Makes my stick people look a little skinny and bleak.

Monday, October 03, 2005  
Blogger Rene said...

Mikey I'd forgotten how bad that rain was, it was "pissing" down wasnt it! You;re so right, looking back I remember the whole time as a hot and sunny fortnight x

Monday, October 03, 2005  
Blogger Lynsey said...

You are a v. talented artist.
Tents are no fun when it's raining...that is, unless you have the right things to do.

Monday, October 03, 2005  
Anonymous Lucy (tammy girl) said...

hey mikey i luv the drawings your a true artist. keep playing fab music. Oh can ask you if you have a cd out.? or do you do any gigs in the manchester area? and do you have plastacine the full version for me to put on my mp3? just wondering? i shall be watching who tv on wednesday you and rach are a fab double act! i have also seen your rene's blog she seems very lovely your a very lucky man mikey?? take care love all the best to you and your brother and his missus take care love!!
regards from northan lass lucy

Monday, October 03, 2005  
Blogger Gary said...

He Mikey or Rene...

So was the weather "Pants" ?

What does that mean anyhow?

Monday, October 03, 2005  
Blogger Claire Eliza said...

Hey Mikey, I espessualy like this drawing because rain is one of my favourite things. I don't know a lot of people who like it...but I grew up with the sound of thunderstorms from a cassete tape right before bed when I was little. I must just be used to it. Anyway, rain can also be frustrating, defintly when you want to get out and do something, so i understand how you and Rene felt.
Fab picture! Can't wait for some more!

- claire -

Monday, October 03, 2005  
Blogger Mike S said...

Very nice artwork,Mikey,the colours are perfect.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005  
Blogger Carrie Pratt said...

Wow Mikey, you are a brilliant artist as well as musician! I am from a family of artists, so I'm very serious about this. I love the way that you used the elements from your surroundings as your tool. Very beautiful!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005  
Blogger musicmikey said...

No need to try harder Jessica, you comment was lovely,
And Michael, bleak is good, how about 'Lowary', I think I've spelt his name wrong, but I mean the artist who painted matchstick men and women, and matchstick cat's and dogs. There was a song written about him. Thanks.
Thankyou Lindsay, I know what you mean,
Thanks Lucy, I haven't got a cd out at the moment, or any complete downloads, sorry, but with all these comments, it may happen soon. I know I'm lucky, thanks for all your kind words, about the gigs, who know's, it would be cool. Thanks again Lucy.
Well Gary, it's one of those things, the weather was hot, the dryest summer in 100 years, all the lakes were down 10 feet. Then it poured for a couple of days on and off, during the night, and everyone said it was freak weather. Just our luck, but we were fine and had a great time.
By the way, the term 'pants', means 'not cool' or 'terrible'.
Thanks Claire, more pictures comming up.
Thanks Mike, you are not forgotton.
Cheers Carrie, thats my favourite thing to, two different blackberries gave me two different colours completely, the trouble is that these very natural colours have a short life span, but putting them on a blog, holds them in a moment of time. Check out the next one, thanks again.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005  

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