Most times, when I get stuck creatively, I’ll play music and get inspired by the lyrics or the mood of certain songs. I’ve worked this way for years. So, as I was thinking about the trouble I have maintaining this blog, creating new pieces regularly and consistently, I decided to try and have some fun with that formula.
Here’s where you come in (dear, glorious reader). If you currently have a favorite lyric or song, please drop me a note and share it with me (you’ll get credit of course). I’d like to use your song as a springboard for a visual interpretation. If/when I use your submission, I’ll send you a high-res scan for you to print out. Send me anything, whether it’s Color Me Badd or Sunny Day Real Estate or… wait, send me MOST anything. Don’t Rick Roll me or send me Dave Matthews. I’m serious on the Dave Matthews. I will kill you until you are dead. Submit as many times as you want!
Aside from the obvious, that this blog gets updated a lot more, I’m pretty excited at the prospect of discovering new music, of connecting with people and their tastes, and that I’ll get to exercise some storytelling skills.
I have a playlist of favorites and, after hitting random, Bon Iver‘s “Skinny Love” from the For Emma, Forever Ago album started playing. I didn’t spend too long on this (i.e. no narrative elements, etc.), but the following drawing is what materialized.
P.S. Special thanks to my buddy Tim (of StreetLocal404 fame) for calling me out as a slacker punk.