"the rain sounds like..."

Artist: Brandon Boyd
Title: Applause

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Comment by Vivian Rabay on December 14, 2012 at 1:17am

“Greetings girls and boys, and happy December to you all!

For your viewing pleasure I am happy to introduce you to a new watercolor/ink offering that arrived last month. Let’s call it “Applause” for shits and giggles.


I was listening to your boy Tom Waits while stranded in a hotel room and in a flurry of spilled ink, reds and oranges, water warping the paper into micro-topographies and the not so gentle but steady pitter-splatter of rain on the roof, I awoke to a strange profile singing the lyrics to one of his own songs holding space in my sketchbook! It was a fortuitous visit and I’d like to thank Mr. Waits for the inspiration that night. 
I hope you all enjoy the piece, but look further into the folds than just a mere glance. It has a tendency to reveal new landscapes with each observation.

For any of you looking for the perfect Xmas, Chanukah, Quanza, Festivus, or selfish “I’m just going to buy myself presents this year” treat, may I humbly suggest “Applause” for your beloved one. If your stocking is square shaped it’d make an amazing stuffer. If your Secret Santa has psychedelic affiliations feel free to hang it sideways. If you are new to Tom Waits’ music, may this letter be a loving introduction. If you, Mr. Waits, read this and or see the piece and cringe, I’m sorry. But not that sorry; you, after all, did write a record that brought all this applause in the first place. That, and your scene with Iggy Pop in ‘Coffee and Cigarettes’ is highly underrated. Ok, I’m done. 

I love you, Lovers! Happy December and may the fleas of a thousand camels avoid your armpits. (Sleep well, Mr. Frank Sardisco)

Love and Light,

Brandon Boyd”
Comment by Vivian Rabay on December 8, 2012 at 11:36pm

I shall see Nat...beautiful artwork Jen has to deal with, lucky girl ;)

Comment by Natalie on December 8, 2012 at 10:19pm

A certain shade of green?? LOL I think Jen was out of town, maybe that's why? But yes no email yet :/ Will you get one Viv??? 

Comment by Vivian Rabay on December 8, 2012 at 9:45pm

it would be nice Nat, hehe! And Brandon signed them all already, what are we waiting for? :D

Comment by Natalie on December 8, 2012 at 9:09pm

AHHH it's the one it's the one!!! Can't believe we were just talking about this! They should just let us pick the prints haha <3 xo

Comment by Vivian Rabay on December 2, 2012 at 11:06pm
oh Nat, this one is really so amazing, it should be at least at his new book!!! <3 <3 <3 fingers crossed for some print of it as well ;) I wish you a good week too my sweet Nat! besotes
Comment by Natalie on December 2, 2012 at 10:32pm

Ahhh I saw this one and I think it is my favorite of the new ones! So very lovely my friend <3 I am hoping that if they do a print of this it will be in my price range! Have a good week darling Viv xoxo


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