Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Most Obscure Cover on the Internet? Yani's Latest

Fans of Wes Andersen's stupendous film, The Life Aquatic with SteveZissou, will have heard music by Sven Libaek, probably without knowing it. Libaek's seventies film score music--heard in a number of real sea-based films--is overshadowed by the Portugese language covers of the David Bowie catalog and new incidental music by Mark Mothersbaugh. "Open Sea Theme" is the most prominent piece in the film. 

Libaek's mostly excellent and highly distinctive soundtracks have trickled down to the blog-o-sphere where they can be had for naught. Seriously, in about an hour you can track 'em all down.

Here, Yani Martinelli and Bert cover a Libaek piece, "Go Anywhere" from the 1973 film, Nickel Queen

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Larry Anglebooger Event: Friday, Aug 10 2012

The kids and I went to see Tom Angleberger's performance and signing at Richmond kid's book shop, bbgb. He's the author of the Origami Yoda series, Horton Halfpott and Fake Mustache among others. For someone from Virginia (!) he certainly commands a dedicated mass of kid readers. The assembled youngsters knew his books, boy howdy. Tom is the husband of Cece Bell, herself a fab kid's book author and illustrator. They both be talented and mighty funny. If you have kids, you gotta check out their books. Really. I insist. Madeline took the following photos with one of those I-things.

Tom draws based on audience input

Larry at the autograph table
Dwight from the Origami Yoda series
Fako Mustacho!
Promo Wookie Standee for the latest installment

Being a "friend of the family" has some advantages. Years ago Tom made a DogBot video for one of my songs, "Getting Involved." I'm not sure I completely understand the video, but here 'tis.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bill Hill Archives #1

Way back in the cassette era (the 1990's) several of the covers for my tiny releases were drawn by super-talented former Salemite, Bill Hill. Here are three sketches and the final layout for my tape called They'll Nickel and Dime You to Death