Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"Pearl Jams!"

Songs and music have the power to turn back time, to take you to places of your youth. Memories are jogged and the aches and pains fade for a bit. Me and my dog were wandering thru the park, when I heard Alice Cooper blasting out "Eighteen" on a stereo down the street. I was 18 when that was first played and it was strange how the song triggered memories of old times. It got me to thinking about the power of songs and inspired this carving of Pearl. I was at a reception and the opening notes of "Honky Tonk Women" electrified the crowd. I'm a watcher, not a dancer, but I enjoyed watching the crowd having fun. An older lady, 70's-80's maybe, was enjoying the song so much, that she slowly stood up, grabbed her daughter's husband, and drug him to the dance floor! So, I tried to capture that spirit, that energy in this old lady with her ear buds, playing a little air guitar and kicking up her heels. "...Gimme....Gimme....Gimme...the honky tonk blues!"
Thanks for looking!