Sunday, December 30, 2007

Master Illustrators

Outside of Sendak this book covers a whole lot of my youth in which both my parents, my grandmother, my aunts and my sisters read to me.

Especially glorious was arriving at a point in the story where one of them would carefully turn the book so I could view the appropriate illustration.

Many times, that night's shared illustration shaped my dreams until the next chapter's view. "Last of the Mohican's" filled my little mind with horror and deeds of valor for years.

To relive and pass on this wonderful gift, I read to my two munchkins. It was a pleasure as well.
Wyeth, Andrew; Wyeth, James; Pyle, Howard; Wyeth, N.C. Illustrators Wondrous Strange : The Wyeth Tradition New York, NY, U.S.A.: Little Brown & Company, 1998 C.Large 4to over 11 inches. Red Cloth with gold stamped spine. 123 color and 3 b/w illustrations. 161 pages of images by the Wyeth Family. An elegant and dramatic book finely printed and bound.

Near Edinburgh

Greenbank Cottage in the snow. Look closely and you will see that this cottage was actually a duplex.

Musical Losers Hire Lawyers To Be Bullies

Jeez, maybe I shoulda not thrown away all those warnings from RIAA and I coulda avoided that whole emotion thing one is supposed to get listening to their lawyer's warnings music.

This why I don't buy music by or from these hypocrites. The last CD I purchased was probably a remastered Willie Dixon collection which is so appropriate because the clients of these lowlife lawyers have been stealing from him their entire "professional" careers.

Record Industry Goes After Personal Use
The RIAA's legal crusade against its customers is a classic example of an old media company clinging to a business model that has collapsed. Four years of a failed strategy has only "created a whole market of people who specifically look to buy independent goods so as not to deal with the big record companies," Beckerman says. "Every problem they're trying to solve is worse now than when they started."

The industry "will continue to bring lawsuits" against those who "ignore years of warnings," RIAA spokesman Jonathan Lamy said in a statement. "It's not our first choice, but it's a necessary part of the equation. There are consequences for breaking the law." And, perhaps, for firing up your computer.

Maybe they can look into suing the "clap on, clap off" lady for stealing applause.