Quote and Credit

Quote and Credit


Outside Office!

Can we work outside today?  Looks like the college newspaper staff is taking the show on the road.
Original photograph Dull Tool Dim Bulb.  Thanks to Boxlot on Facebook.

Plein Air Portrait Painters

Two aspiring illustrators apply their craft outdoors.  Enjoy the Summer!

Original Real Photo Postcard inscribed on the reverse with date 1912 and
Original Snapshot inscribed on reverse with date 1953.
Collection Jim Linderman
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Summer Post! Link to hundreds of Dull Tool Dim Bulb images from last ten years.

LINK to Dull Tool Dim Bulb posted images from the last ten years on MOSAIA: http://www.mosaia.com/feeds/46551934645b8111baf20d0228b011f471b7e711

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Antique Wood Folk Art Toy with Original Paint

Antique Wooden Folk Art Toy with Original Paint.  A sliding motion toy depicting cartoon figures from the early 20th century.  12" long.  Collection Jim Linderman

The Unknown Superhero

The Unknown Superhero.  Anonymous watercolor on paper circa 1950 
collection Jim Linderman.  NOTE:  The Amazing Devlin Thompson located the source material!  It is apparently the Yellow Jacket, a Marvel creation!  Thanks Devlin.

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Satan and Adam Memories and a New Documentary

I used to see Sterling Magee play on 125th Street in Harlem. No, not the Apollo...the STREET. Mr. Magee was also known as Satan from "Satan and Adam" a salt and pepper blues duo.  It was a regular gig worth taking the A-train for. Satan was once called "The Fastest Guitar Player in the World" and he might have been, but his amp was so cheap it all came out like one glorious distorted note. He used a foot operated drum and cymbal thing while plugged into a lamppost near the Studio Museum of Harlem. 

Satan also made art, and I spent a day in his apartment while he showed me his trippy, cosmic, Sun Ra holograms made out of plywood and such. Sorta like primitive Rubic's cube toys but shaped like stars and each with their own particular logic only Mr. Satan could interpret. I went with a friend, he later told me that was the longest afternoon in his life. I wasn't surprised to learn he had a nervous breakdown not long after, but what DID surprise me was the extent of his Wikipedia entry! He never told me he played with a transvestite duo known as "The Illusions That Create Confusion" but he did mention James Brown and King Curtis, both which were true. He also made a few early singles and with Adam, a few LP records but they gave him a better amplifier. Too bad. He sounded great with the one he carried on a modified shopping cart. 

I am pleased to see a new documentary on same!  Enjoy it...there aren't many stories like this coming along to be told.