Category Archives: music festival

I HONK! Fest Environmental Encroachment 

This band is totally fun and dresses in wacky costumes. They played for us on the grass in skinner’s butte park. Check them out here. I enjoyed their originals about elephants and bunnies and their cover of Radiohead’s “national anthem.” I feel I really got loose for these drawings and drew them in a Jules Fieffer and or William Blake kind of style. Shaded with copics.

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EUGENE WOW HALL Psychedelic Ball: Egotones, The Shivas, Snow White

This delightful show, sponsored by Eugene Musicians Against Sexual Violence had psychedelic oil and water and ink and paint projections on the wall throughout the whole show provided by Mad Alchemy. To make these drawings, I inked, then penciled, then worked in images of oil and water shows. in the background.

I also added some gentle layers of lime and onion prints from my work at Mecca. ( This was fun, notice the “shivasshivasshivas” written in the background. Then I took a layer and made it super dark, put that over the regular layer, then erased circle shaped holes around their heads. If I had been less than confidant with my drawing, I sure could distract from messy details (such as sloppy hands) with some of this psychedelic mess, huh?

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The Shivas play classic psychedelic surfy rock and roll. Some tracks sound like the Kinks, others like the Doors or the Velvets, they all sound catchy and awesome. There are so many classic tracks. I love to listen to them while I drive, and I sing them in my head all the time. “You know what to do,” “you make we wanna die,” “Thrill yr Idols,” “baby I need you,” and many catchy more songs.DSC_1013.JPG

My favorite is probably “big mama casio.” (the swirl of the bands name looks pretty cool with the swirl of the oil and ink behind it! You might have to look hard to see the onion prints!

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Here is this illustration in a more traditional style. I had a fun time with detail in the shirts.

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EGOTONES play fierce, tried and true surf rock with the occasional wurlitzer keyboard riff and funny samples from old movies much like Man… or Astroman? I will definitely be checking them out more. The above drawing is superimposed over an oil and watercolor photograph. This next one I started filling it in with marker.

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Now here is the final piece with shading and full colors.

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Snow White play dark surfy trip hop in the lines of Phantogram.  Don’t they look like creepy ghosts in a cell world? Weeeeeeee. The keyboard player played long droning organ tones while the drum machine pounded away with LOTS of reverb and the guitarist chugged.

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There were other great bands too! I really enjoyed “the blimp”  (riffs reminded me of Zappa) but I wasn’t able to draw them. Psycho Magic is a great band too!

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Royal Famille duCaniveaux

This drawing has been in my notebook awhile. I found a video of their performance from 2016 in YouTube! This troupe has many more performers that I didn’t draw, and I’m not sure about their costumes and hair color, and the page has some splotches on it because my markers were water based and I had it in the rain! It was a good show, full of laughs.

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Comedians at Bumbershoot

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Of all the comics I saw at bumbershoot, Kate Berlant was my favorite. Her show was so utterly confusing and unique. She would threaten us that if we weren’t up for staying for the whole three hours we should just get up and leave right now! I also loved that she steals makeup as a radical feminist act.

Khadija Hassan was quite funny too! There were so many women and people of color at the shows, I really appreciated that.

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Trapper creek revival, the shoot dangs, the Avery wolves, harp daddy and the Jephries.

Every August for many years now I have trekked to trapper creek Alaska to perform for people in a muddy woods on a stage made of recycled pieces and a sound system run off a generator.

Look, it’s me! Photo by Kevin Morisky. Below is Riesa Rose.

I got to see some great acts, including…  Yeehaw, the Shoot Dangs!

And the Avery wolves

The Jephries! 

Harp Daddy and the Mojo

Plus lots of decoration, the natural kind and the kind arranged by humans.

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Poetry and Wonder at the Oregon Country Fair

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I got to perform stand up comedy and poetry alongside these slam poets and MCs at the Oregon Country Fair Chez Rey’s stage. It was a wonderful event tucked away in the trees. It was so special having ASL interpreters there! 

 

 

Here is a video of Me doing the animal jokes. (It does cut off right before the final punchline)

Grayson and Susan!

Eleven Eyes.I also took these photographs of people having fun, in costume, being themselves out there in the woods, with clowning, juggling, music and great food all around.

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These costumed performers were on stilts. Here she is down on the ground so you can see her makeup.DSCF1571.JPGDSCF1619.JPG

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A GIANT backgammon set!DSCF1480.JPGDSCF1477.JPG

A marionette perfomance. DSCF1474.JPG

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Incredible, the THE REAL Donald TRUMP with huge hands came to visit us.DSCF1568.JPG

Strongman Jon Deline!DSCF1567.JPG

Cullen and Mia Vance DSCF1469.JPG

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March Fourth Marching Band!DSCF1432.JPG

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Yogoman burning band

Yogoman is from Bellingham Washington and I love them! Sweet ska and soul, with a violin! New Orleans style riddims! My favorite song is “Chakka chakka.” It’s so catchy and poppy!

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Watch them play “Pass the O.” Songs like “Please oh please” sound thirty or forty years old, authentic reggae. Total booty shaking music. I caught them at the Oregon Country Fair and what a sweet smooth sound they have.

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