Sunday, February 8, 2009

jim atkinson at 3wk

I've been working on this one on and off for about 4 years now. It's Jim Atkinson at the old 3WK studios. Jim knows more about rock and roll (old and new) than anyone else I've ever met. He has one of those great radio voices that makes anything he says sound like a radio announcement. When he's not working on the business end of his station he spends his days listening to records and new CDs. Between 2002-2005 I use to hang out with him listening to old vinyl from the late 60's/early 70's and new CDs from bands like Skeletons, Judah Johnson, Trail of Dead and Eels. The painting was from one day when the band Asobi Seksu was in the other room setting up for a recording session. We were quietly waiting for them to get ready. I looked up and saw Jim about to light a cigarette so I got the camera ready and snapped the shot. I knew it would make an interesting painting, hopefully I can finish it up soon.

now playing - Small Faces - "Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake"