Thursday, August 19, 2010

Theme Thursday - Brush

"Brush", eh? Well, let's see...

And now, the videos. I know it's not a brush, but the first tune I thought of was Elmore James's "Dust My Broom". Well, c'mon, you use a broom to "brush" things off, don't you? Anyhow, I'm pretty sure that both the Allman Brothers Band and Stevie Ray Vaughan did versions of this, but I couldn't find anything on YouTube. But I found something just as awesome - Irish bluesman Gary Moore doing as high energy a version of this tune as I've ever heard. Boogie time!

Of course, you use brushes to paint things, and back in 1966 the Rolling Stones used a brush to "Paint It Black". I found some good live concert footage from 2006, with Keef trying to pretend he was Brian Jones and looking like he rose from his coffin especially for this gig.

And how can I do a post on the brush theme without at least mentioning Bob Ross, with his misty mountains, staggered evergreen trees, and "happy little clouds"? I couldn't find a full episode of "Joy of Painting" on YouTube, but I found this quirky, endearing tribute to the Mop-Headed One by one Ron Barba entitled "Why I Don't Paint People". Enjoy!

Photos & text © 2010 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. i actually did find a vid entitled 'brushed' by paul weller - was fairly decent, but i from the get go i had a certain earworm enter my head when i learned the theme and didn't brush it off in favor of a song i wasn't familiar with....

    nice logo arnold art has!!

  2. Oh I remember watching Bob Ross and talking about his Happy Little clouds! Happy TT!

  3. Enjoyable all the way around
    brush on!!!

    mine is here

  4. Paint it Black...haven't heard that it ages!

    And the second picture is wonderful!

  5. Love Paint it Black! a real favourite there.
    And Gary Moore - you know I love the guitar :)

    I like the brush heads in the 3rd pic, too

  6. Or you could have included a photo of your own bearded self!

    As always, you can take a common, everyday object -- like a hairbrush -- and make a simple photo of it look striking!

    Off-topic question here Roy: Is the "inger" in Hilbinger pronounced like "injure," like "singer," or like "finger?"

  7. Nice one. And I too, am interested in the answer to Foxy's off-topic question...

  8. Some Fancy Brush-Work Sir! Happy T.T.

  9. Thanks everybody!

    Foxy & Megs - It rhymes with singer.

  10. I really love those hanging signs, we don't see them here, there's something very European about them. Nice vids too. Glad I brushed by. (God I hate puns!)