Sunday, December 4, 2011

Catching Up with Some Art Work

Wow, I've been neglecting this blog - I am so sorry.

I'll show you something I painted up this summer.  :o)

I finished a Cheshire Cat (from Alice in Wonderland) Table / Magazine Rack


an painted up an old metal gnome that some friend's found in their garden.    LOL    He had a peg leg, so I KNEW I had to paint him up as a pirate. 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Bob's going to start making his own Comics

So, Bob loves to draw and sometimes he has gone to classes where they have models and he sketches them.   It's pretty impressive to see the work he has done.  He has always liked Manga art, so that is the next step he is going to learn, but one day decided he was going to make up his own comic based on the two of us and our life together. 

This is the very first one he has created.   Enjoy!


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Introducing THE THROWBACKS - Local band in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

The Throwbacks are a five piece cover band who play a wide variety of guitar-based, 1980’s rock music. The members of the band grew up with this music and play it with passion. Band members include Will  (vocals/guitar/harmonica), Twan (lead guitar & vocals), Tony  (drums), Dave (bass guitar) and Tom  (rhythm guitar). All of the members have stable day jobs (four are professors at Niagara College, the other a service technician), but playing with The Throwbacks is something we all look forward to and we bring that energy to our shows.

Each of them has a long-standing background in music, with all of of them having played in bands or other musical venues. Lead guitarist Twan  has played with many local Niagara bands over the past 20 years and works actively in the studio. Tom played guitar in various cover bands and used to organize the ‘Brock Jam’ back in the early 1980’s at Brock University. Tony  played drums with various original bands since the 80’s. He was also part of the Ottawa music scene in the early 90’s. Although he started on the guitar, Dave took up the bass four years ago. He has played coffee house venues during his university days, done numbers at various weddings, and plays bass in a church praise band. Will played in various bands with friends (Wayward Sons) and loves to sing harmony and has honed his skills via Beatles Rock Band.

The band covers material by artists such as The Pretenders, U2, The Police, The Clash, Dire Straits, The Romantics, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Teenage Head, Oasis, and a wide variety of ‘one hit wonders’ (songs you forgot you loved) from this period. The material they cover ranges from laid back grooves to faster rockers, with some reggae beats, slower & softer tunes, and the odd pop-punk gem to add some variety.

While The Throwbacks have only been in existence since May of 2010, the band has played a number of large gigs including the Rankin Run for Cancer (where we played to 7,000 people), the Niagara College orientation, and various other Niagara College events. In July & November we played at the bar Different Strokes (Grimsby) and returned in December to host their New Year's Eve party (2010). They have also played at The London Arms and at Johnny Rocco’s in St. Catharines. They hope to keep playing live, gain more experience on the local bar scene and continue to appear at larger scale events in the Niagara community.


Sunday, February 27, 2011

THUNDERSNOW - 02-26-2011

While watching CHCH NEWS (Channel 11) on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 6pm, Nicola Jones (Weather Specialist) had reported we would be getting THUNDERSNOW for Hamilton and the surrounding areas.   I was trying to tell people on Facebook that she had said that and I don't think they believed me, so the next time she popped on the air I quickly recorded her actually saying it.   LOL