Saturday, December 9, 2017

Thank You

88 art pieces that I have made.  2 art pieces done by separate individuals.  Combine that with several playlists and new music recommendations and I'd say you had a pretty successful experiment.  Though the overall goal of an online global art and music sharing community was never successfully reached due to poor exposure (my fault entirely) and lack of any (minus two) outside art submissions, I still feel very proud of this little achievement, even if it did just evolve into my own personal art show.

On this exact day last year, I began working on my very first piece for this site, made while listening to Everything But The Girl's underrated slow-burner "Amplified Heart".  About two weeks later, this site was up and running.  However, some things must come to an end, and I can comfortably say that there will be no more uploads to this blog.

I thank John Grant, Tanya Tagaq, the many members of The Pablo Collective, Jack Riordan, and the members of Shataan for giving me some kind words and recognition, and to whatever audience I may or may not have had with this little project.

Thank you and goodbye.

- Ross Allison

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (2017 Mello Music Group)

Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (2017 Mello Music Group)

Ross Allison

Pen/Ink and acrylic on paper  10 x 7

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Lee Morgan - Live At The Lighthouse (1970 Blue Note)

Lee Morgan - Live At The Lighthouse (1970 Blue Note)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media on paper  10 x 7.5

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hannah Peel - Mary Casio: Journey To Cassiopeia (2017 My Own Pleasure)

Hannah Peel - Mary Casio: Journey To Cassiopeia (2017 My Own Pleasure)

Ross Allison

Acrylic, watercolor, marker, colored pencil, and pen/ink on paper  10.5 x 8

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Liquid Liquid - Liquid Liquid EP (1981 99)

Liquid Liquid - Liquid Liquid EP (1981 99)

Ross Allison

Marker & pen/ink on paper  5 x 4.5

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Mountain Goats - Goths (2017 Merge)

The Mountain Goats - Goths (2017 Merge)

Ross Allison

Acrylic, colored pencil, pen/ink & marker  11 x 8

Friday, September 1, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Allred & Broderick - Find The Ways (2017 Erased Tapes)

Allred & Broderick - Find The Ways (2017 Erased Tapes)

Ross Allison

Acrylic & Marker  5 x 6

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Jake Holmes - "The Above Ground Sound" Of Jake Holmes (1967 Tower)

Jake Holmes - "The Above Ground Sound" Of Jake Holmes (1967 Tower)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media  10 x 7

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tame Impala - Currents (2015 Modular/Universal / Fiction / Interscope)

Tame Impala - Currents (2015 Modular/Universal / Fiction / Interscope)

Ross Allison

Acrylic & Marker   8 x 4

Sunday, August 20, 2017

James Blake - The Colour In Anything (2016 Polydor)

James Blake - The Colour In Anything (2016 Polydor)

Ross Allison

Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Pen/Ink   10 x 8

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ben Folds Five - Whatever And Ever Amen (1997 550 / Carolina Rec / Epic)

Ben Folds Five - Whatever And Ever Amen (1997 550 / Carolina Rec / Epic)

Ross Allison

Watercolor & Pen/Ink   9 x 12

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy (2017 Columbia)

Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy (2017 Columbia)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media on Canvas  16 x 12

Friday, August 11, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Weekly Playlist: 8/10/17:

Brian Eno & John Cale - Spinning Away
The Unthanks - King Of Rome
The Undertones - Wednesday Week
The B-52s - Legal Tender
Manic Street Preachers - Faster
Yusef Lateef - The Plum Blossom
The Free Design - Kites Are Fun
Paul Bley Trio - Ida Lupino
Jean Moreau - Rien N'Arrive Plus
Peggy Lee - Is That All There Is?

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Anohni - Hopelessness (2016 Secretly Canadian / Rough Trade / Hostess)

Anohni - Hopelessness (2016 Secretly Canadian / Rough Trade / Hostess)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media on paper  11 x 7

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Weekly Playlist: 7/25/17:

The Bees - I Love You
Father John Misty - A Bigger Paper Bag
Neutral Milk Hotel - Naomi
David Popper - Tarantella, Op. 33
Moondog - Chaconne In G
Tyler, The Creator - Boredom
The Barr Brothers - Come In The Water
Richard Hawley - Tonight The Streets Are Ours
Cannonball Adderley - Sambops
Fleet Foxes - The Shrine / An Argument

Monday, July 24, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Broadcast - Tender Buttons (2005 Warp)

Broadcast - Tender Buttons (2005 Warp)

Ross Allison

Acrylic and Marker on canvas  14 x 11

Friday, July 21, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - The First Two Albums (2005 Tomlab)

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - The First Two Albums (2005 Tomlab)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media  9 x 7

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell (2015 Asthmatic Kitty)

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell (2015 Asthmatic Kitty)

Ross Allison

Acrylic and Colored Pencil   8 x 8

Monday, July 10, 2017

Weekly Playlist: 7/10/17:

Connan Mockasin - Faking Jazz Together
Dollar Brand - On The Banks Of Allen Waters
Eddie Palmieri - Puerto Rico
Marshall Crenshaw - You're My Favorite Waste Of Time
John Grant - Magma Arrives
The Magnetic Fields - 68: A Cat Called Dionysus
Gyorgy Kurtag - Stele Op. 33: 1. Adagio
Sparkelhorse - Shade And Honey
Townes Van Zandt - Fare Thee Well, Miss Carousel
Sharon Van Etten - Tarifa

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Beck - Sea Change (2002 Geffen)

Beck - Sea Change (2002 Geffen)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media on canvas  10.5 x 14

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (2015 Bella Union)

John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (2015 Bella Union)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media  10.5 x 7

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Rufus Wainwright - All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu (2010 Decca/Polydor)

Rufus Wainwright - All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu (2010 Decca/Polydor)

Ross Allison

Watercolor on paper  10 x 7.5

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Top 25 Albums Of 2017 (Halfway List):

June is coming to a close, as well as the first half of the year of 2017.  Below is (Ross's) list of (his) favorite albums of the year so far, alphabetical of course:
(Please note that I haven't heard the new Roger Waters, Benjamin Booker, Gorillaz, Feist, Mac deMarco, Forest Swords, Arca, Joey Bada$$, Aimee Mann, or Holly Macve records - Ross):

(Sandy) Alex G - Rocket
Blanck Mass - World Eater
Chastity Belt - I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone
Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
Foxygen - Hang
Future Islands - The Far Field
Gregory Lewis - Organ Monk, The Breathe Suite
Jesu/Sun Kil Moon - 30 Seconds To The Decline Of Planet Earth
Joe Goddard - Electric Lines
Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir
Mario Batkovic - Mario Batkovic
Mark Lanegan Band - Gargoyle
Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me
Perfume Genius - No Shape
Quelle Chris - Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often
Ryuichi Sakamoto - async
Sleaford Mods - English Tapas
Stephan Meidell - Metrics
Sufjan Stevens/Bryce Dessner/James McAlister/Nico Muhly - Planetarium
Sun Kil Moon - Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood
Thundercat - Drunk
William Basinski - A Shadow In Time

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970 Columbia)

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970 Columbia)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media  10.5 x 8.5

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up (2017 Nonesuch)


Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up (2017 Nonesuch)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media  10.5 x 8
Mixed Media  3 x 3

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

William Basinski - A Shadow In Time (2017 Temporary Residence Limited/2062)

William Basinski - A Shadow In Time (2017 Temporary Residence Limited/2062)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media on canvas  15 x 12

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Weekly Playlist: 6/13/17:

Rochereau - En Amour Ya Pas De Calcul
The Beatles - Wait
Clare Fischer - The Duke (solo piano)
Jessica Lea Mayfield - Our Hearts Are Wrong
Simon & Garfunkel - We've Got A Groovy Thing Going
The Lloyd Alexander Real Estate - Whatcha Gonna Do (When Your Baby Leaves You)
Beck - Paper Tiger
Arthur Russell - Hop On Down
Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy In New York
The Isley Brothers - Shout (Part One)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible (2007 Merge)

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible (2007 Merge)

Ross Allison

Mixed Media on canvas  9.5 x 7.5 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Weekly Playlist: 6/3/17:

William Basinski - A Shadow In Time
Pond - 30000 Megatons
Dabrye - Magic Says
Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love?
Future Islands - Ran
GAS - Narkopop 4
Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
Haiku Salut - Sounds Like There's A Pacman Crunching Away At Your Heart
Carl Barat & The Jackals - Glory Days
Steve Reich - Different Trains I: America Before The War

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Weekly Playlist: 5/25/17:

Roxy Music - The Bob (Medley)
(Sandy) Alex G - Poison Root
Roger Smalley - Pulses: Moments 6-10
John Maus - Hey Moon
Owen & Leon with the Drumbago All Stars - Oh Murder
Jim White/Aimee Mann/M. Ward/Joe Henry - Static On The Radio
Arcade Fire - (Antichrist Television Blues)
Singers & Players - Make A Joyful Noise
Gregory Lewis - The Chronicles Of Michael Brown
Shye Ben Tzur - Dancing

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Weekly Playlist: 5/17/17:

PJ Harvey - Dollar, Dollar
Jesu / Sun Kil Moon - He's Bad
Laurel Halo - Wow
Miles Davis - Billy Boy
Frank Ocean - Good Guy
Julie's Haircut - Salting Traces
Aztec Camera - Lost Outside The Tunnel
Harry Styles - Carolina
Radiohead - Where I End And You Begin
ABBA - Like An Angel Passing Through My Room

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Gomez - Bring It On (1998 Hut (Virgin))

Gomez - Bring It On (1998 Hut (Virgin))

Ross Allison

Watercolor and marker  10.5 x 7.5

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

Weekly Playlist: 5/1/17:

Gustav Holst - Saturn, The Bringer Of Old Age
David Bowie - Win
Kikagaku Moyo - Zo No Senaka
Analog Rebellion - Out Of Your Mind
Radiohead - Separator
Robert Stillman - Rainbow
Nicholas Krgovich - Rock's Detail
Sonic Youth - Shaking Hell
ODIO - Fabulous Horrific Beast
Olivier Messiaen - Quartet For The End Of Time, part 3: Abyss Of The Birds

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Safe As Milk (1967 Buddah)

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Safe As Milk (1967 Buddah)

Ross Allison

Watercolor and Pen/Ink  10.5 x 7

Friday, April 28, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music (1972 Columbia)

Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music (1972 Columbia)

Ross Allison

Watercolor on paper  10.5 x 8