Monday, October 15, 2007

travellin' blues








29 comments:

Maïlys said...

is it recent works? I really love the image with black trees...

limbolo said...

Hello Mailys,
No, All done June/July.

ALEXIS said...

really like the first image...

Luc Desmarchelier said...

Well, I'll answer the old coke fiend by suggesting that the reverse seems equally true if one considers the trends in population migration. This said, when it rains in Limbololand, it pours in a tropical way. Thanks for the shower of goodies...Oh, and do I detect the smell of good ol' fashion analog paint on one of those little dainties?
Cheers.

limbolo said...

Yes, but Luc, the migration is for economic rather than sentimental reasons, no?
Can't remember what he was driving at here. I think it was something to do with his first visit to Italy which he had delayed - neurotically - for years.

The perennial blues theme of return to the south may be part of its appeal. Even to those, like myself, who have no personal experience of a homeland down in Dixie. The places in the imagination are the ones that count.

Luc Desmarchelier said...

Hi Neil,
I'll have to agree, there is nothing but our perception of places and times and how it lives in our own minds. I will not debate that in modern European culture the myth of 'The South' is pervasive and account for much of the touristic industry world wide...a longing for the Garden of Eden, or perhaps a nostalgy for the colonies?
As for the music, there is this beautiful song by french singer Nino Ferrer that pretty much says it all in very simple words (I'm sure Marianne knows about it). I recommend it, it's called ...'Le Sud'.
Cheers.

alberto mielgo said...

God, what post! let us breath!
I love all of them. The Cuban guys ( are htey cuban? let me think that ) having an agreement are faboulous.
And we still have to meet soon...

Stephen Magsig said...

These are just incredible, such a feeling of time and place, color and value rocks!

limbolo said...

Luc,
Paolo Conte, yes....Nino Ferrer, no.
(Maybe I just didn't hear the good stuff.)

Alberto,
The 'cubans' drawing is based on a photo of Charlie Christian being seen off by his pals at a railway station. Just a photoshop doodle.

A. Riabovitchev said...

Amazing post Fantastic as usuallllll!

Aldo said...

Paolo Conte?! Love him!!

..and all this stuff, Neil, its just amazing!! Thanks for posting.

Aldo

CárcamO said...

maravilla de color y composición,
Congratulations!!
Cárcamo

Daniel M.C. Alvite said...

ual, these are very nice drawings, i loved the style and colors,
congrats

alberto mielgo said...

Hi Neil,
I'm trying to write you but your email seems not working. MAILER-DAEMON thing...

limbolo said...

Alberto
I hear you.... email is OK.

Aldo,
Paolo Conte is great. Some compare him to....Well, I wont repeat that here. He is incomparable.

Gentlemen,
Good evening and thank you.

SushiXav said...

je n'avais jamais laissé de message mais je tiens à le dire: boulot magnifique, bravo.

sebtikh said...

hi neil, good wibes and sun from Nice. I hope the wine was good and i wish you good life.
Your work is inspiration for me.
see you soon
(desolé si mon anglais est incompréhensible)

limbolo said...

Seb et Shushi,
'ola et bon wibration.....

El editor said...

"His name was Charlie Christian, 23 years old and fresh off the train from his hometown, Oklahoma City. He had a guitar case in one hand and an amplifier in the other. Wearing "a broad-brimmed Texas hat, very pointed yellow shoes, a green suit and a purple shirt."

Oh, yes, what a jazz guitar innovator.

By the way I like very much Paolo Comte, but I LOVE the late Fred Buscaglione, the first one "italian jazz singer and a plus".

Limbolo, long time without visiting your place... great stuff as usual. Very nice the lonely walker caught from the high -probably the same trapped from the front in the last drawing, no?-

Saludos del tormentoso sur (Joe Climate is taking revenge often here)

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! THese are AMAZING!!

limbolo said...

Always good to hear from you, El Editor.
Fred is news to me...I see he's well represented at YouTube.

Ramses said...

Fantastic art work!

E_Bone said...

SO fantastic!!
E_B

stranded said...

WWWOOOOOOAAAAHHHHHH!!! These are all amazing!! congratulations!! :)

limbolo said...

E-Bone, are you connected to T-Bone?

Daffodils said...

Gr8!!......diz the one which i like most!Good compo.,good colours!!Nice!

VIJAY RAUT said...

intresting play of BLACK & WHITE.

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Rupali Shirke said...

Hi....ven't seen new stuff yet!i would like!