Thursday, July 25, 2013

Check Out The Illuminoids!

The surf-guitar band The Illuminoids is a bunch of great guys.

The Illuminoids play a broad spectrum of melodic surf guitar instrumentals.  I contacted one of their members regarding permission to use one of their tracks and they've been more than kind.

I even got asked to do the graphics for their new release!  Yep, that's my "graphic design":
You can buy this single from their website for $7, including shipping.  It's a great deal.

Their other full-length releases are great examples of the surf-rock genre that are flavored with eclecticism and a sense of humor.  Please support them by checking their music out.  Then buy it! 

See you Monday.

Monday, July 22, 2013

He's Been a Model Citizen

I didn't have this one, the instructions came from good friend Ed Porter.

Take a god look at this setting.  What better illustration for TREK's description as "Wagon Train in space"?  Here we have the lead drover drawing a bead with his trusty six-shooter on that pesky rattlesnake that reared up and scared the calves.

And here we have a Romulan Bird of Prey.  And you thought these things were Klingon!  Nope, my theory is that when somebody typed "Bird of Prey" in an early draft of the STAR TREK III script and then filled it with Klingons, the typer had forgotten that the designation "Bird of Prey" applied to ships from the Romulan Empire.
So now we had various TREK apologists having to concoct a theoretical Klingon-Romulan alliance to explain the use of the term "Bird of Prey" in regards to a Klingon not Romulan ship.  Sheesh!

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