Monday, February 20, 2017

Philadelphia Independents 2017 flyer.

























Participating animators (as of February 20), in alphabetical order:
Ross Bollinger
Lowell Boston
Elliot Cowan
Cheryl Gelover & Tom Murray (Tulipomania)
Samantha Gurry
Peter Heacock
Andy Hoffman
Christopher Magee
Ellen Marcus
Karl Staven

As usual, a question & answer session will be held after the screening.


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ogre Mermaid excerpt

ogre_excerpt from Christopher Magee on Vimeo.

Starting to submit the film to festivals. Here is an excerpt, Sequence 04.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Red Telecaster.





















Well, so ok, apparently Chrissie Hynde did play a red Telecaster on occasion, amongst all her other-colored ones. I remembered seeing a video of her with one that must've looked pretty cool, because I bought one many years ago, thinking of that.

Otherwise, it's a funny block of painted wood with little metal strings on it, ain't it.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

New oldies.

photo courtesy of Tamiko Mackie.















Then, playing in front of chapel, where the musicians escaped religion class: Idiot Wind, Down On Main Street, Dandelion Wine, The Mystical Song, I Shall Be Released, Southern Cross, Helplessly Hoping, Like a Rolling Stone, Old Friends...

These days, music's been happening in the agnostic living room: Josie, Sledgehammer, Layla, Let It Grow, Wonderful Tonight, Clouds From My Head, and Tomorrow for Today. And also flute for ogres and mermaids.

In an effort to expand the mental musical library to get new ideas into the mind (if not new of being contemporary, then at least new to me): Elliot Smith, Nick DrakeBadfinger, some second-half-of-career James Taylor and the lyrically-unchallenging but sometimes musically interesting Chicago. Former Philadelphians and presently Californians Cheers Elephant, even in their current, fragmented state, are young, alive...and struggling without their their former lead singer/songwriter, who has a new project, "Secret American", that I am curious to hear.

And this is my college bandmate's current project, Harbor.

The big room in front has turned into a more musical space these past few weeks. Music may not be a way to make a living, but it is a way to live. One day, maybe, human beings will be evolved enough to be able to live just being creative...

Monday, February 6, 2017

Dangerous Musicians.


















We wuz rockin' the Casbah tonight, muther.

Look out, Steely Dan, Josie's in town.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Music in the living room.

First, a couple of images from a couple of weeks ago (or so), walking around town.

Stone cat and tired plant.
Angel behind bars.
Music in the living room with friends. Practicing covers "Let It Grow", "Layla", "Sledgehammer", and others, originals "Tomorrow for Today", "Clouds From My Head", and "Don't Come Here Again".

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Clouds From My Head.


original song, live for the Musical Mischievers. And demo version.

Friday, January 13, 2017

I like this one.




















Don't know what it means, but I like this one.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dreaming Thomas.














Music time with Dreaming Thomas.

Songs in the Key of Melancholia:
1. Tomorrow for Today
2. Dreams Tonight
3. Birds Won't Fly
4. Desperate
5. Waiting for You Here
6. Some Days
7. Save Me
8. Goodbye
9. Out of the Cold
10. Don't Come Here Again
11. Clouds From My Head
12. Another Day At the Zoo
13. Breakdown

Maybe time to record the album.