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Archive for November, 2010

Checking in with Paul Borelli

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

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I caught Paul Borelli‘s exhibit at the East Austin Studio Tour a few weekends ago and am pleased to report that he’s on a roll. His Squaresville collection is a special delight (featuring Mitch Miller in red and Lost in Space‘s Dr. Smith in yellow), as are his album cover mosaics (see the Partridges above; The Grass Roots Lovin’ Things LP is the latest), and the postage stamp series featuring unlikely subjects (see Don Knotts above). I made a special request for postage stamps of Jack Lord, Bob Barker, and the trio of Gunther Toody, Francis Muldoon, and Al Schnauser, but am happy to take it as it comes. See Paul Borelli’s website and online gallery at BorelliArt.com.

The Vapors and Fleetwood Mac

Monday, November 15th, 2010

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Most of the Fleetwood Mac histories make it clear that Lindsey Buckingham gobbled up new wave records during the Tusk era. I’ll bet he internalized the Vapors’ 1980 New Clear Days, because that record’s “Letter from Hiro” ends with a two-minute instrumental section that sounds an awful lot like the arrangement on Stevie Nicks’s “Gypsy.”

The Vapors – “Letter from Hiro” (1980) (excerpt)

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Fleetwood Mac – “Gypsy” (1982) (excerpt)

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