January 29th, 2003


New Icon

For a change, I actually did a new one for me. Replaced my old glowing-eye Inquisitor Cross, which I think I'm gonna give to risen_nephilim.

It's Geoffrey Rush as Stephen Price in the remake of 'House On Haunted Hill'. I just loved his first appearance in the house, backlit, shadowed, the smoke of his cigar billowing out. Unfortunately, to make it work, I had to cut it down a lot, and take several frames out, so it's not perfect, but I think it came out ok.
Burn The World

Now It Can Be Revealed

Some of you may remember a graphic job I had been working on, back a month or so ago, but that I was a little cryptic about. Well, reason being that the company was just getting started, and so I couldn't talk about it (regulations and their desires together). Well, happily, I can do so now, and can show it, whcich is good, because I was quite proud of the logo I did.

The finished logo can be seen here (large file, just warning you), which is pretty damn good, considering this is all I was given to go on. Their website is still under construction, but the logo will be there, on their business cards, and they are talking about a large 3-dimensional sign of it for their lobby with lights moving along the wires.

Can we say 'Frank is proud'?

SIde note to this: much thanks to plasticrapping, who may have given me a lead on a new contract today...danke bro'!
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We Want The Funk

Review Time!

Standing In The Shadows Of Motown: A documentary about the Motown years, but it's a hell of a lot more than just that. I'm gonna let the films intro speak for itself here: "In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. gathered the best musicians from Detroit's thriving jazz and blues scene to begin cutting songs for his new record company. Over a fourteen year period they were the heartbeat on every hit from Motown's Detroit era. By the end of their phenomenal run, this unheralded group of musicians had played on more number ones hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis and the Beatles combined - which makes them the greatest hit machine in the history of popular music. They called themselves the Funk Brothers."

You hear that? More than those 'greats' COMBINED. And, until recently, no one knew who they were, because they were the studio musicians at Studio A, Hitsville USA, in Detroit. But, without them, there may not have EVER been a 'Motown Sound'. Think about that, and think about how much music was influenced by Motown. These guys, unsung and unknown, are GODS of music history.

If you've ever liked Motown, or blues, or soul, or funk, or, frankly, MUSIC, you should see this flick. Hell, you NEED to. Go and give it up for the legendary Funk Brothers.
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