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July 05, 2007

Cosmic Beats in Outer Space


When I was in high school, it was impossible to turn around and release an album. I could have only dreamt of it. Now, anyone can do it. It's as simple as entering some information on your computer and uploading your recorded music. A couple weeks later it's in Itunes. And Rhapsody. And Napster. And anywhere else "online music is sold."

This is spectacular and wonderful. But also pretty bizarre.

My son is about to release his second album: an E.P. called Cosmic Beats in Outer Space". He asked me to do the cover, and I happily obliged, painting for him the above vintage space-era look-alike.

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Tracked on Jul 6, 2007 1:41:46 PM


Now THAT'S cool. Reminds me of an old Tintin comic book.

Posted by: Benjamin Jancewicz | Jul 6, 2007 8:36:28 AM

Very cool! Looks like an old Sci-Fi magazine cover!

Yes, I know what you mean about anyone being able to make their own album. I have two available all over the place now too. Unfortunately, having albums available and actually selling them are two different things. :( Hopefully your son is doing far better at that part than I am. :(

Posted by: Bonnie | Jul 6, 2007 10:06:18 AM

Beautiful cover. Let me know when it is formally released and I'll buy a copy.... which reminds me: I need to get another Bugfish shirt. The last one got damaged during a photoshoot:

Check it out, there is even a pic of the Bugfish on top of the supersecret hangar at Hill AFB!

Posted by: BWJones | Jul 6, 2007 10:13:10 AM

I like the color combinations - congratulations.

Posted by: indie | Jul 6, 2007 11:34:15 AM

That's beautiful! I especially like the colors and the style, and the stalagmites in the foreground are nifty, too. It reminds me of the Gerry Anderson TV series, UFO, even down to the color of the space suit.

Posted by: Ren | Jul 6, 2007 2:07:44 PM

Thanks for sharing your painting. As mentioned above, here are Tintin, Snowy and the Captain in Destination Moon, 1954:


Posted by: live52 | Jul 6, 2007 6:38:49 PM

Thanks for the Tintin link! I've been a fan for ages. Here's a recent post:


Posted by: robyn | Jul 6, 2007 7:54:10 PM

Wow, very pretty cover! And quite some good music too! How old is your son?

Posted by: bino | Jul 7, 2007 3:39:50 PM

I'm totally blown away by this. It's perfect for a cover of a Doc Smith novel.

Posted by: John Kleinschmidt | Jul 11, 2007 1:20:39 AM

This is, without a doubt, the finest cover art for music in all of known existence.

As I am not known for a propensity for exaggeration, I hope my above statement will be regarded as truth in its purest form (i.e., it plucks every good string of my biases).

Well done. And marvelous!

Posted by: Scott Elyard | Jul 12, 2007 1:56:48 PM

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