Wednesday, September 1, 2010

the girl from south tacoma way

Music is a huge influence on the stuff I make. I post a lot of hip hop on here, and know a lot about it as well but I listen to all genres. Last night while practicing my portraiture drawing I was listening to Neko Case, who I think is one of the best female vocalists of the past while. I was trying to pick my next subject to practice my portrait drawing on "so why not draw Ms. Case" I thought. So here she is....

The Girl From South Tacoma Way, mixed media, 2010

I referenced a press photo for her. The wispy fox things are inspired by her album title "Fox Confessor Brings The Flood", one of the great albums of the 2000's in my opinion.

Continue reading to hear the new Jay-Z song. Just kidding! Two of my favorite Neko Case songs after the jump.

I remember playing this song a ton after first listening to "Fox Confessor...." and still listen to it a bunch, you also may notice the photo I referenced in this fan made video.

Here is one of many stand outs for me from her last album, "Middle Cyclone". The music video is pretty cool too, so give it a watch as well if you have the time.

I was fortunate enough to see her play a solo show the first year I went to the Sasquatch festival, and again this year at Sasquatch along with the rest of The New Pornographers. Hopefully I will be able to catch her again!

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