|Just take a wild guess at who is in this painting!|
Suffice to say when I painted this, I had just gone and seen Steely Dan and had front row seats! Lucky me, (except for that credit card debt, but that's not worth mentioning here), and since they're my favourite band as anyone who reads my blog would already know, the debt was worth it, and I figure creating this image was likely inevitable at some point in my painting career. Plus, I just wanted to see if I was up to the challenge. Next time I won't be so judgemental of others now, will I?
Anyhow, here I am now, 2 long years later, trying to purchase tickets online to see Steely Dan, (for the 7th time, (no I"m not really obsessive compulsive, I just know what good live music is), in Toronto, and the worst happens... Picture this if you will; I'm on Ticket Master's website, credit card in hand, and what happens? Their site is down for maintenance. Now I'm panicking, but only just a little, ignoring the heart palpitations, beads of sweat, etc. and trying not to picture myself standing at the gates of Ontario Place, watching all the lucky people with tickets walk right on through while I'm standing there, left behind. That's almost as bad a feeling as that 'naked in the middle of the street' dream, lol.
Next, I had to audacity to tweet to Donald Fagen about it because he should be able to do something now shouldn't he...??!? ; )
Anyhow, I'm sure it will work out, so wish me luck and fingers crossed because I'll be the grumpiest of grumpy creative persons you'll ever not meet if I don't get my live Dan fix this summer, that's for sure.
By the way, the title of that painting is: "Piano Man" ... Not to be confused with Billy Joel who creates music I also admire and enjoy very much.
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