This one is a rare personal post.
The guitar player in this video was my best friend for many years. He wrote this song. The nearest thing to a hit he ever had. Brilliant writer and player nonetheless.
His name was Mike Fitzgerald. He passed away last week. Sad. Sad. Sad, I am. He was the kindest, sweetest, funniest, …ever. And he fucking rocked..
His band was Acid Bran. You can still look them up on allmusic.com, and the cd is still on iTunes. It’s bloody brilliant, btw.
The “Reflection” series of older people looking at their younger selves in mirrors.
This is so beautiful.
Ricardo Fernandez Ortega’s paintings evoke 17th-century Spanish masters like Velazquez, though his subject matter is decidedly surreal and contemporary. See more of his work on Hi-Fructose.