4 Artists Paint 1 Tree
, a segment from Disneyland
included on the recent DVD release
of Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty
, features the artistic process of one of my favorite painters and cartoon modernists
, Eyvind Earle
. If you've seen Sleeping Beauty
, Lady and the Tramp, Paul Bunyan or Peter Pan
, you're familiar with the fantastical and brilliant landscapes he produces. His paintings
show a particular fondness for Big Sur
and Central California.
(link to embedded video). Tom DeLay needs your help to fend off the rabid liberal media. He appreciates the fact that Stephen Colbert is doing his part by taking on Robert Greenwald
, maker of the upcoming "The Big Buy: Tom Delay's Stolen Congress"
and previously "Outfoxed."
Townes van Zandt.
In some theaters now is a new documentary
about his life
called Be Here to Love Me
--a life that followed the all-too-typical path of a star that burns too bright: the promise of talent
, and untimely death
. (see the trailer here
). Townes van Zandt
was a singer/songwriter, often included in the folk or country genres, whose biggest accomplishment was when Willie Nelson
and Merle Haggard
took his song Poncho and Lefty
to the top of the charts. But even though he never was famous, he has achieved legendary status
. Steve Earle
once said "Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that."
[Mugshot filter] The Hammer is tanned, rested, and ready
... to kick some partisan-hack a**! But seriously folks, has Tom DeLay ever looked better in his life? Book 'im, Danno -- and don't muss that fabulous hair!