Thursday, May 08, 2008

Eddy Arnold, RIP

Countrypolitan crooner extraordinaire Eddy Arnold passed away this morning at the ripe old age of 89. While I can't say he's a blog favorite, there are plenty of his records down in the archives. And if you're looking for some small tribute to him, I've shared out a couple of Christmas items from him around here. The first is a USAF promo from sometime in the late 60s or early 70s. He also turns up on a US Navy promo from sometime a little later. I hope you enjoy these little tastes from a great artist.

The Big Time

Those of you who visit regularly may remember the sculpture above, entitled Pulse, and you might remember my involvement in getting it manufactured. Well, they finally issued a program for the show, featuring photographs of all the artworks and bios of the artists, and guess what? They used one of my pictures instead of a shot by the official photographer! How cool is that? I didn't know they were going to use it, or I may have worked on it a little harder. Like move those little signs you see in the picture that warn people not to climb on the structure, or maybe try to get a better sunset in the background. But it's still a great picture.

If you look close at the scan above of the back of the picture, you can see my photography credit on the right side. Pretty cool, eh? (It's hard to read unless you click on the picture and make it bigger, so be sure you do that.)
PS-See along the bottom of that scan where it says something about "For Purchase Information..."? You can buy this sculpture if you like. They are asking $180K, but I bet you could get it for $175K if you asked nice. Shipping and handling not included.