I made this Top 9 Vinyl List - some cool records I came across at B4 in 2014:
Ear-Piercing Punk | The Troll - Animated Music | Alice Cooper - Easy Action | The Cramps - Psychedelic Jungle | Pinkiny Canandy | Pink Floyd - Relics | Chocolate Watchband - The Inner Mystique | Nirvana - In Utero | Tommy James & The Shondells - Crimson & Clover
R. Thies & His Foul-Tempered Art Agent (Suck MaDuck) at B4. June '14. Photo: Sam Thompson
During the 2014 Deep Ellum Gallery Walk, I set up my easel at B4 and demonstrated my miraculous ability to paint - while wearing a blindfold.
R. Thies & His Better Half (Leggy Sue) at B4. September'14. Photo by: Sam Thompson
Below is a video (with subtitles) of a fun exchange I had with this older couple, who were debating whether I was a real person or not...until I jumped around and scared them! [ Watch it on Vimeo to see the time-lapse painting portion. ]
SUCK MaDUCK gave me this sweet record birthday gift of PSYCHOCANDY:
Music | Art | Records | Toys B4 is one big time machine; we travel 'back to the future' at a mind-blowing rate of 88 miles per SQUARE FOOT!!
Q: Are we not Fun? A: We are Wacko! Hangin' out with Mr. Ronald McDonald in the Toy Department - at B4
When your flux capacitor is on the fritz and you've run out of Plutonium...the Magic Lamp is an excellent quick fix ®
Hulk Smash?? No thanks! Hulk Hand Fist Bump Selfie ®
Cartoonism Art Comedy Fun: Live Painting with R. Thies!
R. Thies: Multimedia Comedian. Armed with a slew of paints, props/noisemakers and deliberately dumb jokes.
So I did some basic math, and discovered that I would be turning 33⅓ on December 30th, 2014. Naturally, I threw a little record birthday arty at B4 that evening to celebrate.
Pro Artist Observation: Acrylic paint takes forever to dry.
Giving my painting a blow job...if ya know what I mean!
I didn't forget to make a wish, nope! It was a cool gig while it lasted...thank you, Sam <3