Etchings In Stone

“Etchings In Stone” from Jan Sikes

Writing and Music

I’ll never forget coming home from work one evening in 2002, to find Rick excited about a new song project.

We were in the planning stages for his new CD, “Etchings In Stone,” and he wanted someone to collaborate with him in writing the title track. He’d reached out to several of his songwriter friends, but so far no one had been inspired. That was until that day.

He told me to go to the phone in the bedroom and he placed a call, then yelled for me to pick up.

I did and found our good friend, John Beam, on the other end.

“John’s written the song I need to put on the album,” Rick said.

Then he proceeded to ask John to play and sing it. Tears ran down my cheeks while I listened and I had chill bumps all over. The song was the profound emotion-filled…

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Hullaba Lulu: One Million Years B-Lulu

Teagan Geneviene and I collaborated on a ‘Lulu’ story for Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo.

My part was making illustrations and a video; for that, I took a break from social media.

Thanks to Sue for being the inspiration for this collaboration with Teagan.

I’m honored to share a guest spot on Sue’s blog.

I learn when I take on a project like this, and it’s fun to illustrate a character as surreal as ‘Lulu’.

An Illustration for One Million Years B-Lulu by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
Tumac Save Fire Hair

It took three shoots to figure out how to stage Tom Driberg’s capture

Third draft of an Illustration for a short story by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
Your Sheba has Found You
Final draft of an Illustration for a short story by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
Tom Dribble’s Capture – Final

I want the graphics to reflect the spirit of Teagan’s story.

I hope I’ve done that with this video.

 

To read the story by Teagan Geneviene visit Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

Rob Goldstein 2019

All images (c) Rob Goldstein 2019