There’s something you need to know about me: I absolutely adore the Bee Gees, particularly, Barry Gibb. Really, I can’t emphasize enough how much I love the Bee Gees. If you were to get me started, I’d babble on about how they were the greatest pop group of all time and that their song writing is unparalleled… see, you got me started. At the moment, I am listening to one of the songs Barry recently released on iTunes called Carried Away which is part of a demo compilation he originally recorded for Barbra Streisand’s Guilty album. Carried Away didn’t make the cut, but it is a great song. Well done, Barry.
Anyway, all this talk about the Bee Gees has got me thinking about a pet portrait I completed in September of last year:
Buddy, acrylic on gallery canvas, 24 x 24, signed
Buddy is owned by my friend Heather, and she commissioned this portrait for her husband’s birthday.
For some added perspective, here is the photo on which the above photograph is based:
And finally, Buddy is famous. Check it out.
If you can’t see the connection between Buddy and the Bee Gees, let me explain. A couple of weeks ago I was reading one of Heather’s blogs and she’d posted about becoming suddenly (and some would say inexplicably) obsessed with the Bee Gees after watching Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon on The Barry Gibb Talk Show on SNL. Normally I’d object to anyone or anything making fun of Barry Gibb, but dude, it is hilarious. If you haven’t seen it, you can see it on YouTube or the NBC website. A small flurry of emails ensued, during which we (and another friend) discussed the sweet harmonies and generally addictive nature of songs like Nights on Broadway, which is the basis of the theme song for The Barry Gibb Talk Show.
So if it’s not clear yet, I was listening to the Bee Gees, which reminded me of Heather, which reminded me of Buddy, which reminded me of the portrait I’d painted of him. Frankly, I’d need much less of a connection to blabber on about the Bee Gees.