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 albumCarried 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.

8 Replies to “Buddy and the Bee Gees”

  1. Antoinette says: February 2, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    I guess I’m not the only one with a really random train of thought, or who likes the Bee Gees in our family. Who’d have guessed?
    LOVE the Guilty album too!

  2. Ginger says: February 2, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    Great blog! oooh, I love the Bee Gees, too! Love the SNL skit, even though Barry wasn’t too crazy about it. I have a few posts about them on my blog here and there…
    Best wishes,
    Ginger in Nashville

  3. holly west says: February 2, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    I guess it didn’t portray him in the most flattering light, but he did respond gracefully about it on his website awhile back. Thanks for visiting my site, Ginger!

  4. holly west says: February 2, 2007 at 3:52 pm

    Hi Antoinette, I didn’t know you liked the Bee Gees! I’m very proud of you. 🙂 And I agree, the Guilty album is an absolute classic.

  5. Heather says: February 3, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    I love the stream-of-consciousness connection between the best BAND ever and the best DOG ever! And, definitely, the best PORTRAIT ever. Thanks for the hyperlink to my blog (that IS the proper name for that link, right?) – maybe now I’ll get more than 1 hit a day! Of course, I should probably write some more…you should show me how to spiff up my blog with pics and links, etc.

  6. holly west says: February 4, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    Of course you are right on, Heather, except I feel I have to correct you on one thing. Stuart and Kramer are actually the best dogs ever. But other than that you are, as I said, right on. 🙂
    Oh, and BTW, I have to teach you to knit and *now* you want me to teach you how to blog? When will it end?

  7. Jbeboston@yahoo.com says: December 9, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Buddy looks a lot like my good looking dog Carmella,,,, I wonder if Buddy is a Catahoula breed like Carm?

  8. Holly says: December 10, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Buddy is a boston terrier/beagle mix.

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