slatts (slatts) wrote,

- - forty-eight years later

Buddy Holly
"The DAY the Music DIED" was BORN
I'm convinced I did this on purpose subconsciously...

I have never let an unfinished piece sit for so long on my drawing board. I had plenty of excuses like taxes and preparation for the Northeast Juried Show and the issues with my photographed images. But still, I can't recall a piece sitting taped to my drawing board where I never touched it for weeks, like I did with Buddy Holly.

I could see February approaching, when I made my last assessment of Buddy's predicament. It was then I realized, I was going to finish it on February 3rd. It wanted to be finished on that date. I had just started it too early...

This piece pleases me if for no other reason than it's authenticty. But it's not authentic in it's attention to "historic" detail. That's not Buddy's signature sunburst Fender Stratocaster guitar. Nor a jacket and a tie he wore in 1959 on that fateful night.

It is however an authentic "son" of Lubbock, Texas who model said tie, jacket and guitar. Born in the same town as Buddy. As real as it gets!

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly

Thanks, Doc!

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Strange. I was just thinking about this anniversary of the Day The Music Died. (I thought it was Feb. 2.)

Hope your finishing it today brings it and you good luck!
THIS'll be the day....thanks!

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Thanks, TdoubleG!
Very coool!!!!!
And great timing, too!
thanks, Liz...and it's funny how the piece itelf made sure of the timing!
Duuuuuude, I LOVE it!!! For some reason, I just knew you'd finish it today. Thanks, from the bottom of my Buddy-worshipin' heart. Read my recollection from last year.
Hey, Thanks, Doc!

Yeah, I remember when I started it thinking it's some time away til Feb.....but as it would it saw fit to get itself completed on a day that would mean so much....

(need to read your post from last year on monday when I'm not viewing it from this OS9 computer that won't let me see your actual page...drat!)
by the way, as usual on Feb 3, or Sept 7, I got out the Strat and jammed to some Buddy tunes today. Rave on, indeed.
TURN IT UP! I'll pick up the bass line!
IT is GREAT!!!!!!!!!
Thanks, Laura!
Totally Awsome. A great piece of art. But I knew you would do exactly that.
Thanks, Dan!

Two votes of approval from Buddy's home-townies--How can a guy go wrong?!!


11 years ago


11 years ago

It's excellent! I love it!
thanks, Q
Today, February is making me shiver. The finished piece looks awesome.
Thanks... this was an interesting piece to work up.