Monthly Archives: April 2007


polar freeze

polar freeze illustration friday
digital – adobe illustrator

bablings sketchbook

virginia tech mourns

virginia tech logo black
vector illustration – adobe illustrator

As a Virginia Tech alumnus (1997), I offer my condolences to those that are most affected by this tragedy; current students, family and friends of the injured and deceased. As the flurry of media swarms on this story (I have been contacted personally by local Bay Area California media) I truly hope there will be a resolve towards peace and understanding in this world. This violence needs to stop.

bablings sketchbook

this ole man loves trane

John Coltrane gouache painting

traditional – gouache on canvas – 8″ x 8″ – value study
There is nothing like a little John Coltrane to celebrate 34 years on this earth.

The recordings of the mid 50′s to early 60′s are my favorite. It’s funny how a simple ballad can transport me to another world, hypnotizing me to a state of utter bliss.

While most of my peers love the modern music coming from their satellite transmitters and cell phones, I feel like a relic who would rather dust off a classic LP and absorb the crackling of the needle into vinyl grooves.

My birthday playlist:

  1. In A Sentimental Mood / Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
  2. My Little Brown Book / Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
  3. The Feeling Of Jazz / Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
  4. Blues To Bechet / Coltrane Plays The Blues
  5. Nancy (With The Laughing Face) / The Gentle Side Of John Coltrane
  6. Mr. Syms / Coltrane Plays The Blues
  7. My Favorite Things / My Favorite Things
  8. Everytime We Say Goodbye / My Favorite Things
  9. Blue in Green / Kind of Blue
  10. My One And Only Love / The Gentle Side Of John Coltrane
  11. When I Fall In Love / Steamin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet
  12. Blue Train / Blue Train
  13. I’m Old Fashioned / Blue Train
  14. Soul Eyes / The Gentle Side Of John Coltrane
  15. Lush Life / The Gentle Side Of John Coltrane
  16. Dear Lord / The Gentle Side Of John Coltrane
  17. Take Five / Cool: Dave Brubeck
  18. Flamenco Sketches / Kind of Blue

I encourage you to come along with me and dive into these recordings. You will not regret it.