Thursday, February 17, 2011
Framton, paper cast with liquefied graphite finish, by Linda W. Roth, 1978.
Peter Frampton's good looks moved me to make this paper cast from a clay sculpture I made of the rock star's head. Peter Frampton,lead singer for the Who, played Tommy in the Who's rock opera Tommy, written by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff. He was cool. The stage production was cool and so was the film. Brick Breaker is a cool pinball-like game on my Blackberry. It's a game that teaches finesse and speed with the mouse and of course, I'm hooked. Playing fast and furiously last night, I was reminded of Frampton, the Who and Tommy. In the video, Frampton is the hot, long haired blond "blind guy" wandering around as Elton John sings. It's loud. It'll knock your socks off. --"That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball...Can you hear me Tommy? Can you feel me Tommy?" Thumbs up.