Well… Yesterday was exciting! The tour review I wrote with Jane Fate was Published in ISIS magazine!
We did think that it was very brave of Derek to print it with comments from Jack and it was fun to write as a dialogue.
Here’s a picture me (Liz), Jack & the article standing in a doorway.. as you do!
The article features some lovely colour pictures of the tour. All blogged here, too…
And this is my lovely friend Melanie who took the picture.
She’s marvelling at Jacks amazing flexibility (in the middle of Baker Street) !
More presents for Jack!
Today I was walking by a charity shop and spotted in the window this piano shaped phone…..
It needs a bit of a clean up and the leads removing but the scale is perfect for Jack!!
He also need s a piano stool, or some sort of table, as I’m sure he doesn’t want to sit on a Brian Wilson ‘Smile’ mug for his next tour!
Who’s in the Basement? Mixing up what?
“Right, you gang of young Jacks, There are a few things you need to know before you head out into the world”
“Listen to me…..”
“This is a lemon…if you are feeling a bit croaky this should sort you out”
“This is booze… You’ll like this, but it might get you trouble, so be careful you don’t end up in jail”
“One last thing… perhaps the most important of all…. you have to learn to get attention of your audience!”
“… and strike a pose….”
“Now you all have go!…. Looking good”
“Not bad. I think we probably all need a drink now…”
Yes…. We all deserve a drink.. Thanks Jack!
For the last couple on months I’ve been working on a number of Jack Fates…. now all finished. Here’s a few pictures from along the way…
These are the ‘skins’ before ant wire frame or stuffing.
Guitars… It’s not really possible to do proper “sunburst” so thee are various shades of brown.
Getting there…. faces and arms.
Finally finished today…Six Jack Fates! Unbelievably….. they all are spoken for!
Last night we were a little early for Burt Bacharah at the Royal Festival Hall, so… after a bite of sushi in Embankment Gardens we went to hang out in the Savoy alley with the new Jack Fate. He was a bit bewildered and he thought he’d been there before and was kidding us about time travelling…
He met a couple of fans in the alley who were also scouting Bob locations around London. Unfortunately they didn’t have a camera so I took a couple of pictures of them in the Bob/Ginsberg poses and had a chat…
Guys… leave your email in the comments here or get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll email you the pictures. I took 2 for you.
We arrived at the Royal Festival Hall…. Jack thought he might have been there too but couldn’t quite remember ..possibly 1965? He was a bit far back..
Afterwards, Jack wanted to take a walk around the South Bank:
Jack and the Spirit on the Water. He liked Big Ben and thought he might like to go inside but he wasn’t too keen on the current government. He’d do better himself.
Shame the National Gallery was closed.. maybe next time?
I finished 2 of the Jack Fates Ive been working on. I wanted to get this group shot of all the Bobs together because Alias & Subterranean Bob have new homes, so before they go, here they all are!
From the left…..Alias (From Pat Garret & Billy the Kid film), Renaldo/Rolling Thunder Revue, Jack Fate (Masked & Anonymous), Subterranean HomeSick/Alley way Bob, 1966 Houndstooth Bob.
Two more Rockers are read to hit the road! Here are Rolling Thunder Bob and Jack Fate for Ryan. Posting tomorrow.
Now that I have a Jack Fate I can play too! See Jack needs booze, lemons, toast, eggs and cards… for gambling!
Other Jack-related developments. Last week I went to Amsterdam for a Blythe doll show and stayed with some lovely friends Mark & Marcella…
The lovely Marcella at Oh My Lucky Stars Design made a very special custom necklace featuring our favorite Mr Fate.
It’s a very special unique, one off present for Jane F. 🙂
More Jacks to finish up now……2 Billy Parkers, Jerry Garcia & World gone Wrong Bob!