“I know gifts are officially not a thing,” Lindsay said to me last night, “but when I saw this I had to get it for you.”
She disappeared up the floating stairs to her bedroom loft and returned with this. It’s a painting by local Philly artist Frank Kolbmann that was created live at the 2015 Winter Doldrums music festival.
I mean, clearly it is meant to be evocative of David Bowie in his Aladdin Sane era, but it looks just like me – chin, nose, hairline and all. It’s uncanny. I had to quiz Lindsay repeatedly to ascertain that she definitely did not provide my photo as guidance to Mr. Kolbmann.
No, it just came out this way. Me + David Bowie. This photo is not the entire canvas, nor does it do it justice, but I’m sure you’ll be able to see the likeness.
Oh, heck – since it’s my birthday, you can listen to a super-ultra top-secret never-heard other than on my laptop early mix of Arcati Crisis’s first ever full-band studio song. It kinda goes with the painting…