Check this out... from mind vision to canvas...

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  1. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    So....I had a vision in my mind for something like 30 years....I started with my fascination with CCR songs and the lyrical images of the swamps, bayous,etc...I have always wanted to get the vsion painted.

    one day, I went to ebay to see if I could find something similar...and there was a guy selling water colors of haunted houses..seems that if you send him a pic of your house, he makes it into a haunted house painting...pretty cool stuff.

    So, I emailed him...explained what I wanted....back and forth we went...he was close to understanding but not I emailed him telling him to go listen to the song "Born On A Bayou"...he had never heard of it...he's an oldster...even older than cbz :D

    I never spoke to him directly...only via email.

    Long story short...

    the "John" he refers to in his write up is me.

    Best part of the story, I found out that although he now lives 2500 miles from me...he grew up about five minutes from where I now live.

    Pretty cool stuff.
  2. BulletBob

    BulletBob The Godfather

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    Juke, I'm speechless. Awesome.

  3. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    Yeah, I was speechless too...and the painting is huge...I've got it hanging upstairs outside the master bedroom...

    Nice way to wake up in the AM
  4. Rockybehri

    Rockybehri New Member

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    Im totally happy for you, bro! That sounds amazing! You must have a un-wordable feeling when you look at it, eh?
  5. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    Yeah...that would be the best way to describe it....and the artist was SO cool...great guy. It was sent to me from this huge wooden box...when I looked at it for the first time, it was actually eerily weird...

    There are some amazingly talented people floating around on this planet.
  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    Born on the Bayou eh....excellent.

    That church reminds me of the church that was in the Jeepers Creepers movie a little.

    Since you like Gibsons...and the idea of that painting with Born on the bayou in mind.....after playing that song...strap in and play Fogerty's Old man down the road and think how cool this new Gibson VooDoo is...


    Here is the description...pretty cool..
  7. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    OH MY...that guitar is KILLER...the description sounds great...I'll send you the bill.


    I have a Rickenbacker...if I put the pick up toggles sorta in between, I get that "Old Man Down The Road" sound...btw, I've seen Fogerty live about 7-8 times...if you can catch him, go for of the best performers I've seen.
  8. RatisBeast

    RatisBeast Chevy Guy

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    man, that looks tight. Is that your house ? or just a sample ? :eek:
  9. NoDak Cowboy

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    Wow. That picture is awesome, Juke.

    And I absolutely LOVE Creedence. The song "Born on the Bayou" immediately popped into my mind as I was reading your post.

    You ever notice that when John Fogerty left CCR, alot of his songs sound alot like the ones CCR did. Especially "The old man down the road." Or whatever the actual name is.....

    Maybe I'm showing my age a little, but I also love the Eagles, The Doors, Led Zepplin, Lynard Skynard, etc... Todays music doesn't even compare.
  10. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    Actually, John Fogerty was sued for plagiarism on "Old Man Down the Road"...and the artist he stole the song from was? John Fogerty. He was sued (and lost) for stealing his own song. Now let's test your CCR knowledge....what song was it a "copy" of?

    I agree about the other artists you mentioned...I was not Doors crazy...but I did see the Eagles a bunch of well as Fogerty....

    John Fogerty with a few words...a few licks on the guitar (and he's just an average guitarist)...could paint a picture that a MTV couldn't touch...that was the beauty...the imagery that was conjured up in one's mind while listening...
  11. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Was there "a devil on the loose" in it?
  12. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    Ah, you Ms Herm's, are a smart one. Yes that would be the song.

    I've always LOVED the lyrics to that song:

    Whoa, thought it was a nightmare,
    Lord, it’s all so true,
    They told me, don’t go walkin’ slow
    ’cause devil’s on the loose.

    Better run through the jungle,
    Better run through the jungle,
    Better run through the jungle,
    Woa, don’t look back to see.

    Thought I heard a rumblin’
    Callin’ to my name,
    Two hundred million guns are loaded
    Satan cries, take aim!


    Over on the mountain
    Thunder Magic spoke,
    Let the people know my wisdom,
    Fill the land with smoke.
  13. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Don't know if you've ever spent time on a Bayou before but I gotta tell you that is an errie painting. The detail is tremendous and very authentic. ONly one small thing. That close to a Bayou they don't bury folks in the ground like that. They are in vaults above the ground. But the scene is great and I love the painting.
  14. DallasCowpoke111

    DallasCowpoke111 Benched

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    ??? to quote a recent Miller Lite commercial......


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