"Pearl Jams!"

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Project by mpounders posted 10-15-2014 04:30 AM 1496 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Songs and music have the power to turn back time, to take you to places of your youth. Memories are jogged and the aches and pains fade for a bit. Me and my dog were wandering thru the park, when I heard Alice Cooper blasting out “Eighteen” on a stereo down the street. I was 18 when that was first played and it was strange how the song triggered memories of old times. It got me to thinking about the power of songs and inspired this carving of Pearl. I was at a reception and the opening notes of “Honky Tonk Women” electrified the crowd. I’m a watcher, not a dancer, but I enjoyed watching the crowd having fun. An older lady, 70’s-80’s maybe, was enjoying the song so much, that she slowly stood up, grabbed her daughter’s husband, and drug him to the dance floor! So, I tried to capture that spirit, that energy in this old lady with her ear buds, playing a little air guitar and kicking up her heels. ”...Gimme….Gimme….Gimme…the honky tonk blues!”
Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 10-15-2014 05:01 AM

Another winner there Mike! Yep, music has a way of taking us to different places.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 10-15-2014 09:56 AM

Mike you succeed to transfer the feelings and the atmosphere.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#3 posted 10-15-2014 11:27 AM

Absolutely amazing !!!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#4 posted 10-15-2014 01:24 PM

Very very cool!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 10-15-2014 03:45 PM

After reading your commentary, I can say that I think you succeed in capturing the desired spirit. I know there are tunes that take me back to a particular moment in time when I hear them.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 10-15-2014 04:21 PM

WAAAAAY cool man

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 10-15-2014 08:38 PM

Wow just love this little Guy Mike, he’s really grooving man :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 10-16-2014 10:54 AM

Really really cool! Great idea and fantastic carving!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#9 posted 10-19-2014 11:51 PM

Dang Mike! Very expressive, and awesome carving, as always.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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