Monday, January 31, 2011

Brother VooDoo

Alligator Wine (1958)

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Take the blood out of an alligator, yeah
Take the left eye of a fish, yeah
Take the skin off of a frog, yeah
Yeah, and mix it up in a dish
Add a cup of grease swamp water
And then countin' one to nine
Spit over your left shoulder
And you got alligator wine
Alligator wine - YEHE HUH UH
Your porcupine
Is gonna make you mine, oh yeah
Yeah, is gonna make you mine
It'll make your head bald, babe
I say it make your toes freeze
It'll turn your blood into steam - ASHHH!
It'll make you cough and sneeze
You gotta scream UHH like an eagle
You gonna roar like a mountain lion
When you get finished drinking
Good old, yeah, alligator wine
Alligator wine
Your porcupine
Is gonna make you mine
Meet at the stroke of midnight
By the swamp down in the wood
I'm gonna make you love me babe
Like you never thought you could
You gonna break my magic potion
And your blood [...] eye is gonna shine
You gonna be scared forever
Too much alligator wine
Alligator wine
WHOAA - alligator wine
Yeah yeh, is gonna make you mine
Alligator, alligator wine

Chiroptera Cauchemar

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Absinthe and the Green Fairy

Illustration from the mid 90's I did for a flier. I was in a band called Pointy Birds and I came up with the idea of doing an Absinthe glass fuming into a what is known as the "green fairy". The green fairy in my vision was a pin-wheel of preying mantis.