Renegade Music, Art & Literature – Pop Culture Notes

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2016 is wrapping up and I’m preparing to leap into 2017 with new music and a live set. Because I no longer have a band, I’ve had to face the fact that I’ll be on stage alone, for at least the immediate future. This is entirely new for me, and more than a little daunting. Usually, I have three other people with me on stage to take some of the glare away, and one of them is a lead singer, so they’re the center of attention.

Now, I have to shoulder the spotlight (as small as it may be) alone. I’m no singer, so I won’t be able to perform my own music. Nearly all of my pieces are very vocal heavy, so instead I’ve opted to play some classical pieces. I’m thinking that I’ll start performing parts of the set at some open mics, and then try to bluster my way into some longer performances wherever I can manage to score them. I’m also planning on recording some videos of the pieces as soon as I can solve the audio sync situation (I have it mostly in hand) and posting them to YouTube.

I’m also scheduled to give a talk on self-publishing at the local library here. I’ll try to make a video of that as well and upload it to YouTube. I’ll embed the videos here on the blog as soon as I complete them.


Here are some drawings from this month:


The first one is the colored version of the Bakuretsu Riot! CD cover.



Then, here are some pencils and inks of a panel study. I also painted a version of this but I’m not very happy with the scanned colors so I’m not uploading it here.





I hope you like them! As always, comments and input are welcome and encouraged.


Posted by Jon   @   24 December 2016 2 comments
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Feb 12, 2017
12:43 pm
#1 Scott Ellis :

Mr. Wynn,
I see that you are going to be presenting at the library this week.
I am a local audio book narrator and was wondering if you would be interested in dedicating a few minutes of your presentation to that part f publication. I would be happy to meet with you ahead of time or present the material myself.
I am an elementary school librarian here in Pittsfield and have about ten audio books to my credit. Please search for my name on to hear some samples!
I am also a musician and student of Tae Kwon Do. It sounds like you and I might have quite a bit in common.
I hope to head from you!

Feb 16, 2017
12:53 pm
#2 Jon :

Scott, I’m sorry that I didn’t see this comment until the day after I presented at the Berkshire Athenaeum. I would have certainly included more information about audio books if we had spoken ahead of time. I’m checking out your work on now.

What kind of music do you make?

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