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Matthew Zumberge painting progress // Arm

On 26, Aug 2010 | In Paint, The Beatniks The Bastards & The Saints | By admin

What’s In A Name?

While crunching on my bowl of sprinkles with a side of ice cream and listening to my favorite band of fightin’ Scottish rockers, Glasvegas, I was struck by a brilliant idea: for my series “The Beatniks, The Bastards, and The Saints,”

instead of wearying my brain and fully exhausting my limited vault of wit (which I need to save for these ramblingly endless witterings I call blogs) trying to come up with interesting and smart titles for each of my pieces – I’ve decided to take a cue from one of my favorite filmmakers, Guy Ritchie. I love his films because they always involve a colorful cast of characters with the greatest nicknames you wish your schoolyard friends had been clever enough to give you. Bullet Tooth Tony, Barry The Baptist, Gorgeous George (which I named my pet plant after) – who wouldn’t want a nickname like that? Seeing as my subjects for this series very much resemble the ruffians, variants, and miscreants that Guy Ritchie seems to share my affinity for, I am going to take a page out of his book and give each painting it’s own colorful nickname. Whether or not these names will be based on the real life subjects in the paintings – well, that’s for me to know and you to wonder about.

All ideas and submissions for bad ass, underworld-worthy, hooligan nicknames are readily and heartily accepted! Here’s a little something to get your creative juices flowing my friends. Ole’ Statham at his best. “This is an unlicensed boxing match, not a tickling competition.” I also included a few pictures of my progress on Matt’s portrait. Still haven’t decided his moniker yet.



Listening to: Glasvegas’ “It’s My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry”

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