3 'MARYLINS' BY TOINE van MEGEN, (1960) EYGELSHOVEN, NETHERLANDS:
Toine van Megen (1960) was born in Eygelshoven in the Netherlands . He did artschool for three years, is also a songwriter, performed with band and sometimes on his own. Currently he teaches and helps eldery people to discover their artistic abilities.
The Marilynworks have a background of the Park in Maastricht, and one known valley near the Savelsbos, all in the neighbourhood of the city of Maastricht, Netherlands There are also abstract& and figurative works. There is a lot of variation in his works which are still in progress. The paintings shown here are older works, made in the nineties.
Toine made the 'Marylins' for selling.
Because the major influence of Marylin Monroe on the Rock ' Roll scene, I think it's a must to show his paintings on this site.
When a man receives presents from another, he may sing this song, remembering that all things come through the power of Tirawa, and asking of the Father, while giving thanks, a renewal of his gifts-long life, good health, and plenty in the fields. The man who receives prays for a blessing on the man who gives. Thus thanks he the giver. Well is it to give to the poor and to the helpless, for they hedded of the Father. Their prayers will be heard, and more surely than those of all others will their blessings be fullfilled upon the giver. Worth more than all the prayers of the prosperous and strong are the thankfull prayers of the feeble. the aged, and the poor.
Kisaka Song of the Thanksgiving
Nawa Atius, Now, O Father, Iri ta-titska, Our thanks be unto thee, Iri asuta hawa, Our thanks! Renew our plenty! Iri rurahe! OUr Thanks! Renew these thy gifts to us!
(c) 1907 THE INDIANS BOOK (SONGS AND LEGENDS OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS Nathalie Curtis (1875-1921) STORYTELLER
JP Stingray began playing the guitar at age 13, inspired by his older brother Ramblin' Wayn, who is also a country/rock recording artist in Holland. Soon, JP discovered the music of his first guitar hero Rory Gallagher, who would become a great influence upon him. Later, he would hear the music of the great Stevie Ray Vaughan, who would ultimately become his greatest influence. Because of Stevie Ray's music, JP would develop a great love for the Texas blues/rock style which remains with him until this day.
After stints with several blues and rock bands, JP would form the band Crossroad, who played covers from ZZ Top, Stevie Ray, Rory, Gary Moore and others. The band would become a very popular band in and around JP's home area.
In 1996, JP recorded his first solo blues CD "Blues Stringer", which contained 15 songs ranging from up tempo Texas shuffles to slow blues ballads. This CD showcased not only JP's diverse lead and bass guitar skills but also his very fine vocals and song writing. He recorded the set at his new home studio in Holland with the aid of ex-Crossroad drummer Charlie DeJong. Naturally, he dedicated his first solo effort to both Rory Gallagher and Stevie Ray and included an original song "Goodbye Hurricane", written and performed in Stevie's memory.
JP's next studio effort was the release of a CD he titled "The Other Side", on which he recorded songs inspired by his non-blues influences, mainly Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, along with Bruce Springsteen, with just a dash of Bon Jovi. Again, this very fine recording was produced and engineered in JP'shome studio.
JP has released the CD "Road To Oblivion" which is another powerful set of blues/rocking JP Stingray originals.
VISIT JP STINGRAY'S WEBSITE - look on THE LEFT COLUMN -
JULIA WAS BORN IN 1959 FLINT, MICHIGAN. BORN WITH THE DISEASE PORPHYRIA WHICH MAKES SUNLIGHT RESULT BLISTERS ON THE SKIN. AS THE BLISTERING TURN INTO SCARRING SHE STARTED USING TATTOOS TO COVER UP THE SCARS. 95% OF HER BODY IS TATTOOED
Dennis Hopper, whose portrayals of drug-addled, often deranged misfits in the landmark films Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now and Blue Velvet drew on his early out-of-control experiences as part of a new generation of Hollywood rebel, died Saturday at his home in Venice, Calif. He was 74. The cause was complications from metastasized prostate cancer, according to a statement issued by Alex Hitz, a family friend. DennisHopper, who said he stopped drinking and using drugs in the mid-1980s, followed that change with a tireless phase of his career in which he claimed to have turned down no parts. His credits include no fewer than six films released in 2008 and at least 25 over the past 10 years. He wrangled small parts in big studio films like The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) directed by his former nemesis Henry Hathaway as well as Cool Hand Luke (1967) and Hang Em High (1968).
And he grew close to his wifes childhood friend Peter Fonda, who, with Dennis Hopper and a few others, began mulling over a film whose story line followed traditional western themes but substituted motorcycles for horses.That film, Easy Rider, which Hopper wrote with Peter Fonda and Terry Southern and directed, followed a pair of truth-seeking bikers (Fonda and Hopper) on a cross-country journey to New Orleans. It won the prize for best first film at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival (though it faced only one competitor, as the critic Vincent Canby pointed out in a tepid 1969 review in The New York Times). Dennis Hopper also shared an Oscar nomination for writing the film, while a nomination for best supporting actor went to a little-known Jack Nicholson.
Easy Rider introduced much of its audience, if not Hopper, to cocaine, and the films success accelerated a period of intense drug and alcohol use that Dennis Hopper later said nearly killed him and turned him into a professional pariah.