Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday Song - Change

Hope to see you there next Saturday - 9/4/10!
And now the Monday Song...
I don't feel the sun's comin' out today
It's staying in, it's gonna find another way.
As I sit here in this misery,
I don't think I'll ever, no lord, see the sun from here.
And oh as I fade away,
They'll all look at me and say, and they'll say,
"Hey look at him, I'll never live that way."
But that's okay, they're just afraid to change.
And when you feel your life ain't worth living
You've got to stand up and take a look around you
Then a look way up to the sky.
And when your deepest thoughts are broken,
Keep on dreaming, boy, 'cause when you stop dreamin' it's time to die.
And as we all play parts of tomorrow,
Some ways we'll work and other ways we'll play.
But I know we can't all stay here forever,
So I want to write my words on the face of today
...And then they'll paint it
And oh as I fade away,
They'll all look at me and say, they'll say,
"Hey look at him and where he is these days."
When life is hard, you have to change.
When life is hard, you have to change.




Blind Melon

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday Song - Suspended

You lead me, fit around my tongue
It's so easy, to forget that I'm lost
Spent all of my life, waiting for answers
To lift me, to numb me, to define it all

Sunshine, I'm beginning to like this

'Cause all I wanna be is the minute that you hold me in
When you pretend that I'm all that you waited for
Time slips to nothin' and I'm better than I've ever been
I'm suspended

You're breathing, filling up my lungs
I can almost believe that I'm almost enough
Spent all of my life empty of anthems
Bracing for something that never did come

Sunshine, I'm beginning to like this
Sunshine, I'm beginning to like it

'Cause all I wanna be is the minute that you hold me in
When you pretend that I'm all that you waited for
Time slips to nothin' and I'm better than I've ever been
I'm suspended

It's not enough to stay surrounded
It's not enough to stay awake,
Torn, and braced, cornered
And not feel alive
Matt Nathanson

Friday, August 20, 2010

After Dark... New Britain... Tonite!

Not Exactly Puppet Related... But Elmwood and Jon related for sure!!!

Gabe and Brie will have paintings up for auction at:
Museum After Dark 3rd Annual Summer Art Auction
New Britain Museum of American Art
August 20, 8-11pm

$15 non members, $10 members
Fee includes admission to the museum’s current exhibition and their permanent collection. There will be music provided by a DJ, complimentary food, and beer and wine for $3.
All proceeds from the auction are given to the NBMAA.
http://www.nbmaa.org/

Queen - The Collection


Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday Song - Closer To The Stars

Caterpillar crawling up the big phone pole
Is there somebody that you want to talk to?
You know that pretty soon you'll be able to fly
How is this going to affect you?
Do you think it might wreck you?
Your friends might reject you
Say you took it too far
You said you want to be want to be want to be want to be

Hooked on glossy pictures and drugs I've never seen
We'll treat you with advice from a fashion magazine
One day she just walked into that magazine
I wonder if she'll ever come back
And they all said she would crack
They said her mind was one track,
Said she took it too far
You said you want to be want to be want to be want to be
Closer to the stars

Every time you move your lips
Let me give you a few tips
Yesterday you were too young
Tomorrow you will be too old
To regret all the things you've done who're you trying to hustle ?
Somebody you wanna show your muscle?
Second hand excuses never went too far
What's this scene you're making?
Your ideas have been taken
We'll seek when you awaken alone in someone's car
You just stood there shaking, stood there shaking
They said you were faking

You said you want to be want to be want to be want to be
Closer to the stars
Closer to the stars
Soul Asylum

Saturday, August 14, 2010

NEW WEBSITE!

Screening Event!!! Sept 4th 2010
In Plantsville CT!
Be there!!!

Come enjoy the funny and energetic vibes of Jon Bristol and Elmwood Production's puppetry-gone-wild! If you think puppets are old school and boring, well you got it all wrong! These guys give puppetry a contemporary twist that you can enjoy and laugh along to.
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If you think The Muppets and Crank Yankers were funny, well imagine the two coming together and you'll have the outrageous and quirky story-lines of Bristol and gang.

Jon Bristol will be showing films featuring his many crazy characters in off-beat yet always fun plots that include vampires, brains, and lots of humor. Guaranteed something different, yet very entertaining. Jon will also be displaying several of the puppets used in his films.

In addition, resident artist, Steve Rand, will have an eclectic selection of art films/documentaries to accompany the screening's feature presentation.
5 Bucks to get in and we'll even feed ya some popcorn!







Friday, August 13, 2010

Mr. Green

For the life of me I can't find a picture of Mr. Green anywhere!!!

So, instead of posting his pic, Im just posting the one film he's in...

"Steve The Vampire Who Works At The Grovery Store"

Mr. Green

Mouth Puppet

Mr. Green is performed by Pete Lucco

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Weasel

Weasel
Mouth Puppet
Weasel is a monster made for a webseries, more info coming soon!
I'm really happy with how fun this guy looks!

Here's a look into the making of Weasel....
Above is the design by the shows creator, Barry Lee...
Below is a look at the materials.
And Weasel is ready for a close up!

I do commissions!
Portraits, monsters, original designs...
Need a puppet? Shoot me a message:
jon(at)elmwoodproductions(dot)com

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday Song - Times Like These

A young girl give me a good luck charm.
Put a snake on my neck and a bird on my arm.
Got one good leg 'cause the other went South.
Got a brand new crutch and a brand new mouth.

I got a sheriff's name branded where I should have kept clean.
If you get too close you're going to know what I mean.
And I know when I'm old the only runnin' gonna come.
Away from lips and the fork of my tongue.

It only gets to me in times like these.
And times like these are getting to me.

Put your hand in the oven there's a heaven inside.
It burns straight through but the devil don't mind.
Because he takes what he wants and he finds what you hide.
And it will buy you a place on the Lower East Side.

I rolled a number last night and I walked in my sleep.
I could feel all the nerves in the tips of my teeth.
As they crumbled into dust and washed into the sea.
Finally shut my mouth so I could hear myself think.

It only gets to me in times like these.
It only gets to me in times like these.
It only gets to me in times like these.
And times like these are getting to me.
Seven Mary Three

Friday, August 6, 2010

Creative Types - Brie McDonald

Next up in my look at other creative types is Brie McDonald...

Lets face it; if I didn't put her up there would be Hell to pay. Plus she's an amazing artist. And she's my girlfriend! I'm a lucky guy, and you're all just jealous!
She's been working in oils primarily for two or three years, but also does great work with pastels.

Her website is here, check it out and tell her I sent you!!!

Two of her paintings hanging in the Blue Mountain Gallery, NY
Also from Brie has two upcoming shows/events...
Juried Still Life Exhibition
Silo Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm
August 7 - September 12
Opening Reception August 7th - 3-5
http://www.hunthillfarmtrust.org/

Museum After Dark 3rd Annual Summer Art Auction
New Britain Museum of American Art
August 20, 8-11pm
$10 non members, $5 members
Fee includes admission to the museum’s current exhibition and their permanent collection. There will be music provided by a DJ, complimentary food, and beer and wine for $3.
All proceeds from the auction are given to the NBMAA.
http://www.nbmaa.org/

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday Song - She's Always In My Hair

Whenever I feel like givin' up
Whenever my sunshine turns 2 rain
Whenever my hopes and dreams are aimed in the wrong direction
She's always there tellin' me how much she cares
She's always in my hair

Whenever I feel like not 2 great at all
Whenever I'm all alone
Even if I hit the wrong notes
She's always in my boat
She's always there tellin' me how much she cares
She's always in my hair

Maybe I'll marry her, maybe I won't
Maybe I will not
Let me tell U, baby
If I was a gigolo all my life
She'd still be there tellin' me just how much she really cares
She's always in my hair

Yeah

Listen...
Whenever I feel like givin' up
Whenever my sunshine turns 2 rain
Whenever my hopes and dreams are aimed in the wrong direction
She's always there tellin' me just how much she cares
Tell me, baby
Always in my hair

She's always in my hair, my hair
Prince and the Revolution

Sunday, August 1, 2010