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DJ Brain

My buddy Craig has a really big head.

Presumably that would mean he’s got a really big brain too – wouldn’t it?  Maybe that’s why he writes so many damn blogs. His big ol’ brain just keeps churning out idea after idea… and blogging gives him a place to dump them all.

Lately he’s been siezed by a fit of Beatle-Mania which <sarcasm>surprisingly</sarcasm> has resulted in several more blogs.

His latest one is a response to some folks who questioned whether or not it’s productive for someone in his business (the DJ business) to spend time writing blogs about the Beatles.

The blog answers that question, by posing another question (a nice  Socratic approach)…

What is a DJ SUPPOSED to Know About…?

Craig goes on to argue that music is a DJ’s stock & trade… you want your DJ to be knowledgeable about music… and researching and writing about one of the greatest music groups of all time is therefore consistent with what a DJ OUGHT to be thinking about.

He sent me a draft of his blog… asked for my opinion on it… and then asked if I would be willing to provide another illustration [see Octopus]

But, he said he didn’t know what kind of picture would make sense…

So I whipped off this little doodle here…

Music for your mind

Music for your mind

The sketch above is the one I sent Craig for his blog.

I had cranked that one out real quickly right before running out the door… so I didn’t spend too much time staring at it (which I usually DO)… so when I looked at it again later that night, it was kind of “new” to me.

I really liked it… and I couldn’t stop looking at it.

Turns out… I wanted to play with it some more.

So I re-opened the file and started resizing… adding backgrounds… throwing on filters and effects…

Eventually I tuned in on this “poster” treatment… which makes me laugh… which is good.

Make sure you click it to see the full-size version (and press ‘F11’ to go to fullscreen view)

This is Your Brain on Music

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