Friday, February 19, 2016

Jerkatorium's "Seems Like A Little Too Much" posted at, & "Suffragette City" cover

Jerkatorium has submitted a song for the "Seems Like A Little Too Much" Song Fight, please check it out and vote at (  My cover art was also chosen:

It's an original drawing.  I don't have any good graphic design software (just MS Photo and MS Paint), so coloring is a pretty clunky process for me - I draw it on paper, then scan the black and white image into the computer.  Coloring in the empty spaces with the 'paint can' doesn't work because that only fills in the whitest sections, and much of what looks white actually scans as off-white (especially the pixels that are adjacent to the black lines), so I usually end up doing it manually.  This time I took a different approach and adjusted the tint of the scan for each individual color and then superimposed each section back over the original image.  I'm sure the illustrators out there who know what they're doing are cringing (or laughing) at the thought of it.

We also did a cover of David Bowie's "Suffragette City" for the 'Turn And Face The Strange' Song Fight Bowie tribute.  You can hear that at the following link:

It's a pretty faithful cover.  I'd wanted to 'Jerkatoriumize' it more, but it's hard to implement changes on any song that is so iconic.  When you grow up with a song like that, every little deviation seems like a mistake.  So it ended up closer to the original than we'd hoped.  It was fun though.