Day 9: Swing.
Fictional outtake from the documentary Beware of Mr. Baker in which Ginger Baker discusses playing on the first Cult of XünÿX album. When original Cult of XünÿX drummer Jan Teunissen read the quote, he replied “But I am hung”, and left it at that.
I’ve been immersing myself in the records of Ginger Baker, who passed away last weekend, over the past few days, and I’ve enjoyed nearly all of them a lot, over the full range of his work from blues and jazz to hard rock, space rock, acrobat and unclassifiable stuff. His drumming is often the best thing on those records and even records that I might otherwise not have liked are lifted up by it. He also had an interesting face and did interesting, often quotably cantankerous interviews. It was only a matter of time before he’d turn up in a drawing by me. Because I had a full schedule today, I decided to stay in my comfort zone and do a simple thing that I could mostly finish in the morning before work. I went a little too far with that: I had time left to overdo the drawing, which I promptly did. It would have been better if I had quit drawing ten minutes earlier. I used Autodesk Sketchbook to undo some of that and I’m actually OK with how this one turned out.
I made the final image smaller, because the lettering in it is so huge.