Tomodachi (2020) is the Japanese word for ‘friend.’ This tiny Pink Bulldog‘s friendly appearance is enhanced with a coat of crystals made by Swarovski, an Austrian company that produces crystal glass used in jewelry and optical instruments. Combined with artist David Flores‘ organic contours and intersecting areas of pink and red, the surface of the canine’s body resembles a form of flamboyant camouflage.
Photographed as Part of the Exhibit, Judson Studios: Stained Glass from Gothic to Street Style on View Through September 12th, 2021 at Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale, CA. Find out more about the Exhibit at This Link.
I don’t own any pets, but I sometimes look after a stout English Bull Dog named Mac, who belongs to a neighbor. Mac is an extremely loving and intelligent dog, and I am so fond of him that I miss dearly him whenever I see another Bull Dog on the Street. Of course, Mac came to mind immediately when I came upon this mural of a Blue Bull Dog lounging in the grass during a recent Graffiti Art Tour in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
For me, it’s always been about the way they sound. It never mattered that Chicago’s Enuff Z’nuff were dismissed by some as a Hair Metal band (like that’s a bad thing) when these guys make music that sounds like a sublime mash-up of The Beatles and Cheap Trick, or a hard rock version of Jellyfish. How can you ever throw shade at that? Fuck.
Gail and Chip Znuff, Summer 2001
In the halcyin days of my former career as a rock journalist, I had some very good times with the band at their shows all over New York, and my interview with bassist/songwriter Chip Z’nuff (who is now also kicking ass on vocals) is one of my favorite conversations Ive had with any musician, ever. If you’ve never heard Enuff Z’nuff before, let this clip for their new single, “Dog On A Bone,” be your introduction to their special magic.
“Dog On A Bone” can be found on the band’s upcoming new album, Clowns Lounge, available December 2nd, 2016 on Frontiers Music Srl. Clowns Lounge is a collection of rarities and early demos that have been reworked and re-recorded by the band. Chip explains, “We had unfinished, unreleased material in the vault, and I went back into the studio in Chicago and started working on all the songs. Guitars, bass, vocals, it all needed to be tweaked, and with help from Chicago Recording Company and Chris Steinmetz of Stonecutter recording studios, we were able to create another rock solid record. It is basically an archival record featuring the original band, and Enuff Z’nuff as it is today. The record showcases the best elements of Enuff Z’nuff in the early days — in-your-face glitter rock with pop overtones. This is a true must have rock record for the diehard Enuff Z’nuff fans worldwide.”
Again, all that matters to fans is how it sounds, which is to say, terrific. Enjoy!