Here is a lovely piece of fanart (is that one word these days?) by Stevie Lewis, a visual development (“vis dev” to the cool kids) artist over at Dreamworks. Check out more of her great, charming work on her blog:

Click on the image above if you want to leave her a nice comment (because Fred and I couldn’t figure out how to link directly to the original post of hers on Blogspot, even though Fred is 8 years younger than me)!



There’s entertainers that come and go, and there’s people good at this or good at that. But a guy like Dean Martin, there’s nobody cooler. — Kevin Spacey

He’s got one of the greatest, most recognizable and smooth voices of all time. I’m not gonna lie. I’d love to be Dean Martin. When you hear Dean Martin, he gives you a feeling. It’s a special gift. — Scotty Morris 

There is that undeniable force that you can’t put a name on— Robbie Williams 

When he sings, you believe it. He had a great personality that just came across and made you feel like you knew him. — Martina McBride 

He was the most underrated, brilliant performer in 100 years of our business. And it just gave me the greatest joy in my heart to see that he showed them all. — Jerry Lewis

He was the coolest dude I’d ever seen, period… He wasn’t just great at everything he did. To me, he was perfect. — Stevie Van Zandt

Question: What do you think about the comparisons between you and Jimi Hendrix?

Prince: It’s only because he’s black. That’s really the only thing we have in common. He plays different guitar than I do. If they really listened to my stuff, they’d hear more of a Santana influence than Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix played more blues; Santana played prettier. You can’t compare people, you really can’t, unless someone is blatantly trying to rip somebody off. And you can’t really tell that unless you play the songs.

You’ve got to understand that there’s only so much you can do on an electric guitar. I don’t know what these people are thinking – they’re usually non-guitar-playing mamma-jammas saying this kind of stuff. There are only so many sounds a guitar can make. Lord knows I’ve tried to make a guitar sound like something new to myself. [Read More]