Archive for December, 2015

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Christmas Greetings to you and yours. Have a great one!

-Roz Abellera
http://www.EyeOfRoz.com

Could You Be Loved?

Could you be loved and be loved?
Could you be loved and be loved?

Don’t let them fool you
Or even try to school you
We’ve got a mind of our own,
So go to hell if what you’re thinking is not right
Love would never leave us alone,
In the darkness there must come out the light.

Could you be loved and be loved?
Could you be loved and be loved?

(The road of life is rocky and you may stumble too,
So while you point your fingers someone else is judging you)
(Could you be, could you be, could you be loved?
Could you be, could you be loved?
Could you be, could you be, could you be loved?
Could you be, could you be loved?)

Don’t let them change you
Or even rearrange you
We’ve got a life to live.
They say: only, only,
Only the fittest of the fittest shall survive,
Stay alive

Could you be loved and be loved?
Could you be loved and be loved?

(You ain’t gonna miss your water until your well runs dry;
No matter how you treat him, the man will never be satisfied.)
(Could you be, could you be, could you be loved?
Could you be, could you be loved?)
(Could you be, could you be, could you be loved?)
Could you be, could you be loved?)

Say something.

–Bob Marley

 

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Pulp Fiction is a 1990’s Gangster movie by Quentin Tarantino. It is not only my favorite movie in the Gangster genre, but one of my favorite movies of all time out of any genre.  I consider it the best movie out of Tarantino’s body of work and I’ve watched it countless times.

In the film, the hitman Jules Winnfield, played by Samuel L. Jackson, recites a passage from the Bible right before he performs a hit. The passage he recites is Ezekial 25:17. These are some of the most intense scenes in movie history and Samuel L. Jackson’s spin on it is unforgettable.

I was asked  by an acquaintance to create something because he was a fan of the verse and this is what I came up with. It is in no way affiliated with Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino or Miramax films but if you like the verse, here you go.

http://www.redbubble.com/people/rozabellera/works/11453779-ezekial-25-17?c=265238-art-with-type

–Roz Abellera

http://www.EyeOfRoz.com

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In this work, I took a 1959 Les Paul, which I believe are the Holy Grail of electric guitars, snapped an image and super imposed it onto a canvas with a digital cracked paint effect.

Let me make this perfectly clear, I suck at playing electric guitar. But I appreciate the beauty and artistry of the looks of a vintage electric guitar, especially Les Pauls.

http://www.redbubble.com/people/rozabellera/works/13485191-guitar-vibe-1-single-cut-59

-Roz Abellera

http://www.EyeOfRoz.com

 

Train In Vain

You say you stand by your man
Tell me something I don’t understand
You said you love me and that’s a fact
Then you left me, said you felt trapped

Well some things you can explain away
But my heartache’s in me till this day

Did you stand by me?
No, not at all
Did you stand by me?
No way

All the times
When we were close
I’ll remember these things the most
I see all my dreams come tumbling down
I won’t be happy without you around

So all alone I keep the wolves at bay
There is only one thing that I can say

Did you stand by me?
No, not at all
Did you stand by me?
No way

You must explain why this must be
Did you lie when you spoke to me

Did you stand by me?
No, not at all
Did you stand by me?
No way

Now I got a job
But it don’t pay
I need new clothes
I need somewhere to stay
But without all these things I can do
But without your love I won’t make it through

But you don’t understand my point of view
I suppose there’s nothing I can do

Did you stand by me?
No, not at all
Did you stand by me?
No way

You must explain why this must be
Did you lie when you spoke to me?

Did you stand by me?
No, not at all
Did you stand by me?
No way

–The Clash

 

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This abstract painting entitled Street Spirit, represents the feeling of the big city. In my lifetime I’ve lived in two big cities: Seattle and Las Vegas. There is a certain freedom and spontaneity that you feel when you’re in a big city and this painting captures that feeling for me.

http://www.redbubble.com/people/rozabellera/works/11168191-street-spirit?c=265232-abstract-and-experimental

–Roz Abellera

http://www.EyeOfRoz.com

 

It’s with great sadness that I’m writing this tribute to Scott Weiland. The former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver was found dead in his sleep on December 3 by cardiac arrest. In my opinion, he was not only one of the greatest Rock singers of my ’90s generation but of all time. Like Layne Staley, Kurt Cobain, Shannon Hoon, Jeff Buckley, he is another Rock hero of my 90’s generation that’s gone too soon.

To my ’90s generation, these guys weren’t just “singers.” No, they meant a lot more to us than just that-music meant more to people back then. They were like the leaders of our “Generation X,” and we were going to change the world with our new Alternative Rock music and subculture…and so we thought. I have fond memories of that era when Alternative/Grunge took the world by storm and changed Rock music forever. Scott Weiland was like one of my era’s ambassadors. And I can’t help but feel with his passing,  the 90’s generation part of me is dead.

I was fortunate enough to have seen the Stone Temple Pilots Tiny Music tour years ago. Scott Weiland blew me away with his amazing performance. He was a one-of-a kind front man, but in him I saw shades of his influences: Jim Morrison and David Bowie, which he proudly wore on his sleeve.

A few years after that tour, Scott Weiland was admitted to the rehab which my brother was managing at the time. It was no secret to the world that he had substance abuse problems. As of this writing, the official cause of death is unknown but I’m sad to say that there are reports that drugs were found at the scene.

He was an enormously gifted man but like most artists, he was a tortured soul. I find it very sad that he couldn’t overcome his demons and find the help that he needed. He leaves behind a wife and children. I will forever remember him through his music.

–Roz Abellera

‘Plush’

 

‘Big Empty’

 

‘Interstate Love Song’

 

‘Sour Girl’

 

‘Atlanta’

 

 

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This abstract painting is called The Dance. With this painting, I tried to capture the movement and spontaneous feeling of dancing.

A friend of mine said that he can see the bodies dancing in the painting. But this wasn’t intentional on my part at all. It wasn’t my aim to represent figures. I was aiming for non representational art- art with no meaning;  just a feeling. I was having a Jackson Pollock moment.

The colors were splashed on wildly and spontaneously. I was feeling it- that same feeling you get of “letting go,” when you dance. The feeling of total freedom, of not having a care in the world. That energy. This was my intention: to capture that spirit on canvas.

I stuck to the colors of red, blue and yellow because they are known as the primary colors in art theory. I used them to represent that primal, almost sexual urge to want to move your body to music.

http://www.redbubble.com/people/rozabellera/works/11168310-the-dance?c=265232-abstract-and-experimental

–Roz Abellera

http://www.EyeOfRoz.com

A beautiful life

Posted: December 1, 2015 in Uncategorized

Great article. Everyone has their own personal struggle. I believe the key to true happiness is to conquer your demons-whatever that may be. Some people search for happiness through external things (money, sex, drugs, etc.) but none of it can bring you TRUE happiness if you’re not first happy with yourself. You have to find it from within.