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Episode #8 - Doc Sonian's Sonic Soup- An Aviator's Dream- The Man From Painted Woods

This show is dedicated to my father, former Lt. Ernest Anders Erickson, who would
have celebrated a birthday recently. A favorite image of his was the side-ways 8, the
infinity symbol. It was a graphic used by the secret design department,“The Skunk
Works.” at Lockheed Aircraft in Southern California, where he worked as a designer.
A photograph (below) taken in England during World War II, of my dad, with Lt. General
Jimmy Doolittle below the B-17 Flying Fortress, "Lady Fortune,” later renamed “Carmen’s

Lt. General Jimmy Doolittle & Lt Ernest A. Erickson-Horham Airfield-below-Lady Fortune(Carmen’s Folly)1944-UK-150dpi-crop-float
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the branches bend
and the tree reacts,
the birds dance
while the forest acts
out its simple pleasures

I grew up on a certain blue
to me that blue means
more than the sky itself,
my mother and grandmother
were in love with a certain blue
they were painters
so I always thought
that’s why they call it the blues

As time flies along this Summer, good music can be found in so many places.
My cousin, Michael Boutrous, up in Bismarck, North Dakota, has been sending
me some gems. I include a few here. The Parquet Courts song, “North Dakota,”
I send back to the Great Plains for Mike.
Very cool Afrikan psychedelic music is widely available these days, with groups
like Tinariwen, Bombino, Tamikrest leading the way. A nice tune included here
by the Egyptian musician / guitarist Omar Khorshid.
What can I say about Led Zeppelin? I like them, always have, so adding two
songs of theirs, from Led Zeppelin I and III.
Lastly, a group of great new bands have come along, ones I include here in
Episode #8 are First Aid Kit, Strand of Oaks, The Apache Relay. Warpaint does
a pretty nice cover of Bowie’s, "Ashes To Ashes.” The rest fill in the spaces,
like grass covering the rolling hills below the tree line.

so enjoy the music,


Babe I'm Gonna Leave You 1968 / Led Zeppelin

Blue Moon 2014 / Beck

Ashes To Ashes 2014 / Warpaint

My Silver Lining 2014 / First Aid Kit

New Decline 2013 / Steve Gunn

North Dakota 2012 / Parquet Courts

Shakin' All Over 1960 / Johnny Kidd & The Pirates

Katie Queen Of Tennessee 2014 / The Apache Relay

Tell Me Anything (Turn to Gold) 2014 / Chuck Prophet

Sun Goes Out 2014 / Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes

On Some Faraway Beach 1974 / Brian Eno

West Coast (Dan Auerbach produced) 2014 / Lana Del Rey

Just Like Heaven 1987 / The Cure

Rakset el Fadaa 1972 / Omar Khorshid

Don't Look Back In Anger 1995 / Oasis

Orange County Lumber Truck 1970 / Frank Zappa & Mothers of Invention

Gallows Pole 1970 / Led Zeppelin

Everything You Need 2014 / The Lonely Wild

Aratan N Tinariwen 2011 / Tamikrest

Don't Stare At The Sun 2012 / Richard Hawley

Concierto De Aranjuez 1998 / B-Tribe

I Ran 1982 / A Flock Of Seagulls

Shut In 2014 / Strand of Oaks

The Sermon (featuring Crystal Monee Hall) 2011 / Mickey Hart Band

I Know It's Wrong (But That's Alright) 2014 / Hurray For The Riff Raff

Mission Bell 1970 / Fleetwood Mac

War 1970 / Edwin Starr

Dreamwood / Hiss Golden Messenger

From the Floorboards Up 2005 / Paul Weller

California Dreamin' 1966 / Mamas & Papas

On The Road Again / Canned Heat

The Last Of The Mohicans 1992 / Trevor Jones

Recordings from the Rings 2012 / Testimony from Saturn's Rings


Mark Erickson
United States
I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there
Charles Bukowski

Now the bricks lay on Grand Street
Where the neon madmen climb
They all fall there so perfectly
It all seems so well timed
Bob Dylan

painting is like hand stuffing a mattress
Franz Kline

Current Residence: San Francisco / Oakland, California
Favourite genre of music: think Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited and David Gilmour and then multiply
Favourite photographer: the guy who took my passport shot in 5th Grade
Favourite style of art: ein schiff wird kommen
Favourite cartoon character: The Man Who Has Seen Too Much
Personal Quote: paint till the walls fall down


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AegisAvantGarde Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional Photographer
Hey Doc!  How goes it?
JonnyPenn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
How did I not know about your art sooner? Excellent stuff.
123artpunk Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Masterful work your doing.
DocSonian Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
ivana-malec Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
be good-hearted and give points to a poor artist :…
Thank you :*
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