nadnak- you know i love this! The type, colors, layering, line quality are all sweet. The image is a bit more edgy than your other posters; i likes dat. i got to see people drool over it at beans and bagels every morning.
What an awesome show. we missed solow..but walked in right in time for orso.....been listening to them a lot lately.........nice warm sounds for winter.
and what about the poster! a true beaut! I love the type on this one.
One possibility is that the old simile describes the whistling sound of a sword as it swishes through the air to decapitate someone, and an early 19th century quotation does suggest this connection: 'A first rate shot.(his) head taken off as clean as a whistle.' The expression is proverbial, at least since the 18th century, when Robert Burns used a variation on it. More likely the basic idea suggests the clear, pure sound a whistle makes, or the slippery smooth surface of a willow stick debarked to make a whistle. But there is also a chance that the phrase may have originally been 'as clean as a whittle,' referring to a piece of smooth wood after it is whittled.