i went through this whole period where i printed on anything i could find that wasn't your typical paper. i printed on plastic, metal, vinyl records, vintage wallpaper, garbage, anything stupid i could think of. that doesn't mean i invented the idea. there's lots of precendents for anything i could think of.
nowadays, it would suck trying to do anything on a record like this now after all of these other great versions of the "on the record" idea. everybody yells "rip off". but that ain't the issue. a good job is a good job.
my point is, that i may have done this "first" (whatever that may mean), but that doesn't make it mine alone any more than me copying your "printing on paper". it's the idea and then pulling it off that counts.
i was watching a collection of old psych videos from the 60's and there was a clip of the old amboy dukes playing "journey to the center of your moind". the lead singer on that was actually a guy who just happened to be visiting the studio, i guess (thus the hit).
the nuge was standing off to the side and the camera payed no attention to him until his long solo. he played his guitar up high to his chest (think: gerry & the pacemakers) and he wore a SUIT! imagine a psych band with the singer in a long flowing frock and beatle hair and funny shaped glasses and a light show and craziness all around and the lead guitar is wearing a suit. thud.
the long road down: the nuge is playing the indian casino down there in fife (near tacoma) in the next week or so. he's up after paul anka and the before the ohio players. wonder if i'll have to stand in line for tix?