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Ghost on the Canvas
by Glen Campbell - cover of Paul Westerberg
@JiveMonkey your jam reminded me I have this Van Gogh inspired jam mocked up and ready to go. Video designed by Kii Arlens, iconic concert poster artist. Actual portrait created in real time by Arlens depicting Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and Glen Campbell, which Westerberg hangs on a wall at the end.

Song written by, and video featuring, Paul Westerberg - you may recognize the video references his iconic “Bastards of Young” video with The Replacements in the opening scenes. The two men also seem to share a love of black “country” shirts with red roses, which you see here on Campbell and on a lot of Paul (Come Feel Me Tremble) - sweet brotherhood of the two. Although the song was previously recorded by Westerberg, it feels like it was always meant for Campbell to sing.


Song metaphor inspired by Van Gogh’s iconic painting, “Wheat Field With Crows”. Can we learn to see the soul of the thing? Spirit informs, like a muse, or a “god-instinct” in art (and life) - a creative impulse that is felt, recognized, and expressed. Not everyone sees it (or sees us). The song addresses the condition and driving hope of an artist (like Van Gogh, or Campbell or Westerberg himself) to be seen, heard, remembered and comprehended; above all, for the art, the soul, to “be seen” or recognized beneath the surface. A love song for passing things, half-remembered, half-understood. I can imagine the song’s message echoing in Van Gogh’s thoughts.
2011 - Album: Ghost on the Canvas
Posted: 27th August 2017
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