Monday, October 25, 2010

Bloody Hammer.

The idea for this picture came from a song by Roky Erickson called 'Bloody Hammer'. The visual doesn't exactly match the lyrics of the song but it's what came to mind the first few times I heard the song. It ended up looking like a cross between a muppet and a madball. The song is actually about three fraternity pledges who were told to spend the night in a haunted house where a man had supposedly killed his wife and, as Roky tells it:

"The first person went in, he didn't come out. The second one went in and he didn't come out and the third person came in and he didn't come out. Finally the other fraternity members went in and went to look for them they couldn't find them. And they heard this tapping in the attic. When they went in the attic there was one of the pledges there and his hair had turned stark white and his eyes had rolled up in his head and he was hammering the attic floor with a bloody hammer."

Happy Halloween.