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Cool cover--does anybody else's mind seems to want to drop/rearrange words in the title to come up with other titles/catch-phrases?

I'd buy it--as long it's a cross-label effort to put forth the best of the genre (instead of one of those single-label ripoff compilations that digs WAY back into the catalog to include at least half an album's-worth of "forgotten music nobody wants to remember" like MCA used to churn out).


Yeah, T, me too, in a way. Good observation!

I think the grid format of letters that John uses for "down soul beat down" evokes in me a sense of word search games which leads me to think about rearranging and reconnecting the letters and words.

And because of that, there's also a bit of confusion I feel over whether I should read the words horizontally or vertically or diagonally, etc. While the confusion isn't fun, it also hints at a mystery. And with the clear words in front, perhaps this DVD clarifies the mystery of R&B.

The technique is practically a theme of John's, as we've seen.

For those who care to look, you always have interesting symbolism and emotional effects in your work, John!

John Cox:


Thanks for the kind word.

There's a certain musicality in this one; the overlay of tones and interplay of letter shapes seems to mimic soulful notes and phrases that bounce along in a well-crafted tune.


John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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