Sunday, June 5, 2011

Four Seasons artist?


Painting by Nick Massi of the Four Seasons

Last week my husband and I went to New York and saw the Jersey Boys musical.  I adore Broadway and as you all know by now I love New York, even with its slight imperfections.  Although I liked the Four Seasons music when I was a kid, I wasn’t a super fan. Hearing this music once again put me in such a good mood.  It was so upbeat and I doubt that there is anyone of any age who wouldn’t enjoy the heck out of it.  Amazing since the songs are over 40 years old!!!

So… I changed my background music to Four Season’s songs.  I know they are not the original recordings, but I like to go instrumental so as not to be too distracting on my blog.  I hope you enjoy them.

I learned a lot about the real Four Seasons.  The songwriter was a prodigy, a creative genius.  Their sound was unique.  They were multi-talented.  And I never knew that Nick Massi, the bass player and background vocalist was an accomplished fine artist as well.  Music is an art so it makes sense that talent would transfer to other forms of creativity.

Nick’s daughter set up a website in honor of her father who passed away on Christmas Eve, 2000.  Nick’s paintings can be viewed on the following website.  Please enjoy the fine art of one of the unsung singers of the group, The Four Seasons.  As his character said in the show…

“What do you do when there are four guys and you are the Ringo?”

http://www.nickmassiart.com/art.html




21 comments:

Jan said...

Crystal, how wonderful that you enjoyed NY so much! I just love the music of the Four Seasons and your version on your blog...thank you! The painting is lovely~~~

laurie said...

such a kind and thoughtful post

Magic Love Crow said...

Great post Crystal and I love the music!! Have a wonderful day!

jyothisethu said...

Great Write up...
Informative...
This'll be loved by all those who love music...

maddyrose said...

Wonderful post and I just love the music.

Heather said...

what, you were in New York??? You have to tell me next time, would love to come meet you!!!! Hope you enjoyed it....hope you weren't here during our heat wave, though!

i like the instrumental music here...very much indeed!
xo

Wanda said...

Wonderful post today, and lovely portrait of Jesus.

I've only seen a few live musicals. One years ago with Yul Brenner, Deborah Kerr in The King and I, and Hershal Bernardi, in Fiddler on the Roof.

Yes, I plan to do a watercolor of "Blue Boy"....

Love and Hugs

craftattack said...

Great work and lovely music, I wanna go to NY again, too! Valerie

Jenny Blair said...

thus IS feel good music! :) Reminds me of an era I only ever saw in films when young and of my grandad! :) I'm rather late for PPF but love your painting of the Northern Lights, definitely a highlight if all else is dismal! :) Thank gooodness for cyber space!

Carol Blackburn said...

I guess the answer to his questions is, "you become a STAR!"
I checked out his paintings, some were quite unique. Thanks for sharing.

Lee Pierce said...

Thanks for the blast - memory blast:D
Great music! Now I must check out the art...

Leovi said...

I'm glad you've had so much fun ... that envy .... Greetings.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thanks for the interesting post! I love Broadway, too!

Janice said...

I loved Jersey Boys, too! Great show...so uplifting.

Liz Revit said...

Crystal, I'm glad you had a good time in NYC. I have yet to see Jersey Boys. Thanks for sharing Nick's artwork. I like his Vincent Price painting.

LadyCat said...

This painting is so beautiful. I love the Four seasons music...glad you put it on your blog. And thanks for the link : )

Kat W said...

Just had a look at the site. What a talented guy he was - such beautiful art. He must have created daily for sure to have created so much music and art. Lovely that his daughter set up a website to share his art with the world. And thank you for sharing the story and links with us too!

Kat :-)

jamberry_song said...

I noticed right away that the music changed. The Four Seasons are fantastic; although I'm fairly young, I grew up with that stuff. It's still great. :D I never knew Nick Massi was an artist, either. Will have to check that web site out. Glad to hear you had a fun time on Broadway!! :D This was not the trip with the infamous bus, though, was it?

Maggie said...

I always loved the Four Seasons. Those high notes from Frankie! I listened to all the songs, I had their albums, and I wish I still had them. Didn't know that Nick was an artist! Love this post.

Gerri Herbst said...

Hey crystal,
when I was a kid my mom was a waitress at a diner where the 4 seasons hung out. I met them when I was little. When I went to see Jersey boys, I turned to my daughter and husband and told them that during a part of the play where there is a waitress with dark hair at a diner, that was my mom. LOL. just to see the look on their faces was pricelss.Glad u had a good time.Happy PPF...a bit late. take care, gerri.

Gerri Herbst said...

Thanks for commenting on my little garden painting yesterday. Happy PPF. take care, gerri

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