Why Do We Send Christmas Cards?

Obviously to keep the Post office in business!

The tradition had its beginning in early 19th-century England. British students would write home [hopefully] boasting good grades and showing off their penmanship, composition, and artwork. They hoped that these joyful letters would produce good presents and/or money for Christmas.

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Album Art – Joe Petagno

When you think of Led Zeppelin you get the image of the iconic Icarus Swan Song logo that is so closely associated with Jimmy Page and company. It’s the perfect image for a band like Led Zeppelin, a timeless piece of art that just feels right in the lore of classic rock.

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Richard Bishop

Richard Bishop is known for Etchings, bird paintings, writing.

Although Richard E. Bishop was best known as an artist, author, photographer, and sportsman, his formal training and first career was engineering. He was born in Syracuse, New York on May 30, 1887, the son of a railroad man.

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Album Art – Andy Warhol Covers

A leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.

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Crop Circles History

Large geometric patterns of flattened crops

Britannica defines crop circles as “large geometric patterns of flattened crops, most often found in fields in southern England. Crop circles are said by some who have studied them to be messages from intelligent extraterrestrial life, but many have been proved to be the work of humans”.

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Album Art – George Osaki

On October 20, 1977, only three days after the release of the Street Survivors album, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s chartered Convair CV-300 ran out of fuel near the end of their flight.

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Album Art – Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin III

Hear the wind within the trees. Telling Mother Nature ’bout you and me

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Album Art – Mati Klarwein Album Covers

Some visual artworks are made to be talked about more than to be seen, others are made to be seen more than to be talked about. I think I belong in the latter category.

Mati Klarwein

This is where I’ll be talking about the Album Art that I like. That is one of the benefits of 12″ vinyl albums, the cool packaging that surrounded the record. Here I’ll research the creations that we all loved as children, teenagers, and adults. I’ll try to find as much information on the artists as I can.

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Album Art – The Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request

Freezing red deserts turn to dark. Energy here in every part. It’s so very lonely

This is where I’ll be talking about the Album Art that I like. That is one of the benefits of 12″ vinyl albums, the cool packaging that surrounded the record. Here I’ll research the creations that we all loved as children, teenagers, and adults. I’ll try to find as much information on the artists as I can.

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The Children Of “Houses Of The Holy”

By Doyle Tatum

Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010.

Melody Hill #14 was our next to the last regular issue of the Melody Hill fanzine.

The cover for this issue was drawn by the Circle Sky store manager, and my good friend, Donnie Thompson.

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