24" x 18", oil on canvas, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Blogs I follow include toys and techniques and सølγ שаябlɛş. These two sites account for a lot of the music I find during the year, and therefore have a big impact on my Top 100 list. The Toys and Techniques site I stumbled upon when Holy Warbles posted music from Reet Hendrikson's LP Reet on their site linking it to the Toy's page. Toys and Techniques was who posted on Reet Hendrikson first. Reet Hendrikson's presence on the web is pretty much limited to these two sites and I'm happy that ,with the posting of the first Reet Hendrikson painting that can be found on line, I can add to that presence. The painting is based on the photo used for the album cover for Reet, it may well be the only photo of hers that can be found on line (other images come up when typing her name into Google Image but I'm not sure if these are of the same Reet Hendrikson). Reet is an Estonian record from 1969 issued on a label called Reindeer, and Reet Hendrikson then was an Estonian teenager who played guitar, sang, and wrote all those lullabies, folk songs, and work songs that can be heard on that album.
I'm intersted to learn about that record label Reindeer as Estonia obviously was part of the Soviet Union in 1969. I wonder if Reindeer operated from the former Soviet Union or if it's a Western label. I even wonder if Reet Hendrikson lived in Soviet Estonia.
Another Reindeer label exists, established in Maine in 1987 as Reindeer Records Inc. It is not at all related to the label Reet appeared on.