michaelmishaw
michaelmishaw

IG:vidcamopr8r Twitter:michaelmishaw I'VE worked as a studio and touring singer, singing backup for people like Natalie Cole, Russell Watson, Barbra Streisand, Neil Young, Allee Willis, Johnny Mathis, Don Henley, France Gall and Kenny Rogers. And singing in films and TV shows such as Glee, Family Guy, Happy Feet, Salt, The Matrix Reloaded, Amistad, It's the Pied Piper Charlie Brown, and According To Jim. My album, THIS LIFE, can be found at iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-life/id280554329) and other online stores. I love taking pictures, which for me is part of the fun of putting pieces in the Museum of Kitsch (love video and shooting that too). I like the challenge of arranging the pieces and framing them in the viewer, to get the shot just right. I've been a leisurely, sometimey collector over the years thanks to eBay and my travels. A friend used to say that I collected used Hondas, because I'd gone thru a few and still had a couple at that point. But I was really working on my toy robot collection, one of which is signed by Bill Mumy and featured in the Museum of Kitsch. My modest record collection of 400 vinyl record albums includes all the Earth Wind & Fire hits, all the vinyl Joni Mitchell, and the vinyl recordings of my sister's incredible voice. Collecting is a thrill. To me the acts of seeking and finding are as exciting as owning and displaying. I'm always ready to show guests in my home the robots and various items of kitsch. I'm glad that these kitsch items are preserved here, if only in 2D, because a lot of them have left my realm and gone on to other homes. I am glad to say, however, that I still have the record collection, and the Bill Mumy B-9 Robot remains in its undisclosed location. I'm also happy to have re-entered the 3-D virtual worlds (OSGrid, Second Life, 3rd Rock Grid, etc).

Submissions


The Real Nutcracker

Crack your nuts and pick your teeth, and throw the shells and scraps inside.  I love the “log cabin” look of the wood....

Fish Mailbox

What can I say about this?  It’s along the way on one of the many walking paths I’ve taken.  And one morning I just had to sto...

Red Kool-Aid

Is Kool-Aid good kitsch?  Is Red a flavor of Kool-Aid?  This is Strawberry, also widely known as Red....

Wild Beaver

This is a Karaoke bar.   I should donate the ceramic decorative beavers to the place....

Boot Cup

A gift from my uncle from way back and still a favorite, the red cowboy boot cup.  Part of the back spur is still there.  It holds approxi...

Lost In Space Lunchbox

I couldn’t resist this. Just look at it, it’s a lunchbox! And shaped the right way like a mailbox! And I’ll never get back...