Pablo’s trailer (a.k.a. Timeship Medusa)

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Formerly parked in Lower Topanga, this trailer was immortalized in the comic Voyage of the Timeship Medusa by Toylit…

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The New White Trash

New music from the NWT coming soon…

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Big Fish Blue Water

These incredible images are from my pal John Harding and were taken off the Great Barrie Reef, Australia in 1975 aboard The Avalon with Captain Peter Bristow.  The footage of the Black Marlin was shot on 16mm film for use in the film Islands In The Stream, based on a Hemmingway novel.  Check it out:

 

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Cause for Concern

While the fashion in rock for most of the 1990s was hard-edged and macho, Cause for Concern, a band that “just happens” to be all-female, produced music that is melodic, poignant, sweet, and at the same time, high-energy. Their music is a direct result of admiring female artists such as Joan Jett, Chrissy Hynde and Heart. CFC’s style is described as a combination of modern pop with a lot of rock-n-roll energy.

In this album, ALL I WANT, their songs range from introspective ballads to let-loose rock. Singer Suzanne Graham (who lives at the VAC compound) has been compared to Melissa Etheridge. With songs evoking loneliness, failed relationships, and hopes of finding love, her vocals radiate an undeniable rawness.


CHARLES BLASS AND NYC RADIO

Charles Blass is Executive Director of  Lovevolv, dedicated to healing through arts and education.  Lovevolv services artists and educators with production and programming; research, restoration, archiving, marketing and consulting. For 25 years Charles has programmed Jazz, World and Experimental music at WKCR in New York at Columbia University, inviting artists to perform live on-air.  Charles serves as host and producer as well as mix and recording engineer.  He has produced and programmed dozens of marathon radio festivals in tribute to Jazz artists, including among others Sun Ra, Marshall Allen, Sonny Sharrock, Pharoah Sanders, Ronald Shannon Jackson, David Amram, Frank Zappa, Gunter Hampel, Thomas Chapin, Gene Perla, and Jimi Hendrix.  Charles has interviewed hundreds of musicians and maintains a huge recorded archives of interviews and performances.

Some of his live radio concerts include:  regular Sunday evening “Live Constructions” programs; Alice Coltrane Tribute; James Brown Tribute; multiple Jimi Hendrix birthday tributes; Vernon Reid; Debashish Bhattacharya; Samir Chatterjee; Ramesh Misra; Snehasish Mozumder; Gunter Hampel; Kali Z. Fasteau; Jef Lee Johnson; Brisa Roche; Forro in the Dark; Howling Makams; Robert Dick; Tom Chess; On Ka’a Davis; Nick Gianni; Sean Noonan’s Brewed By Noon; Haale; Morley; Monika H Band; M. Nahadr; Kenny Wolleson’s Himalayas; Tribo; Harriet Tubman; numerous Sun Ra ‘SunRadio’ Marathons; Live Remote from Sun Ra House, Philadelphia; Sun Ra Arkestra Live Remote from Brooklyn Sugar, Brooklyn, NY; Live Remote from Drom, NYC featuring Burnt Sugar, Pheeroan akLaff and Warren Smith.  In 2006, Charles collaborated with Colin Faber to form LiveWired Music, a music production network.  See http://LiveWiredMusic.org.

Some pics from Charle’s world…

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Phil De Void, aka Andy Kravitz, of The New White Trash with Robby Krieger, Arthur Barrow and others

Phil De Void with Robby Krieger of The Doors at Arthur Barrow’s Lotek Studio:

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With Norwood Fisher of Fishbone and Kristen Vigard:

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With the amazing and masterful Arthur Barrow at Lotek studios:

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Phil De Void with Norwood Fisher and camera crew

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Norton Wisdom and Jean Batiste @ The Muriel Kretchner Gallery (7-11-09)

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After-party performance by Lynskey-Wisdom @ The Little Door