Monday, April 20, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Proceeds go to benefit Feet First; a charity that buys shoes for the needy.
I was originally going to play with my brother but he can't make it, 'so the powers that be left me here to do the thinkin.' I recruited a drummer, Jamie Harr, who will keep the beat for me. I plan on doing three songs, one will definately be the inspirational Soulshine, with a possible Big River (Johnny Cash) encore, as Jamie used to be a river guide in the ADKs and I am a big fisherman.
Trampoline Design whipped up a nice poster for the event:
poster style, nice work as always.
Once again, event begins at 6 p.m. Saturday April 18. If you're in the area, stop in and toss some money to a good cause.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Manel's illustration for French artist Sebastien Tellier's album cover.
Tellier seems like quite the, how you say ...
"hommes de dames" (ladies man).
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Wow, pretty incredible!
I was watching a music video for Chromeo's "Momma's Boy;" a sick song from the great new "digital" duo (check it out on their MySpace page - the first video on the left side of the page). It was an illustrated video directed and illustrated by the aforementioned Manel. Well, I was so impressed by the video that I Googled him, went to his site and was blooown awaaay.
He is the future of pop art without a doubt. Thanks Stephane for expanding my brain today. Oh, and Chromeo is amaaazing as well. Buying their double disc today.
I will be emulating his style in some artwork soon and will post one illustration that I did months ago that is similar to his style. Still working on the Claypool and eco stuff as well.
Being the show that I reviewed was April 8, it was a little stale when it hit the site but the editor was in China for the week and couldn't post it any sooner.
Hidden Track (a subsidary of Glide music magazine) won the Weblog award for "Best Music Blog" in 2008. I got hooked to it months ago because of it's fresh look at the music scene. It is awesome for anyone who is more than just a casual fan of jam and rock music. Each day of the week has featured departments: like Stormy Monday's and Friday Mix Tape. They also have a guy that does movie reviews, one that does book reviews and everything else that keeps you caught up with music and beyond - I definately recommend.
I am very happy to be associated with HT and will surely be offering my time for another review soon (hopefully as correspondent at Mountain Jam in Hunter, N.Y. on May 31-June 2).
Not to get greedy, but my hope is that the Umphrey's family catches wind of my review and throws it on its Web site.
It would be like a big hug that a writer so desperatley needs every now and again.
Friday, April 10, 2009
ward off the Umphreaks to get this one.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
instrumental "Triple Wide" with Umprhey's McGee April 8
at The Calvin Theatre in Northampton, Mass.
In The Kitchen > Cemetery Walk > #5 > The Haunt > Another Brick In The Wall jam > In The Kitchen, The Triple Wide^, 40's Theme
Blue Echo^ > Robot World, Plunger > "Jimmy Stewart"* > Plunger, The Bottom Half > Spires > The Bottom Half, Equal Rights, Kimble > The Floor
The Fuzz > Glory
^ with Scott Hannay on keys with Joel
* with lyrics
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Wordsmiths and video masterminds who devote their leisure time to music, poetry or other pursuits will gather to raise money for Feet First, a local charity that provides shoes for needy children in the greater Glens Falls area.
A tentative list of participants includes Maury Thompson, staff writer for The Post-Star; Ray Agnew, vice president Glens Falls Hospital; Trampoline Design house band; Glen Carlsen and Frieda Toth, freelance writers; Mik Bondy and friends from Behan Communications; Jessie Jackson, co-owner of WNCE TV8; and The Barrelhouse Brothers, featuring John Coleman, writer for Post-Star niche publications.
Admission is free. Donations will benefit Feet First.
Free trade coffee, tea and baked goods will be on sale to benefit Feet First.