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See Hear Yoko captures the rich complexity of Yoko Ono—woman, artist, activist, wife and mother—from her days with John Lennon through the present, with intimate portraits by the legendary rock-and-roll photographer Bob Gruen, and words by Ono herself, edited from conversations with Jody Denberg, rock radio’s “Voice of Austin, Texas.”
Conceived expressly for Yoko Ono as a gift between friends on the occasion of her eightieth birthday, and published at her personal request, See Hear Yoko is legendary rock-and-roll photographer Bob Gruen’s tribute to an icon of contemporary American cultural history, from her days with John Lennon up through the present. Gruen, who served as personal photographer to Lennon and Ono during their years in New York City, has collaborated with his friend, Austin rock radio mainstay Jody Denberg, who edited twenty-five years of interviews with Yoko for the book’s text.
In this breathtaking volume, Gruen has selected more than two-hundred classic color and black-and-white photographs that intimately illuminate the life of Yoko Ono at the height of her fame as a woman, wife, mother and avant-garde artist (who keeps creating, she says, because “That’s who I am.”) Yoko’s role as peace activist and artist underscores the enduring legacy of the era of rock-and-roll. See Hear Yoko reveals a modern woman in love, in ascension, in grief, in joy and in peace.
Lavish and beautiful, mirroring the deeply personal design of the original volume given to Yoko herself, See Hear Yoko brings into focus an extraordinary woman and one of the most memorable periods in modern history.
Welcome to this very special show where we talk about different people and their different belief systems about this life, the next life, above/beyond and what to do when we are absolutely bored.
We go into what some people like to do daily, what some people like to do monthly, and how the 'other side' lives. A very thorough & informative show if I do say so myself, and brought to you as we finally count down to the FINAL 10. COMING UP.
Also my own plans will be discussed as well.
"FEMME; Women Healing the World" Movie with Actress Sharon Stone & Rickie Lee Jones. Music by Yoko Ono. Director Emmanuel Itier is our VIP Guest!
Emmanuel Itier directed the thriller Tell Me No Lies, horror film Scarecrow, & The Invocation, which Sharon Stone narrated. He produced films like Wildflower, Johnny Mnemonic, Another 9 ½ Weeks, and Shattered Image.
Painting of Rickie Lee Jones by Judy Joy Jones.
Flying Thru Galaxies with Joy! with Director Emmanuel Itier:
Opening Music by Belgium Classical Composer; Stefan Meylaers with 'The Grand Opening'.
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Meet the one and only Dennis Ferrante who served as John's Sound Engineer at the Record Plant in New York City. This incredibly talented and witty musician has also worked with Alice Cooper, Hall and Oates, Cher, and many others...and even won a Grammy for his restoration of the complete collection of Duke Ellington's works. Funny, sweet, and full of energy join Dennis and his host, Jude Southerland Kessler, as they talk about John's days in New York City, about Yoko's encounter with Dennis, and about John's invitation to Dennis on 8 December 1980. At the beginning of this show, Jude (author of The John Lennon Series, http://www.johnlennonseries.com) will offer her tribute to the lovely Cynthia Lennon.
TONIGHT- Medium & Channeler SOLANA channels John Lennon in the afterlife. Join us for this celebration and Q&A of one of the most beloved men in our history, Mr. John Lennon.
The killing, on Dec. 8, 1980, marked a major social shift
John Lennon’s death 34 years ago today triggered the same shock and outpouring of grief as the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy. So wrote critic Jay Cocks for his 1980 TIME cover story about the legacy of the late Beatle and his death by the hands of Mark David Chapman. The touching tribute — comments from Bruce Springsteen that are included in the piece may bring tears to your eyes — featured one memorable quote from Lennon’s wife, Yoko Ono: “This is not the end of an era,” she said in the days after he was killed. “The ’80s are still going to be a beautiful time, and John believed it.”
But in his piece, Cocks makes the case for why Ono’s words were more wishful thinking than a truthful declaration.
The band had broken up a decade before, but Lennon’s death signaled a shift more serious than the Beatles’ dissolution ever did. After all, the music of the Beatles would be around indefinitely, whether or not the band continued to record together.
When Lennon died at age 40, however, everyone who had grown up with the Beatles was approaching middle age too. In addition to their sadness about Lennon’s death, they could not ignore their own mortality. “For everyone who cherished the sustaining myth of the Beatles,” Cocks wrote, “the murder was something else. It was an assassination, a ritual slaying of something that could hardly be named. Hope, perhaps; or idealism. Or time. Not only lost, but suddenly dislocated, fractured.”
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Tim Pylypiuk and Bob Delaney talk about fictional languages and the authors that go above and beyond basic storytelling to fashion a world with its own rules, logic, make-up, and inhabitants. Featured today is Gene Roddenberry, J.R.R Tolkien and William Shakespeare with stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan as a thrown in bonus during the break.
11am to 12pm PST - Radio Drama "The Grooming Hour: Faherenheit 451 Act One Finale Preview"
Act One Finale Preview
Synopsis: A workprint, non-soundtracked version of the upcoming Act One Finale performed by Tim Pylypiuk and featuring a complete runthrough of the soundtrack listing that will make up the majority of the episode.
Original Novel By: Ray Bradbury
Adapted and Performed By: Tim Pylypiuk
Soundtrack By: Pink Floyd, The Gorillaz, Yoko Shimomura, The Gentleman Losers and Julee Cruise
Fahrenheit 451 available where books are sold
Marla Mase is a writer/performer/producer/singer/songwriter from New York City. She writes songs, plays, monologues, short stories, erotica, blogs, and poems. She is known for her gutsy, sexy, raw performance style and her intelligent lyrics and is regarded by her peers as a true musical pioneer. Her songs, a mix of world beat, spoken word, funk, r&b, punk, soul, and classic rock-n-roll are infused with GLOBAL SOUL, the signature sound of Tomás Doncker, her guitarist, co-writer and producer . She is backed by his band, the Tomás Doncker Band. Marla is also SVP of Marketing/A&R with True Groove Records, a label she runs with Tomás Doncker.
Tomás Doncker As a prime mover on New York’s downtown “No Wave” scene in the early 1980s, Tomás Doncker cut his teeth as a guitarist with such genre-busting groups as James Chance & The Contortions, Defunkt, J. Walter Negro & The Loose Jointz and many more. Eventually he went international, touring and recording in Japan with jazz pianist Masabumi Kikuchi, and producing studio and songwriting sessions with Boosty Collins, Yoko Ono, Reggae vocal group The Itals, and producer Prince Charles Alexander, to name just a few. Since then, Doncker has continued to work with an A-list of iconic artists including Ivan Neville, Bonnie Raitt, Meshell Ndegeocello, Living Colour lead singer Corey Glover, former P-Funk keyboardist Amp Fiddler,Shamekia Copeland,and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa. He also frequently collaborates with legendary Producer/Bassist Bill Laswell, and his ongoing "Power Of The Trinity" project was featured on CNN on November 27,2012 (Jimi Hendrix' birthday).His most recent project is "Big Apple Blues",his 2nd collaboration with Pulitzer Prize winning Poet Yusef Komunyakaa.
On Today's Show I am sharing a sermon I did called "I Cannot Come Down." The title comes from the words of the Old Testament Leader named Nehemiah.
A former police officer tells of the tactics of roving bands of thieves: “They enter the store as a group. One or two separate themselves from the group, and the others start a loud commotion in another section of the store. This grabs the attention of the clerks and customers. As all eyes are turned to the disturbance, the accomplices fill their pockets with merchandise and cash, leaving before anyone suspects. Hours—sometimes even days—later, the victimized merchant realizes things are missing and calls the police. Too late.
There are times when the temptation to STOP doing a great work is GREAT!
Nehemiah, in the Old Testament, saw that Jerusalem was in ruins. His heart ached. He found a way to recruit a team to rebuild what was torn down and ruined for so many years.
Nehemiah 6 (NASB)
2 then Sanballat and Geshem sent a message to me, saying, “Come, let us meet together at [a]Chephirim in the plain of Ono.” But they were planning to[b]harm me. 3 So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?”
I’ve been involved with music and entertainment on a professional level since 1969 when I made my first Single in Paris at Pathé Marconi. I stayed in France for about two years after the recording where I worked writing what they called Ghost Songs. During this time I worked with several record companies and various writers. The early 70’s I returned to the UK and started to get into Bands and also played in a duo doing the Folk circuit. During this time I met a lot of musicians that would later go on to do great things, for example Al Stewart, John Martyn, Jasper Carrot and many more. I studied music in London and was lucky to get into a place where they did composition for a course. It was four years well spent and was a very valuable formation. It showed me how to arrange and also taught me the limitations and problems all musicians have. Around 75 I joined my first Pro Band when I was invited to join a hippy group called Starry Eyed and Laughing. Although I wasn’t very happy in this outfit I did my first real touring and very first BBC radio sessions and got into the studio more than ever. After a couple of years the group broke up and frustrated I went to Canada. This was 77 and I went to Canada because they wouldn’t let me into the USA. I formed a punk Band called Arthurs Dilemma and over the next 7 months we totally ruled Montreal. During this time I met a sponsor who took me to New York where I did the same thing but with fresh musicians. We had a lot of success. My premier was packed full of beautiful people. For example John and Yoko were there along with Andy Warhol and we are going to hear the rest of the story LIVE from ARTHUR today and hear some of hgis wonderful music. Do join us!
The15thAngieBowieBarnettTalkRadioShowwithCo-HostRICKHUNT&GuestCHRISROBISON-episode15. CHRIS ROBISON is a mighty keyboard player and songwriter from the North-East USA - CHRIS ROBISON has played with Elephant's Memory, The New York Dolls, Stumble Bunny and has contributed songs and touring performance to so many other musical talents. Chris is a dear friend since the 1970s where his open sexuality meshed strongly with our own beliefs about non discrimination towards all sexual preferences was our goal....He is another Musician/teacher and a great performer!
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Having penned a GREAT new book called Joint Venture, Elephant's Memory Band Tour Manager, Ed Kleinman, gives John Lennon fans an exciting glimpse at John's solo career during the New York City years...a time about which we've heard so little. This week Ed Kleinman will be in the studio to talk with Jude about his first meeting with John, Yoko, and May Pang...and about their happy days at the Record Factory! Ed will be joined at 9:30 by Elephants Memory Band bass player, Gary Van Scyoc, and we'll rock'n'roll!!!! You can call in and chat with these two true rockers on Thursday night at 9pmET.
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