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Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting is an inside look into the world of vinyl record collectors in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms. It all started out several years ago as nothing more than a way for photographer Eilon Paz to make use of his idle hours. Adrift in Brooklyn after emigrating from Israel, Eilon—a record collector on the side—thought it might be fun to start taking photos of people whose record collections were both larger and weirder than his own.
Adopting this as his personal project, he began traveling the world, from Australia to Cuba and Argentina to Ghana, in pursuit of intriguing and memorable subjects. Unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community, the assembly of portraits he created quickly turned into the Dust & Grooves website.
In the summer of 2012, Eilon launched a Kickstarter campaign that funded his road trip to shoot collectors throughout the American heartland, and since then, the project has been embraced by many friends and supporters who have volunteered to work with Eilon along the way. This year, Dust & Grooves expands even further, complementing the website’s cloud with a physical book that profiles over 130 vinyl collectors with photographic essays and in-depth interviews.
Dust & Grooves has engaged and connected the underground community of record collectors. As well as becoming a go-to place for vinyl lovers, it maintains the integrity and history of vinyl, as well as the musical heritage that goes along with every record in these collections. As technology moves forward and many music formats go digital, Eilon’s endeavor helps keep the rich, warm, analog life of vinyl spinning.
Join us for another Indie Cafe hosted by Spencer Drate / Judith Salvatz and Holly Stephey of Red Velvet Media . Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz are award-winning designers of album art for countless industry legends
Jesse Malin was born in Queens, New York. Jesse Malin’s passion for music began at an early age. Upon receiving his first nylon stringed acoustic guitar, Jesse taped an old 1950’s reel-to-reel recorder with a beat-up attached microphone to its body and the soon-to-be songwriter began his musical career.
Malin began playing live the age of twelve years old in the seminal hardcore band Heart Attack. After the group’s disbandment in 1984, Jesse and his childhood pals formed the rock and roll band D Generation and released three albums, touring the globe several times over before parting ways in 1999. Following several in-between bridge bands, including PCP Highway and Bellvue, Jesse Malin embarked on a solo career and has released five acclaimed records. Over the years Malin has also worked in both film and radio, currently co-hosting a monthly radio show on Sirius XM alongside John Varvatos, and is now completing production on a new album set to be released in 2015.
One very important fact about Alan Merrill: He was the lead singer and songwriter of the first and original 1975 version of "I Love Rock N Roll" with his band, The Arrows. The song has become an enduring international rock anthem, recorded by Joan Jett, Britney Spears, and many others. Joan Jett saw Merrill perform the song on a British television pop show in '76, while on tour with her band, The Runaways, and she was deeply inspired. Her 1982 version of the song was #1 for 8 weeks in the USA.After starting to play music in semi-pro bands in Greenwich Village, Alan eventually moved to Japan in his late teens. Starting his professional career in music with the RCA-Victor Tokyo-based recording group, The Lead, in 1968, Alan replaced Mark Elder as guitarist in the band. They had one hit single, titled "Blue Rose." It was also then that his management changed his professional name to Alan Merrill.Alan's composition, "When The Night Comes" (as recorded by R&B great Lou Rawls in 1983), was taken into space by the first black astronaut in history, Guion "Guy" Bluford. It was the first LP ever in outer space, and Alan Merrill wrote the title track! The album "When The Night Comes" by Rawls, also won two Beach Awards for best album, and the recording has a 5-star rating (full marks) in Rolling Stone magazine's album guide .http://www.alanmerrill.com
Join Holly Stephey As she introduces THE INDIE CAFE with Spencer Drate & Judith Salavetz.THE INDIE CAFE Hosted by Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz on the Red Velvet Media Blogtalkradio show will appear once a Month with some cool guests that will be sure to bring Pop Culture to a new level... "Spencer and Judith are award-winning creative directors/designers/authors-album and 45 sleeve designers for the famous in music including 12 inductees in The Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame and more also authors of 21 pop-culture visually driven books and their design has been displayed in major museums."
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"When he was starting 15 years ago,I was struck by the strength and visceral quality of Jo's paintings.Jo is a real unusual,interesting and talented artist in music and art." - Peter Gabriel. JOSEPH ARTHUR (Artist,Musician,Poet) was discovered by Peter Gabriel in the mid nineties. Since then,Arthur has released,10 full length studio albums and 11 LP's with music from his extensive and critically acclaimed catalog being used in such popular television series as Dawson's Creek,The OC,Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs,HBO's Hung and True Blood as well as the films Shrek 2,The Bourne Identity, Hell's kitchen and the American Pie Trilogy. Arthur sells his Art on his Virtual Gallery "MOMAR" (Museum of Modern Arthur) online. His painting and artwork has been showcased in many galleries and he has appeared numerous times on major television shows,most recently on Jay Leno and David Letterman. Joseph also recently performed at WOMAD in the UK and his latest album release is "The Ballad of Boogie Christ" available on 12" Vinyl and CD. Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz call Joseph "A Visionary Genius."
Richie Scarlet, nicknamed ”The Emperor of Rock ’n Roll”, is multi-talented musician and producer from New York. The man started his career back in the late 70’s but he’s best known from his long and successful collaboration with former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley. Scarlet has also worked with such names as Sebastian Bach, Mountain, and he’s released several solo albums, including the latest I PLEAD THE FIFTH which came out earlier this year.
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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.
Ava Leigh Stewart is a prolific artist who specializes in creative development for film, television, and web. Stewart launched her film career after earning a film degree in London, England. She garnished attention after directing, producing, and writing an award winning short film called Keepers of the Gate in 2006. In 2011, she directed her feature debut film entitled, South of Southern. She has gone on to direct seven more feature films and countless other media projects. Stewart is currently working on the feature documentary entitled, Paradise Garden. She was one of the producers of the recently released feature documentary film, State of Control, which chronicles the humanitarian crisis in Tibet. Leigh founded the Southeastern Film Festival in 2013, second year in progress, we have over 1300 submissions from 44 countries. She believes in supporting independent film, so she offered a 30 day free entry period. In that time,she received over 40 films from countries that were under sanctions, like North Korea and Iran, where filmmakers don't have credit cards and can't enter festivals to promote their work. The first event this year took place in Dahlonega, Georgia and we screened 45 films from 24 countries over a long weekend, our next event will be in Nashville in November of 2015. Stewart is also an author whose work extends from poetry, to fiction and non-fiction novels, as well as screenwriting.
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Author Jeffrey Stayton joins me this week to talk about his novel: This Side of the River
Told from multiple narrators, this gritty tale takes place in the summer of 1865 after the Confederacy has collapsed. A contingent of young Civil War widows who have survived General Sherman's March to the Sea rally around a teenage, Christ-haunted Texas Ranger named Cat Harvey to travel to Ohio to burn down Sherman's home. This compelling tale explores themes of trauma, revenge, redemption, and the disorder known then as nostalgia or soldier's heart. Author Corey Mesler proclaimd This Side of the River yarn-spinning of the highest order. Stayton's narrative, which gives Confederate soldiers body servants a voice that few Civil War stories do, will burn bright long after you ve put the book down.
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