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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."-
Spencer and Judith's first guest will be Punk Icon Danny Fields.
Danny Fields is an American journalist and author. As a music industry executive in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, he was one of the most influential figures in the history of Punk. He managed Iggy and the Stooges, as well as the Ramones, as has worked in various roles with Jim Morrison, the MC5, and the Velvet Underground and the Modern Lovers. Fields has been described as "one of the godfathers of Punk"
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.
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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.
TBT With Host Stakks and Dj O So Phatts, Special Guest Host Phreeky-tInterview Ronnie Spencer.
People are beginning to question the validity of whether or not the American Dream or any previously held view of success is attainable. What I am discovering is that this is not a question of validity it's an understanding of being obsolete. Old dreams are dissolving to make space for new dreams that encompass more than one definition of success. On this show we are going to talk about some of those definitions.
With the first week of the season in the books, Howard Bender and Michael Stein will be looking into some of the hot and cold starts we've seen from both marquee and support players. They'll talk rookies with Fantasy Alarm's Spencer Silva and discuss some of the latest injuries affecting your fantasy baseball team.
All of us know that the weather, worldwide, is doing some really strange things - especially if you're old enough to have experienced milder weather. The current catch phrase is, "Climate Change", even though the climate is always changing. So why do we call it climate change? What's causing the strange weather patterns we're experiencing?
If you only listen to the radio for your weather, or if you view weather on television, or even on the net, most media reports are only earth-based, in other words, the results, not the causes. So ask yourself, is what we're experiencing on planet earth happening elsewhere in our solar system? If yes, how?
Join us this Wednesday for information you should know from an experienced meteorologist, Ben Davidson of Suspicious 0bservers; we also invite you to view his YouTube Channel for his daily summary of what's going on.
See you Wednesday!
REVIVALS don't work anymore!!! ---WELL...Some one should tell GOD! (Mention it to Jerry Spencer as well).............. Dr. Jerry Spencer is just finishing a revival at PINEY POINT BAPTIST CHURCH this last week! I want to speak with him about the call of an evangelist and why churches should still be using evangelist! ( Maybe we will get a couple of good stories out of him as well?) 1/2 hour is not NEAR enough time!!!
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.
This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forbearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!
1. Tarell Alvin McCraney, playwright, actor, MacArthur Genius re: Head of Passes April-May at Berkeley Rep & Choir Boy at Marin Theatre Company in June
2. Stephen Vittoria, dir., Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu Jamal rebroadcast interview with director
3. Chris Johnson, co-curator and Jose Garcia, participating artist re: New Innovative Exhibition at Oakland Museum of CA: Who Is Oakland? featuring 10 Oakland-based artists April 11-July 12
4. Safiya Fredericks (Ann) & Lauren Spencer (Rachelle) join us to talk about Idris Goodwin's play Blackademics at Crowded Fire Theatre April 9-May 2 at Thick House in SF.
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