These files are here for your listening enjoyment all are from out of print non-reissued spoken word and audio gems from my own vinyl collection. If for any reason any of the files posted are infringing or creating a problem please let me know and i will remove them forth with or somethin' like that most importantly this site is about enjoying music and all are encouraged to LISTEN TO & BUY MUSIC SUPPORT ARTISTS AND DO NOT HOT LINK TO MY FILES IT IS NOT COOL. Thanks and have FUN
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I'm a total urbanite, yet Surf Culture has always fascinated me, I saw this film at a all night movie marathon back in the early 80's and was hooked. [I've never surfed and in fact don't care for the beach much though like most of us in NYC I wouldn't say no to a week or 3 in Hawaii right now.] Surfing has a long history going back hundreds of years and all of it looks good but the Surfing Culture of the late 50's and 60's is my favorite era, it had a great Art Department so many amazing artist like Ed "Big Daddy" RothRickGriffin and the Surf & Hot Rod Comics brought a Bevvy more. The Soundtrack was swinging and largely instrumental though The Beach Boys and Jan & Dean sing about surfing, girls, and cars most of the bands were garage style saxophone or guitar driven there still isn't any shortage of great SurfBands who kick ass. Well about a month or so ago I saw this film and this one in the same week which reignited the flame and i started to pull out all my surf Lp's, sorting and listening to them for the first time in a long while and then last week I walked into my bubie Roberts record shop ( he still dosen't have a url) and up on the wall he had a surf novelty record that I've desired for ages and only once over a decade ago had the opportunity to buy it, but it and several other super surf & hot rod gems was snatched outta my hand by this guy as i was paying him for a stack of LP's he proclaimed " I can't sell you these they're for my kid, sorry" setting me back 14 years in my quest to have it in my collection he was a grumpy geezer but damn if he didn't have the juiciest warehouse of vinyl.If you find yourself out in the City of Angles check him out it's worth the time. Well now I've got the LP (and at a cheaper price than in 1990 at that!)and low and behold a few days later a friend of mine was cleaning his studio and found a Model Kit which had an instruction sheet that looks to be illustrated by the same artist a nice coincidence to be sure but neither piece is signed or credited so I can't go and look for more of his work, anyone know who it is? Either way I hope you dig em'. they're one post down and to the left
While digging through one of my Favortie Places on the web i found THIS amazing link for a Visual Yellow Pages. Sort of a google image search phone book I have not had a lot of time to really dig deep but check it out. Hours of amusment and lots of Info
My mind has been opened by short films almost more than by the 2 or 4 hour epics [which i also dig] this one is or should be on everyones seen it once list, and the above mentioned Tanka is another but this womans work forever changed the way i viewed film check it out for yourself (quicktime req.)
Well as theses guys used to sing "What a Long Strange Trip It's Been" and for me one of those long journeys took the turn from casual tourist to somewhat serious student after viewing this beautiful, amazing, video. If you connect with it and if it inspires check here , here or here for a look see at how Thangkas are painted and a bit more facts & history than i'm qualified to discourse on. Thangkas are embrodered as well some are made right here in river city by hand by a skilled and kind monk who oddly enough admits he knows me.
Well here goes nuttin'.I've only been seriously checking the web out for the past two years or so, for like 15 years before that (from the Amiga 1000 to Mac OSx). I'd used it or it's predecessors pretty much as a tool for e-mail, software downloads and such, but in the winter of 02 we finally got broadband and i found myself going on line instead of sitting in front of the tube, developing favorite sites that had to be checked out daily, weekly, even hourly and then it happened much to my horror......that's right i ordered a book from Amazon, something I swore I'd never do as I'm one of those old fogies who still dig the terrestrial shopping experience, but they had a book I couldn't find anywhere even the STRAND didn't have it. Plus the fact that over these last couple of years I've been able to check out great Design, Art, Music, Cool Widgets, and just good old fashion information from websites and blogs, that have expanded my knowledge and hard drive storage needs. This is me trying to give back and share, hope if you found this on the Internets there is something that you find useful, interesting or dumb.
Just a warning: I can't spell very well and my grammar is atrocious so if these things are really important to you just look at the pictures. All Things Good