* Tune-in App, on your phone [link]
* U-stream, on your desktop [link], with a chat box [link]
* U-stream with no-frills, for a netbook or laptop [link]
* and for aficionados, a Live Mp3-quality stream [link]
Pallet Jacks are back, with a debut track!
"Textual Healing", part of their upcoming album, release date to be announced!
Debut tracks! from World's Ugliest Dog:
"Beer Run" & "Coat Check"
Hailing from Santa Rosa, with MC/producer Chris "MK" Rivera and partner in rhyme, Kuervo Rugama, with their news album Party Favors. [reverbnation.com/WorldsUgliestDog]
Jack Micheline tribute -
"Beauty Is Everywhere Baudelaire" by S.A. Griffin
"On The Bar" by Steve Dalachinsky
"Train Song" by Ruth Weiss
Give America A Break is a 2-disk tribute album to Jack Micheline that includes some of the best of Micheline's poetry readings throughout the years, including tracks from the famous 1982 Naropa reading where he selected as the best reader of the weekend which was the first annual Jack Kerouac conference, fully displaying Micheline's acerbic wit, razor sharp mind and visionary outlook on American consumer culture. Also included are over three dozen poets and friends of Micheline's reading his works, poems in tribute or sharing remembrances. Some of the poets recorded for this album include: Neeli Cherkovski, Alan Kaufman, David Meltzer, Anne Waldman, ruth weiss, steve dalachinsky, A.D. Winans, Eddie Woods, Andy Clausen, Amiri Baraka, Yuko Otomo, Eric Mingus, Charley Plymell, Q.R. Hand Jr., Bob Holman, S.A. Griffin and many more.
The August 9th record release party at Project Artaud in San Francisco will feature ten of the poets on this album reading in between tracks being played from the album. The event is held at the studio of Phil Deal, a horn player who used to back Micheilne years ago. In fact, Jack Micheline himself has performed at this very studio at Project Artaud. Jack Micheline's son, Vince Silvaer, will be in attendance.
Please visit [unrequitedrecords.com] for info on this and more poetry related albums.
Richard & Kristi Elizabeth Zerga of
LEGENDS of HEROES and VILLAINS Publishing are preparing for Stockton-Con once again! leading up to the weekend of the event, as well as the launch of 'Kitty & Batz Hypnotic Homicide' graphic novel with the Exclusive Stockton-Con 2014 Sketch Cover, we wanted to offer all of you a preview of some of the other products we've worked on that will be available in LIMITED QUANTITIES! Next up: our Latex Mask 'Google Eye Guy' and 'Slutzo' the Clown! Stockton-Con is August 9-10 [stocktoncon.com]. [LegendsOfHeroesVillains.com/THE-TEAM.html]
Debut track and a special message from Seatraffic. Listen [link], See [link]!
Material Goods Won't Cure your Heavy Heart - A lesson in happiness:
Far too often these days, we all find ourselves obsessing over items we think will make us happy.
Stop collecting junk, and spend some time with your brother, friend, or lover.
Take a lesson from this woman in the woods... EXPERIENCES & GOODS
"Precious Stones" music video by Seatraffic:
Gathering of the Tribes is pleased to announce,
In Commemoration of Black August:
Passing It On, celebrating the generational spirit of freedom for a nation! In recognition that a new generation has been passed the Torch and a legacy lives on!
At the Qilombo, 2313 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, California 94612
* Ilyasah Shabazz- Daughter of Malcolm X and author of "Growing Up X" and "Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to be Malcolm X"
* Dhoruba Bin Wahad- Former Field Secretary of NY Black Panther Party, Co-founder of Black Liberation Army, former political prisoner and prisoner of war, author of "Still Black, Still Strong"
* Ernesto Vigil- Former Vice Chairman of the Crusade for Justice under Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzalez, author of "The Crusade for Justice: Chicano Militancy and the Government's War on Dissent"
August 3rd, Sunday, 12 noon
at the Green, a city park at the end of First St in Benicia
and come by early for the 1st Sunday Yoga Circle, 11am, with the Benicia Yoga House, also at the park!
August 12th, Tuesday, 7pm
At the IntegriTEA, 717 Marin st. in beautiful downtown Vallejo
Hosted by Northbay Productions, Artists & Connection...
Thursday, August 7 at 7:30pm
Events at The Arlene Francis Center
99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa, California 95401
Lommori Productions Presents:
“Swamphammer”, “The Ghost Next Door”, + more TBA
Doors @ 8:00pm
Show @ 9:00pm
Friday, August 8
At the Red Hat Sports Bar, 1860 Monument Blvd, Concord, California 94523
$5 before 10
$10 after doors
21 & over please
Inter-Communal Mardi-Gras Walk and Fundraiser
Aug. 8th, 6pm
at the Vallejo Ferry Building, 289 Mare Island Way
The Miwok & Mexica Indian Nations have join forces with Vallejo Together, Artiszen Cultural Arts Center, Stop The Violence, KDIA - KSOL FM Radio Reunion, and other community organizations for Vallejo's Black Empowerment Think Tank's (VBETT) Memories Walk and Mardi Gras Fundraiser, August 8th, at the Waterfront, 289 Mare Island Way.
VBETT is a grass-roots, community organization consisting of entrepreneurs, stake holders, and Vallejo citizens, whose mission is helping to build a better Vallejo, continues to attract support and partners from a diverse Vallejo community. "We stand in solidarity and are happy to support an organization such as VBETT that promotes "community unity, dignity and pride for all Vallejo", explained Angel Heart, spokesperson for the Mexica Nation. "We all need to come together, and help create solutions," said, Maria Alvarez, Vallejo Together founder.
The New Orleans style Mardi Gras walk will begin at 6pm at the front of the Waterfront terminal building and the parade procession will proceed down the city-walk, and up Georgia Street to the Artiszen Art and Cultural Center, 337 Georgia St., for a VIP Mardi Gras Reception Fundraiser. The fundraiser event is scheduled to begin at 7:30. A gourmet buffet is being prepared by ChefAmbeau, and will feature a special live performance by OGV Band.
For more information, visit [www.thinktank707.com].