5.18.2015

THE AMAZING FULT QUADRUPLETS


Fultz Quadruplets 1st documented quads born May 23, 1946. They were born to a poor sharecropper father & a mother who couldn't read or write. Named by the opportunistic doctor & taken advantage of Pet Milk. 3 of the 4 would die of breast cancer by the age of 55 allegedly by caused by Pet Milk


The Fultz Quads were the first set of black quadruplets. Born on May 23, 1946, they lived in North Carolina, and were adopted by the nurse provided by Pet Milk in 1956. They debuted at the Zeta Phi Beta sorority ball, and eventually became models.






5.16.2015

AIRLINE VISUAL IDENTITY 1945-1975 NEW BOOK FEATURES RETRO ADVERTISING!



As the popular television show Mad Men ends its series on Sunday, viewers have been treated for the last seven seasons to an inside look at the height of print advertising in the 1960’s.

That same time period was also considered “the glory age of flying” and the intersection of advertising and airlines revolutionized the travel industry, creating some of the most visually stunning corporate art of the period.


And just as Don Draper crafted the messaging for Mohawk Airlines, the real Mad Men of the 1960's (such as Ivan Chermayeff, Saul Bass and Mary Wells Lawrence) were hard at work showing the public that the airline industry was the most glamorous and luxurious way to travel.


Gorgeous huge book weighs 14 lbs! Had beautiful glossy photos...Perfect for your favorite Fly Boy or Fly Girl! I showed the images to my favorite Fly Boy and he is buying this book!


Now for the first time, the advertising of this revolutionary period has been captured in the new book, Airline Visual Identity 1945 - 1975 by Matthias C. Hühne. The book carefully curates the work of prestigious designers and advertising luminaries, taking the reader back in time to witness the glory days of the airline industry.

 
This incredible large format book (over 400 pages, measures 12.2” x 16.1” and weighs a whopping 14 lbs) painstakingly reproduces hundreds of the best examples of commercial art from the period to give the reader a museum-like experience...up close and personal.








GUITARS THAT JAM LA BOOK RELEASE PARTY MAY 18


LA Book Signing and Release Party
Mr. Musichead Gallery
New Address: 
7420 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90046
Monday, May 18
7-9 p.m.



Guitars That Jam is a comprehensive illustrated history of the guitars of rock-and-roll legend. Featuring live concert photography of more than sixty musicians and over seventy-five guitars, this spectacular volume captures the personal connection between artist and instrument.

 

Along with the year, make and model of the guitar, each image is accompanied by a story from the musician detailing the guitar's significance to them and rock history. Including photographs of Neil Young, Carlos Santana, Jerry Garcia, Trey Anastasio, Nels Cline, Derek Trucks, and Grace Potter to name a few, with a foreword by Warren Haynes, Guitars That Jam is the ultimate photographic guide to the world of improvisational rock guitars.

MOTOBUNNY IS FABULOUS!

MOTOBUNNY Photo by Susan Jordan Anderson

When you arm two wild front women with Detroit-laced hooks, you get MOTOBUNNY: Iggy-Pop-meets-Icona-Pop, American rock n’ roll.

The debut album was released May 12 on Rusty Knuckles Records. With radio singles already spinning around the USA and a US tour in the works for Spring 2015, this bunny is ready to roar. #VROOM



Before Motobunny, the band members toured internationally and shared stages with Michael Jackson, Karmin, X, Iggy Pop, The Damned, The Dirtbombs, Mary Weiss, The Neighborhood, Billy Corgan, Little Richard, Jim Adkins, Prima Donna, Kongos, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, The The New York Dolls, Franz Ferdinand, The Jim Jones Revue, and appeared in official SXSW showcases and in official Fender promo films.


Their other projects have been featured in Rolling Stone, SPIN, Little Steven's "The Coolest Song in The World" compilations, Rock & Folk, Village Voice, Austin Chronicle, LA Weekly, Detroit RocknRoll Magazine, Phoenix New Times, and XMU's Radar Report, among others, and aired on Sirius/XM and BBC radio. Their original tracks have been featured in a 2014 Canada Dry commercial and in the syndicated TV shows Rescue Me, Fairly Legal, Bad Judge, and Being Human.


Members

Christa Collins, Nicole Laurenne, Michael Johnny Walker, Rik Collins

Management
 Steev Ricardo, Twisted Rico Management, Pittsburgh, PA. 
 twistedrico@gmail.com 857-389-0532

Links

motobunnymusic.com
facebook.com/motobunnymusic
twitter.com/motobunnymusic
instagram.com/ motobunnymusic
youtube.com/motobunnymusic

THE CAMARO 2016 DEBUT ON DETROIT'S BELLE ISLE TODAY!


The 2016 Camaro debuted on Detroit's Belle Isle today and it is gorgeous! Read more below...


The sixth generation of Chevy's classic performance coupe has shifted to what General Motors calls its "Alpha" platform, the structural foundation of both the Cadillac ATS and CTS. All three models are now produced at the automaker's Lansing Grand River assembly plant. For the first time both Camaro and Mustang are assembled in Michigan.


There will be three engines available: a 3.6-liter, 335-horsepower V6 built in Romulus. The 2.0-liter, 275-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, assembled at GM's Tonawanda, N.Y., plant, and a 6.2-liter, 455 horsepower V8, produced in St. Catharines, Ontario. Each engine can be paired with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.


5.15.2015

MOBSTER GALLERY PHOTOS


Al Capone


VINNIE GIGANTE The Genovese family was considered the most powerful Mob family in the United States while under the leadership of Vincenzo "The Chin" Gigante.


Johnny Dio was notorious for his control of the Meat Packing and Garment Center unions. Dio ordered the blinding (lye in the face) of news reporter Victor Reisel, because Reisel was exposing Dio's criminal activities. Totally blind, Reisel continued his pressure on Dio. Dio was eventually convicted of labor racketeering, and he died in prison. Reisel died in his own bed.


Chicago mafia hoodlum Frank Ferraro 


Gambino goon Carmine Agnello with his wife, Victoria Gotti, in their last photo together as a couple. 

BB KING THE KING OF THE BLUES LEGEND HAS DIED


(CNN) Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose velvety voice and staccato-picking style brought blues from the margins to the mainstream, died Thursday night.

He was 89.

His daughter, Patty King, said he died in Las Vegas, where he announced two weeks ago that he was in home hospice care after suffering from dehydration.

The Mississippi native's reign as "king of the blues" lasted more than six decades and straddled two centuries, influencing a generation of rock and blues musicians, from Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to Sheryl Crow and John Mayer.

The BBC made a great documentary THE LIFE OF RILEY...watch it below...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGTxDRiqwkM

PAGE OF WANDS:THE DIVINE SPARK


This is a good time to be alive! It's a time for trusting your instincts, pursuing your passions and reveling in the spirit of adventure. The Page of Wands is all about seizing the moment and embracing your experiences with every fiber of your being.

It's about igniting the spark of passion and inspiration within you. It's about being enthusiastic and adventurous: putting yourself out there and showing the rest of the world what you're made of.

5.14.2015

GHOST NEXT DOOR! NEW RELEASE


US alternative metallers THE GHOST NEXT DOOR, hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, will release their self-titled debut album on June 19th via Mausoleum Records.THE GHOST NEXT DOOR emerged from a desire to marry the dark melancholy of 80s and 90s alternative with the aggression and drive of Bay Area metal.

A founding member of Sacrilege BC and Release, guitarist/vocalist Gary Wendt grew up in the Bay Area. While with Skinlab, he recorded their debut album and toured across Europe with Machine Head and Exodus. Now Gary continues his journey through THE GHOST NEXT DOOR. Combining influences ranging from Rock to Thrash, Progressive Metal to Sad-core, result in a unique riff-driven Rock & Roll.


Track listing:

1. Forever My Demon
2. Crickets
3. All Fall Down
4. Ten Steps Back
5. Dead Things
6. Bully
7. Eleven O’Clock Blues
8. Fragile
9. Famous Last Words

Gary Wendt recently performed with Robb Flynn, Craig Locicero, Slayer and Exodus guitar god Gary Holt, and Death Angel‘s Will Carroll. He was one of the featured artists in the Rob Flynn and Friends benefit concert in 2014, which included bay area metal’s best: members of Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Testament, Death Angel, and the mighty Machine Head.

THE GHOST NEXT DOOR are:

Gary Wendt – Guitars,Vocals
Aaron Asghari – Guitars
Seanan Gridley – Bass
Paula Sisson – Drums

When Gary Wendt discovered he was actually living next to a supposed haunted house he named his new band THE GHOST NEXT DOOR. Gary met Seanan Gridley andSean Haeberman, on bass and drums respectively, after the two friends transplanted themselves in Berkeley from central California. Sean and Seanan left their hometown to experience the storied Bay Area music scene firsthand. Gary grew up in that scene, with bands like Fang playing literally in his back yard and taking lessons from Joe Satriani.

Performing around California for a few years, developing their musical chemistry they played a few opening slots at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco, but they never found their niche and disbanded. Gary persisted and decided to finish work on a recording already in progress. He bought all the requisite equipment, learned how to use ProTools and with the help of some friends, most notably Steve “Snake” Green (Skrew/Skinlab), he recorded and mixed THE GHOST NEXT DOOR‘s debut album.

With the record in the can, Gary set out to reform the band with his go-to bassist, Seanan and two other transplants, guitarist Aaron Asghari from Sacramento and drummerPaula Sisson from Remagen, Germany. The band has been tirelessly gigging, sharing the stage with celebrated, as well as up and coming acts: DRI and Dr. Know,SpiralArms featuring Forbidden‘s Craig Locicero, and Comes with the Fall featuring Alice in Chains‘ William DuVall. Live, they come together to show what manifests from an undeniable compulsion to create and perform their expressive take on modern metal.

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