Archive | December, 2008

Woody Guthrie’s Archive Sparks Songstress’ Creativity

I’ve always been a fan of folk music … so this news item caught my interest.

What a unique opportunity, when someone allows you to co-write, or re-do songs that were started so long ago … sort of like being placed in a time machine … with someone as great as Woody Guthrie. Wow.

Woody Guthrie’s archive sparks songstress’ creativity

From the article: 

“It’s the rare artist who gets to collaborate with a true legend — especially one who passed away 41 years ago. Jonatha Brooke was invited by Nora Guthrie, the daughter of Woody Guthrie, to go through the songwriter’s archives and pick lyrics she would adapt to song.”




Pumpkin Festival 2008

There are farms around us, out here in Canyon Country, California … and one sponsored a Fall Festival (wouldn’t have known about it, except our good friend, and fantastic blues singer/songwriter, Teresa James, and her band were a major highlight there).

So, I thought you’d like to see how healthy the pumpkins are … and how I love to take photos of “natural patterns.”


Valet for Bikes in Santa Monica

A very creative (and green) idea:

Maybe it’s just me, but I absolutely love that there is a valet service for bicycles in Santa Monica, on Main Street, on Sunday mornings (so people can go enjoy the farmers market or the nearby beach).

Hopefully, we’ll see more of these around the country soon!


Independent Music Conference – Hollywood 2008

October 10-11 (Friday/Saturday) 2008 … The Independent Music Conference was held at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, California. Not a bad turnout (about 200 people) for an event that is traditionally held in Philadephia. Maybe next year, we’ll have a bit more time to promote it!

Participating were: Guest speaker/panelist, (left) John Braheny, co-organizer & artist promoter Toni Koch with Heather Ninness, artist manager, and music publisher/panelist, Rob Case.


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