hey group! i got a good write up in the columbus alive regarding this weekend at the hell city fest…check it out HERE

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hey, i’m starting my book tour dates in columbus during their Hell city” tattoo convention. i’ll be set up for three days, friday, saturday, and sunday, – april 20, 21, 22. i’ll be signing my new book, “31 days of may” and i’ll also have lots of original art. check out the event at WWW.HELLCITY.COM

mean while, back at the derek hess gallery, this friday, april 20th, we’re having a “guardian” give away. we’ll have the brand new “guardian cold brew coffee” on hand and with a purchase you’ll get a certificate to get my new “guardian” print for FREE. it’s the guardian free give away at the DHG! check out the guardian cold brew web site HERE

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here are the dates with what will be going on at each event…

31 Days In May Tour Dates:
4/20 – 4/22 – Columbus, OH @ Hell City Tattoo – Book Signing
5/1 – Phoenix, AZ @ FilmBar – Film Screening, Q&A, Book Signing
5/2 – San Diego, CA @ Eden Tattoo – Book Signing
5/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Incognito Tattoo – Book Signing
5/4 – Clemente, CA @ San Clemente Tattoo – Book Signing
5/6 – San Francisco, CA @ Loved to Death – Book Signing
5/9 – Fort Myers, FL @ Howl Gallery/Tattoo – Film Screening, Q&A, Book Signing
5/10 – Orlando, FL @ Rise Above Tattoo – Book Signing
5/11 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Delurk Gallery – Film Screening, Q&A, Book Signing
5/12 – Augusta, GA @ 600 Broad – Film Screening, Q&A, Book Signing
5/16 – Syracuse, NY @ Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology – Film Screening, Q&A, Book Signing
5/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Derek Hess Gallery – Book Signing & Gallery Show
5/20 – Fremont, NE @ The Pioneer Theater – Film Screening, Q&A, Book Signing
5/21 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ Next Page Books – Book Signing
5/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown & Arts Bar – Film Screening, Q&A, Book Signing
5/30 – Chicago, IL @ Galerie F – Book Signing
5/31 – Findlay, OH @ Gypsy Tattoo – Book Signing

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hey group, tomorrow morning, 3am to 5am east coast time will be the “rock idium”, that me, helen, and libby do on wcsb. then, 3pm to 5pm east coast time i’ll be filling in a show at the radio station…so you have two chances to tune in, so tune in dummy…89.3 fm cleveland or anywhere in the world at WCSB.ORG – i have the new sword.

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so…do any of you get “axs” tv? i came across the channel about two months ago while walking the board full of hundreds of terrible channels “dish” tv gives you. it was a good find, most of it is about music, they do the japanese big time wresting BS too, but i can over look that. dan rather does interviews on it, he did a real good one with robert plant and another with geddy lee which were really enlightening. this channel also does a show called “classic albums”. they do a really good job at that…some have been judas priest “british steel”, iron maiden “the number of the beast”, deep purple “machine head”, and my favorite pink floyd “wish you were here”. those were all very enlightening too, the wish you were here really gave you insight to how brilliant that record is. they also show concerts, a peter frampton, not one of my favorites but was good to see, and a cheap trick one i caught which was great. axs tv, well…dish has one thing going for them.

ok, got my book signing tour schedual together…here it is

4/20-22 Columbus, OH – Hell City
5/1 Phoenix, AZ – FilmBar
5/2 San Diego, CA – Eden Tattoo
5/3 Los Angeles CA – Incognito Tattoo
5/4 San Clemente, CA – San Clemente Tattoo
5/6 San Francisco, CA – Loved To Death
5/9 Fort Meyers, Fl – Howl Gallery/ Tattoo
5/10 Orlando, FL – Rise Above Tattoo
5/11 Winston-Salem, NC – Delurk Gallery
5/12 Augusta, GA – Augusta Regional Collabortion Corporation
5/16 Syracuse, NY – Museum of Science and Technology
5/18 Cleveland, OH – Derek Hess Gallery
5/20 Fremont, NE – Keene Memorial Library
5/21 Cedar Rapids, IA – Next Page Books
5/22 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Arts Bar

Chicago TBA
Findlay TBA

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ok…….tomorrow i’ll be filling in for helen on the radio. her show comes on before mine, mine is 11am to 12:30pm. so i’ll be on 9am to 12:30pm tomorrow. helen has an apprentice so i’m there to monitor her for the first hour, then i take over. 89.3 fm for cleveland, anywhere in the world on line at WCSB.ORG … remember that’s all east coast time.

lots of new stuff in the originals archive gallery like this one…

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hey group…well what do i got for you today…let’s see, some kind of intellectual mental health wanna be took a shot at my new book, “31 days of may” and me personally. isn’t the first time someone voiced their opinions towards my art, but one of the few times they took a dig at me personally. really, it’s no big deal, just thought i’d share it with you, and if you’re so inclined take a look, i posted it on my facebook page, check it out HERE.
tomorrow morning is my radio show as some off you are aware. if you aren’t, i’m on every wednesday 11am to 12:30pm east coast time on 89.3 cleveland air space or anywhere in the world on line at WCSB.ORG

also, some more radio BS, i’m doing a radio show with my pal’s helen and libby that airs tuesday morning at 3am to 5am called “rock idiom”. FYI all radio shows are archived for one week so you can listen to past show’s for one week of their broadcast. just go to WCSB.ORG and dig in, it isn’t that hard to find previous shows.

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eddie van halen who?…i don’t know any eddie van halen, i know michael schenker, well not personally, but i do know he owns the title of best hard rock guitarist hands down. i went to the “michael schenker fest” last night at the cleveand agora, it was a fest because he had all of his former lead vocalist along for the ride, four of them. a two and a half plus hours demonstration of rock and roll…ending with rock bottom, doctor doctor, natural thing, shoot shoot, and lights out. DAMN, the ufo stuff was amazing. you could tell schenker was having a good time, a smile ear to ear for the entire set…and at one point while playing a lead, he was handed a camera from someone pressed against the barricade, and he started taking pictures with his right hand of the audience and the band members while the whole time not missing a note playing the blistering lead on the fret with his left hand. if this “fest” is coming to your town, you had best go to it.

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lately i’ve been doing these little pieces on cardboard. they’re 3″ high and 1.2″ wide.

remember we have the go fund me going on, lots of cool stuff you can get, check it out HERE

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