me and marty will be on idea stream today at 2pm and 10pm east coast time. idea stream is WCPN 90.3 PBS radio
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so click on that link and give us a listen, it’s better than reading this blog.

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i’m gonna be john callahan’s guest on his radio show “friday night rock rotation” this friday 7-9pm on wcsb 89.3fm…you can stream it if you’re so inclined…format is rock…speaking of rock, i’ve always liked this song, and i’ve always loved this band.

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i was watching the today show the other morning, as i do most mornings and they had a country guy playing for a street full of country people….his name was keith urban and it was my first exposure to his musical wizardry. now, i thought it was country music, not urban, not even keith suburban, country. yes most big country stars incorporate rock lead guitar in their music these days, this does not make them urban….so his subject matter consists of the standard chevy trucks (i wonder if chevorlet is doing product placement with these guys), a religious reference song, and cowboy boots. it got me thinking, that’s about the extent of country music’s content, like rap with their bitch’s and their hoes….whatever happened to a good satan song, we need the devil back in rock. in the day, we had venom, hell hammer, exodus, slayer, celtic frost, etc, not urban cowboys. come on rock, get evil again, we need you.

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book ban-d

if books were bands, dr. seuss’s “what pet should i get” would be a stadium headliner, (see the july 29th update). my book would be so blessed to open up for it called “black, white, and red all over”. and this opener of a book, which would headline smaller venues, will be part of my gallery, DHG, grand opening as a book signing august 21st. DHG is in the w 78th street studio’s building, east door, second floor, cleveland. there will be another book signing along with a small art show in columbus at rivet on september 5th, day after my birthday so bring yellow cake with chocolate frosting, that’s all i want.

here’s the promo youtube

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forced perspective has been selected to another film festival, the kingston film festival in new york…info HERE

 

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that’s where the big ones are

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so i went fishing last night as promised and in my previous up date i put out a request on lucky shirt suggestions….i got not one email…so, the hell with it, i went with the power and the glory, “saxon”, and saxon came through for me good. i pulled in 21, mostly channel catfish and blue catfish, all but two actually…and all big, no babies… a few grandpas as seen in pictures. now for my liberal friends fret not, i catch and release so they all got back in the water and on there way…big shout to my boy kevin who took me to the sweet spot in sandusky ohio.

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ok, gear is set, i got my fishing poles restrung with braided 30lp test for the fishing trip tomorrow….yep we’re going for the big ones on the sandusky pier at night…blue catfish and channel catfish…using shrimp to bait them in. i need to pick out a better lucky shirt though. i love angel but that shirt was of no help (see july 25th up date). any suggestions? i’m thinking voivod, vintage rush concert shirt, saxon, northeast ohio hardcore shirt, or piggly wiggly….and you women find it hard picking out what to wear.

this is what i’m going for

Ictalurus furcatus, Blue Catfish, 19940825 001

Ictalurus furcatus, Blue Catfish, 19940825 001

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haunted

got a new piece in the originals archive gallery (there’s several) , the piece is called ”here comes your ghost again”, and it’s pictured below. the title is from a line by judas priest’s song “diamonds and rust” but it’s not about that song. i use a lot of songs for inspiration, many are just from lines in them…this piece is about being haunted by a memory for me. the full line from the priest song is “i’ll be dammed, here comes your ghost again”, i would have titled it that but felt it was too long…and here’s a little known fact, thats not even a judas priest song, it’s a cover from a joan baez tune..who would have thought? baez and judas priest….another song covered by priest is “green manalishi”,  was originally done by fleetwood mac of all bands… priest kicks some major ass on that one.

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i get up, make coffee, watch the today show, shower, walk the dog….this is my morning. today on the today show was this country bumpkin who is some kind of god in the country bumpkin world. his name is jason aldean. i am now versed in jason aldean’s musical career., like this is the tenth year he’s been in music and every release he’s ever put out went platinum….yes the world is not fair. he had this cowboy hat on that made it almost impossible to see his eyes..and in every picture they showed of him throughout his career he had a cowboy hat on, now that makes me wonder, what is he hiding, or more like, what is he not hiding, i bet it’s whole head of nothing and cowboy musicians have to have hair, just like they have to sing about tailgates on pick up trucks, southern sky, and sipping’ jack denials…which he did cover those subjects…oh, they did slip in a rock lead guitar as to win over cross over fans….woe there cowboy, not gonna work, yee ha!

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ok ohio folks here’s some dates to remember….the grand opening of my DHG gallery is aug 21st that will be an art show and also be a book signing. the gallery is located 1300 west 78th street, 2nd floor in cleveland ohio. i’ve also put together a pretty cool group show in october which i talk about in my july 22nd update, and on september 5 i’m having an opening 5 – 7pm and a book signing earlier from 3 to 5pm at rivet gallery in columbus ohio, it’s called “loneliness will get you in trouble”….that’s what i have for you ohio, see you at one of those events…ok?…ok then

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