Sunday, July 13, 2014

John Sinclair at the Barbican 2014



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Carl Lundgren on becoming one of rock’s iconic poster artists


Carl Lundgren on becoming one of rock’s iconic poster artists
High flier




Carl Lundgren’s rock ’n’ roll
posters from the ’60s and ’70s have become synonymous with the groundbreaking music that defined the era. Designing dozens of posters for bills at the Grande Ballroom — for the likes of the MC5, Jefferson Airplane, the Who, and more — Lundgren’s colorful artwork perfectly encapsulates the psychedelic vibes of the music and the time, and have made him a sought-after and collectible artist. This was never his plan, though.

“It was just a fluke,” Lundgren says of his place in the annals of Detroit rock history. He originally wanted to move to New York and be a sci-fi and fantasy paperback cover artist. In the meantime, Lundgren needed money, and in his early 20s he crossed paths with Gary Grimshaw, who was already making a name for himself as a rock poster artist. Lundgren made some sample posters and showed them to Grimshaw, who dug them enough to let him take a crack at it, and the two began working together. “I was a fan of that stuff, and I just lucked into the fact that Detroit actually had a scene,” he says.

Lundgren explains that the old posters were made through a method of high-quality printing called lithography. “They were printed by a printer who actually printed menus for restaurants, so they were really high-quality, because the food has to look appetizing on menus,” he says. “The guy who ran the print shop was Gary’s uncle, and he hired these German printers with Heidelberg presses who came and printed all these beautiful posters. That’s why they’re so valuable and collectible.” That, and the fact that the posters were printed in limited editions.

John Sinclair Radio Show 555: The Preacher



Episode 555 is beaming out once again from the 420 Café in Amsterdam, our home base in The Netherlands and indeed the world, where we’re commemorating the great achievement of pianist-composer-bandleader Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver, who passed away last week, by listening to his pioneering soul jazz & jazz funk recordings with the Horace Silver Quintet for Blue Note Records from the mid-1950s into the 1960s. Memorial services for Horace Silver will be held at 7 pm on Monday, July 7, at St. Augustine of Hippo. Espiscopal Church, 290 Henry Street in Manhattan.



The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THE PREACHER
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 555
420 Caafe, Amsterdam, June 28, 2014 [20-1426]



[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology

[02] John Sinclair Intro & Opening Comments

[03] Horace Silver Quintet: Doodlin’

[04] Horace Silver Quintet: The Preacher

[05] Horace Silver Quintet: Soulville

[06] John Sinclair Comments

[07] Horace Silver Quintet: Senor Blues

[08] J Horace Silver Quintet: Strollin’

[09] Horace Silver Quintet: Juicy Lucy

[10] John Sinclair Comments

[11] Horace Silver Quintet: Cookin’ At The Continental

[12] Horace Silver Quintet: Nica’s Dream

[13] John Sinclair Closing Comments Outro

[14] Horace Silver Quintet: Peace

[15] Closing Music: Horace Silver Trio: Ecaroh



A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels

Special thanks to Steve The Fly

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

http://www.radiofreeamsterdam.com/20329/

© 2014 The John Sinclair Foundation

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

John Sinclair Radio Show 554



John Sinclair Radio Show: Red Bull Fireside Chat

Episode 554 is emanating from the rustic abode of my friends Jerry Poynton & Helen Oliver Adelson outside of Tarquinia, Italy, where I’m visiting this week to attend the 70th birthday party of our friend Antoine last night and have my portrait painted by the great HOA. Our program is taken from the Red Bull Fireside Chat I made in London in early May and edited only slightly for this broadcast, with music by the Blues Scholars, John Coltrane, Chuck Berry, the MC-5, John Lennon, Sun Ra, and more Blues Scholars. The Red Bull Academy Radio site doesn’t credit the interviewer, producer, location or date, but you can access it at:

http://www.rbmaradio.com/shows/john-sinclair-fireside-chat



The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
RED BULL FIRESIDE CHAT
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 554
London, May 9 > Tarquinia, Italy, June 19, 2014 [20-1425]



[01] Opening Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology

[02] John Sinclair Intro & Opening Comments

[03] John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Cow >

[04] John Sinclair Red Bull Intro & Comments >

[05] John Coltrane: Giant Steps >

[06] John Sinclair Comments over Giant Steps >

[07] Chuck Berry: Maybellene >

[08] John Sinclair Comments over Maybellene > Chuck Berry: Maybellene

[09] John Sinclair Comments >

[10] MC-5: Starship > John Sinclair Comments over Starship > Red Bull ID

[11] MC-5: Kick Out The Jams, Motherfucker

[12] John Lennon: John Sinclair > John Sinclair Comments over music >

[13] John Lennon: John Sinclair

[14] Sun Ra: The Satellites Are Spinning >

[15] John Sinclair Comments over music > Red Bull ID

[16] Sun Ra: Life Is Splendid >

[17] John Sinclair Comments over music >

[18] Sun Ra: Outer Space Employment Agency >

[19] John Sinclair Comments over music >

[20] Sun Ra: We Travel The Spaceways > Red Bull ID

[21] John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Conequences >

[22] John Sinclair Comments over music >

[23] John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: blues to elvin

[24] John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Cow >

[04] John Sinclair Comments over music >

[25] John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Cow

[26] John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: monk in orbit >

[27] John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars: Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness

[28] John Sinclair Closing Comments & Red Bull Outro

[29] Closing Theme: Yusef Lateef: Happyology


A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels

Special thanks to Steve The Fly, Nick Smith, Sean, Mark Sampson, Jerry Poynton & Helen Oliver Adelson

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam
http://www.radiofreeamsterdam.com/john-sinclair-radio-show-red-bull-fireside-chat/


© 2014 The John Sinclair Foundation


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