Exciting Times

May 9, 2018Uncategorized

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A Letter From Keith Haring to Basquiat

January 4, 2017Uncategorized

A letter from Keith Haring to Michael Basquiat : Michael – Thanks for your letter. I draw everyday. When I was 15, I wanted to be an artist so I drew all the time. It was my only visible talent. Whatever you want to do, the only secret is to believe in it and satisfy … Read More

In Memoriam : Those We Lost In 2016

January 2, 2017Uncategorized

Many not represented here, but this is a pretty decent video: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/in-memoriam-2016-remembering-the-famous-figures-the-world-lost-844874307701

John Coltrane’s “Naima” Original Manuscript

May 20, 2016Uncategorized

How cool is this? John Coltrane fans can appreciate what this is–The actual manuscript to John Coltrane’s “Naima.”                         Here’s what it sounds like, for those of you following at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTMqes6HDqU

Top Records of 2015 Announced

April 19, 2016Uncategorized

I do this every year, and I’m not sure why. I suppose it’s my desire to note the music that influences me, or possibly I just enjoy passing on things I think everyone else will like. Here’s my top 10 from 2015: http://www.12va.com/top-10-records-of-2015/ As always, let me know what you think!

DIGGIT: Bill Frisell – The Disfarmer Project

July 16, 2015Uncategorized

This is great in many fabulous ways. Frisell remains one of my all-time envelope-pushing guitarists. … Recorded 26.03.2011 at Jazz en Seine Saint-Denis, 28th Festival Bill Frisell – guitare Carrie Rodriguez – violon Greg Leisz – guitares Victor Krauss – basse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uwxpV_avGI

12VA Presents “Skagit”

April 15, 2014Uncategorized

  New photoseries. Skagit County’s Tulip Festival, which runs through April. Found out a very important tip: DON’T go on the weekend. Get off work early and go during the week, if possible. If you do go, try to park closer to Mt. Vernon and walk in. You’ll spend an hour sitting in traffic. Very … Read More