Appalachian Sunday Morning by Danny Hensley, 11.13.16

A fantastic 4 hour program of  tunes ranging from Bluegrass to Southern Gospel produced by the SBBradio Network.

America. You’re soaking in it. via Mixcloud

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Yutaka Takanashi

Yukata Takanishi (Feb 6, 1935, Shinjuku, Tokyo).

  • •first camera:Canon IVSb 35 mm rangefinder.
  • •first exhibition: work from his series “Somethin’ Else”, in Ginza Garō, May 1960
  • •commercial photographer, Nippon Design Center, 1961-70
  • •member of the collective that produced Provoke magazine, 1968-69

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Leon Russell, r.i.p

We lost Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges; April 2, 1942 – November 13, 2016) yesterday.  Saluting and waving goodbye to a talented and influential musician, composer & producer who helped shape an era in rock and popular music.

Here is a clip from the documentary The Wrecking Crew in which Leon’s early days as a session player are remembered:

Leon as part of the Mad Dogs and Englishmen band, 1969 -70

An excerpt from the Homewood Sessions, 1971

Leon & Elton John, performing a song from their album, The Union Pt2, 2012

According to a statement on his website, Leon died in his sleep at his Nashville home November 13, 2016, at the age of 74.  He was convalescing from heart surgery in July.

 

Helen Lundeberg: West Coast Hard Edge Abstraction, Pt1

West Coast (Los Angeles) painter Helen Lundeberg (1908-1999) turned to abstraction in the 1950’s after having spent the two previous decades working in social realist and post-surrealist styles of imagemaking. Her precise compositions with their restricted palettes hovered between abstraction and figuration, but always remained rooted in reality, referring  to still lifes, landscapes, planetary forms and architecture.

“I was interested both in the pattern and the three-dimensional illusion created by these very flat geometric forms. At first I confined myself to angles and straight lines. Then I got a little tired of that and began getting some curves.” -Helen Lundeberg

Helen Lundeberg’s paintings have been exhibited widely in prominent museums, including the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University and the National Museum of American Art in Washington D.C. Her work was most recently included in the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950–1970, and in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition titled In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States.wikipedia

Welcome To The Incubator

Welcome to Incubator, a new blog/zine devoted to the worlds of music, art, the performing arts, the written/spoken word, technology, new thought, old thought, trash culture, highbrow culture and the divergent vectors that pierce, intersect and somehow unite them all.  This is a living experiment and I truly hope it serves the tastes of a viewership who are interested in not only the things of our culture but are also informed by the glints, the refractions and the shadows cast by the collisions and convergences of divergent ideas and works.

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pic: names scratched into bathroom wall, Japan.

Daniel Bachman :: Daniel Bachman

Daniel Bachman, the self-titled new album from the 26 year-old guitar virtuoso firmly plants itself in the grand tradition of the legendary american primitive masters, John Fahey, Jack Rose, Glenn Jones and Robbie Basho.  Drones and free-meter, ambient tableaus slowly dematerialize into the sharp-focused, pumping, lock-step guitar patterns woven with shimmering, razor-sharp precision that generally characterize his previous offerings.  On DB, Bachman’s experiments with structure and sound incorporate drones and sustained harmonic sonorities into these new pieces, incorporating raga-like passages into his american folk-roots sound.  DB is a beautiful and fascinating collectionof pieces which expand upon, and perhaps arguably defy the more straightforward traditionally pretty sound of his previous release, Rivers.  Daniel Bachman will be performing at Trans Pecos, in Ridgewood, Queens, NYC on November 22.

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