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Currently on RARadio:

"On to the Next One" by Jacqueline Van Bierk

"I See You Tiger" by Via Tania

"Lost the Plot" by Amoureux"

Bright Eyes, Black Soul" by The Lovers Key

"Cool Thing" by Sassparilla

"These Halls I Dwell" by Michael Butler

"St. Francis"by Tom Russell & Gretchen Peters, performance by Gretchen Peters and Barry Walsh; 

"Who Do You Love?"by Elizabeth Kay; 

"Rebirth"by Caterpillars; 

"Monica's Frock" by Signel-Z; 

"Natural Disasters" by Corey Landis; 

"1,000 Leather Tassels" by The Blank Tapes; 

"We Are All Stone" and "Those Machines" by Outer Minds; 

"Another Dream" by MMOSS; "Susannah" by Woolen Kits; 

Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and other dead celebrities / news by A SECRET PARTY;

"I Miss the Day" by My Secret Island,  

"Carriers of Light" by Brendan James;

"The Last Time" by Model Stranger;

"Last Call" by Jay;

"Darkness" by Leonard Cohen; 

"Sweetbread" by Simian Mobile Disco and "Keep You" fromActress off the Chronicle movie soundtrack; 

"Goodbye to Love" from October Dawn; 

Trouble in Mind 2011 label sampler; 

Black Box Revelation Live on Minnesota Public Radio;

Apteka "Striking Violet"; 

Mikal Cronin's "Apathy" and "Get Along";

Dana deChaby's progressive rock

 

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ATWOOD - "A Toiler's Weird Odyssey of Deliverance" -AVAILABLE NOW FOR KINDLE (INCLUDING KINDLE COMPUTER APPS) FROM AMAZON.COM. Use this link.

CCJ Publisher Rick Alan Rice dissects the building of America in a trilogy of novels collectively calledATWOOD. Book One explores the development of the American West through the lens of public policy, land planning, municipal development, and governance as it played out in one of the new counties of Kansas in the latter half of the 19th Century. The novel focuses on the religious and cultural traditions that imbued the American Midwest with a special character that continues to have a profound effect on American politics to this day. Book One creates an understanding about America's cultural foundations that is further explored in books two and three that further trace the historical-cultural-spiritual development of one isolated county on the Great Plains that stands as an icon in the development of a certain brand of American character. That's the serious stuff viewed from high altitude. The story itself gets down and dirty with the supernatural, which in ATWOOD - A Toiler's Weird Odyssey of Deliveranceis the outfall of misfires in human interactions, from the monumental to the sublime. The book features the epic poem "The Toiler" as well as artwork by New Mexico artist Richard Padilla.

Elmore Leonard Meets Larry McMurtry

Western Crime Novel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am offering another novel through Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing service. Cooksin is the story of a criminal syndicate that sets its sights on a ranching/farming community in Weld County, Colorado, 1950. The perpetrators of the criminal enterprise steal farm equipment, slaughter cattle, and rob the personal property of individuals whose assets have been inventoried in advance and distributed through a vast system of illegal commerce.

It is a ripping good yarn, filled with suspense and intrigue. This was designed intentionally to pay homage to the type of creative works being produced in 1950, when the story is set. Richard Padilla has done his usually brilliant work in capturing the look and feel of a certain type of crime fiction being produced in that era. The whole thing has the feel of those black & white films you see on Turner Movie Classics, and the writing will remind you a little of Elmore Leonard, whose earliest works were westerns. Use this link.

 

EXPLORE THE KINDLE BOOK LIBRARY

If you have not explored the books available from Amazon.com's Kindle Publishing division you would do yourself a favor to do so. You will find classic literature there, as well as tons of privately published books of every kind. A lot of it is awful, like a lot of traditionally published books are awful, but some are truly classics. You can get the entire collection of Shakespeare's works for two bucks.

You do not need to buy a Kindle to take advantage of this low-cost library. Use this link to go to an Amazon.com page from which you can download for free a Kindle App for your computer, tablet, or phone.

Amazon is the largest, but far from the only digital publisher. You can find similar treasure troves atNOOK Press (the Barnes & Noble site), Lulu, and others.


 

 

 

FASHION & DESIGN  Fashion and Design

 

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Style, Fashion and their Disastrous Twins

By RAR

The model-clients of Elite Model Management (Los Angeles roster shown below - there are similar for New York, Miami and Toronto) provide an extraordinary peek into not only the world of fashion, but also of style. Fashion is a designer's statement, an expression of creativity from the production side. Style is all about selection, presentation and attitude. This group of photographs presented below offers a panoramic view of the archetypes available to women, ranging from the vulnerable (Alejandra, somewhat comically, to my eye) to the '50s housewife Amanda Viola, who appears to be completely absorbed in La Dolce Vita. The prominence of cigarette smoking in this collection is interesting and also an element of style. Things that kill you, used as props, bespeak a reckless lifestyle, so have a natural attraction to art directors. Some of these girls are flat-out beautiful, even among the range of probable subjective opinions. Most just have a factor, which varies with the individuality of each. They are "plug-in" imagery, specific cuts of humankind that represent certain broadly recognized types. Of these photographs below, for instance, Penelope Cordoba looks like a rich man's wife. Tess Wohrle looks like an actress. Veronica Pfeiferova looks like a successful actress. Ali Stephens looks like a photo shoot, as does Charlott Cordes, which is no doubt what they were up to in these shots, but Lauren Brown looks like an art film. Here lies the difference between personality, a style thing, and "fashion sense". One can be the womanly creature Lauren Brown portrays in this shot - maybe not for long, given the effects of cigarette smoking - but one can't really be what is being portrayed in the fashion shots of Michaela or Julie Ordon, not that you don't see it all the time. Katy Perry refers to this, speaking of her own stage presentation, as "full-out tranny". One sees young girls and old woman who seemingly present as such 24/7. One I know personally once revealed that she went from being a makeup-free flower child to a committed face painter after reading a report in which she was described as "a plain girl". Ouch! No one wants that! Or do they? Plain works pretty well for Anna Norheim and Nicole Lichtenberg. Plain, of course, is synonymous with "natural", and it is another style choice. Plain beauty is a big part of the requirement for getting a contract with the likes of Elite. All of these girls have the symmetry and dimensions required for the position. For girls 14 to 15 years old, that means they are between 5'7" to 6'0" tall, and for girls from 16 to 22 that means 5'9" to 6'0" tall. Those are the optimal altitudes from which to hang clothing. Linear-vertical types also tend to be thin, which works best on camera, lenses tending to "add" a few pounds to the captured image. The idea is to be thin and to photograph perfectly.

   

 

Originally posted on Artist News, July 2009

 

Originally posted on Artist News, January 2009

 

 

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