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Volume 2-2016

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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.


 

 

 

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Rob Hendon’s Art is Changing the Way Nashville Looks
Local Painter Is Making His Mark on Nashville's Growth

Artist Rob Hendon, known in the art community as “The Original Guitar Painter” for his representations of one of Nashville’s most treasured instruments, is helping to aesthetically create Nashville’s landscape as it undergoes an intense growth spurt. As Nashville welcomes new residents and new businesses to its city at record rates, Hendon is keeping the legacy of the Music City alive through his use of vivid color and extraordinary texture in the creation of his distinctive, guitar-focused art placed throughout the city.

Hendon has been commissioned to brighten Nashville’s historic Music Row with his craft. His art, from smaller series paintings to larger-than-life pieces, can be seen up and down the heart of the city’s entertainment industry with installs in the lobbies of offices like Warner Brothers Records, Warner Brothers Studios Nashville, Sony Records and Sony Music Publishing, Oceanway Studios, Big Machine Records, BMI Nashville, Billboard Magazine, and Gibson Guitars. Nashville hotels, like Omni Nashville and The Hutton Hotel, have also chosen to adorn their walls with “Hendons."

SESAC’s new Nashville headquarters boasts a 24-foot x 24-foot piece fashioned from 40 art canvases that serves as the focal point of the building. Fascinated by how his art represents the city of Nashville, the Tennessee State Museum sought out Hendon and recently acquired a painting that appeared on the set of the ABC-TV show “Nashville” to add to their collection. Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt installed two large paintings from Hendon to hang in their recently added Seacrest Studios, a state-of-the-art, multimedia studio built in partnership with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

Long-time collector, Hall of Fame songwriter Craig Wiseman sums up the Rob Hendon phenomenon, “Rob’s work is emblematic of our city and times. He is everywhere!”

The former high level music industry executive marvels at the movement that his art has spawned, “It seems like yesterday that I was just indulging in my hobby and selling a painting here and there,” said Hendon, who has been focusing full time on his artwork for close to two decades.

Hendon’s work is also a favorite of music industry influencers. It is particularly flattering for Hendon that recording artists and former music industry colleagues have become avid collectors of his work, “I love that Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan and the late great Les Paul are among my collectors. It’s so gratifying because I am just such a big fan of these guys. The fact that they also like what I do is humbling.”

About Rob Hendon

Rob Hendon’s name is synonymous with guitars in the art world. His work covers the United States and several other countries. Although he does paint other instruments, musical themes, and floral pieces, his wildly popular guitar art can be seen in offices and hotels throughout the city of Nashville including a ten foot guitar statue honoring Roy Orbison. Hendon's work has been exhibited at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Cowboy Hall of Fame. It has appeared in many television shows on networks such as ABC, ABC Family, CMT, HGTV, GAC, The History Channel, The Golf Channel and Palladia.

For more information about Rob Hendon, please visit www.robhendon.com.

   

 

 

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