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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

THIS WEDNESDAY!!! get ready for 2008 pre-New Years warm up and boogie down party!! EUROPA


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

new Flickr photo posts-- New York pictures from 1999-2002

I didnt get into digital photography until 2003--- call me a late bloomer, but thats the way it happened. However, i was always a shutterbug, and used a film camera throughout the 4-5yrs of my residence in Brooklyn NY (from 1999-2003). I was looking through some old pictures last night and chose some of my favorite shots to begin with...they're from several live shows i went to in NYC (baaba maal, amina, perry farrell---I put them up on Flickr with a little help from my scanner...there are many more to come-- i have to get a pro account apparently)
something about these old "film" cameras really has a unique character that digital doesnt have... i'm not sure if it's similar to the difference between an LP and a CD but theres something about these old photos that I like... maybe grainy organic photo-anomolies make things more interesting sometimes?

here's the beginning of my retrospective film scans from NY 1999-2002 slideshow on flickr--->link

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Jamati Online

I met Roxana Bangura, Events Director and Curator of the Jamati Entourage, a couple of years ago when this project was just starting up. Now, since they went online this past year, they're really in full swing and the website looks great!

from press release:
" is changing the image of Africa with articles focusing on the African entertainment industry thru the use of up-to-the-minute technology that will keep its audience coming back for more.. ....With the launch of the December Issue, daily doses of entertainment information, Jamati TV, Crimson Carpet shots, expansion into the European Diaspora market with Muziki Magazine, special event partnerships, content uniquely targeted to a Pan-African audience, and more to come, Jamati is the definitive authority and “Africa's Premiere Entertainment Portal""

Jamati Online

Thursday, December 06, 2007

PODCASTS - update

(above:the Clash- radio clash)
ok--- radio4all is apparently back online.... dont know why their site goes down so much, but it happens...
-and i just got an external HD to back up the old shows

please donate to the A infos project to support their great service to independent radio....

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

This past Wednesday :planet EUROPA-- mid-week dance party!!

that was Nov 28th, this month...
thanks for everyone who showed up and hung out and danced...
Click flyer to see image and info

Monday, November 26, 2007

IMCT- Divali show

radio show: If Music Could Talk (low fi mp3 files) from 11/09/07

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Los Zafiros

"Los Zafiros formed in the Cuban capital of Havana in 1962. Their music was a mix of doo-wop, ballads, boleros, samba, tumbaos and twists. It was practically doo-wop with their own unique Cuban twist. Today only 2 members are alive, Manuel Galban and Miguel Cancio. Ignacio died in 1981 at 37 from complications of several heart attacks. Kike died at the same age in 1982 from cirrhosis of the liver. El Chino, beset by severe vision, speech and drinking problems, lived alone back in Cayo Hueso until his death on August 8, 1995 at age 56." (from wikipedia)

Las Hermanas Benitez - Cuban go go/soul

Las Hermanas Benítez, fueron un grupo musical cubano de la década de los '60. Estaba integrado por Juanita, Haydee, Petry, Carmen y Beatriz, hijas del ex-ministro cubano de Trabajo, Francisco Benítez. Posiblemente inspiradas en el éxito del Cuarteto d'Aida, comenzaron muy jóvenes con su grupo, llegando a finales de los '50 a la televisión cubana. Viajaron a los Estados Unidos y México, donde aparecieron en la película de Cantinflas "Sube y baja" filmada en 1958. De esa película es la canción "Corazón de melón", tema que las hizo muy conocidas. Siguieron los viajes por América y Europa, dónde aparecieron en una película de Dino de Laurentis, "Yo amo, tú amas". Llegaron a España, y allí el amor acabó con el grupo: Carmen y Beatriz se casaron, mientras que sus hermanas siguieron cantando, pero no por mucho tiempo.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

If Music Could Talk: PODCAST


from Nov 4 2007

Friday, November 09, 2007


above, some miniature indian musical instruments that have been in my family since when I was a kid.. sitar, tabla, veena, harmonium.. : )

radio show: If Music Could Talk (mp3 files) from 11/09/07

Thursday, November 08, 2007

If Music Could Talk- Halloween show: Indian Horror movie soundtracks; and 60's Indonesian Garage rock


Click here for setlist, album cover art, and youtube video links

Saturday, November 03, 2007

DJ Vadim, Yarah Bravo, Abstract Rude in Richmond Nov 4

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DJ Vadim
Yarah Bravo
Abstract Rude
One Self

Friday, November 02, 2007

9500Liberty "Interactive" Youtube documentary on local and national Immigration issues


Monday, October 22, 2007

cover for Lilis Surjani's 007 45"


I played Ulang Tahun Kakek from the "007" EP on the May 25th 2008 podcast

(Lilis Surjani previous blog post)

Legendary Indonesian singer, Lilis Surjani, passed away on Oct 7 2007.

Legendary singer Lilis Surjani, a true national treasure of Indonesia, passed away on October 7, 2007. She died after a long battle with cancer but even from her hospital bed, managed to sing a couple of songs shortly before she passed away (the youtube video of this made me cry- which i accidentally watched when searching for clips of her singing)

In my own opinion, Lilis Surjani had one of those rare voices that could simultaneously make you laugh and bring tears to your eyes when you hear it... laughter for knowing how beautiful life can be, and tears because the beautiful things in life are so fleeting .. her voice will live on..

here's some history in english about Lilis Surjani (sometimes spelled Suryani):
"The famous singer Lilis Suryani who died recently on 7 october 2007, was from a simple family and lived in the Gang Kelinci neigbourhood in Jakarta [which] is near the Pasar Baru Area in Central Jakarta. Behind the big stores of this well known shopping district is a totally different microcosm with narrow alleys and even narrower side-alleys, teeming with life, this is Gang Kelinci or ("Rabbit Alley") I do not know if it still exists today, Jakarta is changing rapidly.
At the age of a schoolgirl, Lilis Suryani already wanted to be a radio-star. Since she wanted help reaching her goal, she just went to the house of Titiek Puspa for advice. Titiek Puspa was a very well known singer already with quite a career, an important fact, she was also a composer, of her own songs and also songs for other artists. Titiek Puspa did not send her away, she even wanted to help the young girl. So she introduced Lilis into the world of music. One day Titiek Puspa accompanied Lilis back home to Gang Kelinci. Seeing the neigbourhood, packed with people everywhere she became inspired to write the song " Gang Kelinci " for Lilis Suryani. This song became one of her best-known ones. So this song is from her real life.
Another song from her is "Bintang Leo" ( The Constellation or, sign of Leo ) which is really her sign as she was born on august 22, 1948"

--special thanks to Huub for sharing this story.. information about artists like Lilis Surjani is rarely written in English. I hope more will be written about the popular musicians of Indonesia in the future... the world should know about singers like Lilis Surjani.

heres some added information about Lilis Surjani from my friend, Huub:

"..The text [above] is taken from old Indonesian music and other magazines.
There are still heaps of them in my house, daring from 1968 till recently.
Also to be found on Internet: interesting Indonesian blogs and websites of Indonesian Newspapers.
But in this case one must be able to read Indonesian.
More facts about Lilis Suryani: Her praise song for President Sukarno "Untuk PJM Presiden Sukarno"... The founder of the nation liked the singer, she also visited his palace. The President did not like all musicians however: The group "Koes Plus" was sent to Jail. They were jailed because Sukarno did not like the attitude and stage-acts of western groups ( like The Rolling Stones and The Beatles) he feared that their lifestyle would influence the youth in Indonesia. The all girl group "Dara Puspita" nearly had the same fate. Koes Plus and Dara Puspita did live concerts on stage in the same style as groups from Europe and USA.

Lilis Suryani was after the fall of President Sukarno critisized singing "communist" songs ( Genjer-Genjer )
It is a song of pity for the very poor who only feed themselves with a sort of herb that is growing alongside roads ( Genjer ).
The song was adopted by members of the communist party, and became one of their hymns.
At the second presidency "the new order" this song was forbidden

and he continues...

"To continue: Genjer just a sort of herb that grows alongside rivers.
As I stated before "Genjer genjer " was originally not a commie song, but just a song of pity, when during the Japanese occupation many people died of starvation and others could only survive by eating genjer. Especially in the province of East Java the situation was hopeless. In the fifties and sixties still many poor people were to be found in this province.
The communist party was not forbidden under president Sukarno, the founder of the nation.
A group of Generals with their leader Suharto were not content with the situation. Sukarno was forced to resign, thousands of communists and so-called communists were killed or arrested and put in jail for many years. There was also a socialist party under President Sukarno. After the Suharto-coup this party was forbidden also but the punishments were not as severe as with the commies. So the song "Genjer-genjer" became a taboo-song. In fact this pityful song was annexed by the commies and sung during their meetings.
Lilis Suryani had also a few song in which she praised the military, this was during the "cold war" with Malaysia in the sixties under president Sukarno. A strange thing is she is still populair in Malaysia.
It could be [that] she apoligized for her dress, I dont know if she was accused by someone or some group. [i had asked this because of information i read on the blog link below stating that she formally apologised for singing beatle-like songs]
The most criticized musicians were the groups who did stage acts with hip-shaking and other kind of gestures.
Under the Sukarno regime this was considered un-Indonesian and undermining the morals of the young people.
Sukarno was anti-western in his speeches and many people were afraid he would become a communist himself.
Especially people in the USA were afraid Indonesia would become new communist Nation in Asia, like North Korea and North Vietnam."

THANKS for sharing the information Huub!!

here's a cool blog post with some mp3s of Lilis for you to listen to.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

PODCAST LINK - Interview with Dennis Alcapone (complete show in 4 parts available at


Friday, October 12, 2007

If Music Could Talk - Interview with Hudost- Oct 6 2007


"HuDost is a Music ensemble whose core musicians are singer/songwriters Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines.

What commenced as an acoustic duo project has developed into a fully produced ensemble with Dan Walters on bass, John de Kadt on percussion, George Tortorelli on flutes, Linda Worster on vocals and guitar, and other occasional guests. The ensemble functions as a collective, bringing in musicians of varying sensibilities and backgrounds.

HuDost’s original work ranges in style from 'Alternative World Music' to their own 'Country and Eastern' fusion, and atmospheric, experimental sound. This is mixed with the rich, eclectic blending of traditional Sufi music, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian and Balkan folk music, Farsi, Turkish, Arabic, Folk, Pop, Rock and Southern Gospel.

HuDost performances range from the duo of Moksha and Jemal Wade to the full ensemble mode, which includes performance art, video installation and dance."

here's their website: LINK

Friday, October 05, 2007

FESTIVAL of INDIA - this weekend

"26th Annual Festival of India will be held on Saturday Oct. 6 and Sunday Oct. 7 from 11 AM thru 8 PM at the Richmond Convention Center located at 403 North Third St. Admission is free. Authentic India foods, fashions, jewelry and live entertainment will be featured. The Festival is organized by the Hindu Center of Virginia, a non-profit organization. This fund-raising event benefits Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross as well as building fund for the expansion of the Hindu Center."

Festival of India

PODCAST LINK from If Music Could Talk

the very special guest for this program was none other than Joanne Summerfield (aka Joanne Ginsberg for some of her published works), the eloquent 60's and 70's New York radio personality, author, poet, activist, ..and mother. Also featured are reel to reel recordings of her poetry and radio broadcasts (transferred to CD and heard for the first time since they were recorded 30 years ago)

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Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar - Live next week

Oct 13th in DC, Oct 17th in Baltimore

master sitar player , Pandit Ravi Shankar needs no introduction..but here's a video clip to get you inspired- (its much better LIVE though)

here's a video about the making of Anoushka's latest album...

Ravi Shankar homepage

tour dates here

WRIR Fundraiser - this week, till Wednesday

please support WRIR Richmond Independent radio

make a donation to the station here

Also, come check out WRIR's community art show tonight! see flyer

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Malaysian Government bans Beyonce

Beyonce Knowles was ordered by conservative groups within the Malaysian government to basically, put on some clothes or no concert. Beyonce cancelled and moved her show to neighboring Indonesia. (Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, and Gwen Stefani have also allegedly been targeted by the Malaysian government as artists who fit the "negative influence" profile).

From western eyes, this may be seen as "ridiculous" and prudish. However, Malaysia is mainly an Islamic country whose government tries very hard to maintain traditional values. What may be the norm in the US, and even acceptable in neighboring Thailand and Indonesia, doesn't always go over well in Malaysia- at least in the eyes of the "authorities". However, there's No Doubt (lol) that cultural attitudes are changing, especially among young people in Malaysia. The internet plays a big role in this, and outside influences are hard to keep hidden from the youth. They have so much access to information from other parts of the world. There are far more dangerous things in my opinion than Beyonce's barely covered body, but I'd hate to think that young Malaysian folks would trade the music coming from their own rich cultural history for the music of Justin Timberlake. I am a Malaysian music fanatic. But maybe they, like me, want something different.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

If Music Could Talk- Samba, Bossa Nova, and more


Saturday, September 15, 2007

Carlton Livingston Interview from last week's version of "If Music Could Talk"


see for all 4 show segments

Friday, September 07, 2007

Golden Oldies from Indonesia- Last Sunday on If Music Could Talk

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

take a deep breath

Yes, Ive taken a short pause in my series of weekly podcasts.... getting my stuff together and will be back soon with more music and miscellaneaous inspiration


Gorillas seriously endangered among many other species

Story 1

Story 2

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

DJ gig this Wednesday Night-- Planet Europa

Monday, August 27, 2007

Last week's show "If Music Could Talk"-- freeform insanity!!!

My previously planned feature for this past week fell through at the last minute, so I did a "wildly eclectic" (some bad mixes, some pretty good-- trying new combinations) free form show which was loosely tied together by three themes: rain, apocalypse (gawd help us), and the end of summer/beginning of fall (it aint over yet!).. hope you enjoy! : )

Monday, August 20, 2007

If Music Could Talk- hot dance music from all over the place


Friday, August 17, 2007

NEW M.I.A. Album August 21st 2007

This album is awesome(ive already heard -they sent the promo to WRIR last week) I'll be playing a track or two this sunday-- she's got a new website so check out the new vidyyos

"KALA" will be released on XL Recordings in Japan on August 8th and in the UK on August 20th. Interscope Records will release the full length record in the US on August 21st. The track listing will be as follows:

1. Bamboo Banga
2. BirdFlu
3. Boyz
4. Jimmy
5. Hussel (featuring Afrikan Boy)
6. Mango Pickle Down River (with The Wilcannia Mob)
7. 20 Dollar
8. World Town
9. The Turn
10. XR2
11. Paper Planes
12. Come Around (featuring Timbaland)

Monday, August 13, 2007

IMCT - Tonight's show setlist only... Flea Market gems etc

Charles Mingus- I can't get started - My favorite Quintet
Sesame Street- What's my Part- Foot
The SKA- Bobby Jay and the Hawks- Tea for Two
Creative Funk- Funk Power
Duane Eddy- Anytime- Have Twangy Guitar will Travel
Shirley and Company- Shame Shame Shame
Gi Gi- Sugar Daddy
Lee Dorsey- Ride the Pony
Tyrone Thomas and the Whole Darn Family- Fly Away Love Bird
Ames Brothers- Destination Moon
the Kinks- Come On Now Live at Melvin Hall
Nancy Sinatra- So Long Babe
Rod McKuen- Love Child's Lament
Grateful Dead- Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion
Robert Johnson- Last Fair Deal
Grateful Dead- Born Cross Eyed- Anthem of the Sun
The Stonemans- Orange Blossom Breakdown
Panatics- Those were the days
Ethel Waters- Handy Man
Mary Poppins- Chim Chim Cheree
Les Habits Jaunes- Mr Longtemps- Canadian Garage LP
Doris Day and Buddy Clark 78rpm- Powder your face with sunshine
Duke Ellington 78rpm- Put Yourself in My Place Baby
Manhattan Merrymakers 78rpm- Ev'ry Night I cry myself to sleep over you
Harry James and the Boogie Woogie Trio 78"- Woo Woo
Norfolk VA Blues 78rpm found at a flea market (RARE) National Hollywood Record Disc
Stevie Wonder 45- Send One your Love
Betty Everett- My Love-Jewel Paula Records
Asha Bhosle- Baap Re Baap -1955-Janisar Akhtar Op Nayyaar
Yo La Tengo- I can hear the heart beating as one
Patti Smith- Redondo Beach- Horses
Gun Club- Breaking Hands- Mother Juno
John Coltrane- Nancy

Saturday, August 11, 2007

If Music Could Talk- Interview with EEK A MOUSE


a more i-ficial webpage is here at

you can buy the uneek records here plz support this artist's music-- thats why this podcast is so intentionally, mono phonic and low bit rate sounding..

big respect to Eek A Mouse for speeking to me and also.. for writing all the great songs..

& thanks to DIA for the link..

Monday, August 06, 2007

The Grateful Dead... AUGUST 21 1968

LISTEN TO STREAMING AUDIO OF this 40 year old LiVe GraTeFul DeAd ShOw!
I always loved these spaced out extended jams.. Alligator, the Other One, Cryptical Envelopement...and the hauntingly beautiful Dark Star... pure sonic bliss....this is beyond mere drugged out noodling-- here is some of the most beautiful live rock improvisation ever.. and clear as a bell for being recorded WAYYYY back in '68..

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Film maker Ingmar Bergman dies at 89....

"Feel, to the end, the triumph of being alive.."

film maker INGMAR BERGMAN passed away at 89 on Monday...

my father, painter Glenn Hamm, loved Ingmar Bergman's films because of his use of light and shadow.. as well as the surreal placement of symbols and contrasting characters in his movies...

Monday, July 30, 2007

If Music Could Talk- Sunday's Show July 29 2007


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tomorrow Night--- Planet Europa!

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Monday, July 23, 2007

IMCT - Tonight's show got deleted! : )

thats why it was such a good one...

Fela- Shuffering and Shmiling
Jimi- Freedom (early version)
Jimi- Third Stone from the sun
Prince- Lion of Judah
Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers- Tomorrow People
Kool and the Gang- Good Times
Mikey Dread- Inna Foreign
Lexie Lee- Dixie
Donnie Hathaway- The Ghetto
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings- This Land is your land
Grant Green & Dianne Reeves- Down Here on the Ground
Cymande- Anthracite
Carlinhos Brown- Pandeiro-DEIRO
Rosa Maria- Caipoeria de Oxala
Toyan- Come Fi Mash it
H Mudie and King Tubby- Reggae Foundation
I Roy & The Rhythm Rulers -Dj Drifter
Dennis Walks- Drifter inna fine style
CaLVIN Bradford- I'll be Waiting
Scientist meets Prince Jammy- Round 9 (Scientist)
Errol T and the Professionals- Original Version- Malcolm X
Horace Andy and John Holt- A Quiet PLace
King Tubby- a Noisy PLace
Burning Spear- No War
Spotlight on Jazz- Live from Fort Dix
Bad Brains- Don't Bother Me
Zero Boys- Down the Drain
M.I.A.- Boys
Najmate-el-Rif - Diwana
Teshome Mitiku- Senseless War
Luke Vibert- Sopping Shi*
Colder- Wrong baby

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

If Music Could Talk- Last Sunday's Show


Monday, July 09, 2007

If Music Could Talk - July 8 2007 Franco et l'OK Jazz and other brilliant African music


(i didnt even know this till now... but it just so happens, Friday was the late great Franco's Birthday!!)

Monday, July 02, 2007

Interview with MICROPIXIE on "If Music Could Talk"

MICROPIXIE stopped by for an interview on "If Music Could Talk" last Sunday evening. Here's the PODCAST LINK

Information about her upcoming live performances (and lots more) can be found HERE

Her "Limited Edition" CD debut is called
"Alice In Stevie Wonderland" (which includes a really nice booklet of pictures and lyrics too)

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Last week's show PODCAST LINK - Tollywood, Kollywood, & Bollywood

How often do you get such a wide variety of styles in Indian music on the radio?? you've probably heard alot of Hindi music (often referred to as "Bollywood")--- so Im playing some Telugu film music (referred to as "Tollywood") and Tamil film songs too (called "Kollywood").... & I couldnt resist playing some cool Hindi "rock" from classic soundtracks too, so there'll be a little from each of these three languages/cultures/regions... India has hundreds of languages ..


Saturday, June 23, 2007

Bollywood Night- June 24th- This SUNDAY! at the NY DELI

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

If Music Could Talk- Podcast June 17 2007 guest DJ - Adam Nathanson- Hardcore Music


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

If Music Could Talk - June 10 2007 -International Shake your Booty music


Monday, June 11, 2007


1. Give Thanks and Praises
2. Jah People (hear a sample)
3. Pure Love
4. Natty Dreadlocks 'Pon the Mountain Top
5. Build a Nation (sample)
6. Expand Your Soul
7. Jah Love
8. Universal Peace
9. Roll On
10. Until Kingdom Comes
11. In The Beginning
12. Send You No More Flowers
13. Peace Be Unto Thee

limited tour dates

out on June 25th on Megaforce records!!!

Interview with CHICHA LIBRE

last week's show PODCAST LINK

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Dizzee Rascal- New CD Maths + English out on Tuesday June 12

Check it out at his myspace page--- includes some live clips--- seriously bangin' new tracks y'all!! check out the Sirens video here

Friday, June 01, 2007

Last week's show PODCAST LINK


if music could talk: If Music Could Talk May 27 2007 1

featuring new tracks by DJ Vadim from his new CD the SOUNDCATCHER on BBE records

also check out some hot tracks by Chicha Libre-- who are performing this weekend in Richmond--- see below!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Check out Chicha Libre this weekend!!!

Entour Entertainment proudly presents: Chicha Libre ( )Psyko Surf Cumbia and Cuban Son from Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, May 31Chief Ikes Mambo RoomWashington, DCDoors 8:00pm; Show 9:00pmw/ The Slack Quartet and DJ Outlaw

Friday, June 1Twisted Branch Tea BazaarCharlottesville, VA 10:00pm

Saturday, June 2Emilios Tapas BarRichmond, VA 10:00pm w/ DJ Rattan


Monday, May 21, 2007

If Music Could Talk May 13 Stevie Wonder's Birthday & Mama's Day


Sunday, May 20, 2007

Bollywood night - Tonight at NY Deli!!!

Yes, it's short notice--- we had to move Bollywood night up a week... but PLEASE dont miss this one! Funky Bollywood Film tunes, beautiful Hindi movies, and some House music, Hip Hop, Soul, and Electronic music thrown in to balance out the whole mix... how else would you rather spend a Sunday evening?

Saturday, May 19, 2007

If Music Could Talk- Podcast May 6 2007

Featuring some amazing music from Bogota Columbia: Noel Petro, Martina Camargo,
and lots more


Thursday, May 03, 2007

Gallery 5 May 19th

((click images for details))
Gallery5 - Again !! May 19th

Gallery5 is featuring some incredible Asian art

((I'll be providing some of the atmosphere and music as DJ for part of the day on the 19th- check out the MARKET on that day!))

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

How to:Graffiti for A**HOLES 101

OK, so you want to be a graffiti A**hole??---OK, SURE!! here is a perfect crash course..

1) Be SURE to paint your "piece" in a very remote place where no one but fishermen, kayakers, and local wildlife watchers can enjoy it!! preferably by the river facing a floodwall - idiot!!

3) Make SURE you dump your paintbrushes, rollers, half full paint cans, and rolling trays INTO the stream which feeds directly into the river... esp if it is a nursery for baby ducks like you see in this picture... (the baby ducks were getting a lesson on "how to swim" the day these pictures were taken- i was not giving those lessons though)

4) Be SURE to dribble the rest of the paint from your roller on a rock and sign your name with it!!

5) go home, put on that same old WU Tang Clan CD, "huff" some of that leftover spraypaint, and tell yourself you're "representing hip hop" -- SURE!!

IF YOU NEED VISUAL EXAMPLES for "HOW TO BE A GRAFFITI A**HOLE" - click the picture below.


Sunday, April 29, 2007

Tonight on If Music Could Talk

Tonight on "If music Could Talk" (wrir 97.3 FM), Bob Campbell (aka Dean McNew), will make his second appearance on Richmond Independent Radio featuring live recordings (1976!) of his band- Dean McNew and Country Gold-- Live at the Silver Saddle in Des Moines, Iowa.. These performances were recorded on a second hand reel to reel machine and sat in a drawer, untouched, for 30 years. The fact that they can now be heard again after all these years is a true miracle. This is REAL country music with lots of soul and a little Rock n Roll. Dean's band, Country Gold, was popular not only among young couples who wanted to dance but also truck drivers for miles around who would pack the house every night at Silver Saddle just to hear Dean and the boys play. Bob's CD, "Bob Campbell LIVE" was released this past year and ALL of the proceeds have gone to fight Breast Cancer and provide free mamograms to people who cant afford the tests-- Breast Cancer claimed the life of his dear Aunt, Malinda Lou Campbell. And right now, nothing means more to Bob than to be able to dedicate these recordings to his Aunt & donate the proceeds to help fight Breast Cancer.
You can find his CD here
Listen to "If Music Could Talk" 7-9pm EST -- This Sunday

Thursday, April 19, 2007

If Music Could Talk - Khmer New Year Show- April 14 2007


Saturday, April 14, 2007

Happy Khmer/Cambodian New Year (Bun Choul Chhnam Tmey)!!

((^ click the photo above ^))

Khmer New Year Celebration- VA April 14th 2007
photos: top- Musicians playing traditional Khmer instruments, photos at the bottom- all sorts of incredible home cooked food , and a flag with Khmer Buddhist Monks in the background.
((today is also New Years in Laos and some other countries too))

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

If Music Could Talk-April 8 2007 Easter


Sunday, April 01, 2007

LONE RANGER Interview on If Music Could Talk


A special EXCLUSIVE interview with the one and only Dancehall Legend: LONE RANGER
Listen every SUNDAY at 7pm EST on WRIR 97.3 -- Online at

featuring a special mix by Grant Phabao and many more classic cuts from Studio One, Techniques, Channel One, and more.... don't miss it!!

French Music Night at the NY Deli (the unofficial after party for the Film Festival)

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Last week's show PODCAST LINK


pt 2 coming soon along with setlist
dont let the little bit of static scare you!! it's a good mix--- and PT 2 is "no static at all"

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Flickr Photo Stream- HR and the Dubb Agents DIA Global Rock Showcase March 2007

click HERE to view the slideshow from last weekend's HR shows at NARA SUSHI and WILMINGTON NC.

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