Saturday, August 28, 2021

March On for Voting Rights #VotingRightsMarch

Pledge to protect voting rights: OR text PLEDGE to 89799 March On for Voting Rights (#VotingRightsMarch) is a mass mobilization to demand that elected officials stop hijacking democracy, denounce voter suppression, and ensure fair access to the vote for all. Today — the 58th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic March on Washington — we march on cities across America to demand that the vision of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech be deferred no longer. We invite all Americans who believe in the power of democracy and free elections to join us. Are you in? Learn more: Watch live on March On:

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The Isley Brothers: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space. Bobby Carter | Aug. 18, 2021 Before the Isley Brothers played "That Lady" during this Tiny Desk (at Home) concert, lead singer and founding member Ronald Isley shared two stories about the song that perfectly encapsulates the scope of their nearly seven-decade career. "It reminds me of going way back, when we had Jimi Hendrix living at the house and playing. We went on to meet a young fellow by the name of Kendrick Lamar who sampled the record and we got a Grammy award for it." At the Tiny Desk, we've hosted shows from superstars and legends – but our home concert series has now officially reached new heights. Shot at their home studio in St. Louis, Mo., Ronald and his brother Ernie stand front and center, performing just a slice from a catalog overstuffed with classic anthems. (These four songs alone have been sampled or covered by over three hundred artists.) They kick things off with 1983's quiet storm essential, "Between the Sheets." As a nod to the late Notorious B.I.G., Mr. Biggs opens with, "I like it when you call me Big Poppa" – from there, they fire off three more hits, including the immortal "Footsteps in the Dark" and "For the Love of You." The Isley Brothers have eclipsed legendary status – their music is an intrinsic, indelible part of American culture. Watching Ron and Ernie play with as much enthusiasm as they did 30, 40, 50 years ago is an awe-inspiring sight to cherish.

SET LIST "Between the Sheets" "Footsteps in the Dark" "For the Love of You" "That Lady" MUSICIANS Ronald Isley: vocals Ernest Isley: guitar Kandy Isley: vocals Kimberly Johnson: vocals Calvin Rodgers: drums Chris Payton: guitar Quintin "Q" Gulledge: keys Maurice Fitzgerald: bass CREDITS Video: Morgan Glenn, Josh Brickey Camera Operators: Brandon Brinkley, Isaac Sinason Additional Production: Mary Meadows, Bryan Weddle, Jonathan Becker, Marcos Machado Audio: Adam Edmonds, Quintin "Q" Gulledge Guitar Tech: Sam Mays

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Happy World Elephant Day!


Gregg Chadwick
"Learn of the elephant" (in process)
54"x54"oil on linen 2021

Hope that you have had a marvelous #WorldElephantDay !
Posted are in process images of my latest elephant inspired painting. I support the efforts of the @sheldricktrust as they strive to create a world that believes all elephants deserve to roam wild and free, safe from harm. Not just on #WorldElephantDay, but each and every day.

As those who follow me know, I first became aware of the fragile nature of our planet as an elementary school student. For Christmas one year, I asked my parents for the book “Wildlife in Danger” published by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) They are still an important organization providing information, plans, and hope for our endangered earth. Worried about the environment as a kid, I drew pictures of animals constantly. Now I am bringing out a series of paintings, to be exhibited at @theotherartfair in Los Angeles at Barker Hangar in September 2021, that shed light on climate change, the beauty of the natural world, and our place with other species.

Notes on Technique:
Ghosts of earlier ideas appear within my artworks and combine with other transparent moments to create a semblance of movement, of time passing. I build a combination of shadow and illumination in each painting to create a sensation of light emanating from the work. I work with oil paint and usually create at least one color in each painting from ground pigments mixed by hand with linseed oil. Linseed oil has the propensity to grow more transparent with age and visible traces of earlier painted marks gradually appear because of this tendency — called pentimenti. I embrace this eventual outcome in my work and incorporate planned and unplanned pentimenti in my process.

#art #elephants #climate #environment #SantaMonica #artistsoninstagram #Africa

Cocktails with a Curator: Guardi's “Regatta in Venice" and "View of Cannaregio Canal in Venice”

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” set a course for 18th-century Venice as Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon discusses a pair of “vedute” (views) by Francesco Guardi. Displayed on the third floor of Frick Madison alongside works by Tiepolo and Rosalba Carriera, Guardi’s pictures present a lively city with color-coordinated boatmen, laundry hanging from balconies, and liveried attendants greeting dignitaries. This week’s complementary cocktail is the Sgroppino, a Venetian refreshment dating to the 16th century. To view this painting in detail, please visit our website:

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

George Harrison - Cosmic Empire (Day 2 Demo / Take 1 / Lyric Video)

Lyric Video for George Harrison “Cosmic Empire (Day 2 Demo) {Previously Unreleased}” In celebration of the 50th anniversary of George Harrison's classic solo album, All Things Must Pass is celebrated with a suite of new releases including a stunning new mix of the classic album by Grammy Award-winning mixer/engineer Paul Hicks, overseen by executive producer Dhani Harrison. Available Now: Executive Producer: Dhani Harrison and David Zonshine Directed by Lucy Dawkins and Tom Readdy at Yes Please Productions Creative Director and Commissioner: Kelly Mahan Subscribe to not miss any updates and videos: Listen to George Harrison: Watch more George Harrison videos: Follow George Harrison: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: #GeorgeHarrison #AllThingsMustPass #CosmicEmpire

Friday, August 06, 2021

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Let's do this California - #StopTheRepublicanRecall


Wednesday, August 04, 2021

President Biden Loves Amtrak


Good Morning! Tom Morello - Highway To Hell (ft. Bruce Springsteen & Eddie Vedder)

Eddie Vedder and Bruce Springsteen appear in the first single from

Tom Morello's New Album The Atlas Underground Fire Out Oct 15th, 2021

Tom Morello explains that they’re “bringing this legendary song into the future. One of the greatest rock’n’roll songs of all time sung by two of the greatest rock’n’roll singers of all time. And then I drop a shredding guitar solo. Thank you and good night.”

The Atlas Underground Fire: 01 Harlem Hellfighter 02 Highway to Hell [ft. Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder] 03 Let’s Get the Party Started [ft. Bring Me the Horizon] 04 Driving to Texas [ft. Phantogram] 05 The War Inside [ft. Chris Stapleton] 06 Hold the Line [ft. Grandson] 07 Naraka [ft. Mike Posner] 08 The Achilles List [ft. Damian Marley] 09 Night Witch [ft. Phem] 10 Charmed I’m Sure [ft. Protohype] 11 Save Our Souls [ft. Dennis Lyxzén] 12 On the Shore of Eternity [ft. Sama’ Abdulhadi]

Monday, August 02, 2021

Happy Birthday Rachmaninov


Sunday, August 01, 2021

Los Lobos - “Native Son” (Official Music Video)

Los Lobos, from left, is Cesar Rosas, Louie Pérez, David Hidalgo, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Great Read at: Los Lobos nearly called it quits last year. Lucky for L.A., they made a covers album instead