Friday, November 4, 2011

\\\ Local Happenings ///

As the sun goes down on another week, from here it's shaping up to be a busy weekend:
for anyone in the Richmond area who likes vintage soul, funk, and plenty more to move their feet on a Saturday night, I'll be playing some favorite dance LPs & 45s that just never get old:

And before that, of the 4pm mellow afternoon variety, is the annual Screens 'n Suds event at the Capital Ale House downtown:

My good friends Lightning's Girl and DJ Kenny along with G and myself will be playing records perfect for art browsing and mingling! There will be beer tastings, tons of silkscreened posters, shirts and art prints for sale by artists from all over the country, a silent auction and raffles, live music, and all proceeds from donations & Screens 'n Suds series posters go to the Central Virginia Chapter of MS Society and the National Parkinson Foundation. We've been a part of this event before, and it's been a lot of fun!

Photos at the top: The Grateful Dead at the Pacific Cliffs, California, from the book Aquarian Odyssey: A Photographic Trip Into The Sixties by Don Snyder.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Interior View

Just a few favorite photographs found in Charles A. Fracchia and Jeremiah O. Bragstad's amazing book from 1977, Converted Into Houses.
The homes from the rooms shot here all served much different non-residential purposes in their past lives, including a cigar factory, an Armorer's workshop, a cannery, a lumberyard, a ferry boat, a barn and a church, just to name a few. I wonder if any smells from the former cigar factory still lingered around the walls? And how amazing would it be to have a drawing space set up in one of them??