Monday, August 9, 2010

As July Turned Towards August

Today happens to be 8/9/10 -- in the early morning it was 05:06:07 08/09/10, but I was asleep then.

The Conductor of the Danish National Philupthecarmonic Orchestra, August 2010

Last week, Johnny Melville traveled from Berlin to Hamlet's own castle at Elsinore, Denmark in order to lead an orchestra/chorus of musical cars. Rather than tour drive-in movie theaters, he'll post a video on YouTube -- stay "tuned!"

Stuart Curtis made some music in Western Oregon:

Sven's Blowholes July Jam: Stuart Curtis (far left), John Bliss, Jeff Morre, Jim Guynn, Cheryl Leckie, Rob Birdwell, and Mike Beavington.

Paul Blackwell sang along and played with Andre Floyd on the docks of Lakeside, Montana in late July -- but I wasn't there to shoot pictures.

Andre Floyd with Blue Iguana at Rock for Ravenwood, near Ferndale, Montana, four days after he performed with Paul Blackwell.

In Great Falls, Montana, Cowgirl/Stiltwalker Karen Quest worked the fair!

In Amsterdam, musician Davey Norkett saw George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars at De Paradiso on July 31. Justin Hammer played at Schuim on August 3rd.
Dancer Katie Duck was and is getting ready for performances in August -- especially Sunday August 22 Duck Projects - Criminal Mind single studio Eerste Nassaustraat 7 Amsterdam (same building - up stairs as the Studio Seven) See a full list of her summer workshops/performances HERE.

The Funk Mob later toured France all the way to the Riviera.
In Long Beach, California, a there was a free day-and-night Funk Fest last weekend, featuring Dawn Silva, Jeanette Washington, and the Brides of Funkenstein, along with other members of the extended P-Funk Family playing in their band -- like DeWayne McKnight, Jeff Bunn, Barry Chenault, and Greg Thomas. DJ/Scholar Ricky Vincent was there, along with legendary Jimmy Castor, Patryce Banks, sTOZO tHE cLOWN, Lonnie Marshall & Weapon Of Choice, The Stone City Band, plus various & sundry P-Funk fans from the Internet Community, including Darryl (Funk Store) Moon, and DJ Soul Sister from New Orleans, who introduced Webmaster Michael to the cyber-mothership.

Footsbarn continued to perform at Polzeath in their old home grounds of Cornwall, England. The Mir Caravan 2010 is still in Namur, Belgium, but I'm worried about their next stop -- Moscow and Russia are having some terrible problems with wildfires and deadly smokey air.