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MORE UPDATES! Outre Space Cinema -- Featuring: 1930's Rocketry, Spitfires of the Spaceways and especially Cellulose to Celluloid, Even more Flash Gordon comparisons from the Saturday Matinees and Sunday Comics.
Many thanks to Jim Keefe (Visit his Website) -- the LAST Flash Gordon illustrator of the 20th Century, and Flash's FIRST illustrator of the 21st, for including my efforts on his Flash Gordon Resources Page -- along with actual creators like Alex Raymond, Al Williamson, and others!
Charity Alert: Play the FreeRice Game -- improve your vocabulary, and donate food to the United Nations. Check into Terra Sigilata blog -- donate $$$ to cancer patients just by clicking onto the site. Keep that Resolution to click on The Hunger Site every day. BTW -- AIDtoCHILDREN.com is a bit simpler than FreeRice Game.
In The Community: The Hockaday Museum of Art has Seldom Seen, from the Permanent Collection, First Nations Artists -- Contemporary / Traditional, Crown of the Continent, and Ace of Diamonds. Dan Fagre's new show about the vanishing glaciers of Glacier National Park is a true labor of love by himself and other scientists from the USGS. Here's another website comparing glacier photos from the early 20th Century and now. HURRY! Things will be changing soon.
Tonight at FVCC's Honors Symposium we had Chinese Foreign Policy—China Shakes the World by Dr. Steven Levine, associate director of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at The University of Montana.
The remaining lectures of the series include:
March 12 — “China’s Strategic Relations—Short Arms/Slow Legs” presented by Brigadier General Russ Howard, retired, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, The University of Montana;
March 19 — “China’s Economy — The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” presented by Dr. Terry Weidner, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, The University of Montana;
March 26 — “Communist China — The Cultural Revolution” presented by Major Kwok Chiu, United States Military Academy at West Point;
April 2 — “China Today” presented by Eric Pei, FVCC Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence; Visiting Professor, Liaoning University, Shenyang, China.
Concert Review: That "Band of Bandleaders" includes young women nowadays!
George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars by Gridhead from Charlotte N.C. February 28, 2009
It was an awesome show. A big Thank You to George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic for that performance. The house was packed. Kendra was the opening act and she absolutely killed it. Her set started a little after 9:30pm. Her backing band started out with Rico, Mike Hampton, Lige, and Danny. Steve Boyd and Garry joined them later in the set. She sung some old Funkadelic songs, plus did a few of her own. Her setlist is kind of sketchy in my mind, but here's what I remember:
Baby, I Owe You Something Good
Let's Take It To the People
I may be missing a song or two. Shider, Hampton, and Danny did some kick ass solos in her set.
The P-Funk personnel that I remember seeing on stage:
Carlos "Sir Nose" McMurray
Michael "Clip" Payne
Robert "Peanut" Johnson
Poo Poo Man
No Horn players. There was also a male vocalist I didn't recognize. It may have been Paul Hill. I don't know.
P-Funk's set started around 10:30pm and ended shortly after 1:30am. The band was tighter than rusty lug nuts on a 57 Chevy. George was on stage for 90% of the show, which is something I haven't seen in a long time. The setlist once again, is sketchy in my mind. I was into the show and didn't think about the setlist until midway through.
-- They opened with Standing on the Verge, tore that up and went into
-- Pumping It Up
The rest of the setlist that I can remember, in no particular order:
-- Rumplesteelskin - that was the bomb right there. The band showed out.
-- Tear the Roof off the Sucker
-- U.S. Custom Coast Guard Dope Dog (George and Steve Boyd)
-- Up For the Downstroke
-- Maggot Brain (Reggae Version) - this was the highlight of the set for me. Several women near me were dancing like crazy to that version. As a matter of fact, a lot of people were dancing to that version. No disrespect to the original version, but they took us to church with the reggae version last night. Michael Hampton is truly a guitar god. Rouse was pretty laid-back. He didn't do all the "theatrics" like he did last year. I liked last night's Ricky Rouse much better. He's a helluva guitar player.
-- Red Hot Mama
-- Let's Take It To the Stage
-- One Nation Under A Groove
-- Bounce To This
-- Knee Deep
-- Sativa's Hard as Steel rap, Get Da f**k Out, and a rap by Tracey about a girl named Sherrie and catching the clap. ???
-- Sentimental Journey
-- Big Payback (Poo Poo Man)
-- Atomic Dog
-- They closed out the show with that rift from Hardcore Jollies
I wished they'd done some tracks from the Gangsters of Love CD. All in all a great show. An A+ for everyone in the band. The crowd was great and into the show...
Ms. Manning's on tour with her OWN group:
(From the P-Board, where she posts as "Peaches.")
Hey Funkateers- I'll be on tour with Lantz Lazwell as soon as the Mothership drops me off- so spread the word and come out and party with my band. I promise will do a couple of p-funk tunes for you
Tues, March 3rd- Willits, CA at Shanachie Pub 8pm
Wed, March 4th- Chico, CA at Lost on Main with 2 me 9pm
Thurs, March 5th- San Francisco, CA at the Great American Music Hall-Feat Pam Parker,Bernadette, and Valarie Orth. 856 O'Farrell Street, 8pm
Fri, March 6th- Sacramento- Marilyns on K with Honey Spot 9pm
Sat, March 14th- Hollywood, CA at Cranes. 1611 El Centro, 90028 11:30pm
Sat, March 28th- Santa Monica at Rusty's Surf Ranch, 11pm, 256 Santa Monica Pier 11pm
Also , I will have a new project coming out soon- It's Called Baked Goods and is a EP and a DVD
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