Seu Jorge came to L.A. last month to perform three nights at the Hollywood Bowl along with The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Bebel Gilberto. I was delighted to be a part of his rhythm section, thumping the Fender bass alongside Eric Bobo (drums), Mike Boito (piano), and Pretinho Da Serrinha (percussion, cavaquino).
The gigs were spectacular to say the least, including samba dancers, capoeiristas and a huge fireworks display that lit up the Bowl like New Year’s Eve at midnight.
The following week we met up at Jack Johnson’s Brushfire recording studio on Larchmont, experimenting with different ideas and musical textures, flavored with the keyboard stylings of my longtime compadre Money Mark.
Seu Jorge’s approach is a very free thinking one, and there were moments where he really struck me as a Brazilian counterpart to Serge Gainsbourg; a true musical painter.
I can’t wait to hear the outcome of these tracks and look forward to more musical collaboration with this great inspirational talent.
“1930’s USA Daisy CO’s Rare Buck Rogers No. U-235 Atomic Pistol with Original Box- Arguably the best looking Art Deco style ray gun ever produced. The Atomic Pistol, or U-235, was made around 1935. Produced in a copper and a blued finish, the gun was manufactured by Daisy. This gun was sold in stores as well as merchandised as a Cream of Wheat premium in 1935 and a Popsicle premium in 1939. Length 10 inches. Copper is by far the rarer finish.”
French comedic icon Jacques Tati was born on October 9, 1907.
Italian singer and actor Al Martino was born on October 7, 1927.
This piece of film was first burned into my collective memory as a child, while home sick from school sitting in front of the t.v. The story that follows this scene is incredible, and I had no idea what the name of this film was for nearly 20 years until one day I accidentally stumbled onto it again. “D.O.A.” (1949), starring Edmond O’Brien and Pamela Britton is one of the true classic noir films of the genre for those of you who may be unfamiliar and seeking new cinematic thrills.
This animated ad for Winston Cigarettes, ran as a television commercial during the first season of The Flintstones-1960.
This was used as an 8×10 glossy to promote the film Guys & Dolls (1955) starring Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Vivien Leigh, and Jean Simmons. I have framed copy hanging in the men’s room at my studio.
Actress and Bond Girl, Britt Eckland was born in Stockholm, Sweden on October 6, 1942.
Yes it is true, the ninth issue of Bachelor Pad Magazine hit the streets recently, featuring Kim Falcon gracing the cover; also featuring Carolina St. Jane, Ruby Joule, Violet Valentine, and a whole array of humor, stories, interviews, highballs, & hijinx.