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Dear Rolling Stones fans,
We’re gearing up to celebrate our fiftieth anniversary with a lot of exciting plans, and we’d appreciate your help with some of them.

Don’t have an image but an article was written in a compendium of essays, one by Leslie Fielder about “Altamont” back in 1974 or so in a Wesleyan University Press book. I had the pleasure of presenting it, but not having seen the film, in a “Seminar in the Arts” by Esther Schwartz at the newly opening Amherst Campus part of the Buffalo University in NY, just before you chaps went on tour and showed up.

Leslie Fielder was in the class, the point of the class to have a different artist from the Buffalo, NY area appear every week and discuss with the class their careers in the Arts. In “Residential Education” the class would assemble in a lounge, at the time, in a new residence hall built by I.M. Pei the Chinese-American architect, whose later new wing addition to the US National Gallery I had the pleasure to visit while excavating at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, MD, for the National Parks, where the “rockets red glare” and parachute flares illuminated the fort. A 10″ shell is reported to never have exploded outside the “bombproof” the officers latrine was attached to, “a two-seater” brick kidney, in a nice right triangle.

I missed the Buffalo concerts. I think it helped bring the place around a bit. I did enjoy the one concert in Madison Square Garden which I believe opened by Stevie Wonder, and looking at your gig records, Jimi Hendrix was visiting back stage. Check out the BBC recordings of Wonder on drums(?) and Hendrix on guitar(?) if you haven’t, I once heard on a jazz station up around Harriman, NY.

A “Between the Buttons” fan.

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03/28/2012 at 12:48 pm

Chicago Sun-Times: Our far flung correspondents

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Lars von Trier and the Antichrist

  • Pablo Villaça in Brazil

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Bom dia! (Good day! ‘carioca’, “Rio” Portuguese) An excellent analysis i thought and think the decision to ban any film-maker absurd. Years ago in Buffalo, NY there was a “Hollywood of the East” and invited many, held classes and many screenings were shown around the city as I recall. There were Brazilians there to show their films, one I recall about the “loss” of the plantation system, another a projectionist showed his master thesis to me on the portrayal of “blacks” in American cinema, and dare say “blaxploitation” a term I had not been familiar with before he went off, having found a job on Times Square. I’ve read Brazilians as a block are NYC’s greatest number of tourists, and after a screening of “Bambi Meets Godzilla” (not the opposite) and “Apocalypse Now” enjoyed ‘feijoada’, a simmered bean-and-meat dish in a nearby Brazilian-American restaurant with an African-American archaeologist.

Has Cannes turned stupid? About the same time artist-film-maker Paul Sharits, a theater space now in his name in Buffalo, NY, invited to Cannes, confided to me he would not go, because he did not like how Americans were being treated. It should not have any “favorites” and show tolerance by not providing unintended consequences. After all Sigmund Freud had a painting of Adolf Hitler’s on the wall in his office!

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05/20/2011 at 10:58 am

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John Coltrane As A Saint At The Church of John Coltrane

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"The John Coltrane Home is the house in the Dix Hills neighborho­od of Huntington­, Suffolk County, New York. It is where saxophonis­t John Coltrane resided from 1964 until his death in 1967. It was in this home that he composed his landmark work, "A Love Supreme".

In 2007, the home was added to the New York State and the National Register of Historic Places. This honor is rare, given the relatively new constructi­on of the house, but is a reflection of its significan­ce." – Wikipedia

I remember being graded in an elementary school classroom there around 1968 for a classical tenor sax solo piece as part of the NY State Education music program, a former band and music teacher at our Newfield H.S., a Mr. Trucello had been put in charge of in Albany. I’d not heard John Coltrane until I had "Black Pearls" on Prestige Records, Bergenfiel­d, NJ 1964. By the way a complete view of the far-side of the Moon is now available at "Lunar Pioneer" http://bit­.ly/fLO5Sb
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03/21/2011 at 10:09 pm

msnbc.com technology & science – Experts to tunnel for Aztec rulers’ tombs

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I would hope it might further explain the trade in turquoise and peyote in the American Southwest where ancient turquoise mines are found. I was told there is a room outside Pueblo Bonita that had over a million pieces in it and two “Meso-American” style burials under it. A professor had a National Science Foundation grant at Stony Brook University for the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island in New York years ago for “neutron activation trace element analysis in statistical hyperspace” which would allow “signatures” of turquoise retrieved in clinal sampling, at great risk it appeared to me then by a university in Illinois, thin columns holding up ceilings, and the origin or “fake” artifacts found attributed to Aztecan art determined to be “real” or not. The method also can be used to determine the “signature” of modern materials and purity of constituents for materials research, so a large national center has been opened by a consortium of universities, which should lead to better materials, i.e., longer lasting and stronger, etc. Hyperspace was like stacking spreadsheets, invented since and finding patterns for the trace elements amounts, through the levels of data, or spreadsheets. Most desktop programs now can do that. msnbc.com technology & science – Experts to tunnel for Aztec rulers’ tombs#comments

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06/20/2010 at 1:08 am

Talking about Brain Damage

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A great "excavation" of sonic archaeology, Doc. Wonderful how they were back then, in some pretty competitive company, if you listen to some of the other bands then. Including Pink Floyd in a Vanderbilt Planetarium show on Long Island, NY, (not too far from Smithtown’s "Weld Estate" the former MA governor was from, President Clinton wanted, but could not have, as Ambassador to Mexico, "party games") helped save the facility! I think. Recently I’ve also listened to Vladimir Ussachevsky – Film Music (1990) who may have inspired some of the work. Thanks, back in the USSA.

posted by: George Myers on Fri, 4/16 12:04 PM EDT  Brain Damage

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04/17/2010 at 3:37 am

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Blog.matthewhunt.com Bangkok Arts Reviews 5 January 2006

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on “Drama & Shadows”

I like your work onsite very much. I live in the Bronx, NYC where Kubrick was from. An uncredited role in special effects was made to the newspaper photographer Weegee (so-named because he was allowed a police radio and seemed to always be on the scene Ouija-like, I think). I was looking also at a trailer online for “Dr. Strangelove” and there were two “frames” one of Kubrick and one of Weegee in it! I once took experimental film analysis and film making with Paul Sharits in the Media Center, as part of the Buffalo University English Dept., when he was there with Hollis Frampton and others, Stan Van der Beek gave a course in the summer, Ken Jacobs did a live performance piece involving a lecture halls rear-projection screen, one part live 3D, with glasses as I think a young Azazel Jacob’s rode a tricycle in front of a 3D “colors” projected onto the rear projection screen over the lecture hall, the audience at the time wearing the “glasses” and also showed a “3D” film in the Allbright Knox gallery, you had to hold two neutral density films up to one eye, slowing transmission enough to the brain, and films were shown from many places and makers back in 1974. 

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04/06/2010 at 9:55 pm

Behind the Scenes: Woodstock Memories – Lens Blog – NYTimes.com

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I was in Woodstock, NY the summer before, 1968 a young dishwasher in Timber Lake Camp near Phoenicia, NY time off a destination for a film or a dinner, so I was surprised that the promoters (NY Times ad: “Three Men With Unlimited Capital…” also title of their book) had chosen it as a name, and fortunate it had not taken place as planned in Walkill, NY that due to an argument over port-a-potties. Standing by the chain-link as it came down, with a ticket, I realized like the later line from “Jaws” they were going to need a bigger everything, i.e., the stage Boston’s “Quarry” played on, the Hogfarm commune were parked at (weren’t they in “Easy Rider” and later smallpox eradication in India?) and where Wavy Gravy camped at and Joan Baez came down to sing was way too small! Though at the time, I thought a good place for me to be.

I hope the museum about to open does well, and I’ve heard from recent concert goers it’s a real treat now to go there and hear some of the best in the business in a nice outdoor setting and a great place to bring the kids. I don’t think they’ll have to worry that the tickets sales were kinda’ low and then have people pouring in from all over the proverbial place!

Behind the Scenes: Woodstock Memories – Lens Blog – NYTimes.com

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07/31/2009 at 7:09 pm

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