One of the great Los Angeles session men, he played drums on countless hit records, as well as some of the best instrumental studio productions of the sixties. Here’s the Official Hal Blaine Website
Ah, great I got your attention now read
is interesting. Luxuriamusic used to be layoutet horizontally in the beginning, too.
Very interesting, I found it via 70%.org.
Here’s a quote of the first lines…
A project started today which will see Europe’s first artificial surf reef created along the South Coast.
The £1.4 million reef is to be built along Boscombe seafront in Dorset in a bid to attract up to 10,000 surfers each year to the seaside town.
Read all of it here.
This magnificent website has an article on one of my favorite yeye-girls – Chantal Goya! I dig France Gall, Francoise Hardy, Sheila and Sylvie Vartan very much for their music, but Chantal appeared in my favorite non-surf movie, Masculin Feminin by Jean Luc Godard, where she sings, and plays – what else – an up and coming yeye-girl. If I had never seen this film I wouldn’t understand yeye, Paris, french movies, mod, the 60s, and thus wouldn’t really have lived.
The trailer for the movie.
Here’s her MySpace.
Is bodysurfing the most soulful kind of surfing or what?
What an interesting subject. The baby boomers have so much to write about…
Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies
The First Wave, 1959 – 1969
by Thomas Lisanti
Nowa great contemporary painter & illustrator. Tikishark. I stumbled upon him at Tiki Central, and of all the things he makes, I want to showcase his beach towel here.
Highly recommended – very fun stuff. Especially when they find endless variations of chord patterns which repeat throughout musical history and make a big mix out of it. Incredible stuff. Apparently been together for 28 years – with showmanship and chops to match!
Here’s the homepage.
Here’s their music at iTunes.
They have a CD and live DVD out. Review to follow here. Today I got the info they’re in Hamburg for the next two weeks – so don’t miss them!
I don’t have that many of his records – but I sure found a lot of his tracks at iTunes! He was very busy covering any style of popular guitar playing you can think of during the 60s and 70s. I guess most of you don’t know him, so for starters I made a little 42 track Buddy Merrill iMix, which you can find at Itunes.
Here’s what I wrote about it:
The versatile Buddy Merrill!
We start with a surfy/Ventures-style division before going into a nowsound/funky part. This turns over into his best bossa tracks on iTunes. After this we are exposed to a little gang of country favorites leading into Buddy’s steel guitar skills featured on his coolest hawaiian offerings. We go Exotica for the second to last bunch of tunes. This leaves us to close this collection with three tunes pulled from the classical catalogue – Where Czardas had briefly taken us during the bossa section.