My Tribute to Martin Böttcher

German soundtrack composer Martin Böttcher passed on friday. My old band recorded his Der Ölprinz and Kara Ben Nemsi Effendi main themes, and with Tecumseh Melodie I aimed to understand his unique sound by trying to rebuild some of his trademark devices. Martin Böttcher not only beamed generations of kids into a beautiful adventurous frontier west with his audio magic, but in the mid seventies he also was one – if not the – first sail boarders in Germany!

Links for 3/30/19

Big gods came after the rise of civilisations, not before, finds study using huge historical database


 

Exploring Instrumental from the year 1963


 

In Memory of the Pan-Pacific Auditorium


 

Scott Walker : Scott Walker (1943-2019)


 

Trader Vic’s, a bastion of Tiki in Emeryville, started as a one-room beer parlor in Oakland


 

One Hula Of A Night: All The Best Tiki Bars In London


 

The New Speakeasy: Cocktails in a Stranger’s Kitchen


 

Seaweed Sippers


 

Cruising Down SoCal’s Boulevards: Streets as Spaces for Celebration and Cultural Resistance


 

The most dangerous climate feedback loop is speeding up


 

An ocean of evidence on warming is our cue to take action – now


 

Kelp In the Lineup? Here’s What You Need To Know

Links for 3/27/29

How the 45 RPM Single Changed Music Forever


 

Westside Historic


 

In Loving Memory of Darcy Belanger, 1972-2019


 

There is a word for the trauma caused by distance from nature


 

From paradise to landfill: beloved California beach covered in trash


 

Jacques and Yvonne Lasry play a crystal baschet (1961)


 

Why Australia’s beaches are the spiritual centre of a secular nation


 

Are super-yachts the best places to keep your art collection?


 

Where Have All the Music Magazines Gone?


 

www.weidmansart.com

Hal Blaine Dies Age 90

Another legend gone. So shortly after Randy Nauert of The Challengers, Michel Legrand (The Thomas Crown Affair) and André Previn. The Guardian did the best thing they could and collected some of his most famous recordings in a tribute.

Here he’s opening The Ronettes’ Be My Baby at Gold Star Recordings in Los Angeles 1963.

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Links for 2/1/19

Pipeline battle puts focus on Canada’s disputed right to use indigenous land


 

The Cocktail Guru, Jonathan Pogash, shares a winter tiki drink recipe


 

Skull microphone


 

“Walking Through Summer” with 14-year-old Kiwi, Natt Fitt


 

Makaha Skateboard Team 1965


 

The climate emergency plan


 

Russell King in Mexico Beach Florida


 

Sixties Antipodean Pulp Fiction


 

Retro Rocket Decanters by Jonathan Adler


 

Portuguese People Score Massive Victory in Protecting Alentejo Coast from Oil Drilling

Links for 1/12/19

Knost at Noosa


 

Khruangbin Explains Their Genre-Blending Psych Rock in the Reverb Studio


 

Tom Guido’s The Purple Onion
140 Columbus Ave., San Francisco
1993~1999


 

The incredible story of Pita Taufatofua, Tonga’s shirtless Olympic flag bearer


 

Marine plastic pollution: the science story


 

Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe.


 

Why California’s Wildfires Are So Destructive, In 5 Charts


 

Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second


 

North America


 

The uncontacted tribes of Brazil face genocide under Jair Bolsonaro