[Dave Brubeck (piano), Paul Desmond (alto sax), Eugene Wright (bass), Joe Morello (drums), "Take Five," Berlin, Germany, 1966]
* Was James Cameron a fan of Steve Perry’s and Tom Yeates’ Timespirits?
Specifically, are there points of comparison to be made between Timespirits #6 (September 1985) and the opening-this-weekend Cameron epic Avatar?
Hmmm, maybe James Cameron could send a little Christmas cheer in Steve and Tom‘s direction?
* Speaking of my old pal Steve Perry…
If you have any Christmas $$ you can spare — I know, an unlikely proposition in 2009 — Timespirits co-creator and Thundercats/Silverhawks writer Steve Perry is still in mighty dire straits with his five-year-old son Leo down in Florida. Steve is battling with terminal cancer;
A home theft this past week left Steve and Leo financially destitute (once again) and avaricious human predators continue to drain his dwindling resources, though Heroes International‘s very welcome aid and partial coverage of Steve‘s medical costs has been a Godsend.
Anyhoot, even if you can only spare $5, or arrange for food or goods to be snail-mailed, send it Steve‘s way; Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org, snail-mail to Steve Perry, 38046 8th Ave, Zephyrhills, FL 33542. I’ve just sent more myself; sorry to keep posting occasional reminders, but I’ve no idea what else to do.
* The Vermont Monster Guide book tour is over, but Joe Citro and I are now savoring new attention to our book.
The gradual emergence of
Nice to know the book is finding its audience, and here’s hoping our plans for a successor in 2010 find a roost.
* And finally, a sweet treat Tim Lucas steered me to via Facebook:
John Coltrane (soprano and tenor sax), the great Eric Dolphy (flute, alto sax), my all-time favorite jazz pianest McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman (bass) and Elvin Jones (drums) circa 1961, Baden-Baden, Germany — indeed, among my favorite things:
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There’s over 100 pieces of art in the Gallery now; I’ll be adding more this weekend!
Thanks for the interest and support this year, folks, and hope you’ve enjoyed the extensive eye-candy I’ve created, excavated and posted.