In honor of Stephen Colbert’s recent appointment to become the late night host to succeed David Letterman, The Apples in stereo would like to re-dedicate “Stephen, Stephen” to the host. Congratulations Mister Colbert. The song, originally performed on The Colbert Report, was originally released on a Japanese 7″ Vinyl Picture Disc and later is found on the album “Electronic Projects For Musicians.”[youtube]kcWQfntFlBs[/youtube]
On Monday, February 3, 2014 Billboard ran my first guest posting “A Petition For a Pete Seeger Memorial on the National Mall.” It was a privilege to write about what Pete Seeger meant to my life and why I believe he should be considered for a monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Please consider signing the Change.org petition here.
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“There needs to be a Johnny Appleseed of art, and there is and it’s Steve Keene.” – The Apples in stereo’s Robert Schneider*
Steve Keene may be the most productive artist of all time. The Williamsburg, Brooklyn based artist, with over 250,000 (two-hundred fifty thousand) pieces created to date, is perhaps the most mission-driven ever. Unproductive simply isn’t allowed into his world – it’s impractical. Continue reading “Gravitation Generator: Steve Keene “The Most Productive Artist of All Time””
Photos that I took of the amazing Trans World Airlines Flight Center at JFK are being featured under the story title of “Terminal” on the Urban Campfire website. Though design marvel has been closed for many years, exclusive access was granted via Open House New York. Continue reading “Urban Campfire Features TWA Flight Center Architecture Photos”
The American Film Institute‘s annual celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers, AFI FEST featured Charlie Victor Romeo, which made its Los Angeles sold-out debut on November 9, 2013.
“Charlie Victor Romeo might be the most interesting film I’ll see all year.” – Le Noir Auteur
“A well made thriller… the material is (brilliantly) constructed and fashioned into a well plotted and escalating film.” – Le Noir Auteur
“Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, “Charlie Victor Romeo” is a film unlike anything I have ever seen before.” – David Morris / LATFusa.com
Here’s the official AFI Fest page on Charlie Victor Romeo.
Tractor Beam played a role securing the master and synchronization licenses for the film.
Tractor Beam Offers Crowd Funding Campaign Management
We are excited to announce that the feature film Living With The Dead is able to proceed to production as it reached its Kickstarter goal yesterday.
Tractor Beam is proud to helping the Production of the indie film Living With The Dead.
Gary Calamar, President of Go Music, is a five time Grammy-nominated producer and music supervisor who currently oversees the music on HBO’s True Blood, Showtime’s Dexter, and a personal favorite, FX’s Wilfred. Past credits include HBO’s Six Feet Under and Entourage, amongst too many others to mention. An longtime DJ and show host for keenly influential radio station KCRW, Calamar also co-wrote Record Store Days (with Phil Gallo), a historical document of record store culture past and present.
Director, Photographer and Producer Erica Hill and I first met prior working on Clem Snide’s “Your Night to Shine” video (below), from their debut album “You Were A Diamond” (Tractor Beam Records). Her beautiful work on this video speaks for itself.
It is one whose visual simplicity belies a complicated production. In it, Hill enlisted a crew of volunteers, arranged for waltzing dancers and avoided being hit by cars. Recently, she located the original video master.
On August 10, 2013, Andes, N.Y.’s Community Day will again honor artist Michelle MacNaught.
Mark the Date: August 10, 2013
Location: Maggie + Leo Keonig’s Barn
Address: 160 Main Street, Andes, NY
Gallery Open: 11am – 4pm
Silent Auction: 4pm – 6pm