Thursday, December 30, 2010

Year's end in a minor key . . .
Song is "Winter Moon" by Hoagy Carmichael from the 1956 LP "Hoagy Sings Carmichael," featuring Art Pepper on alto saxophone. Thanks to Pat Oates for the Rebecca Kilgore link - which you might have guessed - has led me here.

From The [not so] Daily Nocturne

("Sad songs, they say so much . . .")

Monday, December 27, 2010

"The Nocturnes: 20/Ten"
           Chicago - Foggy Day, Clear Night © Philip Coleman

Our latest online exhibit of Night Photography, The Nocturnes: 20/Ten, is now available for viewing here. This show introduces a little diferent format than seen in our previous biennials, in that the final selections by the Jurors was limited to Twenty pieces by Ten artists - "Twenty/Ten."

Why not have a look, or two - and let us know what you think, by leaving a comment below.

(From the desk of The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Fairytale Nocturne

"The boys of the NYPD choir

Were singing "Galway Bay"
And the bells were ringing out
For Christmas day."
(The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl)

The Pogues - A Fairytale Of New York

A Ghost of Christmas Past . . .

From The [not so] Daily Nocturne

Friday, December 24, 2010

To Tell the Truth . . .

Guess it all started last Sat'dy night, listening to Dore Stein's tribute to Captain Beefheart, specifically the 19-minutes long, harmonica/blues-laden "Tarotplane" (would R.J. approve?). Anyway, in a tangential sort of way, I would up researching another great harp player fave, and a typeface (Franconia - for a show - more about that later) - as they both appeared on the Butterfield Blues Band's "East-West" LP, from wa-a-a-y back in 1966.

In another roundabout way (and isn't that what the Internet is for?) this led me to this TV clip with Paul Butterfield on "To Tell the Truth" (circa 1965 approx).
East - West, indeed!

From The [not so] Daily Nocturne

("Gimme that harp, boy . . .")

Thursday, December 16, 2010

USS Mariano G. Vallejo SSBN 658 - night view

Just a year-end reminder - all donations to the Save Our Sail project are completely tax deductible as the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 approved charitable organization. The MIHPF, the sail's caretaker, is working on a plan to place the 658's sail in a dramatic, accessible site for permanent display.

More information at the Save our Sail project
Web site

Above Night Photo of the USS Mariano G. Vallejo SSBN 658 sail by Tim Baskerville of The Nocturnes at a recent semi-annual AlumNight.

("Free the Sail, from the fence . . .")

Friday, December 10, 2010

Epson Pano Awards

We would like to announce an exhibit showcasing the work of panoramic photographers worldwide, sponsored by Epson. Deadline for submissions is Friday April 15, 2011 - get all the details at the official Web site.

As seen on The Panocturnists Blog

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

NPy (in five words or less . . . )

Instant Karma

From The [not so] Daily Nocturne

("Well we all shine on / Like the moon / and the stars and the sun")