July 2012 Blog Posts (33)

Poet writer A.D. Winans talks about the Beats, poetry, Blues, Jazz, photography and San Francisco’s life

“The universe is all around us, but when they look up at the sky, all they see is the sun, the moon, and stars.”

A.D. Winans: The Golden Gate Poet

A.D. Winans is a native San Francisco poet and writer. He is the author of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 16, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Greek Blues Scene - Q & A with the Blues Meanies: Rembetiko, is in a way very similar to the blues

“Playing The Blues is for me therapy, the best way to detox my Soul from the toxins of everyday life.“

The Blues Meanies: Surreal soldiers of Bluesland

The Blues Meanies is the final destination…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 15, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with Finnish singer/guitarist Erja Lyytinen: Looking forward meeting the blues in 2050´s!

"Blues simply moved me and I just dug into that world and the feel just felt the right for me."

Erja Lyytinen: Dr Blues Feelgood MD…

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Musician and humanitarian Pete Sears talks about the music, culture, activism and his experience of life

"Education and parenting are way undervalued in our society...they influence our children and our children are our future."

Pete Sears:  The Bodhisattva of Grace

In a career spanning more than four decades,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 13, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments

Legendary jazz drummer and composer Peter Erskine talks about his long and successful career

"Jazz is based on and built upon the blues. The blues are the core of this music."

Peter Erskine: Musicality, consistency, and a dancing flow to the beat.

Peter Erskine began playing the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 12, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Musician/ journalist/ broadcaster Vicente Zumel talks about the Spanish scene and his experience in Blues

"Blues is a respected music, the mother of  popular music of the XXth Century. But perhaps there is a simple answer, 'the Blues had a baby and they call it Rock & Roll'."

Vicente Zumel: La Hora Del…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 11, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Catalan blues harmonica player Joan Pau Cumellas talks about local blues scene and his own paths

"Blues exists all over the world cause it's universal character. It is intrinsically linked to emotions and feelings that everyone can share and understand."

Joan Pau Cumellas: Mediterranean Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 11, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with New York blueswoman Roxy Perry: Truth and life experience are essential in Blues

"The Blues saves me a lot of money on therapy."

Roxy Perry: "Big Apple" Blues Queen

A child prodigy, Roxy started out fronting swing bands at the famous Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle, New…

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An Interview with drummer/singer Carl Lo Sasso of Snakehandlers Blues Band: Blues is REAL

"Blues is about real people, real feelings, and it allows me to express myself artistically And to share that with other for their enjoyment."

The Snakehandlers Blues Band

After a two year break following the end…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 10, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

An Interview with Ravi Khanolkar, a blues DJ from India: I’ve grown emotionally by listening to music.

"The Blues to many is sad, painful etc., but to me it’s a release from all that pain. At the end of a song I feel elated, and energetic."

Ravi Khanolkar: Keep the Blues Alive…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 6, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments

Poet, author, and sociologist Michael Sharp talks about the Beat poetry and the impact to him

"I want to change the world and writing is one of the best ways to do that."

Michael Sharp: The Fabric of Consciousness

Michael Sharp is a poet, author, mystic, and sociologist. He has penned close to a dozen books and numerous…

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An Interview with tenor guitar player/ songwriter Spider Murphy: The Blues bum of Rocky Mountain

"...living this musical lifestyle that I choose, I've learned to accept all of my limitations and why I don’t do it for the money or recognition."

Spider Murphy: Reflections of Blues Mandala…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 2, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Shig Murao: The lightning soul of San Francisco’s Beat scene / An Interview with Richard Reynolds, Shig’s website creator and longtime friend.

"His philosophy was to live his life that way he wanted to live it, and nothing was allowed to get in the way of that." 

Shig Murao: The Soul of the Rising Sun

Shigeyoshi…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 2, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments

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