JOEL SELVIN’S “ALTAMONT” HITS THE BEST SELLER LIST!!!

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San Francisco’s and Open Source’s own music expert Joel Selvin‘s current book, Altamont, has found itself on the best seller list. Joel has written the definitive account of that dark day in rock’s history. He explains how a murder could occur in front of 300,000 music fans, without any witnesses.

Joel’s account of the events of that fated festival is riveting. The book takes us thru the preparation for the event to its conclusion with all the details only a newspaper man like Joel could smoke out.

Let’s support Joel!!! Buy the book.

USA Today says: “Headlined by the Rolling Stones and managed, more or less — mostly less — by the Bay Area minions of the Grateful Dead, Altamont was something of an evil twin to the summer’s momentous Woodstock festival in New York.”

Check out all the great reviews:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/why-altamont-was-doomed-w432536

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2016/08/20/altamont-the-rolling-stones-the-hells-angels-and-the-inside-story-of-rocks-darkest-day-book-review

http://www.houstonpress.com/music/inside-altamont-new-book-looks-back-at-rocks-darkest-day

https://ww2.kqed.org/forum/2016/08/17/joel-selvin-on-rocks-darkest-day

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3735249/Inside-one-Rock-n-Roll-s-darkest-days-Altamont-concert-featured-Rolling-Stones-Grateful-Dead-saw-overdoses-Hells-Angels-brutality-murder-happened-Mick-Jagger-s-greed-new-book-claims

http://bestclassicbands.com/altamont-joel-selvin

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/NE/20160817/FEATURES

http://www.sfchronicle.com/books/article/Prelude-to-Altamont-disaster-Stones-visions

http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/Taking-another-look-at-the-bloodshed-of-Altamont

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2016/08/20/altamont-the-rolling-stones-the-hells-angels-and-the-inside-story-of-rocks-darkest-day-book-review

http://www.sfgate.com/books/article/Altamont-by-Joel-Selvin

Can A Song Questioning The Use Of Guns On T.V. Be Entertaining?

T.V. Guns is currently: “My most favorite song, I’ve ever produced.”  It’s also one of the most meaningful songs I’ve been involved with.

It’s amazing, in my lifetime, just how much music has changed things. I think as a society we should all be concerned with glorification of guns on T.V. and video.  The golden age of smoking in film was bad enough. Is the world we live in now going to be known as “The Golden Age of Gun Abuse On Video?”

Eric Din, the songwriter of T.V. Guns, is always making a point about the world he lives in. This entertaining song is so topical, and Eric’s voice is so intelligent. Give it a listen:

The Berkeley California Ska band, The Uptones have always made their opinions about the world we live in known, while still rocking out. A feat that very few can achieve without sounding pompous.

I’m such a fan, I’ve seen almost all their recent shows.

It’s also been my pleasure to help this song become realized.

-Matthew King Kaufman

The Beserkley Story on Selvin On The City

Beserkley Records’ “Reigning Looney” Matthew King Kaufman visits the basement record library to recall his subversive rock guerilla encampment with Earth Quake, Jonathan Richman, Greg Kihn, the Rubinoos and others.

A Must Read For Any Beatles Fan

GK_rubber_soul_cover200pxGreg Kihn is a true pioneer of the rock thriller genre, and this book is a perfect example. As a Beatles fan, I loved this novel by musicologist, hit recording artist, and dedicated rocker, Greg Kihn. What a page-turner, I almost read the whole book in one sitting. It is a well researched work, based upon numerous interviews with Beatle members and their wives. These facts make “hanging out with The Beatles in Liverpool” seem so real. This is a great romp thru Beatlemania. Rubber Soul includes a lot of action, as well as a murder mystery. I highly recommend this read to any and all Beatles fans.

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Music for your Video

This mood piece from Hobo could fit nicely into a soundtrack. If you are an aspiring film maker, and need some music for free for your project, check out this song. If you want more information about music for your film, video, or V.R. (virtual reality) project, use the contact form below: