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The Photos of Jeffrey Sidelsky

Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
Photo by Jeffrey Sidelsky at Sad Vacation screening
On Friday, November 18, 2016 I presented the 2016 Sid and Nancy documentary Sad Vacation at PhilaMOCA. Present were producer Luigi Scorcia and Kenny "Stinker" Gordon of the legendary Philly punk band Pure Hell.

Photographer Jeffrey Sidelsky was on on hand to capture photos of the audience and he was kind enough to allow me to post his photos here. I think they're terrific.

All photos are copyright 2016 by Jeffrey Sidelsky. You can reach him at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.sidelsky?fref=ts

Twitter: mojosent

#photomojo

The Tyler Contemporary Speaking Event

JAG At Tyler Contemporary. Photo by HR.
JAG At Tyler Contemporary. Photo by HR.
JAG At Tyler Contemporary. Photo by HR.
JAG At Tyler Contemporary. Photo by HR.
Tyler Event flyer
Tyler November 2016 calendar with L!F!P!
Earlier this evening I was ably interviewed by Ed Avery-Natale at Tyler Contemporary, Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, at this project and Philly HC punk in general. I think the audience enjoyed the conversation. I'll be posting the audio here and in the other places in a few days. For now, here are a few shots from tonight.

My thanks to the folks at Tyler for inviting me out and all those who came out to hear my speak.

Jersey Devils

Allen Crawford by Karen Kirchhoff
Benjamin Warfield by Karen Kirchhoff
David Kessler by Karen Kirchhoff
The Pine Barrens crew plus JAG by Karen Kirchhoff
The Pine Barrens crew plus JAG by Karen Kirchhoff
Here are some bonus shots of the The Pine Barrens fellows (and two with them plus me) from the photoshoot that Karen Kirchhoff did on the night of the interview (Monday, October 3, 2016).

The interview is now up, so give it a listen. It's one of my favorites of the recent interviews. Great guys!

P.S. While this is the main home for the L!F!P! interviews, for the sake of convenience and wider distribution, you can listen to this and most (and in some platforms all) of the past interviews at: the Cinepunx podcast network, TuneIn, GooglePlay, Stitcher, and iTunes.

He-Ho! An Evening With (Some Members of) Ruin

Three members of Ruin in my house.
I had the pleasure to hang out with Glenn Wallis, Damon Wallis, and Thomas "Vosco" Adams this evening. They wanted to compare and contrast the test pressings of their forthcoming LP re-issues on Southern Lord Records to the old '80s releases and the digital versions. I was the man with the turntables, so we played them here. They sound terrific!

After the listening we sat down for a short interview about the release. This interview is exclusive to the blog.

As is said in the interview, look for the release (a double-LP set with bonus tracks in a sharp gatefold sleeve) as well as a digital release around April of 2017 (date not fixed).

Watch This Space!

I'm a couple days away from confirming another event in November, this one just one day after the Tyler speaking engagement.

Keep Friday, November 18 free, as I should be co-presenting a documentary with a special guest at a location I've worked with before. There may also be a new interview coming out of this. Details are coming together, so I'll post here as soon as everything is set.

I welcome autumn, most glorious of seasons!

L!F!P! Speaks!

Check out the Events section of the site for my speaking engagement at the Tyler School of Art, part of Temple University. It should be a fun night and I'm hoping some interview subjects will show up. Tyler is making a poster for this event, so I'll be posting that when it appears, likely some time in October. The event will free and open to the public.

Summer Ends

Pendle Hill, August 2016
Hi. I'm popping in with a periodic update to let you know that while the pace of interviews has slowed down, the project is still in full effect.

I should be doing a new interview in September. Scheduled for soon (possibly this weekend) is an interview conducted by a guest interviewer who may wind up doing a few more interviews in the months to come. This is still being worked out, so details will be forthcoming. [Note: I'm popping in on September 8 to say that my interview is still happening, I hope, later in September. The interview the guest interviewer is conducting may still be happening, but the interview subject is very sick and is not able to be interviewed at present. We'll see how that plays out.]

There may be an event announcement soon that I think should be quite unique. I'm waiting on confirmation of the event and to be assured that it will be open to the public before I announce it here. If it comes off, it's going to be in mid-November (or so it presently appears) and I'm hoping some of the past interview subjects will be in attendance. I hope to have all this worked out within the next week or so.

In closing, I'll leave you with two book recommendations and an R.I.P.

Recommended recent reading:

The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollack

Underground Airlines by Ben Winters

I cite these two books because they are the only two books published this year that I've read in 2016. Everything else I've read has been older.

My R.I.P. goes out to Gilli Smyth of the band Gong. Gong was one of the most influential bands of my youth and I love them to this day. Gilli and her "space whisper" will never be forgotten.

Here's to the death of summer! On to pumpkin-flavored everything!

Photo is from my recent stay at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, PA. A truly lovely place.

I Was Interviewed!

Me by H. in the Wissahickon. July 2016
The tables were recently turned and I sat down for a nearly three-hour interview with Bill Ackerman on the (highly recommended) Supporting Characters podcast. Among many other things, L!F!P! and HC punk are discussed.

Japanese hardcore enthusiasts should dig the opening song that I selected.

You may listen here:

http://www.nowplayingnetwork.net/supportingcharacters/episode10

Alternately, it's on iTunes, too.

I thank Bill for such an engaging talk and you for (I hope) listening.

You: The Listener!

BBC the cat. Loved forever.
If you've the time, please send along a message to let us know what you think of the interviews, which you've listened to, or any comments about them.

It helps to know who's out there and what they (you!) think.

Thank you!

Rev. Kirk T. Berlenbach Interview Clarification

Father Kirk wanted to be clear on the titles and authors of the two books he mentioned in the interview.

They are:

Inventing Religious America by Green [non-fiction]

Taiko by Yoshikawa [fiction]

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