The G Studios

The G Studios We are comprised of hard working individuals who possess a vision for a community that values art as cultural necessity. Thereby providing the community with a resource where artistic culture may flourish and thrive.

www.thegstudios.org Entering The G Studios is like stepping into a secret garden in another dimension amidst Factory land. The G Studios provides affordable gallery space for artists, a size-able venue for bands and performers, a vast amount of wall space that can display up to twenty artists, and a large sculpture garden out back for BBQ's and bonfires on those (up and coming!) dreamy summer nigh

www.thegstudios.org Entering The G Studios is like stepping into a secret garden in another dimension amidst Factory land. The G Studios provides affordable gallery space for artists, a size-able venue for bands and performers, a vast amount of wall space that can display up to twenty artists, and a large sculpture garden out back for BBQ's and bonfires on those (up and coming!) dreamy summer nigh

Operating as usual

10/21/2021
10/05/2021

Le 4 octobre 1970, Janis Joplin est retrouvée morte dans sa chambre d'hôtel de Los Angeles.
La légende du blues et du rock venait, la veille, de finir l'enregistrement de l'album « Pearl », son surnom.

🎥 « 10 choses à savoir sur Janis Joplin » ▶ bit.ly/Jajoplin

09/28/2021

Sculpture de fantôme au Castello Di Vezio, Italie.

Chaque été, des touristes prêtent leur corps pendant presque une heure pour l’élaboration de ces sculptures en plâtre qui sont ensuite exposées jusqu’à ce que la nature les détruise.

09/28/2021

Musique déconseillée sur les stations de radio soviétiques en 1985

09/28/2021

¿CUÁL ES EL ORIGEN DEL NOMBRE DEL GRUPO PINK FLOYD? ASI NACIÓ LA HISTÓRICA BANDA DE ROCK.

En Londres, durante 1965, un grupo de jóvenes encabezados por Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, Nick Mason y Richard Wright formó la banda Pink Floyd. Su nombre final lo obtuvieron después de llamarse “Megadeaths”, “T-Set”, “The Architectural Abdabs”, “The Abdabs”, “The Screaming Abdabs” y “The Tea”.

Finalmente, en otoño de aquel año, se decidieron por Pink Floyd como homenaje a los músicos de blues que destacaron en los años 20′: Pink Anderson y Floyd Council. Ambos eran cantantes y guitarristas en una época en la cual el blues estaba en alza en el país norteamericano.

La banda se inspiró en los nombres dos músicos afroamericanos para, posteriormente, encauzar su camino al éxito en la industria.

El grupo evolucionó al rock progresivo y sinfónico e inspiró a otros cantantes y bandas gracias a su estilo único ya que en cada disco variaba, transformándose el grupo, para algunos, como un género en sí mismo. Su éxito durante décadas fue arrollador hasta lograr más de 300 millones de álbumes, de los cuales más de 90 millones se vendieron en Estados Unidos.

Otro aspecto del grupo fueron las portadas de los discos, en las que siempre marcaban pauta transformándose en un verdadero mito para sus seguidores. Un ejemplo de aquello es la portada del álbum “The Dark Side of the Moon”, basado en la imagen que representa el fenómeno de dispersión de la luz. Por lo que en ella se inspiró el diseñador Storm Thorgerson, al momento de plasmar su idea en la portada.

Cabe señalar que toda aquella innovación, bastante provocadora para la época, se distancia de la inspiración que tuvieron para el nombre. Una curiosidad que llama la atención en cuanto a que una banda de rock se inspire en músicos de blues, de un tiempo que ya, en ese entonces, era lejano para sus integrantes.

JHS.

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09/24/2021

Photos from 1C0S4H3DR0N's post

09/15/2021
Perry Desmond-Davis
09/10/2021
September 11 Tribute Song: Never Forget

Perry Desmond-Davis

Tribute song for September 11, written and performed by Perry Desmond-Davies on 9/11/09 for New England Cable News(NECN) in Boston, Ma."Never Forget" music a...

09/09/2021

Voiture en structure bois de récupération par l'artiste Alex Witcombe aka Drifted Creations. Vancouver / Canada

Happy Birthday Big Boy
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Happy Birthday Big Boy

Happy 78th birthday to Roger Waters...

08/30/2021

Happy Birthday Carlos Santana! Here’s Jerry and Carlos with Ruben Blades and Linda Ronstadt at an August 1989 benefit for the National Hispanic Arts, Education and Media Institute

08/27/2021

Like ARTS in Paris, provocateur d'émotions.
Le web-zine culturel, festif et humoristique 2.0

08/25/2021

Salvador Dalí. Project for a mural for Helena Rubinstein. 1942.

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Kathrin Spickermann

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BLACK SABBATH.......

Photos from El Legado De The Beatles's post
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03/10/2021

By Debra Bernier

12/16/2020

Salvador Dalí. Empordà Landscape. 1925-1926

11/20/2020

Nov. 20, 1978 #fbf

With Bernardo Barreto and his new Art Show at Tierra Baldia Miraflores Lima-Peru
10/31/2020

With Bernardo Barreto and his new Art Show at Tierra Baldia Miraflores Lima-Peru

All Things Music Plus
10/28/2020

All Things Music Plus

ON THIS DATE (51 YEARS AGO)
October 25, 1969 – Pink Floyd: Ummagumma is released.
# ALL THINGS MUSIC PLUS+ 4/5
# Allmusic 3.5/5 stars

Ummagumma is a double album by Pink Floyd, released in the UK on October 25, 1969 (November 10, 1969 in the US). It reached #5 on the UK Albums chart and #74 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart. The first disc is a live album of their normal set list of the time, while the second disc contains compositions by each member of the band recorded as a studio album.

Eschewing the catchy, Kinks-influenced pop kaleidoscope of the band's first album, the live portion focuses on extended, spacy near-instrumentals, heavy on acid-fueled jamming and atmospheric electronic textures. From the Eastern-tinged "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" to the over-the-top psychosis of "Careful With That Axe, Eugene," Ummagumma's first half is ground zero for the genre that would come to be known as space rock. The solo efforts on the second half are undoubtedly the band's most experimental, unconventional efforts ever. They make good use of the avant-garde techniques that were a key early influence, like musique concrete-style tape collage and sound effects. Along the way, there's some lovely folk-tinged balladry, courtesy of Roger Waters ("Grantchester Meadows"), and some proto-prog keyboard wizardry (Richard Wright's multi-part "Sysyphus").

Nick Mason:
"This was absolutely not a band album. The live stuff sounds incredibly antiquated now, although the fact of Pink Floyd playing at Mothers in Birmingham was considered a bit of an event at the time. We were looking for new ways of constructing an album, although I think what this demonstrates is that our sum is always better than the parts. EMI was very hidebound in those days. It was still run by guys in white coats. I was prevented from editing my own tapes by a studio manager who told me I wasn't a union member."

David Gilmour:
"I'd never written anything before. I just went into the studio and started waffling about, tacking bits and pieces together. I rang up Roger at one point to ask him to write me some lyrics. He just said, No."
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COVER

The cover shows the members of the band, with a picture hanging on the wall showing the same scene, except the band members have switched positions. The picture on the wall also includes the picture on the wall, creating a recursion effect, with each recursion showing band members exchanging positions. After 4 variations of the scene, the final picture within picture is the cover of the previous Pink Floyd album, A Saucerful of Secrets.

The cover of the original LP varies between the British, American/Canadian, and Australian releases. The British version has the album Gigi leaning against the wall immediately above the ‘Pink Floyd’ letters. On most copies of American and Canadian editions, the Gigi cover is airbrushed to a plain white sleeve, apparently because of copyright concerns; however the earliest American copies do show the Gigi cover, and it was restored for the U.S. CD edition. On the Australian edition, the Gigi cover is completely airbrushed, not even leaving a white square behind.

On the rear cover, roadies Alan Stiles and Peter Watts are shown with the band’s equipment laid out on a runway at Biggin Hill Airport; a concept proposed by Nick Mason.

Song titles on the back are laid out slightly differently in British vs. North American editions; the most important difference being the inclusion of sub-titles for the four sections of “A Saucerful of Secrets”. These subtitles only appeared on American and Canadian editions of this album, but not on the British edition; nor did they appear on original pressings of A Saucerful of Secrets.

The inner gatefold art shows separate black and white photos of the band members. David Gilmour is seen standing in front of the Elfin Oak. Original vinyl editions showed Waters with his first wife, but she has been cropped out of the picture on all CD editions.
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MELODY MAKER, November 1, 1969
By Richard Williams

Faithful Numbers Their new double album, "Ummagumma," contains new versions, recorded in concert, of their old faithful numbers, "Astronomy Domine," "A Saucerful Of Secrets," and the miraculous " Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun," which all provoke in me such a subjective reaction that, when I hear them, I'm THERE, at the controls of the giant spacecraft, heading straight into the fiery heat of the sun.

- Exclusive interview by Richard Williams

So I asked Roger Waters singer, guitarist, and one of the group's composers, whether such a reaction was intended on the part of the group, and whether he felt it while playing. "I don't tie it down to real images," he said. "I did when I wrote 'Set The Controls’ for example, but now it's more of an abstract kind of sound picture.”

Most of these things are abstract - the titles are just tags which are there because that's what it meant at the time."

‘Set The Controls' still has relevance to the sun as the lifegiving force, but perhaps it was never a real image - more of a head image. "Two or three years ago I used to read a lot or science-fiction books, and that's where it must have come from. But now I feel that we're getting closer to real experience, rather than ideas generated by reading science-fiction.''

The second record of " Ummagumma " contains tracks composed by each member of the group in tum, and one of Roger's things, 'Grantchester Meadows ' is a gentle and reflective song which refers back to his 'Cirrus Minor' cut from 'More' soundtrack album. They're both slightly outside the normal Floyd scope, and I asked him about them. “They were both bits of memory, I suppose. They're about living in Cambridge - Grantchester Meadows are fields south of the town - and it just happened that I wrote two songs about the same thing, although 'Cirrus Minor' is about something else as well."

Now that the group have been performing their concert programme for some time, I asked Roger why they had chosen to record an album of old numbers, instead of the newer compositions. "The four songs on the first album are a set of numbers that we'd been playing all round the country for a long time, and we decided to record them before we jacked them in. And they've changed a lot since we first recorded them."

“Only one song is missing: the famous ‘Interstellar Overdrive’," which, says Roger, "we don't dig very much."

But there are plans to produce 2,000 acetates of the " live " version of this song which was left off of the album and distribute to the many people who have shown interest in it

"We gave one to John Peel and he really liked it, so we may make up these acetates for people."

Certain of the Floyd's recorded works would seem to indicate that they are heavily into modern electronic music. Would they be the ones eventually to preside over the complete disintegration of conventional harmony and rhythm in pop?

"I can't see us ever getting into complete disintegration," he replied. "We're interested in experimenting, of course, but not in intellectual academic pursuits.

"If it comes out sounding academic and 'modern,' I think it means that whichever or us has done it has failed. I don't think it was ever our intention to go that way.

"To put it a better way, you may experiment with some kind of modern technique, but if you get it right the feeling behind the music comes through, assuming that the listener has the capacityy to hear it".

I think we've got a very strong feeling for rhythm, and I'm not so keen on things that come out sounding clinical.

"We may move in different directions, and the moves you make depend to a certain extent on what you're asked to do.”

“For instance, there's nothing I’d rather do more than the music for Arthur C. Clarke's next screenplay." Clarke was the man who wrote the screenplay for the film 2001.

"The possibility exists for science-fiction films - not the cops-and-robbers-in-space type, but some of Theodore Sturgeon's stories would make incredible screenplays. That may or may not happen."

“We're now going to do the music for an Alan Aldridge TV cartoon series, called Rollo, which will be in 26 half-hour installments. It's being put together by a private company for sale to the States, and I saw the pilot programme recently - it's rather Yellow Submarineish, about a little boy in space."

“We're not going to sit down and tape 13 hours of music, of course. What we'll probably do is record a four-hour 'kit' of music, which can be fitted to the film - like there'll be so many take-offs, so many landings, so many impacts, and so forth.”

"We'll be doing the dubbing ourselves, and that takes a hell of a long time."

Their previous venture into the world of soundtracks came with the film ‘More’, which Roger says is currently doing very good business in France and America, but which has yet to be seen in Britain.

“But it might not do so well in Britain, because the dialogue in English is a bit odd. But to the French audiences, reading the subtitles, it's probably okay.''

There have been noticeably long gaps between the release of Pink Floyd's albums, and Roger says that they intend to make more albums in the future.

“We'll be in the studios for ten days in December. I don't know exactly what we'll be doing, but it will probably be a life-cycle thing of some kind.”

“The concerts we did with the 360 degree stereo gear earlier this year were a gas, and we're going to do some more, maybe around Easter time.”

“We'll be improving the coordinator equipment because we've discovered that many of the principles on which it was built were wrong”

"I'd like to get a bit more quality, because involving the audience depends to a large extent on it being real and the better equipment, the more real it becomes.”

With that, Roger launched into a dissertation on the techniques of recording stereo sound and how it could be improved. lt was all highly fascinating, particularly when he played brilliant recording of Berlioz' Fantastique for me.

He also took me across the lawn of his Islington garden into his embryo recording studio, where he said “You know, there must be thousands of in this country who have the ability to create, if they're given the chance to use tap e-recorders and things like that. They just don't ave the facilities”.
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TRACKS:
Record one (Live album)
Side one
"Astronomy Domine" (Syd Barrett) – 8:29
"Careful with That Axe, Eugene" (Waters, Wright, Gilmour, Mason) – 8:50

Side two
"Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" (Waters) – 9:12
"A Saucerful of Secrets" (Gilmour/Waters/Wright/Mason) –12:48
"Something Else"
"Syncopated Pandemonium"
"Storm Signal"
"Celestial Voices"

Record two (Studio album)
Side three
"Sysyphus" (Wright) – 12:59
Part 1 – 1:07
Part 2 – 3:23
Part 3 – 1:46
Part 4 – 6:52
"Grantchester Meadows" (Waters) – 7:19
"Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict" (Waters) – 4:55

Side four
"The Narrow Way" (Gilmour) – 12:17
Part 1 – 3:25
Part 2 – 2:54
Part 3 – 5:51
"The Grand Vizier's Garden Party" – 8:44
Part 1: "Entrance" – 1:00 (Geesin)
Part 2: "Entertainment" – 7:06 (Mason)
Part 3: "Exit" – 0:38 (Geesin)

10/21/2020
ESPN UK

ESPN UK

The first ever Heavy Metal Knitting World Championships have taken place in Finland.

This is probably the strangest thing you'll see today.

10/15/2020
Oxigeno

Oxigeno

¡QUÉ TEMÓON! 🤩 Súbele el volumen y disfruta este clásico de FOREIGNER 🎶

Salvador Dalí
10/15/2020

Salvador Dalí

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In 2001, Giovani renovated and constructed what was a former laundering factory building. After much outside contribution and a vast amount of manual labor, the building is now home to The G Studios. Giovani’s goal has been to create affordable studio space for artists. Today, The G Studios provides Thirteen studio spaces and shared art studios that are rented to aspiring artists. The artists participate in cooperative open studio shows as to display their work to the public. Outside artists are also invited and encouraged to submit artwork for public view. The ambition of The G Studios is to serve as a location that gives exposure to the talents of upcoming artists. The G Studios, part of Entes Beings Inc., is a purely artistic venture and is located in the ground level of the Humphreys Street Studios. Giovani Hoyos- Corrales is the president of this corporation.And manage The G Studios, he works as a sculptor in the manufacturing of gothic- style gargoyles.

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