Thursday, March 31, 2011

Book Signing with Carter Goodrich

Carter Goodrich will be signing copies of his new book Say Hello to Zorro! on Saturday April 9th from 11 - 1 pm.

Mister Bud is a dog of routine. He has wake up time, nap time, rest time, dinner time, etc. And everyone knows to follow his schedule.

Then disaster strikes. A stranger comes home at "make a fuss time" and throws everything off! Zorro is a little bit bossy and Mister Bud wants nothing to do with him. But when the dogs discover they like the same things (like chasing the cat and napping), everything becomes more fun. As long as everyone follows the schedule!

Acclaimed artist Carter Goodrich has illustrated thirteen New Yorker covers and has worked as a character designer on many beloved animated films, including The Prince of Egypt; Shrek; Monsters, Inc.; Finding Nemo; as well as the forthcoming Open Season. He is a two-time gold-medal recipient from the Society of Illustrators in New York and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Forbes, and Time. Mr. Goodrich resides in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Psychedelic Days with Patrick Campbell-Lyons

Patrick Campbell-Lyons will be signing copies of Psychedelic Days: 1960-1969 on Saturday, March 12th, from 1 - 3 pm.

"In early July 2008 as I started to write some songs about my life and times in 1960's London and beyond, something happened which I would describe as 'crystal karma vision.' I was remembering in great detail those 'psychedelic days' of forty years before when I navigated my way on a voyage of music, freedom, adventure and self discovery.

The past had no distance and I was living it all over again. Thrills and pills, rhythm and blues, the legendary Ealing Club, Island Records, Chris Blackwell, Nirvana in Tin Pan Alley, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Guy Stevens, Mickie Most, Paris with Salvador Dali, Rio De Janeiro with Jimmy Cliff, the Star Club in Hamburg, Stockholm, Belgium, Tangiers and the 'happenings.'

When I stopped writing four months later I had a book. I had been there and lived to tell the story. Today so many years on, people fantasize and wonder about those crazy days and often ask me "What were the 'sixties' like? It must have been a crazy time! I wish I had been there." Well my story is for you and it is also for those who were there and did not make it to the other side. Have a good trip."

Patrick Campbell-Lyons was part of the West London music scene from the early 1960s playing in several bands. He was the vocalist and a founding member of a locally-popular R&B band Second Thoughts, whose lineups included future record producer Chris Thomas, Thunderclap Newman, founder/drummer Speedy Keen and two future members of prog-rock band Jade Warrior (Jon Field and Tony Duhig). Second Thoughts split up in late 1965 and after a year of living in Sweden, Campbell-Lyons returned to London in late 1966.

In early 1967 he formed Nirvana with Greek musician Alex Spyropolous. The duo (augmented in the studio and live by a floating line-up of session musicians) created a series of critically-acclaimed baroque, orchestrated albums before disbanding in the early 1970s.

Campbell-Lyons then pursued a career in the muisic business as an A&R executive and producer -- while continuing to occasionally record solo albums including Me & My Friend, The Electric Plough, and The Hero I Might Have Been.