Friday, August 12, 2016

CATHERINE JAMES, MISS MERCY (GTO) and MISS PAMELA (GTO) READ ORIGINAL WORKS AT JUJU SORELLI'S EVIL ROCK 'N' ROLL CAT BOUTIQUE

Above, Catherine James, Pamela Des Barres, Mercy Peters and Juju Sorelli, proprietor of The Evil Rock 'n' Roll Cat boutique, 4679 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood CA 90027, site of a book reading by the first three ladies, 7.16.16.

Legendary rock music muses Catherine James, 
Pamela Des Barres and Mercy Peters (the latter two of the legendary GTOs singing/performance art troupe of the late 1960s who released an album on Frank Zappa's label) answered audience questions and read from their respective books, James' Dandelion: Memoir of a Free Spirit, and Des Barres' I'm With The Band plus Take Another Little Piece of my Heart, with Miss Mercy reading from assorted diaries and articles.

My review of Catherine James book can be found within here, click LINK* as well as a bit more about Pamela Des Barres film directing and the oeuvre her art entails.

Back to The Evil Rock 'n' Roll Cat



 Left, Catherine James;
right, Pamela
Des Barres















 Left, Lucky Otis, son 
of Miss Mercy and scion of the Johnny Otis dynasty, entertained with a well played and sung blues set; right, The Evil Rock 'n' Roll Cat proporietor Juju Sorelli takes it all in.

Juju Sorelli's expat success story is entertaining in and of itself. Go for Vogue Magazine's article on her here LINK**.


Her boutique resembles a pop culture mini-museum as much as a clothing store. Note some of her store posters: 


















 Literary merchandise for sale:


PHOTO OPS:
L-R: Rock and roll couturier Evita, Catherine James who read from her book Dandelion, writer Terry Moreland Henderson practicing her Susanna Hoffs' sidelong glances, and a fan who drove for two hours with her husband to see this event.

Outside the Juju Sorelli boutique book-reading event, right to left: Catherine James, rock and roll couturier Evita and a friend of Miss Mercy named Ruth, all three ladies stylin'! 

*http://fastfilm1.blogspot.com/2010/12/lets-spend-night-together-with-groupies.html
** http://www.vogue.com/13436994/evil-rock-n-roll-cat-juju-sorelli-clothes/

Thursday, August 11, 2016

NOSTALGIA BECOMES REAL, SUMMER 2016



I hadn't known that the vintage brand Sinclair Oil was back in the present tense, nor that dinosaurs did selfies...

SWISS FAIR 2016

 Mr. Twister at the Swiss Fair, 7.31.16; 
 a Bernese Mountain Dog;
 toes shoe;
 hapless William Tell's son as apple target practice with a crossbow...

LOMPOC DOG SHOW 2016

 Had my horse not been safely returned to his boarding stable with no more threat from the Sand Fire, we probably wouldn't have traveled north to the annual Lompoc CA dog shows with its large Scottish Deerhound contingent in the Western Sighthound Specialty. But he was, so we went. Above via guest photographer Harriet King: dogs Bereton Tanager Gia (Scottish Deerhound) and Sarabelle (Golden Retriever); humans: Lesa Scribner Newbitt, breeder, co-owner and handler for Gia, yours truly, and my better half Mr. Twister pose at Lompoc. July 29, 30, 2016.
Herein, Gia and Lesa are                 
reacquainted, and Gia zeros in on 
her preference for string cheese
or scones as her bait of choice in 
the show ring, see below. 
 Third of three to older dogs in Bred by Exhibitor both days, but who cares. We had a great time seeing old friends, new friends, and attending the raucous Golden State Deerhound Club banquet and Deerhound fine art and swag raffle.

PHOTO OPS:
Below, this is a picture of perfection-- "Lucy," (CH. Belisarius Jp My Sassy Girl,) the Champion Borzoi from Japan who has won more shows than any other bitch. You saw her on tv at Westminster, Reserve Best in Show. Lompoc 7.30.16. Handler is Valerie Nunes-Atkinson. Lucy's adorable human family with their mind-bogglingly cute 3-year-old daughter have become as much mascots to the Sighthound world as Lucy has...
 


Below, guest photographer Harriet King captures us; playdate pals Sherry O'Connor with Gia and her Borzoi Diego, Borzoi Quinn and Ian O'Connor out camera range.


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