Sunday, September 23, 2018

R.I.P. ROBERT MATHEU

It is with great sadness I report the death of my colleague ROBERT MATHEU on September 21, 2018.  He is survived by his wife Sheryl and three young daughters. Robert is deservedly well known for his extraordinary photos in the late 1960s/early 1970s of his native Detroit acts like The Stooges, MC5 etc., and since then of everyone in music under the sun. 

He is seen here backstage at the Dec. 1, 2011 Iggy and The Stooges show at the Hollywood Palladium with his longtime friend from 'the good old days' Evita Corby, whom he hadn't seen in quite a while and with Allie Shields, daughter of the late Sabel Starr Shields.  (Evita was Stooge James Williamson's girlfriend in the 1970s, and Allie's mother's sister Corel Shields was Iggy Pop's paramore during the same era.) 

 Despite his professionalism, Robert always seemed to be in a great mood and loved to joke around. My friend Evita reminded me of another side of jocular Robert though. When James was onstage, she said Robert was very protective of her, since young beauties like her were a magnet to too many creeps otherwise.
↑Photo on this book cover by Robert Matheu.

↓ Robert Matheu, Ron Sobol and Kurt Ingham at Jeff Gold's Iggy Pop book Total Chaos signing in 2016. All three had photographed the Stooges live back in the day...
 
 ↓ Below, here's Robert in full raconteur mode on the right with Jimmy Recca, one of the three still living Stooges, trading Detroit war stories in Robert's house, 2010. You can go to LINK* for more details.

 Also, please go to LINK **
 to read my obituary of Robert Matheu in prestigious Detroit Rock and Roll Magazine.

Our longtime mutual friend Jeff Gold of RecordMecca.com also wrote a touching piece at LINK***


*http://fastfilm1.blogspot.com/2010/08/swapping-detroit-rock-and-roll-war.html
**http://www.detroitrocknrollmagazine.com/2018/09/detroit-rock-photographer-robert-matheu.html
*** https://recordmecca.com/news/rip-robert-matheu-photographer-music-historian-author-and-friend/

Monday, September 10, 2018

THE HAILERS, PLAY WITH FIRE at Fais Do Do 3.6.18


                   Charismatic couple Robert Mills and April Carson lead The Hailers 

                            




↑The Hailers at the re-emerging Club Fais Do Do packed the venue with an appreciative crowd as well as packing the stage with their rather full ensemble. They continue to perform their appealing original fare that would sound at home on most radio genres. The Hailers frequently open for A List headliners in larger venues, so this was a treat to hear them in the confines of the club.

Mark McKinniss and his band Play With Fire opened, with soulful blues and a cool Commitments-style backup vocals trio. The beautiful young singer with her hair piled on top of her head is Mark's talented daughter Kaylie!




DENNIS DAVISON AND JONATHAN LEA, "the Half Seen" at private showcase 3.16.18

VERY rare treat earlier this year in March. Dennis Davison and Jonathan Lea of The Jigsaw Seen in a Hollywood Hills home performing a showcase that really emphasized the high quality of their songwriting. 

Mr. Twister taking photos and a disruptive purse can also be seen in this small but enraptured crowd...
 
















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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

REST IN PEACE SARABELLE

REST IN PEACE SARABELLE, Sept. 5, 2018
Rest in peace Sarabelle. For ten years she was Kurt's and my loving best friend. A rescue, we've guessed that she was probably fifteen years old today Sept. 5, 2018, her last day. Like Game of Thrones mother of dragons Daenerys, she was the "mother of sighthounds" to Deerhounds Karis, Gia and Borzoi Livia in their respective puppyhoods, running with, comforting and snuggling these giant creatures. We all loved her so much...
 
with her human friend Sherry, and many of her canine friends...
photo below © 2018 Kurt Ingham

 photo above © 2018 Kurt Ingham.

Now Sarabelle can join Barbaro, Karis, her various puppies, and any and all canine and equine friends, and once again be at peace.

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