Friday, April 27, 2012

Sandy's Book & CD Multimedia Platforms

You can order The Mystic Artist as a Nook book or on Kindle on  And Resurrection is available on iTunes at the link below.
The Mystic Artist is an e-book available here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Never-before-seen photos from 100 years ago: NYC

New York City's Department of Records announced the release of a collection of more than 2.2 million images going back to the mid-1800s, the 870,000 photographs from the Municipal Archives featuring all kinds of photographs never seen before.  Thanks to the Internet, we can experience a spectacular, nostalgic look at New York City through the lenses of its various photographers, city workers, and others who documented life in New York at a time when photography was a very young medium. Four years in the making, the digitizing of photos taken mostly by anonymous municipal workers are now available here. The collection also features more than 800,000 color photographs taken with 35mm cameras of every city building in the mid-1980s.  Included are crime photos, Depression Era images and pictorials of daily life most of us have only seen depicted in movies.  This is reality. [more...]

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Rock & Roll Heaven's New Angels

Yesterday we lost Dick Clark... today Levon Helm ... we can only pray that Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees survives pneumonia.  God speed to Robin!

With songs like "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," ''The Weight" and "Up on Cripple Creek," The Band fused rock, blues, folk and gospel to create a sound that seemed as authentically American as a Mathew Brady photograph or a Mark Twain short story. In truth, the group had only one American -- Levon Helm. [more...]

Did you know that The hero of Elton John's song "Levon" (co-written with Bernie Taupin) was named after Levon Helm? John much later named his son (born on December 25, 2010) "Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Missing Cezanne Masterpiece Found

Police in Serbia believe they have recovered an Impressionist masterpiece by Paul Cezanne worth at least $109 million that was stolen at gunpoint in one of the world's biggest art heists four years ago, a police official said on Thursday. "We believe the painting is Cezanne's Boy in a Red Waistcoat and three suspects were detained in connection with that," the official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters. "Experts in Serbia and abroad are trying to ascertain whether the painting is an original. This painting is worth tens of millions of euros," the official added. [more...]

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