A well-worn stairway leads to a house on Oahu’s North Shore, November 1979.Photograph by Robert Madden, National Geographic
Great photo, so evocative of the place’s feel… I strive for photos like this…
Dispatch from Ken: “The late great Neil Passey created his masterpiece “The Cosmic Lady” in the 1970s. It was originally conceived as a painting for the then new cult religion “Summon” founded by Claude R. Knowell aka “Corky Ra.” Back in the Cosmic Aeroplane days on First South, Neil offered the painting to me (after a falling out with Summon and Corky). Neil painted out a pyramid in the backdrop and replaced it with a temple, and also added hair to the previously bald Cosmic Lady.
“The original airbrush painting was approximately 40” x 60” printed in a run of 10,000 copies as the 1978 Cosmic Aeroplane calendar, we gave them all away. Cosmic Lady was printed at the old Vanguard Graphics (Stephen Thornton and William Rounds). Neil Passey created hundreds of concert posters, counter culture advertisements, and other good stuff from the late 1960s through the 1970s. He was also an artist at the Salt Lake Tribune and did some marvelous art at the old Hansen Planetarium as well. Rave on Neil Passey, rave on.
“Ken Sanders Rare Books currently has a postcard of the Cosmic Lady available gratis at our downtown shop.
“Catalyst Magazine has used the image on the cover of their new issue which features a 7-page feature called “Cosmic Aeroplane, A Love Story: One man’s memories of the rise and demise of a game-changing establishment in downtown Salt Lake and the era that spawned it” by James Taylor. Catalyst Magazine has erroneously labelled Neil Passey’s painting “Blue Lady” on the cover. Jim has done a fine reminiscence of his days at Cosmic Aeroplane. There are not enough pages in a year’s worth of Catalysts to tell the full story of The Cosmic Aeroplane. But, the foolish notion that the buyouts of Steve Jones and myself somehow caused the demise of the Cosmic Aeroplane is stuff and nonsense.”
You can read the article online here: http://www.catalystmagazine.net/this-month/item/2517-cosmic-aeroplane-a-love-story
Annnnnd … weekend.
Sounds good to me.
This is a blog post that’s incredibly confusing and painful for me to write.
Yesterday morning, Josh forwarded me a tweet that said:
TIL: Max Temkin, co-creator of Cards Against Humanity, raped a friend of my friend while attending Goucher College. I don’t support CAH.
This is really a sad, unfortunate story..
i cannot breathe…
Twisted. But funny.
The lovely Olivia d’Abo as Karen Arnold in The Wonder Years. I had such a crush on this girl…
Nabataeans Picture -- Tomb Photo -- National Geographic Photo of the Day -
How I long to see things like this in person…
New blog entry: http://dlvr.it/6BygMR
Ann Margret with Jack Nicholson in Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Jack… her eyes are up there!