October 10th Local blog/news roundup plus things to do

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    September 14th events and Local blog/news roundup

    • ABOVE: Local band SUNBEARS finished wrapping up the shooting of their latest music video for their single “Give Love A Try”, last First Fridays in Five Points. People were openly invited to attend and be apart of a non-permitted “guerrilla” video shoot. Looking forward to seeing it. Check back here for photos from that event by Tom P.
    • Speaking of music videos, Jack Diablo and EU presents Jacksonville Music Video Revival, a calling for videos. “The JMVR began last year as a pet project of Jack Diablo and EU Jacksonville with the intended purpose of showcasing local filmmaking and musical talent and the hopes of stimulating a “revival” of the art from here in Jacksonville. Many music videos have been made since then and we are pleased to offer an outlet for them to be seen by the public.”. Read this post for more info and how to get involved. I think this is a push in a awesome art direction. Last Year’s interview with Jack on Urban Jacksonville. Here’s pictures by Tom P. from a previous JMVR night, August 2010.
    • www.mizunousa.com created an ad about running featuring music from local band Crash the Satellites, directed by Patrick Barry. It was pretty cool and a great choice of song. I tried to name the recognizable places the runner, Rick Patterson, was at in Jacksonville. By the way Rick, your arms will get too warn out running that way.
    • Terriblerentersinjax.com continues posting and I got to say it’s sort of my guilty pleasure. It’s enticing like reality TV in the way that you get to hear some dirt at the expense of someone else, whether warranted or not. It’s drawn controversy for posting such raw info on bad renters, including pictures of them and the damages they’ve caused. They have taken criticism that they’re being one sided, but it’s more of a place for these landlords to blow off some steam from cases that ended unsatisfactorily. A place for renters to blow off steam has been a suggestion and bringing this resulting post.
    • Not too long after the new local bicycling advocacy group; The Jacksonville Bicycle Coalition. site went live came a stream of posts about bike riders being struck by vehicles. Some being hit and runs and most leaving the rider seriously injured. This post highlights some of these recent incidences. Visit to read more and get involved where you can to make it safer to ride in Jax.
    • Words That Make Your Heart Tingle“, a post on Jax Underbelly blog about feedback from fans concerning the former venue Underbelly’s in five points. Who knew it meant this much. Well, lets get Underbelly 2 going!!
    • Birdie, the creator of some local web comics we love at JaxScene is taking a break, or even a farewell, not too long after a revamping of his comic Frog VS Toad. I enjoyed the new look of the characters and hopefully he will get back into it. But everyone’s got to stop and refocus. We know this all to well.
    • Art: BEAST EVERY WEEK & Fly’s Tie Project.

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      LaMars’ Luminaire: Dave Bartholomew

      LaMars’ Luminaire: This is the first of the coming weekly exposé by new contributor and local DJ La Mars about the artists he spins. DJ La Mars has a history of playing Country and Blues, Gospel, Rockabilly, R&R, R&B, Soul, Funk, Afro-beat, 60’s Pop/Garage, Exotica, Latin, Punk, Indie, Rap, Hip Hop, at various places around town.

      The sheep-coat of change wasn’t quarantined from this nation’s invasive behemoth called rhythm and blues. The decibels of this new symmetry crawled out of the womb of the Big Band and Jump Blues texture. Dave Bartholomew was a forensic conquistador in extrapolating and developing the “New Orleans Sound” from the cells and amoebas of it’s soulful predecessors.

      Dave was born on December 24, 1920 in Edgar, Louisiana. First  melding with the tuba, he later transitioned to the trumpet as his primary dagger. As a fourteen year old, he played throughout the south in a band aboard a Mississippi Riverboat. His prodigal sorcery quickly brought him band leader status. He also had a stint with the renowned Jimmy Lunceford Orchestra, before joining the army during tumultuous WWII. As a conduit of escapism, he began to tangle with the craft of writing and arranging. He organized his own tribe of musicians, who enamored business maven Lew Chudd of Imperial Records.

      After signing to Imperial, the mystic vapor of time and circumstance brought Dave together with the Delta area troubadour Antione “Fats” Domino. Their relationship spawned the mammoth hits “Ain’t That A Shame”, “I’m In Love Again”, “Blue Monday”, I’m Walkin‘”, and “Valley of Tears”. Dave Bartholomew is the professor responsible in concocting epic joints for Lloyd Price, Smiley Lewis, Shirley & Lee, Earl King, Robert Parker, Frankie Ford, and Chris Kenner(just to name a few).

      Dave recorded his one R&B hit “Country Boy” in 1950, which went to #14 nationally. His song “Good Jax Boogie” is Dave’s homage to one of his favorite beverages, which was incepted at Jax Brewing Company in Jacksonville, Florida in 1912. Thus instituting additional mortar from Jacksonville in rock and soul’s architecture. Dave Bartholomew was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his role in producing early R&B ambrosia! He still performs and releases music to this day.

      By DJ La Mars – FACEBOOK


      August 20th events and Local blog/news roundup

      • ABOVE: I’m sure you have heard by now, it’s trickled throughout facebook (lol @ Christian Mendez) and the blogosphere. There is a project to revamp and deliciousify 5 Points Theatre restoring it to it’s former glory and then some. Check out the project page to help and receive incentive here http://www.ulule.com/5pointstheatre. But really, the real incentive is how much you will enjoy it when it’s done. Read more in depth at Urban Jacksonville.
      • A Help Save Five Points Coffee Shop Facebook event was started to mobilize a effort to help the shop to stay open despite unforeseen expenses threatening to close the place down. Inside you’ll fine what ideas they are collaborating on as far as donations and a August 28th event with live music. to get involved contact them or visit the Facebook page link above. Don’t have Facebook? Yeah right. Just kidding here’s an alternate link to get info and updates on the event 5pointsof5points.com.
      • Bike Jax Blog posted a article showcasing a new local bicycling advocacy group; The Jacksonville Bicycle Coalition.“Fighting for Our Right-of-Way: A Duval-based order advocating for the rights of cyclists. If these mean streets are wearing you down, join us. United WE make a difference.”
      • Just in: The bike club SkidMarks started a mobile on site bike repair service. Text your name and number or call 458-SKID. 6 members are ready to help as late as 3am. It’s part of a on going project for on the spot help with more to come.
      • Posted on Money Jungle Safari blog; ‘G. Jerome Jones on Hip-Hop’, touching on some history as well as the local hiphop scene resources that helped it grow.
      • Jacksonville Suns starting pitcher Graham Taylor slide fail on YouTube. Lols.
      • I’m happy to see new user posts on our JaxScene Tumblr Page. Join in on the fun, visit the link to see what email you send your photo to. Post some cell pics from events you’re at or what you’re seeing around town.

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