Photo set: Ohana Festival, Doheny Beach 9/9/2017

Photo set: Ohana Festival, Doheny Beach in Dana Point, CA 9/9/2017

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Photo set: Tribute to David Z at the Whisky 8/1/17

August 1, 2017 Tribute to David Z at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA

The Whisky was packed last Tuesday to honor David Z, the bass player for Adrenaline Mob and also the brother Ultimate Jam Night’s beloved emcee, Paulie Z.  David Zablidowsky passed away recently in a tragic accident while on tour. He had also played with the Trans Siberian Orchestra and ZO2, with brother Paulie.

Dead Poet Society, a great band from Boston, kicked off a great night of music that included a long list of terrific musicians including:  Dee Snider, dUg Pinnick, Sebastian Bach, Jesse Hughes, Billy Sheehan, Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy, Bumblefoot, Rikki Rockett, Bruce Kulick, Marq Torien and Jeff Scott Soto.

 

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Photo set, 2017 Johnny Ramone Tribute in Hollywood, CA

July 30, 2017,  Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Howie Pryo provided a killer DJ set before live music featuring Steve Jones, Billy Idol and Fred Armisen. Linda Ramone and Rosanna Arquette welcomed the crowd and brought up a few quest speakers:  including Cinespia’s founder, John Wyatt and Moby. This year’s movie was one of my all-time faves, Buffalo ’66!  Vincent Gallo introduced the film and also treated us to a few extra short films- a Patriotic piece and Honey Bunny.  The night also included a memorial photo slideshow to remember Chris Cornell.

 

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Pink house art installation, Los Angeles

Pink house art installation by “the most famous artist” Matty Mo in Los Angeles, CA

 

 

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Chris Cornell tribute

RIP Chris Cornell.  Words as difficult to type as they are to fathom.  Last week, the Ultimate Jam fam gathered at the Whisky to celebrate the life of Chris Cornell through his music.  Photos from the event are below, followed by some of my own personal favorite memories- tickets and photos that I took of Chris.

My fave lyric, from Seasons: “I want to fly above the storm. But you can’t grow feathers in the rain” – Chris Cornell

Some of my personal souvenirs and photo memories:

 

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