Wednesday, March 31, 2010

'Eucalyptus Grove' book 1 of ribbons box set

so, the first book about the first show has been made, with the powerful help of power collaborators Terri Loewenthal, Joseph Childress, Mariee Sioux, Kevin Haas, and Jamie Dutcher. it's an edition of 125, and there's still some left after the big dance party

if you'd like a copy, here's a link!

what's in the book?
a recording of a recent morning spent in the eucalyptus grove talking and playing songs with mariee and joseph...photographs by terri, kevin, and ryan junell....a letter about the show...a second edition of the original invitation...directions how to find the grove...a series of drawings of different moments spent in the grove...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Eucalyptus Grove, Sept 21 2006, by Ryan Junell

here's some photos from the eucalyptus grove show back in 2006, dredged up from the depths of ryan junell's flickr page....

Monday, March 22, 2010


the jukebox is growing. I'm feeling very inspired by these picks, very inspired. can't wait for funkiest friday ever.

hannah's pick:

andrew's picks:

colter's picks:

chris's picks:

daniela's pick:

max's picks:

katie's pick:

arianna's pick:

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Eucalyptus Grove

I've been spending a good deal of time up at the Eucalyptus Grove in the berkeley hills, revisiting the site of the first Ribbons show back in September 2006 as a way to get in the zone for this first book of the Ribbons Box Set. The book features the photographs of Kevin Haas from the event, the photographs of Terri Loewenthal from now, my drawings from the course of my relationship with the place, and a recording session from a recent morning spent in the grove with Joseph Childress and Mariee Sioux who performed that night.

The book is in production at the moment, and it will be released next Friday MARCH 26 at a DANCE hosted by Joyce Grimm from Triple Base, over at 2211 Mission St APT C (at 18th St). come dance, buy a book, support future ribbons adventures! Soon I'll post more about the book and a way to get it off the world wide web.
"snowblink, eucalyptus grove, sept 2006," Kevin Haas

I've also taken the occasion to create some new moments with the place...learning how to take 4x5 photographs from my friend John McNeil..

learning how to make etchings from my friend Tamar Beja...

and drawing like always...
in the book is a set of directions to get there if you want to visit (and for a little while see this new stick pile...).

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

More Dance Gems

these hot trax just in...a dance occasion is taking shape for the end of march, so start stretching now. thank you again for sharing.

sara's pick:

jess's pick:

jamie's picks:

emily's picks:

kevin's pick:

everyone's pick: