it was fifty years ago today…

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2017/06/01


Today, 50 years ago, on June 1st, in 1967, the Beatles released this album in the US:Sgt._Pepper's_Lonely_Hearts_Club_Band.jpg

Listen to it now, streaming on WPKN (Purple Knights Network) of Bridgeport, CT off the original 1967 album. It is one of  the 75,000 vinyl records in their collection:

Go to archives , click on Peter Bochan – All Mixed Up for a great show of expertly cut sounds of songs (rare versions) and the Beatles’ talking.

The many DJ’s various shows are kept online for a couple of weeks in the archives.

WPKN is an incredible resource, truly non-profit and renegade, with excellent music reflecting the different DJ’s and their expertise and tastes.  The one consistent thread is that the DJ’s are extremely knowledgeable in their field. This is a real labor of love and passion. All genres. I have expanded my mind and ears on this site.

Music. It does not get more intense. And the collection is nowhere as good as here.

Enjoy exploring…while fixing the hole where the rain gets and stops my mind from wandering…

art show at greenport harbor brewing company, this saturday

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2014/03/18

Hello, dear Friends!

You are cordially invited to my first solo show which will open this saturday at the very cool Greenport Harbor Brewing Company!

It is in a lovely harbor village on the North Fork of Long Island.


“Working Girls of New York Harbor: A Sketchbook of Tugs, Dredges and Ships”
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
opening reception – saturday, 22 march, 7:30 – 9:30pm
exhibit runs through 31 May

 Greenport Harbor Brewing Company was founded in 2008 by Rich Vandenburgh and John Liegey. The beer is wonderful. The brewery is on the ground floor, upstairs is the gallery and tasting room.

This 1896 carriage house was  the Star Hose Fire House for many years. Sometimes barrels of leftover grains sit outside the building, covered with myriad happy sparrows.
I met Ann Vandenburgh, who runs the gallery at the Brewery, with Rich and John at the Greenport Maritime Festival when we had booths next to each other; I was selling art, they were selling beer. The long lines were for the beer, but I was happy for the company. And Ann offered me this show back in September.

Our neighbor on the other side of our booths was WPKN, a non-commercial, non-profit, all volunteer community independent radio. Starting to broadcast in 1963, PKN (Purple Knights Network) was named for the sports team back when the University of Bridgeport had a sports team. And when the University existed. Neither do today; all that remains is this fiercely eclectic radio station. Thank you, Kevin and Dave for the shout-out for the show from your station.

Thanks, Ann, GHBC, and All! maybe see some of you out here east, sometime. It’s a lively, lovey village, and a deep water port!