This is gonna be a fun one! Looking forward to rockin’ with EL DOPA, KID GUSTO and GOZAR. And the man BLACK SHAKESPEARE from LA’s reggae supergroup THE LIONS is comin’ thru to sweeten things up on the mic…definitely come by as we a go nice up the dance!
on a side note, this is the very first flyer i’ve designed. let me know if ya dig it 🙂
needed to hear this one from bettye swann tonight. “Make Me Yours”…
The number 13 has been unlucky for centuries. Some historians peg the superstition to the 13 people who attended the Last Supper (neither Jesus nor Judas came out of that one O.K.), but ancient Babylon’s Code of Hammurabi omits the number 13 in its list of laws, so the superstition dates back to at least 1700 BC. Thirteen is so unlucky, in fact, that in 1881 an organization called the Thirteen Club attempted to improve the number’s reputation. At the first meeting, the members (all 13 of them) walked under ladders to enter a room covered with spilled salt. The club lasted for many years and grew to more than 400 members, including five U.S. Presidents: Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. Despite the club’s efforts, triskaidekaphobia (that’s fear of the number 13) flourished; even today, most tall buildings don’t have a 13th Floor.
The number’s association with Friday, however, didn’t take hold until the 20th century. In 1907, eccentric Boston stockbroker Thomas Lawson published a book called Friday the Thirteenth, which told of an evil businessman’s attempt to crash the stock market on the unluckiest day of the month. Thanks to an extensive ad campaign, the book sold well: nearly 28,000 copies within the first week. In 1916 the book was turned into a feature-length silent film.
Wall Street’s superstitions about Friday the 13th continued through 1925, when the New York Times noted that people “would no more buy or sell a share of stock today than they would walk under a ladder or kick a black cat out of their path.” Some stock traders also blamed Black Monday — Oct. 19, 1987 — on the fact that three Fridays fell on the 13th that year. The Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute estimates that $700-$800 million dollars are lost every Friday the 13th because of people’s refusal to travel, purchase major items or conduct business.
Read more of this Time.com article here.
these wonderfully blurry photos testify to the lunacy of last Sunday’s ECLÉCTICA event! from the all-vinyl opening set by Radio Sombra deejay GOMEZ COMES ALIVE, through the deep Middle Eastern and Asian sounds put down by guest selector ARSHIA HAQQANI of the Sublime Frequencies record label, to the 1:30am Soul Train line, it was a lively and spirited night for all who attended and shared their inner joy. who am i kidding…”lively and spirited”? it was downright MADNESS!! 🙂 See you all again on May 13th!