Thursday, February 20, 2014

Billy Gibbons and the JBL Paragon! + SparkleLux + Italian Mod!

Last night, my friends Matt Reader and Eric Nash hosted an art and car show at the Michael Archdeacon Gallery in Uptown Palm Springs. I didn't take any pics because I wasn't in the mood, so I'm stealing a snapshot that Matt took as the show was starting. Hopefully more will crop up. Anyway, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top was in attendance. Pura Vida tequila was one of the sponsors and he is their spokesperson… plus he digs cars, so it was all quite fitting.

Nicked from Matt

Charcoal drawing by Eric Nash. Yes. Charcoal. Drawing.

We were telling Billy about the impending Sound Design show at Modernway and all of the vintage audio equipment, and he said he wanted to stop by and check it all out the next day. Well, he did! He was thrilled to see all of the amazing tube amps and of course, the iconic JBL Paragon. I was lucky enough to snap some photos of both him and his wife the amazing speaker. 

His wife, Gillian Stillwater, was gracious enough to pose like this 1960s JBL promotional photo featuring the Paragon. 

Come see (and hear!) it for yourself on Friday, February 21 at Modernway from 6-9pm (745 N. Palm Canyon Drive). Look for the 1968 sliver convertible Cadillac Eldorado. 
You can also check out the painting I did especially for this event.

(I'm not joking when I say that the Paragon is THE most amazing thing I have ever heard. New speakers/systems do not compare).


Head on over to Design 849 (at 849 N. Palm Canyon Dr) for the Mad Mod Moderno event!

In celebration of Modernism Week, join us for a Swinging 60s Mod Party, saluting Italian design style and vintage fashions by Pucci! 

Imbibe in an Italian cocktail while we screen the fabulous 1968 film, "Danger Diabolik" based on the 60s Italian comic anti-hero!

Live Go-Go Dancers!

Nibble on Italian cheeses while viewing iconic Pucci fashions!

Vintage Pucci Fashions are from the Collection of
Switched On Audrey Moorehead

Catering by Giuseppe's Pizza & Pasta Palm Springs

Oh, and these:

Yep, featuring genuine vintage Emilio Pucci fabric. 

What's with the  lady in that Pucci outfit, you ask?
Why, she's an airline stewardess for Braniff Airlines. I've used some of that very fabric in my designs!
Exclusively at Design 849 for a limited time only.

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Lastly, I will be on-hand at various times throughout the night at Just Modern, my local retailer (located at 901 N. Palm Canyon). There is plenty of SparkleLux in stock.

Oh, and for those of you in Palm Springs doing the Kaptur Home Tour in Desert Park Estates and Racquet Club South… see you there!

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