Ball Of Confusion
“Earthrise“ b/ Bill Anders
And God Created The Heavens And The Earth…
Sept. 23, 1988 — Discovery, as seen from the bank of the Indian River, near the River Road’s end in North Cocoa, Florida. Since the inaugural shuttle, my favorite spot to watch the rockets fly.
In the foreground, the (Space Coast) legendary Hub’s Inn, a popular seafood restaurant, most popular in the 1920s and 30s. Today, only the cypress pilings remain.
Home is where the rockets fly.
Sacred Ground — Standing at the east end of SR50, Florida’s road through Space & Time, looking across the Indian River toward Mosquito Lagoon and Cape Canaveral, the view is of what might be the most sacred ground on Earth, at least in the eyes of science. The Vertical Assembly Building (VAB), rising from the horizon, is the heart of Complex #39 (launch pads A and B), the last spots on Earth from where twelve American Astronauts left The Cape on their way to walking on the Moon.
The Last Stepping Stone to The Moon.
b/ Dinah Washington
July 21, 1969 — Cocoa TODAY (“Florida’s Space Age Newspaper”), the day after Neil Armstrong stepped onto The Moon.
“florida’s space age newspaper”
INDEPENDENT FLORIDA ALLIGATOR
university of florida daily (newspaper)
Dark Side Of The Moon
b/ Pink Floyd
— Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon
(Apollo 8 / Earthrise / Sir Isaac Newton / “Optiks” / Galileo)
Prism Color Separation Primary Rainbow Graphic Symbols Line Direction Division Degree Angle Triangle,30% 60% 90% Thirds Beat Rhythm Rhyme Movement Stand Still Square Four Equal Corners (90%) Rectangle Ratio (360%) Movement Beat Rhythm Rule Of ThirdsEqual Four 90% Foundation Stability Movement Continuous Circle Round Roll Perpetual Movement MIND AND MOVEMENT CONTROL Sir Isaac Newton Celestial Bodies In Motion Gravity Apple A Day Falling From The Tree Not Far On The Ground Of Your Eye William Tell Galileo Telescope Seeing Clearly Seeing Is Believing A Picture Never Lies Every Pictures Tells A Story Kodachrome Pictures Of Home Photo Journalism
1969 — Easy Rider / “Born To Be Wild”
1970 — Ball Of Confusion
The Temptation’s (Motown) Hit was a Truth-Telling Introduction to a most decadent decade. Listen as you ride on Florida’s SR50, the most interesting Sunshine State Crossing. Starting at Weeki Wachee (northeast of Tampa), heading east to The Florida Crossroads (I-4 & SR50), and on to the Indian River, Mosquito Lagoon, Merritt Island, and Cape Canaveral.
photography/video/editing b/ — dave.
Deep Purple @ The Tiger Den, Under the Cocoa Water Tower (1968)
1970 — ROCKLEDGE HIGH SCHOOL
Apollo rockets, Trident missiles, and U2 spy planes at Patrick Air Force Base. Nuclear submarines, Coast Guard cutters, and weathered, wooden shrimp boats at Port Canaveral. The original Ron Jon’s surf “shop” on Cocoa Beach, Sebastian Inlet, World Champion Kelly Slater’s first home break. South Tropical Trail, Merritt Island, Mosquito Lagoon, Mathers Bridge, the Eau Gallie, Pineda, Bee Line, and 520 Causeways to the mainland. Cocoa and Rockledge, on the Indian River, known not only for the sun, surf, and sending astronauts to the Moon, but also for growing the world’s finest citrus, Mostly Orange, Valencia, Navels, Harveys, Sullivans, Victory Groves.
1971 — ALLMAN BROTHERS
Fillmore East / Carole King / Rusty’s Cousin / Golf / House on the 1st green / Rockledge Country Club / David Thrift (Cocoa High) Guitar / Deep Purple @ The Tiger Den, Under the Cocoa Water Tower.
1972 — “SPACE TRUCKIN'”
Deep Purple / Black Sabbath / Led Zeppelin / Apollo Setting / Moon Shadow
1973 — PINK FLOYD
Dark Side Of The Moon
1974 — JEFF BECK BLOW BY BLOW / TOMMY BOLIN / RAINBOW
FUSION — When Rock N Roll Collided With Jazz
Miles Davis Bitches Brew (1970)
Trio Of Doom — John McLaughlin, Tony Williams, Jaco Pastorius (1979) Havana, Cuba
Mahavishnu Orchestra / Return To Forever / Weather Report
Herbie Hancock / Carlos Santana / Frank Zappa
Led Zeppelin “Physical Graffiti” (1975)
1975 — COCOA TODAY
Inquiring Photographer — Given six current event questions by the newspaper’s editorial board, Monday morning. I was to take the photograph (mug shot/portrait) of six respondents to each question, after having asked the question, taken identification, and written the answers to turn into the board for publication. The column appeared Monday through Saturday on the Back Page of the “A” Section.
Hostages In Iran
March 3, 1979 — Trio Of Doom (John McLaughlin, Tony Williams, Jaco Pastorius) Havana, Cuba
October 27, 1979 — The Police @ Disney World (Tomorrowland) Orlando, Florida
1980 — Independent Florida Alligator
photograph by — dave.
Sept. 12, 1981 — Columbia (STS-1), the first manned space shuttle, orbited the Earth 36 times after its launch and before its first landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The successful mission was NASA’s first(manned)since Apollo-Soyuz ended (July 24, 1975).
1980 — GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
William Randolph Hearst Foundation
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
Society of Newspaper Design (SND)
William Randolph Hearst Award
1981 — National Gold Medal
News/Feature Writing …
Convenience Is In The Eye Of The Beholder.
September 30, 1981 — Needing the money, Dan Eifert, an engineering student at the University of Florida, worked the graveyard shift at a convenience store near his apartment. The job ended that Saturday morning at 2AM, when he was shot as he stood behind the counter.
b/ Terence Boylan
Independent Florida Alligator— — photographs taken while on the staff of the weekday newspaper, that served the University of Florida and the communities in and around Gainesville, Florida.
1906 — The Alligator was founded as an “independent” newspaper in 1906, and remained “independent” until the state (Florida) took control in 1912. The paper remained property of the state, until “radical” editors in the late 1960s began to more stridently express their liberal (mostly anti-Vietnam) opinion, that couldn’t have pissed the ruling authorities off more, than in 1971, when Alligator editor Ron Sachs took Jane Roe’s side in her argument against district attorney Henry Wade and the state of Texas, where abortion was illegal, except when necessary to save the mother’s life.
Abortion Rights / Roe v. Wade — TEXAS AGAIN (2021) NOT SO GREAT.
1971 — Ron Sachs was the Alligator editor, and his decision to publish a contact list of abortion providers in and around Gainesville.
San Francisco: Ed Teller, Jay Gayoso, Mike Syzmanski, Justin Gillis, Marianne, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Comedy Store, Richard Belzer, New York City, Time Magazine, Summer (1982) No Nukes “Faggots Against Killing Men In War.” Seventh Ave. South, Steve Kahn, Anthony Jackson, Upstairs, King Crimson, Jean-Luc Ponty, Loose Joints at The Pier. EAST RIVER
1978 — HEAVY METAL BE-BOP (BRECKER BROTHERS FUSION)
Brecker Brothers (Heavy Metal Be Bop)
1979 — HEAVY METAL BE-BOP (BRECKER BROTHERS FUSION)
1980 — Jimmy Haslip / Yellowjackets / Ray Gomez Volume (NYC)
Tommy Bolin (1976)
Robben Ford (Miles Davis)
Mike Stern …
Night Music …
MUSIC IN GAINESVILLE
Tom Petty Homecoming @ The O’Connell Center
The Eagles (Florida Field)
Andy Kaufman (wrestling)
Little River Band
Al Di Meola
Marshal Tucker Band
Wendy O. Williams
Bruce Springsteen w/Chovnick
MAYPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL
Turley / Journey Brothers
Garage / Tire-Track Find
Martha / Meredith
Dave Futch / Bob Bartalotta
The Brown House
Marty Laquorie (Land Lord)
Gainesville 8 Shot next door
Bob Block, Mike Brennen, Joel Benjamin, …
Guy / Lee / Don Holbrook
“Too Cool To Live”
Buster / Thunder Road / Apts
Sally (The Painter)
Sandy Felsenthal / Roommate Sally
Ride Sally Ride (3AM)
Bat Cave Watercolors and Family Bathing
After Art Show
Jam @ Turley’s (downtown)
1982 — NEW YORK @ TIME MAGAZINE
Music / Downtown / Uptown / Village Voice
Bernard Fowler — Paradise Garage
How Far The Stone Has Rolled.
Steve Khan (Seventh Ave. South)
Jean Luc Ponty and King Crimson (first Gainesville visit)
ET / Liquid Sky / Das Boot
Miss Saigon / Bumping into Helen Gurly Brown
Montreal All Stars
Ken Regan (Camera 5)
Prime Rib and Brussel Sprouts
Riverside Park Basketball
Subway Ride To Harlem
Down to Grand Central
Over to Penn Station
Reggie Jackson #44
Angel In The Outfield
Sunday In The Park
Spanish Harlem Sanctuary
3-Card Monte and picking cherries with Jay / Sharon
Richard Rabinowitz / Jill Enfield
Jay / Jane Conway
1983 — LEAVING GAINESVILLE (THE ALLIGATOR)
1984 — (WEST) PALM BEACH
Socialites, Shipwrecks, Sugar, Scandal.
PAHOKEE — Lake Okeechobee / Mercedes I
On The Sweeter Side Of The Street (SR80) / Swamp.
Into The Void
b/ Black Sabbath
PALM BEACH POST & TIMES
palm beach county daily (newspaper)
photographer/ feature editor (TIMES)
metropolitan daily (newspaper)
Diamond Teeth Mary McClain @ Tobacco Road — At the time (1986), within a month’s time, I had seen Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Matt Murphy, and Johnny Copeland, in the red room, upstairs at Tobacco Road, Miami’s oldest bar, on Miami Ave and 7th Street, on the Miami River, just south of downtown. On this night, Diamond Teeth Mary would take the upstairs stage, accompanied by another Floridian, guitarist Eric Hokkinen, baby-faced, 21-year old, who was also the Florida State Fiddle Champion.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
college of journalism
PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS
“the shiny sheet” (newspaper)
sunday editor/art director
Miami Herald (1985/1993)
metropolitan daily (newspaper)
picture editor/feature page designer
miami herald “best of” weekly section
The Girl Who Got Away
August 24, 1992 — For Decades, as they approached Miami from the north, I-95 drivers were welcomed by the well known, fanny-baring, Coppertone Girl welcomed I95 drivers as they entered North Miami. category 4 hurricane named Andrew knocked her to the ground, and shook the whole of South Florida. The next morning, after the sky had cleared, and the wind went eerily calm, I tried, but failed, to take the broken girl home.
1993 — While on the Miami Herald staff, contributed as a photographer, writer, and section designer/editor (Diversions), to the Miami Herald’s Public Service Pulitzer Prize, received for its coverage of Hurricane Andrew (1992).
Diversions — A 16-page, broad sheet, weekly section, made with the (“Best Of”) the Miami Herald’s previous week’s content, including that written for Tropic, the Herald’s legendary Sunday magazine. Diversions was developed as a vehicle to deliver news and Miami Herald entertainment to those (more than two million) Miami/Dade County residents who weren’t Herald subscribers. In the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, Diversions served a significant role, in delivering important, post-storm, life-sustaining information to a South Florida community, much, for weeks after, without electricity.
MIAMI NEW TIMES
miami alternative news weekly
1997 — Naked Launch
fort lauderdale sun sentinel alternative weekly
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF LIVING COLOUR
THE COLOR PURPLE / JIMI HENDRIX
FUSION (ROCK N ROLL’S COLLISION WITH JAZZ)
International Understanding Of Jazz
NOVA SOUND STUDIOS
Wimbash Music Festivals
n “The Bridge”
n Art Deco Weekend [2012-2016]
n The Gospel According to Bill Hicks
n Moments In Space & Time
n Florida: Land Of Exploration & Discovery
n “This Is Not America”
n “Out Of Africa”
n Renaissance In Harlem (NYC)