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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Radio's Joe "Copper" Cooper aka Joe Giannunzio's paintings featured at Trilogy

Left to Right:
Charles Jones, Joe "Copper" Cooper aka Joe Giannunzio,
Jaynie Dillon Jones

Joe "Copper" Cooper aka Joe Giannunzio's paintings were featured among a spectrum of some 30 artists at the recent Trilogy Art Show and Sale in Redmond, Washington.  Joe is best known from his decades on-the-air in radio here in the Seattle area, Portland, Oregon, and in Michigan long ago where his radio career began.  

However, Joe's artistic talent has always been smoldering in the background.  Few people know of his remarkable talents and accomplishments as a home builder.  But beneath all of those other natural talents and abilities, Joe has always had a passion for drawing and painting.  

Now that Joe is retired he is able to devote more time to painting and has completed more than 50 fairly large scale paintings.  

Earlier this month (May 2017) the Trilogy community in Redmond sponsored an Art Show and Sale where Joe exhibited some of his paintings for the first time in a public show.  Charles and Jaynie Jones drove up to Redmond from Tacoma to take in the show.  

There were interesting and outstanding works of art from many artists who were on-site.  All of the pictures shared in this blog post feature paintings by Joe Giannunzio.

The show spanned two days, Friday hours were exclusively for residents of Trilogy, but the show hours on Saturday were open to the public.  It was a thrill to see so much creativity on display.  

--Jaynie Dillon Jones

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Rock Radio Documentary "I Am What I Play"

Roger King writes...

Hey friends & colleagues:

Excuse the mass email but when it comes to blatant self-promotion, it’s really the way to go.

So, I made this documentary called I Am What I Play...Many of you know this.  A number of you saw it.  For some, it may be news.  

After playing at festivals, special screenings and on the CBC Documentary Channel for the last two years, my film will finally be available to anyone in the world as of midnight tonight!  

For those who don’t know, it’s a documentary about rock radio disc jockeys, told through the life stories of 4 different DJ’s form 4 different cities: Meg Griffin (New York), Charles Laquidara (Boston), David Marsden (Toronto) and Pat O'Day (Seattle).  But it’s really the story of anyone who has worked on-air in radio – and the story of radio itself, from the free form era of the 60’s and 70’s right up to present day.  

The film includes songs from The Ramones, Rush, The Kinks and David Bowie, among others.   It really is for radio & music fans everywhere.  
So, as of May 1st, people can stream or download the film through Vimeo on Demand at this link:

If you haven’t seen it, I hope you will.  If you have seen it, I hope you will forward this email to others, raving about it.  If you haven’t seen it and couldn’t care less, maybe you know some radio & music fans who might.  Whatever camp you’re in, I hope you’ll tell two friends and they’ll tell two friends...Well, you know the drill.

And hey, if you tweet or Facebook or have a blog, don’t be shy to spread the word.  All the support is (and has been) much appreciated!

With affection,

Roger King
Producer/Director, I Am What I Play(416) 515-8918


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