Entries For 2009.
(Nb. Websites and relevant text links to features are coloured violet.)
Have a wonderful holiday season! My new eBook this Christmas is now available from True Fire arts section, under my author's profile: 'Quintessentially Soul Brothers- The Sales Brothers In Their Own Words', By author Stephanie Lynne Thorburn.
The Word Mag, December. Succinct piece this month in the 'Inbox' section of Word Magazine, p.56-7 on my forthcoming Sales Brothers eBook and feedback on their feature 'The Many Lives of David Bowie'. Word Mag, December Issue.
Space Renaissance Initiative Philosophy Paper. My feature originally for Los Angeles Chronicle, titled 'Exopolitics and Abstract Truths', has now been added to the philosophy papers section on the Space Renaissance Initiative homepage. Space Renaissance paper.
Soupy Sales Obituary- L.A. Chronicle. My obituary on US comedian Soupy Sales is now online on American Chronicle and Los Angeles Chronicle. Soupy was father to musicians Hunt and Tony Sales and a pioneer of slapstick comedy. The obituary will be included in my forthcoming eBook on the Sales Brothers. Soupy Sales Obituary.
Record Collector- Leaf Hound Review. My review on cult stoner band Leaf Hound is now available in December R.C., which is also their 30th anniversary issue. A short pracis of the piece can be found in their online archive: Leafhound R.C.
B.B. King Blues Blog: 'Zen Improvisation: The Axe Phenomenon'. My feature on John Mizarolli, a true Ella Fitzgerald of contemporary music is now archived on my B.B. King blues blog. October '09. Axe Phenomenon.
MSG Hall of Fame page: My recent feature on Lou Jordan and Ciro's in Knightsbridge is now included on MSG.com's Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame Anniversary Concerts feature pages: - MSG.com Feature Link.
Traditional Usui Reiki Master/ Teacher course. I am currently undertaking a course in Traditional Usui Reiki- each level of Reiki holds its own unique challenges as a discipline! More soon.. The course is accredited by the International Natural Healers Association and WMA.
On the theme of photography with a true 'Lust for life', I have organised a special gallery of my brother's bigcat pics in my 'Nuance' special features section- Derry Thorburn Big Cat Photo Gallery
My latest lookbook theme in my www.style.com series, is titled 'Lust For Life'. See Stephanie Lynne's public lookbooks: 'Lust For Life' CATEGORY: Trends TAGS: classic rock , expressionism , FASHION , spontaneity.
Ciro's Knightsbridge/ Lou Jordan Feature- PR Inside and USA Today. August '09 My review feature on the intriguing Ciro's Pomodoro in Knightsbridge is now press release to PR Inside.com The report also includes a review of Lou Jordan 'Elvis to the Stars', who performed a one hour set. Ciro's feature PR- Inside and USA Today I have also penned a feature for my B.B. King blues blog: 'The King and I'.
The Sales Brothers Definitive Resource Site. I have constructed a resource page representing some of my review, interview and resource research on all things related to the Sales brothers. Look out for some future surprises! Sales Brothers Definitive Resource Site
Info. On BowieNet Blogs. (see entry for 24/7/'09).
Rekindling The Spirit of Paranormal Scholar. The Paranormal Scholar website was an excellent concept, but has not been fully functional recently. I have constructed a page on my webjam blog network in view of rekindling the spirit of the original initiative and have added content from my Abstract Maxims summer 2009: - Paranormal Scholar Link
Eric Clapton Concert Review- Record Collector, August Issue. My review on Eric Clapton's performance at the Grosvenor House 'Bunbury bashes' evening is now available in Record Collector, August Issue. Here's the online link: - Eric Clapton Review- Record Collector
My review of EC at the Royal Albert Hall can be found in my blues blog on the official B.B. King site: -
'Lookbook' www.style.com. I have contributed a 'lookbook' themed on spring and fall 2009 classic designer's collections published on the www.style.com community section. See Stephanie Lynne's lookbook link: 'Nuance' themed collection and 'Natural Elements'.
Ashes Tribute, Grosvenor House. My report on the 'Bunbury bashes' ashes tribute evening is now available on http://www.pr-inside.com/, the Bunbury cricket site and www.billwyman.com. From Bill Wyman.com: "Writer and illustrator Stephanie Lynne Thorburn was at the Bunbury's third annual bash, in tribute of the Ashes and caught up with Bill Wyman and others. Read her special report right here..." Special Report Link.
My Blues Blog- B.B. King Official Site. I've just started a new blues related blog on www.bbking.com comprising a feature and review. Here's a link to my article 'A King Of Delta Blues' on B.B.'s museum and the Delta Interpretive Centre: A King Of Delta Blues. And here's the original feature on Los Angeles Chronicle: L.A. Chronicle- A King Of Delta Blues.
I've just updated my Freelance Models profile pics for '09: - Freelance Models Profile
'Bunbury Bashes'- Grosvenor House, 9th May 2009. Photos of the bash, organised by Dr. David English have now been uploaded to my photo gallery.
Soul Survivor: Biography Of Archetypal Saxophonist Dick-Heckstall Smith. My biography on seminal saxophonist DH-S is now for available for download from the arts section of www.TrueFire.com Link:
Nuance- Wall Street Journal online sources. My PR-Inside press release on Nuance webzine is now also included on the Wall Street Journal (EU) online sources: Nuance- Wall Street Journal Sources.
The Sales Brothers- 'Hired Guns'. Review & Resume, USA Today, Wall Street Journal online (EU), http://www.pr-inside.com/ My review and resume of The Sales Brothers Hired Guns album has been press released to PR-Inside.com and is now included in USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal online, (EU sources). Hired Guns is a soulful retrospective collection of personal recordings by the Sales Brothers, available from Perseverance Records. PR-Inside and USA Today
True Fire- 'The Boogie Chillen', John Lee Hooker eBook. My commemorative in-depth tribute feature to seminal bluesman John Lee Hooker, originally published in Voodoo Music newsletter is now available from the arts section of True Fire.com, the music community website. 'The Boogie Chillen' - John Lee Hooker eBook
Nuance Webzine Launch, PR-Inside Release. I have just finalised the web content for the launch of my new webzine 'Nuance', which aims at a cerebrally challenging fusion of music, culture, metaphysics and spirituality. For further details on features and content, see PR-Inside press release:- Nuance- PR-Inside.
It's Only 'R & R' with the Rhythm Kings at the RFH. Here's an evocative archival review feature of mine from a few years back, evoking Bill Wyman and the Rhythm King' s performing at the Royal Festival Hall. The aftershow contained a few surprises, with Jeff Beck arriving to greet Ronnie Wood and Bill Wyman proving to be a diligent host. More eventful special reports v. soon! Rhythm Kings RFH.
Excerpts From My Autobio- True Fire 'Arts' Section. I am still working hard at penning my autobio and extracts from my manuscript 'Great Expectations' have also now been uploaded to the Arts section of the music community website 'True Fire', under my author's profile. True Fire- 'Great Expectations'.