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Burning Man

The Little Bass Heads Sound System grew out of a Burning Man crew. We built our first Mutant Vehicle (Unaverz) for 2013 and our second (Farfalle Gustose) for 2016. We are building our third for 2020.

The posts in this section will document the progress of this third mutant vehicle.

Juke Joint Thoughts

Cassie and I are working on ideas around the Juke Joint. This post captures some of what we discussed today.

1939: Billie Holiday “Strange Fruit” https://youtu.be/wHGAMjwr_j8

1948?: Mills Brothers “Caravan” 1) https://youtu.be/14QEoEIvUuk 2) https://youtu.be/HeYSOydYfG4

1979: Fern Kinney “Baby Let Me Kiss You” https://youtu.be/hK0PVYsvV0Y 1987: Phuture “Acid Tracks” https://youtu.be/igNBeo3QSqc 1988: Public Enemy “Fight the Power” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmo3HFa2vjg …

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04-18-22 – Build Media

A great day was had by all and we got a megga-s*-ton done. And an extra special thanx to Craig for hosting the righteous after-party.

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Build Party 04-16-22

We are definitely in Build Mode™ now. Come out to Bridge on Saturday and lend a hand.

What: Build Party When: Sat, April 16, 2022 starting at noon Where: Bridge Storage and Art Space (under the freeway) 23 Maine Ave Richmond, Ca. 94804

Bring your smiles and positive energy. We will feed you and …

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The Jolly Boys – A Current Juke Joint Band

I was watching Woke S01E08 and the song by the Jolly Boys – I Fought The Law (The Clash) came on.

Reading up on The Jolly Boys and looking at the album art has me thinking about what “current” Juke Joints look like and what people who play in them sound like.

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Sugar Shack Light Box

Dave Lloyd’s Juke Joint drawing includes a marquee sign using the words Sugar Shack and an arrow. Using the incredible Laney College Fab Lab maker space, I set about building the light box.

1) Create the Fusion 360 file 2) Cut parts 3) Glue-up, route, sand, etc 4) Test 5) Rinse and repeat

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Sides are going up

Sheri and Dave joined me for a full work day getting the sides up. Dave and I stopped by the Berkeley Skate Park after work and then had a fun design solon over Indian food at Cafe Raj.

Today was super successful.

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Final steel

Headed out to USA Metals and picked up (8) 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 16 gauge tubing to be used to shore up the floor and add some more trussing.

A couple of days of work and some timely assistance from Jeff and the damage done by running into my driveway Oak tree (NOTE: …

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Juke Joint’s In Movies

I’m going to keep adding to this post as I find examples of Juke Joints in movies…

A Soldiers Story

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Welcome sign

We are designing the back sign that will welcome everyone on board. I would like to create a sign that is 6-8 feet wide that is welcoming to Black people. I think it should be funny or have some levity and I want it to be unique – something only The Juke Joint would have.

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Cuddle cubby kitchen

You can read the back and forth below but I think Elina and Dave have some winning ideas. We can do all of our food and drink prep/distribution out on the back porch. When we get to a place to chill for a spell, we will take tables and chairs on to …

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