JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974 Languages: English, German *Jon is currently Host of daily CBS radio program HammondCast on KYOU & KYCY 1550 AM, 7 days a week at 4AM PST.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Boeing 777 Airliner Crash SFO! Breaking News from Jon Hammond on-the-scene

Airliner Crash SFO! Breaking News from Jon Hammond on-the-scene *Images from Jon Hammond just 30 minutes ago: Airliner Crash SFO! Breaking News from Jon Hammond on-the-scene: Flight 214 Asiana Airlines arriving SFO from SEL has crashed - I shot this photo from West Field of SFO near US Post Office facility and Catering - heavy smoke - aircraft separated at tail - amazing the Captain managed to get it in and on to tarmac as I'm hearing it was in trouble on the way in. Many passengers seen leaving aircraft - information still sketchy, this report just came in 3 minutes ago - I shot this photo 20-30 minutes ago - JH *Note: I first heard 191 passengers onboard - now I just heard from an employee - 291 passengers and crew - JH http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2013/07/06/airline-crash-san-francisco/2495099/ FAA: Asiana Airlines flight crash lands at San Francisco airport William M. Welch, USA TODAY 3:48 p.m. EDT July 6, 2013 An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul crashed on landing at San Francisco's airport Saturday, the Federal Aviation Authority confirmed. It was not immediately known if there were casualties. Initial images from the scene showed smoke billowing from the plane and emergency exits open from the plane's fuselage. The plane was a Boeing 777, FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said. It crashed on runway 28L at San Francisco International Airport, he said. Laura Brown, spokeswoman for the FAA in Washington, said Asiana Flight 214 from Seoul was attempting to land at San Francisco International Airport when it crashed. "All we know is that a foreign airline, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 arriving from Seoul, South Korea, crashed while landing,'' she said. "That's all I've got right now. A video clip posted to Youtube showed smoke coming from a silver-colored jet on the tarmac. Passengers could be seen jumping down the inflatable emergency slides. Images showed the the body of the plane largely intact but with severe fire damage. The tail of the airplane was separated from the aircraft. The crash is the first major commercial jet to crash in the United States since a November 2001 crash in New York. The airline is based in Seoul, South Korea. Its website says its Boeing 777 can carry between 246 to 300 passengers. — at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Airline Crash, Asiana Airlines, Jetliner, SFO, Jon Hammond, On the scene, Fire, Smoke, San Francisco, International, Airport, tail section

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Friday, July 05, 2013

HammondCast Audio with Preview NDR SESSIONS Projekt Jon Hammond Journal July 5 2013

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast Audio with Preview NDR SESSIONS Projekt Jon Hammond Journal July 5 2013 Jon's Archive http://archive.org/details/HammondCast_25 Jon Hammond and Chris Cortez in KCSM 91.1 FM Studio HammondCast from organist accordionist Jon Hammond, broadcasting from San Francisco with Clifford Brown Jr. & Chris Cortez talking about Jon's music and fresh new tracks from Jon's forthcoming record: "NDR SESSIONS Projekt" with saxophonist LUTZ BUCHNER, trombonist JOE GALLARDO, drummer HEINZ LICHIUS and JON HAMMOND on the new Hammond XK-3 organ/bass recorded in NDR Radio's Studo 1 with NDR Engineer RUDY GROSSER at the controls. Selections include "Satin Doll", Jon's composition "Payphone Johnny", "Polka Dots and Moonbeams", "No X-Cess Baggage Blues" and news of JON HAMMOND Band NDR SESSIONS Projekt Behind The Beat http://behindthebeat.com/2006/05/jon-hammond-the-ndr-sessions-projekt/ Jon Hammond’s "The NDR Sessions Projekt" brings the soulful jazz organist back to Hamburg to record a collection of standards and originals featuring Lutz Buchner on saxophones, Joe Gallardo on trombone and Heinz Lichius on drums. Recorded in one of Germany’s best studios, the quartet present rich, heartfelt perfomances and infuse the music with a fresh and vibrant sound. Hammond announces new XK-1C portable organ - Jon Hammond http://www.keyboardmag.com/article/hammond-announces-new-xk-1c-portable-organ/152093 Hammond USA Director of Sales and Marketing Gregg Gregory Gronowski says: "The Xk-1c's diminuitive size is shocking when compared to its massive tone, but one touch of the traditional waterfall keyboard tells the truth that the Xk-1c is the real deal, not a clone or imitation, but a genuine Hammond Organ, worthy of the name and the legacy of nearly 80 years." There goes some new Hammond organs to the bottom of the ocean folks - http://www.seatrade-global.com/news/asia/mol-appoints-lr-to-determine-cause-of-mol-comfort-accident.html - Jon Hammond By Lee Hong Liang from Singapore Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has appointed classification society Lloyd's Register (LR) as a technical consultant to determine the cause of the accident involving containership MOL Comfort... Big 4th O' July Sale Going on Right Now at IKEA Folks!! Jon Hammond - *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Summer NAMM Nashville Coming Soon In July for now Winter NAMM Revisited Jon Hammond Band Jon's Archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHammondSummitShowLateRentJonHammondBandinHiltonAnaheim Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-hilton-hammond-summit-show-late-rent-jon-hammond-band-6518180 Youtube http://youtu.be/BOqqIxm_F30 Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA "Sound Soul Summit" "The Ultimate All-Star Jam" MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song "Late Rent" after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who's who of Hammond organists. Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood), Alex Budman tenor saxophone Joe Berger guitar Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ Sound mix by Denny Mack Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants http://www.jonhammondband.com Summer NAMM Nashville, Next Month, July, Hammond organ, Blues, Jazz, Soul Music, B3mk2, Sk1, Local 802, Musicians Union, ASCAP, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Highlights The NAMM Photographs by Lawrence Gay of Hammond Summit HammondCast *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Hammond Summit Show Late Rent Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Anaheim http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHammondSummitShowLateRentJonHammondBandinHiltonAnaheim/ Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA "Sound Soul Summit" "The Ultimate All-Star Jam" MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song "Late Rent" after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who's who of Hammond organists. Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood), Alex Budman tenor saxophone Joe Berger guitar Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ Sound mix by Denny Mack Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants http://www.jonhammondband.com NAMM Hilton Sound Soul Summit Jon Hammond Band Late Rent Jazz Funk Soul Blues Youtube http://youtu.be/BOqqIxm_F30 Vimeo http://vimeo.com/58479347 *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Head Phone 2013 by Jon Hammond HD 1080p Jon's Archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondHeadPhone2013byJonHammond/ Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZeSXqt9-3w Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/head-phone-2013-by-jon-hammond-6591842 Jon Hammond original funk composition "Head Phone" performed at Jon Hammond's annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt, kicking off the 2013 Musikmesse the night before with many special friends in the house - this cut from the 2nd set, Joe Lamond President & CEO of NAMM in the house with the NAMM Team and friends from all over the world, P.Mauriat Saxophones Team from Taipei Taiwan and Poland - Bernie of Bernies Music Land Australia - Japan, Hungary, USA, France - like a United Nations convention with a giant chocolate chocolate birthday cake! Celebrating 27 years Musikmesse and 60 years old birthday boy Jon Hammond at the organ with Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar - special thanks to Thomas Eich for the super TecAmp bass rig with specially designed dual 12" Neodymium speaker cabinet and TecAmp head powering Jon's Sk1 Hammond organ - Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team, Messe Frankfurt - and the wonderful article with JH interview in Journal Frankfurt by Detlef Kinsler *in Deutsch: http://www.journal-frankfurt.de/journal_news/Kultur-9/My-home-away-from-home-Jon-Hammond-zum-27-Mal-auf-der-Musikmesse-18308.html?src=funkyjazz&id&rewrite_titel Kultur - JOURNAL FRANKFURTAlle NachrichtenKulturMy home away from home: on Hammond zum 27. Mal auf der Musikmesse Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein. JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da - die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller? Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show -- Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind. Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden - wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren? Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses "lucky light on me", eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt "My Good Luck City" und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine "Musikmesse Warm Up Party" dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht. Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben? Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das - mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs - durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN "Profile TV "-Show "Sound Police". Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin. Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren? Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich "Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues" und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz. Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen? Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht). 27. März 2013 Interview: Detlef Kinsler Web: http://www.HammondCast.com/ ALL RIGHTS JON HAMMOND International / ASCAP Dailymotion Motionmaker http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1055wa_head-phone-2013-by-jon-hammond-hd-1080p_music#.UZ4cEetAv6w Detlef Kinsler (Journal Frankfurt / Frankfurter Rundschau) and Jon Hammond in Jazzkeller Frankfurt Super Jenny Jennifer Schiele and Jon Hammond - Chocolate Chocolate Cake Action Joe Lamond President & CEO of NAMM and Michael Falkenstein Leader of Hammond Deutschland - Chocolate Chocolate Cake Action Jon Hammond Hammond Suzuki Artist and Tony Lakatos P.Mauriat Saxophones Artist 2013 Musikmesse *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: P.Mauriat Booth Jam FMS 2013 Day 3 Jazz and Blues Session Hall 4.1 E71 HD 1080p Jon's Archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondP.MauriatBoothJamFMS2013Day3JazzandBluesSession P.Mauriat Saxophones & Trumpets Booth Jazz and Blues Jam Session Frankfurt Musikmesse Day 3 with Jon Hammond at the organ with P.Mauriat Artists and Friends including (P.Mauriat Artists): Reiner Witzel alto saxophone, Klaus Wangorsch trumpet, André de Laat tenor sax (Friends) Mike Smith alto saxophone, Genzo Okabe alto sax - special thanks / dankeschön to Thomas Eich for TecAmp bass amp saved the day (again) Thanks Thomas! P.Mauriat founder Alex Mingmann Hsieh - very honored by my friend's presence (shown in 2nd song) Mr. Kim Myung Hyun from Seoul Koria and P.Mauriat International Team Agnieszka Obrebska, David Kornusov, Yu Yang Lin aka Neo, Eric Hsu, Messe Frankfurt - Go For The Sound P Mauriat HQ! - JH Day 2 LINK http://www.pmauriatmusic.com/en/news/4-events-news/265-p-mauriat-jazz-jam Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU8kRe-SdX0 MOL Comfort, Hammond organs, Bottom of the Sea, XK-1c, Sk-1, Summer NAMM, Musikmesse, Nashville, Jazz, Blues, Musicians Union, Local 802

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Thursday, July 04, 2013

Happy Independence Day July 4 2013 with Blue Angels Show Original Music from Jon Hammond Band Journal

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Happy Independence Day July 4 2013 with Blue Angels Show Original Music from Jon Hammond Band Journal Jon's archive http://archive.org/details/BlueAngels2012FleetWeekAirShowAtSfoWithMusicFromJonHammondBand Happy 4th Of July! Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/blue-angels-2012-fleet-week-air-show-at-sfo-with-music-from-jon-hammond-band-6390136 America's pride The Blue Angels here at SFO to perform fearlessly in honor of Fleet Week 2012 with support from United Airlines Team at United Family Day very special annual event, special thanks to all these fine folks it takes to make it happen. From the Firefighters, to the Mechanics, Air Controllers, Crew, Food Preparations even the Imperial Storm Troopers from Star Wars were on hand for this very special family day - with music here from The Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, recent performance in Frankfurt Germany at the famous Jazzkeller "Tribute to 9/11 - Get Back In The Groove" Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at Sk1 organ, enjoy folks! Sincerely, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com America's Pride, Jon Hammond Band Youtube http://youtu.be/2C3KtLtMVm8 July 20th it's going to be the big "Radio Day by The Bay" - could be the last one at Radio KRE folks! Jon Hammond *Member CHRS California Historical Radio Society http://www.californiahistoricalradio.com/2012/11/chrs-is-in-imminent-danger-of-being-forced-to-leave-kre/ KVTO-AM IS SOLD – HOW THIS EFFECTS CHRS & THE KRE PURCHASE The Latest… The KRE PURCHASE – The following prepared statement by the CHRS Board of Directors was presented during the CHRS General meeting, June 1st at KRE: Jon Hammond's organ onstage for Radio Day by The Bay KRE Radio - 601 Ashby Avenue Berkeley CA “We have been informed that KVTO has been sold. Early indications are that the successful bidder is not inclined to sell the building to CHRS at this time. The investor toured the building with a commercial real estate agent May 28th and has implied that they intend to assess the best use of the property and the building in the coming months. This is an unexpected turn of events. CHRS is setting up a meeting with the new owner to discuss our future at 601 Ashby. We will keep you informed.” To our valued Members, friends and supporters of The California Historical Radio Society, The Bay Area Radio Museum, The Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame and The Society Of Wireless Pioneers: A wise man named Paul Bourbin, who saved CHRS from extinction many years ago, has told us for a long time, “you have to own it.” He is referring to the building and land that houses a museum. How correct Paul is and what a lesson we are now learning. Well we tried, and at this moment in time the chances of us owning this property are slim. This may change. For the last year we have been operating and making decisions based on the best information we have been given. The circumstances that would have allowed us to buy KRE at this time were completely out of CHRS’ control. Are we disappointed, of course. Are we giving up on securing a permanent home for CHRS, of course NOT. It has been a privilege and a rare opportunity that not many groups have had to be headquartered in a historic building, rent free for almost 10 years. Until we have a meeting with the new owner, we do not know how much longer we will be at 601 Ashby. While we may be there for a long time, we just don’t know for sure right now. What we do know, is how important it is to protect and preserve our museum collection. These artifacts are the heart of what CHRS is about. We do know how important it is to have a secure and safe place for the Maxwell Library, the CHRS and SOWP Archives. A place where discarded radios are made to come alive again. A place to gather and exchange ideas and information. A place for W6CF to operate. A place to teach and learn about radio’s history and its’ importance in the Bay Area. And a place to celebrate the luminaries who make up the Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame... Italian Love Story! (it's a good thing he took his helmet off) Jon Hammond http://www.antiqui.it/doc/monumenti/chiese/cattedrale.htm Chiesa Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II Nel 1615 si decise di demolire la piccola chiesa di S. Salvatore e le case circostanti, che occupavano il lato occidentale della piazza maggiore, per costruire una chiesa più ampia. Su disegno dell’architetto Antonio Passari di Pergola ebbero inizio i lavori. Nel 1654 la nuova chiesa fu benedetta e vi fu celebrata la prima messa. Per carenza di fondi il previsto rivestimento in pietra fu attuato solo in parte.. Flying over the Italian Alps on an Air Dolomiti prop plane - dramatic! No possibility for emergency landing down there folks! Jon Hammond No this was not an airplane, somebody created a café from an Airstream trailer with airplane theme for München Airport (Flughafen) - you can even see the 'pilot' on the 'flight deck', cool! Jon Hammond — at Smokey Joe's MUC Airport / Flughafen Good to see my friend Matt DeMatt a few days ago at his Birthday in New York City...looking good Matt! Jon Hammond - *photo shot by Joe Berger — with Matt DeMatt at G2 Lounge - 39 9th Ave. ny ny Check this cat out - Fantum B is a bad dude! Jon Hammond — at San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Now we got some tourist traffic on the famous Golden Gate Bridge at dusk, have a Happy 4th O' July everybody! Jon Hammond — at Golden Gate Bridge San Franciso Ca Driving in to Sausalito CA with a nice blanket of famous Fog - stop at the Golden Gate Market for some supplies! Jon Hammond — at The Golden Gate Market Jon Hammond in the Suicide Lane Golden Gate Bridge with the hammer down! - god bless the fog! That's why we have the very best Sour Dough Bread in the world - because the fog makes the dough sour! Sourdough Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sourdough "As it ferments, sometimes for several days, the volume of the starter is increased by periodic additions of flour and water, called "refreshments".[16] As long as this starter culture is fed flour and water regularly it will rem...See More — at Golden Gate Bridge San Franciso Ca Looks like John Leguizamo on the wall in Hamburg! Jon Hammond Freak (film) Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freak_(film) Freak is a 1998 film directed by Spike Lee. The film is a live performance of John Leguizamo's one man show on Broadway of the same name. Leguizamo's show was semi-autobiographical as he would talk about many aspects of his life. In the routine, he also talks about family members such as his parents, grandparents, uncle, and his younger brother.[1] The film premiered on HBO. The show was a commercial and critical success and garnered Leguizamo and members of the production crew several awards and nominations.[2] The making of this film prompted Lee to cast Leguizamo in the lead role of his next film the following year, Summer of Sam. Leguizamo followed this performance up with the Broadway show Sexaholix: A Love Story in 2001. Directed by Spike Lee Produced by Denis Biggs Written by David Bar Katz John Leguizamo Starring John Leguizamo Distributed by Home Box Office Release date(s) October 10, 1998 Running time 60 min. Language English — with John Leguizamo at Hamburg St. Pauli This is a real Mini Cooper! on the Schulterblatt - Jon Hammond Mini Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_Cooper#Mini_Cooper_and_Cooper_S:_1961.E2.80.932000 The Mini is a small economy car made by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered a British icon of the 1960s.[5][6][7] Its space-saving front-wheel drive layout – allowing 80 per cent of the area of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage – influenced a generation of car makers.[8] The vehicle is in some ways considered the British equivalent of its German contemporary the Volkswagen Beetle, which enjoyed similar popularity in North America. In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T.[9][10] This distinctive two-door car was designed for BMC by Sir Alec Issigonis.[11][12] It was manufactured at the Longbridge and Cowley plants in England, the Victoria Park / Zetland British Motor Corporation (Australia) factory in Sydney, Australia, and later also in Spain (Authi), Belgium, Chile, Italy (Innocenti), Malta, Portugal, South Africa, Uruguay, Venezuela and Yugoslavia. The Mini Mark I had three major UK updates – the Mark II, the Clubman and the Mark III. Within these was a series of variations, including an estate car, a pick-up truck, a van and the Mini Moke – a jeep-like buggy. The Mini Cooper and Cooper "S" were sportier versions that were successful as rally cars, winning the Monte Carlo Rally four times from 1964 through to 1967, although in 1966 the Mini was disqualified after the finish, along with six other British entrants, which included the first four cars to finish, under a questionable ruling that the cars had used an illegal combination of headlamps and spotlights.[13] On introduction in August 1959 the Mini was marketed under the Austin and Morris names, as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini-Minor.[14] The Austin Seven was renamed to Austin Mini in January 1962 [14] and Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969.[15][16] In 1980 it once again became the Austin Mini and in 1988 the Rover Mini. Designated by Leonard Lord as project ADO15 (Amalgamated Drawing Office project number 15) and the product of the Morris design team, the Mini came about because of a fuel shortage caused by the 1956 Suez Crisis.[18] Petrol was once again rationed in the UK, sales of large cars slumped, and the market for German bubble cars boomed. Lord, the somewhat autocratic head of BMC, reportedly detested these cars so much that he vowed to rid the streets of them and design a 'proper miniature car'.[19] He laid down some basic design requirements: the car should be contained within a box that measured 10×4×4 feet (3.0×1.2×1.2 m); and the passenger accommodation should occupy 6 feet (1.8 m) of the 10-foot (3.0 m) length; and the engine, for reasons of cost, should be an existing unit. Issigonis, who had been working for Alvis, had been recruited back to BMC in 1955 and, with his skills in designing small cars, was a natural for the task. The team that designed the Mini was remarkably small: as well as Issigonis, there was Jack Daniels (who had worked with him on the Morris Minor), Chris Kingham (who had been with him at Alvis), two engineering students and four draughtsmen. Together, by October 1957, they had designed and built the original prototype, which was affectionately named "The Orange Box" because of its colour.[5] The ADO15 used a conventional BMC A-Series four-cylinder, water-cooled engine,[20] but departed from tradition by mounting it transversely, with the engine-oil-lubricated, four-speed transmission in the sump, and by employing front-wheel drive. Almost all small front-wheel-drive cars developed since have used a similar configuration, except with the transmission usually separately enclosed rather than using the engine oil. The radiator was mounted at the left side of the car so that the engine-mounted fan could be retained, but with reversed pitch so that it blew air into the natural low pressure area under the front wing. This location saved vehicle length, but had the disadvantage of feeding the radiator with air that had been heated by passing over the engine. It also exposed the entire ignition system to the direct ingress of rainwater through the grille. The suspension system, designed by Issigonis's friend Dr. Alex Moulton at Moulton Developments Limited, used compact rubber cones instead of conventional springs. This space-saving design also featured rising progressive-rate springing of the cones, and provided some natural damping, in addition to the normal dampers. Built into the subframes, the rubber cone system gave a raw and bumpy ride accentuated by the woven-webbing seats, but the rigidity of the rubber cones, together with the wheels' positioning at the corners of the car, gave the Mini go kart-like handling.. Ducati built for one! Anybody who wants to go for a ride must really want to! Jon Hammond — at St. Pauli Slow down 35 MPH for Dead Man's Curve! Jon Hammond — at San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge These are THE best potato chips I ever had...made fresh! Special machine, incredibly good!! Jon Hammond *on the Zeil in Frankfurt — at Zeil - Frankfurt am Main She got some of the famous fresh potato chips, delicious! Jon Hammond — at Zeil - Frankfurt am Main Jon Hammond with main man Dilip...not Philipp...Dilip! *and famous Frog Umbrella! Pizza Party! in Japan Jon Hammond — in Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka Sunset over Melbourne Australia, looking good! Jon Hammond — in Melbourne, Victoria Jon Hammond with my friend Mirko Mikovič! Looking good Mirko! Nice camera! Jon Hammond Fun at the IKEA Store! Jon Hammond Maybe the trunk? Nope...more fun at IKEA! Jon Hammond L to R: Jon Hammond, Michael Falkenstein, Tony Lakatos Frankfurt Germany -- P.Mauriat Booth Session with Jon Hammond and P.Mauriat Artists at Musikmesse - special thank / dankeschön Michael Falkenstein for these photos - JH http://pmauriatmusic.com/us/news/4-events-news/259-p-mauriat-booth-session — with Michael Falkenstein and Tony Lakatos at musikmesse L to R: Arno Haas, Jon Hammond, Tony Lakatos, Reiner Witzel Frankfurt Germany -- P.Mauriat Booth Session with Jon Hammond and P.Mauriat Artists at Musikmesse - special thank / dankeschön Michael Falkenstein for these photos - JH http://pmauriatmusic.com/us/news/4-events-news/259-p-mauriat-booth-session — with Arno Haas, Tony Lakatos and Reiner Witzel at musikmesse L to R: Arno Haas, Jon Hammond, Tony Lakatos, Reiner Witzel, Walter Calafiore Frankfurt Germany -- P.Mauriat Booth Session with Jon Hammond and P.Mauriat Artists at Musikmesse - special thank / dankeschön Michael Falkenstein for these photos - JH http://pmauriatmusic.com/us/news/4-events-news/259-p-mauriat-booth-session — with Arno Haas, Tony Lakatos, Reiner Witzel and Walter Calafiore at musikmesse L to R: Mike Smith, Jon Hammond, André de Laat, Reiner Witzel, Klaus Wangorsch, Genzo Okabe Frankfurt Germany -- P.Mauriat Booth Session with Jon Hammond and P.Mauriat Artists at Musikmesse - special thank / dankeschön Michael Falkenstein for these photos - JH http://pmauriatmusic.com/us/news/4-events-news/259-p-mauriat-booth-session — with Mike Smith, André de Laat, Reiner Witzel, Klaus Wangorsch and Genzo Okabe at musikmesse Frankfurt Germany -- P.Mauriat Booth Session with Jon Hammond and P.Mauriat Artists at Musikmesse - special thank / dankeschön Michael Falkenstein for these photos - JH http://pmauriatmusic.com/us/news/4-events-news/259-p-mauriat-booth-session — with Peggy Behling, André de Laat, Reiner Witzel and Klaus Wangorsch at musikmesse Happy Independence Day, July 4 2013, Blue Angels, Original Soul Music, Jon Hammond, Sk1, Jazz, Blues, ASCAP, Local 802, Musicians Union, P.Mauriat Saxophones, Lee Oskar, Tony Lakatos, Frankfurt, Musikmesse, NAMM

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