This was shot up in Mountain View 1997 in a two story
warehouse a 2 stage set of musical gear
to support 2 groups of the essential instruments, drums,
bass, guitar, keys, synthesizer.
and just behind the stage a two story white movie screen
that we projected animated
kaleidoscopic computer generated imagery mixed with faces of
musicians on the stage platform.
The Idea was so that when first instrument got tired the
second instrument would come join the groove
by matching what the first was doing and then take over.
This activity was scheduled to last the whole
Evening music nonstop and was simply called "kitchen Soup".
Leading up to The main course of the event
"The Channeling" as the clock approaches 12:pm as it would
for New Years Eve count down, the music,
the energy, the movie screen The Kinetics was through the
roof and at one point a burst of Plasma
exploding from an unsuspecting amplifier, it was Magic!
This video is footage of the last minutes of the evening,
event, turn of the year, of the century, and the Millennium.
Drew Youngs, Steve Laighten,
Mark Sanjuan, Adam Radle, Thomas Dolby, Dennis Gibson,
Terry Carlton, Bob Ramirez, Neil & Pegi Young, Kevin Cryder,
RJ from "DADDYO", Tom Aragon,
Karen Bentley on Electric Violin.
MEDIA: Channel 26 KTMV.
Peter Tobin of VISUAL RHYTHMS.
SGI aka Silicon Graphics, Inc. Providing the million dollar
infinite storage server named -
"The Mother Ship"
computer generated imagery in real time.
Jean Noel Aubrun. Documentary Film. Lockheed Martin Solar
and Astrophysics Lab.
Richard Zadarko Stanford Linear
Betty j Ewing Publicist/co-Producer.
Susan Dunn Artist Mngt.
Michael C Drebert Director/Founder of
LITTLE HISTORY ON BROADCASTING
AROUND THE WORLD
first television picture relayed from
earth to space and back occurred on July
10, 1962. The transmission, which showed
the American flag waving in front of the
Earth Station in Andover, Maine, was
made possible when NASA launched AT&T's
Telstar, the world's first active
communications satellite, at four
thirty-five that morning.
idea of an active satellite, which
doesn't simply reflect signals but
amplifies and retransmits them, was
conceived by science-fiction writer
Arthur C. Clarke in 1945. And in 1955,
John Pierce of Bell Telephone
Laboratories sketched the possibilities
for satellite communications in a
scientific paper. Two years later, the
Russians launched Sputnik, and the space
race began. The National Aeronautics and
Space Administration (NASA) soon began
launching American satellites.
meanwhile, had convinced AT&T management
to proceed. In January 1960, AT&T and
NASA agreed to a joint project. AT&T
would design and construct an
experimental satellite and pay NASA to
launch it. It would be the first
privately sponsored space launch.
Eugene O'Neill led a team at Bell
Telephone Laboratories that designed
Telstar, a 34 1/2-inch, 170-pound
satellite that fit NASA's Delta rocket.
Telstar would receive microwave signals
from a ground station, amplify them and
rebroadcast them. The team calculated an
orbital path the rocket could reach, and
located an ideal site for the U.S.
ground station near Andover,
they built a massive 160-foot-diameter
horn antenna, protected from the
elements by the largest air-supported
structure ever built. And on that
morning in July 1962, the team held its
collective breath as countdown led to a
perfect blastoff. Telstar was in space.
evening, AT&T President Frederick Kappel
picked up a phone in Andover and placed
a call. Vice President Lyndon B Johnson
in Washington, D.C.,
answered. The call - the first ever
transmitted through space - was relayed
via Telstar. Within 30 minutes, Telstar
produced several other firsts:
successfully transmitting faxes, high-
speed data, and both live and taped
television. Portions of the television
transmission were successfully received
in France — the first live
transmission of television across an
elaborate television demonstrations
followed later that month, including
countries from Norway to
Italy sending programs
westward, and the United States sending
went out of service on Feb. 21, 1963,
its mission accomplished. After a second
successful experiment, Telstar II, AT&T
retired from the field of satellite
development and concentrated on leasing
bandwidth for use in international