Stiggy.

I would like to share the sad news with you all, that my godfather, and the longtime manager of my family, Robert Stigwood, has passed away. A creative genius with a very quick and dry wit, Robert was the driving force behind The Bee Gees career, as well as having discovered Cream, and subsequently managing Eric Clapton. He was also of course, the creator of the movies Saturday Night Fever and Grease, and many Broadway musicals with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. RSO Records pretty much defined the late 70’s. Of course, his biography is very extensive and can easily be found online…..I would like to thank Robert for his kindness to me over the years as well as his mentorship to my family. “Stiggy", you will be missed.

RSO coolie jar...:) 

RSO coolie jar...:) 

Another test, and new info:)

Getting closer with the app tests. Most importantly checking how Twitter reacts to longer posts. If I post from my website blog (which this is), it provides a link to the full text, which naturally would require a click to open it elsewhere. This is good because it drives traffic to the website, but at the same time prevents me from writing simple Twitter posts. If I use other apps (Everypost seems to be my favorite so far. Thanks to all of you who suggested others. They all seem to have annoying limitations, like not posting to everywhere I'd like at once...), then Twitter of course caps me out at 140 characters and then that affects blogs on other sites. I may just have to do a combination of things. Short comments sometimes through Twitter and Facebook, and then longer ones (like this:)) that post everywhere but also provide a link to the website blog . Let me explain how this will work when my experiments are complete. I hope it's not confusing. All posts to Twitter and Tumblr will be identical, and include updates to both music and photography, as well as opinions, political rants and other random comments. Photography posts and photographs (unless related to music) will end up on the Photography Facebook Page, as well as the spencergibb.net photography website blog. Music project info will end up on the "Official Artist" Facebook Page as well as the spencergibb.com music website. ALL political and other op-ed style pieces and rants will show up on the "Official Artist" Facebook Page (and maybe the music website). They will not be on the Photography pages. I believe the photo pages are for photos only and maybe some blogs related to them (such as my visit to Auschwitz last year for example). All ranting will be done on the music pages because, let's face it, a musician can be a crazy nutjob who yaps  about current affairs, whereas a photographer should really just stick to taking fucking pictures....;) much love. Sx

Hostage

A few years ago I was involved in an amazing film with director William J. Orendorff called "Hostage". It is a short film running 26 minutes. It stars me and Gwendolyn Hanson. If you have the time, please check it out as Bill is posting it for free for a limited time. The link is below. If for some reason you need a password, it's "charlie". Please also visit and like the writer and director here at www.facebook.com/properbill, as well as cinematographer extraordinaire Jen White at www.girlwithacamera.com. So here's the link, and I hope all of you in The U.S. had a lovely Thanksgiving!

https://vimeo.com/112235139