Mummers 2002 TV Interview

Mummers 2002 TV Interview from John Coffey on Vimeo.

This is a long lost 2002 TV interview that I did at a much delayed Mummers Parade. The station, WB17 was looking to fill air time with the long gaps between String Bands. It seems that I was volunteered by friends to do this since I was the one to start going to the bleacher seats back in 1982. And this is how I look after 8 hours of outdoor festivities on a cold day. Not too bad! Looking forward to another round tomorrow!
Boat Drinks, Jimmy!

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Christmas Re Gifting 2014

Xmas Regifting from John Coffey on Vimeo.

It was nice to get a call this Christmas morning from my brother Andrew who lives in Chicago. We really haven’t talked much the past few years, but he did play a big part in getting me into video blogging a little bit after he started podcasting in 2005. So Andrew, it’s probably as good a time as any to let you know that I re gifted that airbrush painting you did 30 plus years ago to my good friend Steve Powers who most admired it. You do remember that you gave nearly all your belongings away when you moved to Hawaii in 1986. Well, I’ve taken good care of it but, it mostly hung on a lonely hidden wall in my kitchen. It has now been relocated to be exhibited in Manhattan where it will be seen by many of the coolest artists around the world. Thanks for the call this morning and have a great Christmas.
Cheers
Brother Jimmy CraicHead

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Philly Underground Arts Festival 1984

Philadelphia Underground Arts Festival with Matt Marello from John Coffey on Vimeo.

I dug up this old video from the Philadelphia Arts Festival held sometime in the summer of 1984 at the Painted Bride in Old City Philadelphia. Matt Marello of the band Executive Slacks was being interviewed about his artwork that was on display for the event. A much younger me makes an appearance at the end of the video.
Boat Drinks, Jimmy!

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Alien Man and Futura Home

IMG_1735.JPGAlien Man lives in this Futura home in Buxton NC.
Happy Halloween!

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Sunrise on Swan Creek

IMG_1655-2.JPGIt was a great sunrise on Swan Creek yesterday so I gave the iPhone 6 a run for its money. No filter used.

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Rock Hall Pirates and Wenches Weekend.

IMG_1538.JPGWell another Rock Hall Pirates and Wenches Weekend is in the books. I still enjoy the weekend very much, but the events haven’t really changed since it started, hence my lack of photos or video. I did shoot video of the Pirate wedding under the gazebo off Main Street. Another project to someday be edited. But one nice pic is the above one of an 80 year young wench rocking out with a Canon SLR camera on the beach. I hope to shooting at that age too!

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Aruba 2014

20140707-085034-31834031.jpgJust back from a fabulous week in Aruba where I avoided all the drama of Hurricane Arthur the hit the east coast last week. Lots of pics and video to be sorted out but here is a pic of the new electric street car that runs on solar power through the streets if Orenjestad. I took video from the top of it only to find our that the camera setting was set to continuous photo and not video. Doh!

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DEVO Hardcore Show in Baltimore

20140620-093832-34712005.jpgPlanned way ahead to go see DEVO perform it’s Hardcore show at Rams Head Live in Baltimore on Thursday night. Only material written by the group from 1974-77 was performed, much of it the first time ever done live. The tour was only booked for 10 shows, bypassing Philly, so my choices were Baltimore or NYC the following night. Everything worked out perfect. Bought the ticket, took off work, booked Amtrak and crashed at a friends house who just so happened to work in same office building that Rams Head Live is located.

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