Posts Tagged ‘ya ho wha 13’

SKY SAXON TRIBUTE @ THE ECHOPLEX

August 18th, 2009

Suddenly a new super group emerged on stage, with Djin Aquarian and Billy Corgan on bass! This was “YaHoWha 33” and suddenly the calm, meditative breather from before must have recharged his chakras! Djin rocked and cooed and smiled from behind his beard like nothing I’ve seen since the Soggy Bottom Boys appeared on screen a few years back. No hippie love jam this, unless by “jams,” you meant things to Kick Out. There was rock and sweat and vitality, screaming dudes in robes, and man, I just could not believe Sky Saxon was dead, because I felt so alive!

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THE SOURCE FAMILY ON SKY SAXON: "HE NEVER GAVE UP ON THE POSSIBILITIES THAT THINGS COULD ALWAYS BE BETTER"

June 26th, 2009

We would like to repost some words about Sky left by members of the Source Family. Sky joined the Family in the ’70s and was instrumental in bringing their music to the wider world. Some memories below: Sky Sunlight Saxon/Arelich was one of those rare…

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NELS CLINE ON SKY SAXON: "MY FIRST ROCK IDOL"

June 25th, 2009

Guitarist Nels Cline (spotted most recently with Wilco) grew up in the shadow of the Seeds and Sky Saxon and later went on to perform and record with Sky himself. He takes some time today to send L.A. RECORD these thoughts: I am truly saddened…

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R.I.P. SKY SAXON 1946-2009

June 25th, 2009

christine hale UPDATE: Nels Cline sends us this obituary for Sky Saxon, his “first rock idol.” UPDATE: Members of the Source Family remember Sky Sunlight Saxon, also known as Arelich. L.A. RECORD is deeply saddened to learn that Sky Saxon—mentioned only days ago in our…

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YA HO WHA 13: MAGNIFICENCE IN THE MEMORY

June 24th, 2009

My friend Witchbeam has always made me aware of obscure psychedelic music. He listens to some weird shit, man. He also plays in a noise band. He’s got this power of being able to translate this genre to a mere mortal’s ear. It’s not for everyone, but I totally get it. My memories are peppered with screaming guitar jam sessions, long hair, the Dalai Lama, the mysticism of psychedelic movies and the mainstream media’s portrayal of that lifestyle. Ya Ho Wha 13 taps right into that place.

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YA HO WHA 13: A SPACE AND TIME OUT OF THIS REALITY

June 22nd, 2009

Ya Ho Wha 13 were the band formed out of the pre-dawn practice sessions that served also as morning meditation for the Source Family, the L.A.-area religious sect that ran their own health food restaurant during the ‘70s. Drag City has collected nine unreleased songs for this month’s Magnificence in the Memory. This interview by Dan Collins.

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