Friday, October 19, 2012

11th Annual Holiday Charity CD Project is well Underway…

Splurgle Appz (in association with Eclipse Recording Company) are pleased to announce the arrival of "Dognacity"! 

It is an adventure game about time travelling dogs!  In the near future, humanity vanishes forcing four dogs to reveal they're twice as smart as humans. 

Their mission is to create a new and better world. 

Watch the new video here:


The compelling graphics and whimsical characters have been created by illustrator Dan Garrow, a cartoonist of the highest caliber,

who has received Gannett National Media chains award for top designer/illustrator twelve times. 

Mr. Garrow has also been recognized by the American Society of Illustrators and won more than

forty awards competing with the Washington Post , The Baltimore Sun and The Washington Times.


Help the gang of time traveling doggies in the greatest dogventure of all time at

images "Like" Dognacity onFacebok!

Click HERE to download the App!


The Falling Bones at a benefit they performed at Patrick Canan’s house!

— with Long John Higgenbotham, Rick Levy, Charlie Crist and Jim Stafford.


Eli Grimes and Kurt Johnston working on “The Magic of Christmas” for our 11th Annual Holiday CD.


Johnny and Steve Bennett


Steve and Walt


Billy Odom and Jim Stafford dusting off the old Bass.


Congratulations to Gary and Maggie Atkinson.  Thanks for letting us be a part of your special day.

We wish you many years of happiness.

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The Ancient City Slickers being captured by C.W. Hooper. 

They were also in working on their original contribution to the Eclipse Holiday CD.



The Hastings Family Singers contributing to this year’s charity CD.






Cable Spence, voice extraordinaire, recording a voice-over for the 32nd Annual Lions Club Seafood Festival.


PL Squrd and his lovely paramour.


Karine Pice – Her voice is as beautiful as she is!


Paul and Ed, collectively known as “Paradox” were in recording their song for the Holiday record.


There have been a few talents that have participated year after year after year. 

Mike Hart is one  of those and he is shown here delivering his contribution for this year’s project.

Many thanks again, Mike!


For 10 years now Dean Tracy Holcomb has brought Flagler College’s Recording Class to Eclipse for a tour. 

It’s always a pleasure for Jim to be able to meet the future of the industry.


Eclipse would like to congratulate the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association’s “Concert By The Sea”

program on completing their 10th year.  In particular we want to recognize the hard work of Rob and Annie Samuels. 

These 2 shots were taken at the closing concert of the 2012 series.



If you need the finest Fiddle Tracks Jason Thomas is your man!  He has played on many recordings at Eclipse as well

as for many others around the world.  He is shown here as part of “Off Kilter” at the Canadian Pavilion in Epcot.

Jim and Inga happen to catch him when they went to Epcot for their recent Anniversary.



We invite you to become a FRIEND or join us as a CORPORATE SPONSOR of the Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Your tax deductible contribution will be used to award grants to schools and non-profit community organizations that wish to use the Amphitheatre for their own arts and cultural events. Your gift will also allow us to purchase tickets for school children to enable them to attend Winter Wonderland and other special community events. FOSAA is a non-profit corporation dedicated to increasing utilization of the Amphitheatre by the community. Click HERE to join and learn more or go to their Facebook Page.



Fools Poll by Richard Wall

Long time friend, client, and business associate, Richard Wall has just published a terrific book entitled, Fools Poll 

Its release coincides with the political season that we are currently in. Go HERE to find out more about the book.


Call for ART & GOODS / SERVICES donations for 2nd Annual "All For Alex" Fundraiser

In less than one year, the local community has raised $59,000 of the $70,000 needed to help a boy named Alexander Fast

get a life-saving liver transplant. Much has happened since our first "All For Alex" Benefit Dec. 7, 2011 at

The Foundry on Anastasia Island. Through an art auction, raffle, car washes, community garage sales and marathons,

we are in the HOME STRETCH to help save Alex! Alex, 14, is the son of Michelle Smith,

a High Tide Gallery jewelry artist, Kindermusik teacher and single mom. He has an auto-immune disorder

and the medicines he takes for his disease have destroyed his liver (and his hearing as well).

The needed medical fund (under the Children's Organ Transplant Association, or C.O.T.A.) covers the expenses NOT covered by Medicare/Medicaid. These incl. immediate transportation to the hospital doing the surgery once a liver becomes available (Pittsburgh Children's Hospital just agreed to do it, after a year of Michelle asking many, many hospitals) and all of the extremely expensive anti-rejection medications required for his body to accept the liver.
Aimée Wiles Banion of High Tide Gallery is intaking the donated artwork, jewelry, goods and services gift certificates for the upcoming BENEFIT AUCTION on Saturday, Nov. 10th. Please email her asap if you would be willing to generously donate something  or a gift certificate for a service (ie: a 1-hour beach photo shoot, % off tax preparation, a new book series, computer repair, free ad, florist bouquet, or salon service, etc.)
By Oct. 15 to be included in electronic media promotions leading up to the event.
(We can provide you with a tax-deductible donation form from C.O.T.A.)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Our Annual Holiday Project is Underway!

Dave Besley, who has participated in all ten of our Holiday Charity CD Projects,

is pictured here holding the lyrics to his latest contribution, “Christmas 1960”.


Super talented song writer, Robert Dean Parish, completed a solo project “The Man Inside”

Just in time to take to the Americana Music Association Conference and Showcase in Nashville.

The Man Inside FRONT

(Dean, pictured below at Eclipse)


Eclipse Recordings photography partner, C.W. Hooper, is also a very talented sculptor.

(Check out C.W. on our site:

We recently visited him in his studio where he showed us his sculpturing wizardry (literally). 

He also has pieces in the home of the famous author Stephen King. 



Jim’s old band mate, Denis Desloge from Kill Devil, was in town on business and we snagged him

for an impromptu jam with North Star (Dave Besley and Eddie Pickett). 

It was a really fun Monday night as you can tell from everybody’s smiling faces.

Hey Wayne Johnston, do you recognize the guitar?


Kurt Johnston and Tina Schneider doing a song for her mom’s 80th Birthday. Happy Birthday Honor!



Susan Mickler Griffith, came to Eclipse to record some of her songs so submit to publishers.

Remember her name she is quite a songstress.


Upcoming Events!

Help Yourself to Fine Dining while Helping Care for Injured Wildlife!
The HAWKE Annual “Dinner for the Birds” set for Friday, September 28th, 2012


The dinner is limited to 55 guests and has historically sold out very quickly, so call 904-692-1777 to check on availability

and to make reservations.  The donation of $70.00 per person for HAWKE members includes gratuity and

directly supports HAWKE’s mission of rescuing and caring for injured wildlife in our area.  ($75 for non-members)

Advance payment with reservations are required (no walk-up seating will be available)

and a vegetarian dinner is available if requested with reservation.


Make your reservations by calling Melanie Stage at 904-692-1777 or emailing at

and send a check to HAWKE,Inc PO BOX 188 Elkton, Fl. 32033. 

You can also reserve your seat from the HAWKE website,


Please join Eclipse, Those Guys and The Falling Bones for the Final All-star Show at the Beach,

St. Augustine Pier Pavilion! Wednesday 9/26 from 7 till 9 PM.

This completes their 10th Anniversary Season!

Congratulations to Bob and Annie Samuels for 10 years of great times!


This is a family friendly event so bring your cooler,

your beach chairs and join us for the Final installment of the 2012 Music by the Sea Concerts.

Visit: for more information.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Where has the summer gone?

Jennie, Gale and Lisa blessed us with much laughter as we mixed the Temple Bet Yam Live recording. 
This was our second annual Temple project, they worked hard and the music was great.
Long-time Eclipse family member Ray Kayanek, always writing songs to help and inspire other people,
brought his song “Pepper In” to Eclipse to record as part of the Chili’s Restaurant Campaign
to raise money for St. Jude’s. 
Pictured with Ray are Kurt Johnston and several members of the Chili’s Palatka staff.
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Al Sweeney stopped by…it was great seeing him and talking about future business ventures together.
It’s not often we get a chance to record a real horn band anymore.
“Top Secret” is a killer 9-piece act that just finished their debut CD with us. 
“It was so much fun” Jim Says, “because they played all my favorites so well!”
Pictured below (from left to right) Will Robinson, Mike Pilkington and ET Fernandez
Will “Pops” Hurley
Phillip Milano and Ian Anderson with Michael
Ian and John Campbell
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Dan Griffin and Steve Chapman
Megan McCloud, soon to be a movie star, recorded some original music for the film,
with the able assistance of master guitarist, Walt Kulwicki.
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Jim Lamb’s record is nearing completion.  He has enlisted some exceptional talents
including Elizabeth Roth pictured with him below.
“Fudge Buckets” is a great new fun emporium in St. Augustine. 
They specialize in a unique variety of fudge and ice cream and are located at 40 Charlotte St. Just South of Stogies. 
This picture was taken at the completion of recording their jingle. 
Pictured are Michelle and Gary Easton along with Kurt Johnston.
Splurgal Appz will soon be releasing our first game for I-Pads and I-Phones called “Dognacity”. 
Pictured here is Mike Levy and Gregg Chirico.  Gregg was recording voices and dog sounds. 
Stay tuned and we’ll let you know when the game will be available in the Apple store.
August ended with a beautiful night in the Plaza and a great show by “Lonesome Bert and the Skinny Lizards.”
Eclipse was on hand to provide sound and record the show for a live album.
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