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.)