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Mary Frampton, 76; Times photographer, Malibu activist.

Mary Frampton, one of the first female staff photographers at the Los Angeles Times who became an environmental activist in Malibu, has died. She was 76. Frampton was found dead Friday at her home in Malibu, said her friend and attorney John Murdock. She had been in declining health, but a cause of death has not been determined.

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The white upright grand piano was a Heintzman & Co. made in Woodstock,Ontario. During my days in Malibu I was most prolific and these keys were the reason. 


THE MALIBU SERIES. I remember landing in Los Angeles. It was around 1:30 in the morning and what seemed like an endless tiring flight. The only person I knew in LA was my agent David Levinecalled him and got his answering machine, telling me he was in San Francisco on business and would be returning the next day. I waved down a cab and asked to be taken to a hotel near the beach. We arrived at The Palm Hotel, a non-descript place, in fact it seemed a bit seedy, but I was so tired I didn't care. I just wanted to hit a bed a get some sleep. The night clerk was nice and had a thirst for conversation. I quickly told him I was exhausted and would love to chat with him in the morning. My room appeared to be decorated by a blind person. I was so tired I would have slept in a tree. I woke up the next morning to 83 degree weather. I remember leaving Toronto, it was 9 degrees...yes, I was in California. I dressed and went downstairs to ask the clerk where was a good place to get breakfast. He pointed to a restaurant across the street. I would later find out that this was a landmark and many musicians and actors dined there regularly. I had a great and filling breakfast and decided to try and call David one more time. He answered and was very excited to hear I was in town. He asked where I was. I told him I was on Lincoln Blvd. at The Palm, but was not sure what part of the city I was in. He laughed and said, " You are in Venice. What the hell are you doing there?" He quickly came over and picked me up. I stayed with him in his apartment in Beverly Hills. Now this was the Cali I had seen in movies and TV, tall mainicured palm trees and exotic cars. He lived in a hi-rise on Wilshire Blvd, with a doorman and a pool at the top of the building. One could get very used to this. I began looking in the newspaper for a place to live, although the luxury I was surrounded with would have suited me just fine. But I needed my space for creative reasons more than anything else. I was determined to live at the beach and preferably in the community of Malibu, home to the rich and famous...just kidding. After almost a month of living in luxury my search was not inspiring, not to mention the rent was so exorbadent I was beginning to get discouraged. David asked how my search was coming and I told him I was not having any luck. He told me not to worry and that I could stay with him as long as was necessary. That same day he informed me that he was being interviewed by entertainment editor Robert Hilburn of the Los Angeles Times and that a photographer was coming to take some pictures. He said I should hang out and watch the session. I agreed. The photographer arrived and I let her in. She introduced herself as Mary Frampton from the Los Angeles Times and I gave her my name. She needed a few minutes to set up her equipment and we began talking. She noticed that I was looking through the classified ads of the Times and inquired what I was looking for. I explained that I had just moved here from Canada and was looking for a permanent place to live, by the beach, and that I didn't have a lot of money. She inquired what line of work I was in and I explained that I had just released an album on A&M Records and was down here promoting it. She asked if David was working with me and I said yes. Our conversation went well and I could see that she liked me. At the end of the shoot she gave me her phone number and told me she lived in Malibu and could possibly accommodate me with a room....I was so overjoyed. I called her the next day and arranged to go and see the place. When I arrived at her home I knew it was perfect and the bonus was she had an old white piano. We agreed on the rent and I moved in. This was one of the most prolific times of my writing career.(more of Mary's photos coming soon) (next toJohn Rowlands) 

Motown Music Arranger, David Van De Pitte, dies at 67...I remember working with David at RCA studios in Toronto Canada. I was in awe to be musically connected with this icon arranger. His unique and innovative style had my ears perched ready to be filled with notes and melodies that would become the trademark sound for Abraham's Children. Actually, it was that Van De Pitte sound that he made so famous with such great artists as Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” album, considered to be a masterpiece and one of the greatest contributions to soul music. He arranged the sensual “Let’s Get It On” album, “Ball of Confusion” and “Psychedelic Shack” by the Temptations, “Darling Dear” by the Jackson 5, "I Hear the Bells” by the Originals, “Keep on Truckin’ ” by Eddie Kendricks, “Indiana Wants Me” by R. Dean Taylor, “If I Were Your Woman” by Gladys Knight, "If You Really Love Me” by Stevie Wonder and "Thank You" and "Gypsy" by Abraham's Children among many others. I learned so much in such a short time from this creative soul that I continue to find myself applying the wayfaring knowledge he generously left with me. JB 

Photo by Mary Frampton The Malibu Series 



WOULD MOTHER APPROVE If we told you who we were
Would you be surprised
Would you run and roar like you do….
For the other superstars

Harvey is still pursuing his comedy schtick and Maury is there to support him. Although his humor needs work or perhaps a writer.Harvey insists that he made the right choice.





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Listen to the New Country from BNOrecordingUSA newest artist Juliana Bertucci.   
Corremio Certosa 2005 Premiato - Elton John Saves The Day - My Dinner With Liberace - Trippy Dippy Manna - Police Busted - Saywhat - The Silence That Roared - New Country - Variations on Gould - The Pig and The Artists - Photos - Jewellery - The Killing Road - Scoop - King of Soul & The Death - Retroiki - Poetry - Scott Carpenter - retroiki2 - Jennifer Dale - Motown Music Arranger, David Van De Pitte, dies at 67

The necklace was the first display of jewelery. Perhaps thousands of years ago.

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DYK that Jimi was considering being a pro hockey player. His dad always thought he would be part of the NHL. 


jimi b! You the man! I give it up! I didn't know I was in the presence rock 'n roll royalty! Too busy killin' myself with this record. Never...(more) 

At one point, I pretended to be a doofus in order to relate to some of the lame posters who took no time to consider their less than important contributions. My blog name was babbaloo. My posts were written in the most idiotic way I could muster. My grammar was atrocious and my English less than educated. I plunged into the pages like a mad person, ripping at the very soul of the confident writer, trying to draw out his or her passion for intelligence...(order the book)  



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