Dr. Dot cameo on The Daily Show Jan. 23 2012

Some pals of mine called this to my attention.. last night my old Penthouse Forum cover was used on the Daily show, Jon Stewart mentions writing a letter to Penthouse Forum.. pretty amusing

 

 

You can see the clip here: 

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-january-23-2012/indecision-2012—the-gingrich-who-stole-south-carolina

 

 

(seen at 3 min and 53 seconds in)

 

 

 

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   Book me: info@drdot.com and write: "Robin/Los Angeles" in subject line 🙂

 

Hi my name is Robin; I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I am a vivacious, forward thinking individual who loves to meet and learn about as many people as I can. When people ask me to tell them about myself I always like to say I have wings on my feet. Meaning I want  to just go out and experience as many adventures as I can (with  in reason of course!). I was lucky enough to backpack for a while and that journey gave me memories one can only dream about. 
My whole life I have been massaging, as far back as I can remember my father was a body builder and he found out one day I that I have very strong hands, and from the moment on I was his “little masseuse”   Years later as I started to attend a summer camp regularly word spread and my hands were put to work. As the years progressed my father went though a few surgeries and I really saw firsthand how massage therapy can help in so many different ways, from muscular to helping maintain a positive outlook.
So long story short here I am a masseuse today! 
Graduating from the California Healing Arts College here in LA I have come to realize the I do specialize in deep deep tissue work with focus on the lower back and shoulders.  I am also available for chair massage, shiatsu, aromatherapy and just help dealing with stress!
Just remember you need me and I knead you!!
Hope you see you when your in LA!

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Book me: info@drdot.com and write: "Katrin/Ottowa" in subject line 🙂

 

Hey, my name is Katrin.
Only a few weeks ago I came from Europe to Ottawa.
Once trained in Germany as TouchLife Massage Practitioner and Bodyworker I worked on the most beautiful places of the world. Clients like my sensitive hands, the touch that goes inside, so you feel your body in a new experience. You have the choise: a soft and relaxing Aromaoil Massage for the full body, an extra firm Sportmassages or „Healing hands“ for parts of your body that hurts – together we will find the best massage to meet your needs.
I'm glad joining Dr. Dot's Team here in the Capital Region.
Wish you all a relaxing day, C'u
 

All about Don Preston

THE DON PRESTON TRIO
 
 
DON PRESTON
AKA BIFF DE BRIE, DOM DE WILD, OGO MOTO, UNCLE MEAT

Don Preston

 – piano, hats, IPOD, magic

Anders Swanson
 – acoustic bass, magic notes

SATURDAY, NOV 5th 8PM
@
South Pasadena Music Center and Conservatory
1509 Mission Street,
SOUTH PASADENA, CA 91030


http://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Pasadena-Music-Center-Conservatory/249447501844
$10.00 GENERAL ADMISSION
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
SUNDAY, NOV 6th @ 3PM


Performing at ALVAS 
(The best venue in the Los Angeles area with a GREAT Steinway piano –
DON PRESTON)

Alvas Showroom
1417 W. 8th Street,
San Pedro, Ca 90732
http://www.alvasshowroom.com/calendar.php

CLICK ON DON PRESTON
Ticket Price $20.00

Please call: 1-800-403-3447 for reservations and more information
Complimentary coffee, tea and "Alvas" bottled water are provided.
Bring your own Food & Drinks

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
About Don

Donald Ward Preston also known as Dom DeWilde or Biff Debrie born September 21, 1932 in Flint, Michigan. Preston is an American rock and roll musician. Preston was born into a family of musicians and began studying music at an early age. His father was the composer-in-residence for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

At 12 years old he was thrown out of school for hypnotizing several students and a nun. The nuns used to beat his hands with a big ruler when he made mistakes playing the piano. Because of this weird treatment he began to like strange and dissonant music. Preston later did a stint in the army, serving in Trieste, Italy. Upon his return to Detroit during the early '50s, Preston associated with pianist Tommy Flanagan. He also sat in with Elvin Jones and others at the city's West End Cafe where Yusef Lateef conducted twice-a-week jam sessions with Milt Jackson's brother, bassist Ollie Jackson. 

Preston moved to Los Angeles in 1957 where he hooked up with pianist Paul Bley, bassist Charlie Haden, and others who were hearing jazz in new ways. Many will recognize Preston from his long collaboration with Frank Zappa as the first full time keyboardist with the Mothers of Invention. The original MOTHERS OF INVENTION did not have a full time keyboardist.Preston performed and recorded with Zappa until 1974.

He is a co-founder of the GrandMothers along with Jimmy Carl Black and Bunk Gardner wh ich performed original compositions and music that they had performed with the Mothers of Invention between 1967 and 1969.

In 2002 that band disbanded and reformed with new members and changed their name to THE GRANDE  MOTHERS RE:INVENTED. That ensemble performed the music of Frank Zappa that they had performed and/or recorded between the years 1965 thru 1983.The GMSRI has performed over 140 concerts in 18 countries since 2003.

Often compared to Cecil Taylor for his style of attacking the keys with intense passion, Preston’s solos also reflect intellect, technical skills and a storyteller's way with a line. His playing, like his compositions, ranges across panoramas of mood and emotion, all colored with the freedom that comes from possessing remarkable facility.

 He also has scored more than 20 feature film scores and 14 plays. He's the winner of numerous awards, and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and London Philharmonic. Known to jazz and keyboard aficionados for his pioneering contributions in the use of synthesizers and piano, legendary clarinetist and composer John Carter dubbed Don Preston the “father of modern synthesis.”

 Don has performed with artists like:

Joe Beck, Paul Bley, Carla Bley, Bobby Bradford, John Carter,  Nat King Cole, Andrew Cyrille, Billy Daniels, Art Davis, Don Ellis,Connie Francis, Flo and Eddie (Howard Kaylan & Mark Volman of The Turtles)  Charlie Haden, Zakir Hussain, Al Jarreau, Elvin Jones, Yusef Lateef, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Charles Lloyd, Herbie Mann, Michael Mantler, Meredith Monk, Vaughn Monroe, J.R. Montrose,Lou Rawls, Emil Richards, Nelson Riddle, Shorty Rogers, Johnny Ray,  Leo Sayer, Frank Zappa

Don Preston is no relation to the Don Preston who played lead guitar for Joe Cocker and Leon Russell in the 1970s, and who appeared with Russell at the Concert for Bangladesh.

 THE DON PRESTON TRIO features the amazing eyes, ears and hands of acoustic bassist Anders Swanson and his Grande Mothers cohort drummer/percussionist Christopher Garcia.


REVIEWS
"Preston not only brought his skewed piano sensibility into the creative jazz context, he lugged along a little of his zany synthesizer as well……..touching on all these associations (Carla and Paul Bley, John Carter, Zappa and Cole Porter), showing what he can do twisting a standard around and delving a bit into his own compositional bag as well. Preston resides on the edge of tonality, toying with it."
DOWNBEAT

"revisiting choice moments of weirdness and glory, as well as dig into original works and unlikely standards, is not to be missed. The range of program is somewhat camouflaged by the seamless interply of Preston and his cohorts. They possess a cohesion born of fluidity that is reminiscent of Paul Bley’s 60’s trios, but they have their own crisp edge. It is a high common denominator for such a diverse program."
JAZZTIMES

"best known as the first synth wielding Mother of Invention – Frank Zappa's
keyboardist aide de camp, to others he is an avowed New Music experimentalist,
whose work in theatre, and with assorted sonic daredevils is the stuff of underground
acclaim…….in the jazz orbit Preston's credits have included Gil Evans, Carla Bley,
Buell Niedlinger, Michael Mantler, John Carter, and Bobby Bradford"
DOWNBEAT

"Don is one of the pioneers in that whole area, I don't think he gets nearly enough
credit for the contributions he has made and the vast amount of knowledge
he has acquired in electronic music."
JOHN CARTER

"the guy that really impressed me was Don Preston, I didn't know what that stuff was when I heard it on Frank Zappa's records. I said, "Man!"
GEORGE DUKE

"Preston demonstrated anew that he is one of the most consistently exciting
keyboardists anywhere, he plays with an intensity and a rhythmic vitality
that approached the demonic, at climactic moments smashing the keys
with a forearm and elbow, as if the piano were just not instrument
enough for him"
LA JAZZ SCENE

DON PRESTON AND MONTY PYTHON???????????


FROM THE LINER NOTES OF STRICTLY COMMERCIAL BY TERRY GILLIAM


http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/docs/Strictly_Commercial_liner_notes.html

"No matter how much my body decays, I have been unable to remove one particular shard of memory that remains firmly stuck — festering in my brain as a result of Frank Zappa.

It was 1967. I had just left America for England. One autumn evening, wandering through Hyde Park, I bumped into Frank's manager whom I knew from my former life in Los Angeles. The Mothers were performing at the Albert Hall the following night. Did I want to see them? You bet.

The Royal Albert Hall is a great Victorian monument . . . all red and gold and encrusted with elaborate decoration. With its tasteful boxes ringing the vast domed amphitheatre it represented to me all that was cultured, refined, and civilised . . . the product of generations of decent British citizens and their gracious rulers. but that night this proud testimonial to respectability had been usurped by The Mothers of Invention . . . a hairy three-ringed circus with Frank as the ringmaster.

The band roared and crashed about the stage. They were blasting out their familiar raucous songs with Frank controlling it all with his cool, knowing smile. The audience, by American standards, was subdued and Frank seemed frustrated by his inability to get them on their feet. Whether it was planned or an inspired act of desperation I'll never know but, suddenly in the middle of a song the keyboard player (THAT WOULD BE DON PRESTON – ED NOTE) abandoned his ivories and began to clamber up and over the speakers and other piles of electronic gear. An expectant ripple spread through the crowd. For a moment he disappeared — lost in the darkness. Then a spotlight managed to pick him out — a small motley figure climbing onwards and upwards — up the back of the auditorium — towards the gigantic mountain of brass pipes that comprised the great Albert Hall organ. The audience cheered him as Frank cranked up the band. You can do it! Climb you bastard! Yes! Yes! With the mob chanting and clapping this musical Quasimodo gained the summit and plunked himself down at the keyboard. There was a momentary hush as he grappled with the stops. And then the most glorious, outrageous sound ever heard erupted . . . no . . . it wasn't Elgar or Bach or even Saint-Saens . . .

It was a great thundering musical nose-thumbing fart. He was pounding out "Louie, Louie" on that great Victorian organ. The barbarians had taken over! It probably felt like that the day they hoisted the Hammer and Sickle over the Winter Palace. The cobwebs were being blown away. The iconoclasts were king! It was utterly silly and wonderful . . . and we laughed and cheered and Frank's cool, knowing smile widened ever so slightly.

I decided it was worth staying in England.

When it came to slaughtering sacred cows with such crude, yet perfect musical precision there was no one better than Frank. I wonder what songs he's teaching the angels right now? Good luck God! You've got your hands full this time."

 Terry Gilliam

 

Dr. Dot massaging Don Preston (who is making a goofy face for the camera)

 

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The road to becoming a massage therapist has been just that. Starting as a competitive athlete, adopting injuries that let me to self discover my own healing abilities. This started as a coach, leading into being a trainer and awarded “Top Trainer” of Seattle in 2009. During this time I was asking the question what has the body stay in pain. This lead me to discover the brain chemistry and how that management flowing into our lives.

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My name is Tracy, I am a 38 year old female Licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed Acupuncturist. I am a health conscious individual who leads a lifestyle free from tobacco, alcohol and drugs of any kind. I am also a runner and fitness enthusiast and enjoy the practice yoga on a regular basis. 


As a Massage Therapist I have a pristine reputation of maintaining professionalism and honoring client confidentiality at all times. My client base has included individuals from all walks of life including actors, models, athletes, political figures, business professionals, artists, police officers, sanitation workers and homemakers. 


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Hi. I’m Sandy. My passion is reflexology which I have practiced for more than 13 years. This therapy is remarkable for its capacity to profoundly remove energy blockages in the body, restoring natural circulation and deep relaxation. My certification is from the Reflexology Association of Canada. 


For those who prefer a body massage, I combine my learning in Californian and Shiatsu techniques with Reiki, Body talk therapy, and elements of the pressure points on your feet to relieve tensions and help you to completely relax. 


Originally from Toronto, I have lived and worked in Quebec for most of my adult years, except for on many Saturdays when I would travel across the border/river to offer foot massage at the Ottawa organic market. 


Over the last five years, I have had the amazing opportunity to experience another of my passions – living and working in Africa. When I wasn’t busy with a development project, most of my time was spent building a practice in massage; treatment and training in reflexology, which was not well known in that part of the world for its healing effects. I was always happy to receive someone who knew what they needed to improve their health and knew where to ask to get it. They would leave satisfied, and I would be too, to know I was able to help. 


As a member of Dr. Dot’s team, I would love to offer you my massage or reflexology services so that you too may feel renewed and energized.