Tuesday, March 28, 2006 

Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me!

Just got the good word that my long-time friend and musical partner, Shasta, has his new website, www.shasta-music.com up and running!

A great, original singer-songwriter with some new music and his previous CD's available soon at CDBaby.com and BestBuy.com.

The new CD, "No More Smoking," is an excellent compilation of the music he's been playing back in Connecticut since he moved back to his home state and left that void out here in California!

We collaborated in a garage band in the 1990s...check out the photo on the right! Yeah, that's me back in 1992! Ha!

Shasta came out to visit and joined me for a night in the Sierras last November! It was all quiet on the bigfoot front but a great time out in the woods!

That guitar saw some action that night!

 Saturday, March 25, 2006 

The Bigfoot Discovery Museum....a virtual tour

The Bigfoot Discovery Museum in Felton, California is our "neighborhood" bigfoot center...the place I go for books, information, souvenirs and social interaction. Have you been there? I hope you get the chance to stop by sometime...or join us for a monthly meeting...or sign up as a member and receive the monthly newsletter (not to mention 15% off anything you purchase there as well!)

What will you find in the magic little museum?
There's a wonderful, wall-sized enlargement of frame 352 from the Patterson-Gimlin film (thanks to Scott McClean with a little help from M.K.Davis!)...an audio visual display with the film and some analysis of it...and both of the casts that Roger and Bob made that day.

When you enter the museum, there is a local history wall...Felton has a rich history of redwoods, environmental awareness and even a Wild Man of the Woods story! Bigfoot artifacts such as Grover Krantz's giganto skull and jaw are there as well...
Another display features bigfoot in popular culture and an excellent display of the 1968 Argosy article by Ivan Sanderson about the Patterson-Gimlin film.

I'll post some more photos of the museum and some of the activities we've had there in the next blog...please find more information (and some old newsletters in the .pdf format for you to download...check out the June 2005 edition - issue #2 - my favorite!) at www.bigfootdiscoveryproject.com...there's a link to your right!

Good Times at the Bigfoot Museum

It's been almost a year since we've been working on the newsletter...issue #12 is due out next month! That has been fun and rewarding...great job, Mike! If you haven't subscribed, become a member!

The monthly meetings have been a good time and worth the drive. We're getting to know each other and have enjoyed talking about the business of keeping this place going and what's going on in the bigfoot world. In the summer and fall, we met right beside the museum...Since the weather got wet and chilly, we've been meeting at Redwood Pizza in Felton and have enjoyed utilizing their back room complete with big screen projection tv...so, it's pizza, bigfoot and a documentary from the video archives!

Michael and Paula have invested so much in this museum. We're lucky to have a bigfoot museum in the SF Bay Area...in such a beautiful setting nestled in the redwoods of the San Lorenzo Valley...and he's always acquiring new items and research materials...still he welcomes anything you have that you might want to display related to the subject!

The museum is open Sat/Sun from 11 am - 6 pm....and Wednesday through Friday from 1 pm to 6 pm...We've even had our share of bigfoot notables stop by and a celebrity or two who's into bigfoot! You never know who'll you'll meet at the museum...so come on down!!

Salesmen!! "I know you are, but what am I?" :-)

I couldn't get this photo to fit in the previous post...but couldn't have a spread on the bigfoot museum without it!

It seems somebody was filming a movie nearby and has an interest in the subject...glad you stopped by the "playhouse"!! :-)

 Friday, March 17, 2006 

Rockin' in the Redwoods...Singing in the Rain

I made it out with Scott McClean to the BFRO Redwoods Expedition. It was a great adventure covering some 1,200 miles - many of those exploring remote locations all around Crescent City, CA. We had some good company and spent some long, wet hours in the dark woods with Bobo and Bart. In the end, had a few "possibles" and "who knows?" incidents to bring home and share on video...no nothing that exciting! I wish! One strange call back to our call blasting and a possible track find on the last morning. Check out the Bigfoot Discovery Museum newsletter (March 2006 issue) for more info.

I got to play some songs for the group and the new song in the works - a blues number - made its campfire debut. More on that one as it "grows up" as a song...
for now, I'll wish you a HAPPY SAINT PADDY'S DAY! I'm 1/2 Irish, so here's to your health!

Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up Tom Yamarone - Songs For A Bigfoot World