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THE COOLEST OF THE COOL:

If you show up on this page, you’re PFC (in at least one way) and deserve to be acknowledged for it...

We offer apologies in advance if you know you’re among the PFC but you don’t see your face here (AND we know you): it probably means you’re in one of the stacks that got backed up as we suffered major hard drive failures (yeah, that’s plural and it’s times 3) OR we ourselves had a major mind slip, in which case we urge you to email Beat Girl and let her know we’ve space cadeted it here—know that we have a very modest staff who perform mega tasks while burning the candle at both ends and we appreciate your understanding of our jam.

That being said, photos are randomly posted in no specific order to suffer neither ego nor insult (though we will admit we put Bret up first in case of any kind of crazy web faux-pas or html glitch/error thing happening--we knew no matter what he wouldn't yell at us).

Brett Ford (TigerShark Video) hosting the PBS broadcast of Showcase featuring The Power of 3



Bret Ford
Ron Yocom and Brett Ford having a little snicker at something

Here, The Man In Black. No, not Johnny Cash, but Bret Ford of Tiger Shark Video, shown here hosting the local PBS broadcast "Showcase" that
featured The Power of 3


Andrew Skakel hanging out (in an attempted disguise ha-ha)

One Andrew Skakel...undercover maybe? I can't actually remember, I think I snapped this shot at The Dume Room and--as anyone who's frequented the wild and very popular Malibu watering hole knows--partying DOWN was how it went at former Roadrunner Mario Vitale's place knows, I do believe Mr. Skakel was the first to so graciously put up and care for The P.O.T. on our first road trip to Malibu. Yep, Andrew's pretty stand-up...or in his case maybe we should just say "Surf's up!"















 Cosmos framed in yellow

Cosmos, a.k.a. THE Coolest, THE Sweetest, THE Coziest, THE Smartest, THE Cuddliest, THE Smoothest, THE Mostest, THE Handsomest Best Bud Ever. And it just goes on. Cosmos only knows and gives love: Cosmos IS Love. I wish everyone could be like him. And I wish I had a tail. Me-OW!




TRISH WILCOX in a rare shot with her guitar on the beach in Malibu

Trish Wilcox (a.k.a. Patricia Wilcox) of Wilcox Photography ~ Malibu, our photographeress extraordinaire! She's usually the one doing the capturing, but I snagged this (I know it's shaky, but it's all I've got!) in between her camera switch at a photoshoot she did for The Power of 3...all of the ocean beach shots of The P.O.T. at Pointe Dume and The Dume Room (oh yeah, and I do believe a few clubs, like Spaceland and The Canyon Club in Hollywood) were courtesy of our girl as well. Damn, we love this chick!

GARY WILCOX hard at work editing WHITESTARR videos

Gary Wilcox of Wilcox Studio Presents, videographer extraordinaire, who made The Power of 3's video Shapeshifter. Hard at work here, as usual! 

HOLBROOK TETER and Russian friends at Chernobyl Conference 10 years after the disaster where UNIVERSAL BLACK headlined at ECO-ROCK the benefit relief concert for the victims

Holbrook Teter, community healer, who brought us to Belarus to perform at ECO-ROCK, benefit relief concert for the victims of Chernobyl at the 10th anniversary of the disaster. Holbrook is pictured here (on the right) with friends at the conference.

JEFF GREENE and RON YOCOM hanging at THE OLD VIC in Santa Rosa

Jeff Greene, who may or may not know it, was integral to my growth as a songwriter!
Pictured here (right) with Ron Yocom at
The Old Vic in Santa Rosa.

JIMMIE YOCOM (R.I.P.) smiling big

JIMMIE YOCOM ~ Omg, how could JAMES of all people been over-looked until now?!?! Apologies! Jimmie is SO one of the coolest and has helped The P.O.T. SO much, WE LOVE YOU JIMMIE!!! ...and (even if Ronnie can't bring himself to say it to your face) you are SO much appreciated!!! Thank you! ~ xoxo

PAULA GARDNER (pictured with Kim Gardner circa some time ago)

Paula Gardner (pictured above with husband Kim Gardner who, sadly, passed in 2001*), proprietress of The Cat & Fiddle in Hollywood on Sunset for just a few decades, with a bit of prodding from Wally/Mike (ha ha), so nobly proferred us, The Power of 3, her newly-acquired Malibu home when we were touring Southern California, guesting us before she even moved in... and on a number of tours at that. Yeah, wait, what? Uh-huh. Yeah, well, we don't know if it can even get any cooler than that!?!

Paula called her place in Malibu “Twin Palms". It was both bad-ass and chill--I felt driven to capture sonically what it felt like being there. I also wanted to do something hella cool for Paula to show big-time appreciation for her kindness. Highest honour that can be given is a gift of song, right? So. The Universe smiled on me. And the magick did flow. And "Twin Palms", the tune, came pouring out. Written for and in honour of one pretty kitty, Paula Gardner.

Cheers to you, Paula, LOVE (and miss) you—and Wally too—thx again for all your kindness, you know you are the cat’s me-ow! ~ xoxo

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* Though we didn’t get to meet Kim, The P.O.T. was down with "The Birds" music (Kim’s band—we’re talking the English “Birds”, sillies, and yes, spelled with an “i”) and we found that we also all shared a love for what was, according to Paula, one of Kim’s favourite reads, namely “The Celestine Prophecy”—a copy of the book was laying around the house at Twin Palms and both Ron and I, unbeknownst to the other, ripped right through it and were tripping over it the rest of our tour. Good times.



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We thank The Universe every day for Reality Check TV, our gateway to sanity!
Don't know how communities outside RCTV's broadcast realm even stay in existence.
If there's a hip event going on, RCTV is there...thanks to Danny, Ace, Huge and Dave...you guys ROCK!





Steven from ASCAP Member Services ~ Hoping to find a photo and/or at least a last name for this rare being.
He uses his brain and goes the extra mile.
Steven, you totally ROCK!
ALL HAIL THE GREAT STEVEN!


 
 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

REGGIE BALLARD on guitar
Reggie Ballard ~ finally a "now" pic that captures this former Xenodromer's sweetness and passion! (Hey! What is it you're looking at anyways, Reginald?!) ~ xoxo

 Reggie's all, "Where's Claire?! What happened to Claire?!"
 

 
 
And Noir-man's all, "Anita?! Don't worry about it! She's probably paying her phone bill...I'M back and that's all that matters!" (Look how happy he is!)
 
NORMAN SABEL smiling big (yet looking like he's up to no good ha-ha)  

Norman ~ Re-instated on account of...well, look at that face! Couldn't really leave him out in the cold for long
especially since he's usually pretty much cool...  ; )