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While this video only takes three and a half minutes, the actual sign took several days to make. Victoria Estok and Kyle Hittmeier helped along the way – Kyle can be seen painting, Victoria is more elusive. The soundtrack is from some old friends from California, specifically: The Steady Ups and Doctor Echo’s Dub Disaster album, which is one of my favorites. Worth every penny and more.

How To: Get a vector file from your computer onto an 8×4 foot sheet of plywood

All of this is basically in the video, but here it is again. The design was originally a vector file. I made the printout on a large-format copier at the local chain store copy shop for about 8 dollars. Then used a light coat of spray mount to attach it temporarily to the wood. Then I followed the cuts with a good blade in the jig saw, and drilled where the circles were. Before removing the paper I drew a line over the printed line with a pen to leave an indentation on the wood. Lighting this from the side with a small flashlight, I could then trace over the indentations directly onto the wood with pencil. As I did this I removed the paper. Using the re-positionable spray mount means there is no residue of paper or adhesive.

If you have any specific questions, let me know.

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Posted on April 9, 2010


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This mix is of epic proportions – some might even say (in a bellowing and echoing voice) a “Mega-Mix P-P-Power Jam.” 28 tracks and over 2 hours! Some fffffat mixes may have better transitions, be more consistent genre-wise, hell – even have songs you like better. But I’ll tell you this, none are longer. …and if they are, they did it to spite me.

I combed the earth and the internet for 365 days for y’all and this is the result. You got your ancient rock songs, hillbilly country, early reggae, ethiopian jazz, hendrix samples, and drunk Tracy Morgan. And that’s just the tip of the iceburg.

Listen using the still great OpenTape player just a link away on my site or download the whole thing as a TGZ!! (yeah .tgz, who’s more punk rock now?)

If you like this, you’ll probably like the Tremendous Jamz of 2008 and the Tremendous Jamz of 2007 as well. If you don’t like it, by all means get in touch with an otologist.

All the best in 2010. I got a feeling it’s gonna be a good one.

Steve Lambert's Tremendous Jamz of 2009

  1. I Feel Alright (Dance All Night)
  2. gimme gimme good lovin’ – crazy elephant
  3. Do It – Pink Fairies
  4. Fire – Lupe Fiasco
  5. bombs over baghdad – Dr Ring Ding
  6. Wake Up – Missy Elliot
  7. We Can Work it Out – Stevie Wonder
  8. Seven Years – The Impressions
  9. Giggin’ Down 103rd – The Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band –
  10. Right On – Clarence Wheeler & The Enforcers
  11. Goose It Up – Cookin’ On 3 Burners
  12. Rien Ne Va Plus – Funk Factory
  13. I Keep Forgettin’ – Michael McDonald
  14. Festival Wise – Trojan D.J. Box Set
  15. Double Six – Lee Perry
  16. Make Me Yours – Phyllis Dillon
  17. Runnin’ Out Of Fools – Aretha Franklin
  18. House Guest – Jim Gaffigan
  19. Before I Grow Too Old – Fats Domino
  20. Long Time in the Ground – Carl Sonny Leyland
  21. Don’t Push Me Too Far – Skeets Mcdonald
  22. Cuanto Cuestasm Cuanto Vales (Morenada) – Banda Conmoción
  23. Mulatu – Mulatu Astatke
  24. Fumando – Captain Planet
  25. Nobody Waits – TrackNField
  26. Here’s What’s Left – RJD2
  27. sports talk radio – Tracy Morgan
  28. Tom Scharpling and Paul F. Tompkins – Best Show on WFMU excerpt

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Posted on December 31, 2009


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Steve Lambert solo show walkthrough from Steve Lambert on Vimeo.

Steve says: “Release early, often, and with a Dub track from 1971” See more install shots at

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Posted on May 6, 2009


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FFFFFat fffffans come say hello…

APRIL 25 TO JUNE 6, 2009

Charlie James Gallery
975 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Charlie James Gallery is pleased to announce LA’s first solo show of internationally renowned artist-activist Steve Lambert. You may have encountered Steve’s work already, though you may not be aware of it. Maybe you saw him interviewed on CNN, or listened to him on NPR. Lambert’s work operates in popular culture, using everyday language and humor to convey ideas that both subvert and expand the worlds of art, free technology, and media.

Posted on April 19, 2009


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