October 2006

Movie TV DVD Review&Music21 Oct 2006 07:46 pm

Jeffrey Lee Pierce

Ghost on the Highway: A Portrait of Jeffrey Lee Pierce and the Gun Club will be screening this coming Thursday and Friday at SF’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

I was fortunate to make contact with the filmmaker, Kurt Voss, in the latter stages of editing in time to include a few of my photographs of Pierce and the Gun Club in the movie.

Yerba Buena’s Film Schedule


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Music&Personal19 Oct 2006 01:16 pm

Shecky and the Twangtones

A message in a bottle washed up at my doorstep the other day, a CD from an old time friend from the shores of Long Island, Tommy Davis. He’s the lead guitarist in surf twang band, Shecky and the Twangtones.

Many folks on Long Island know Tommy for his reggae and blues guitar music, and the tiki lounge surf rock sound of The Ventures and Dick Dale is an exciting new addition to his repertoire.

Live Diamondhead performance video on YouTube. More videos on the Shecky web site: BAJA and Around and Around.

Music08 Oct 2006 10:54 am

Elvis Costello, San Francisco, October 7, 2006

Went to the 6th Annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass free concert in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park yesterday, and lucked out by seeing a surprise guest appearance of Elvis Costello with T Bone Burnett’s band. Four stages of simultaneous music provided a lot of space and variety to stroll around and enjoy the many varieties of food booths on the scene. Saw a bit of Billy Bragg and ended with Steve Earle.

T Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello, Oct. 7, 2006

Fleet Week, Cal football game, Mill Valley Film Festival, the bluegrass festival, numerous other events all in beautiful sunny weather makes the Bay Area a happening place to be. Folks from other parts of the country will say or think whatever they like about San Francisco, but if you’re not here to enjoy it, you really don’t know where it’s at.

Banjo Stage, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, SF, 10/07/2006

Billy Bragg on the Rooster Stage, SF, Oct. 7, 2006

Steve Earle and The Bluegrass Dukes, Oct. 7, 2006

P.S. Just added 2 new pages of Elvis and T Bone photos to the Media Spin Rockpix sectionLink to Elvis and T Bone photos.


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Media05 Oct 2006 08:22 pm

Hank Grebe for Ohlone Network TV News

From this photo you can see I am enjoying myself doing a location standup for a package about Ohlone Community College’s new green campus construction project in Newark. Link to the video here.

KTVU news reporter Gary Kauf’s Live TV News Production class has been an exciting experience. Together with Dominic Bonavolonta’s Directing class, we will be producing a half hour news show every week.

The ONTV broadcasts can be viewed online. I was a co-anchor on our first show of September 27, and as a result have decided to smile more and be a happy Hank next time.

In making the “Campus Of The Future” package, which is part of the October 4th show, there was a lot to do: shooting the video, getting the writing worked out, recording voice over, editing the audio and video in After Effects and Final Cut. It was quite a work out, and yet in the end very rewarding.