June 20-June 27, 2009
I have known Laurie since Kindergarten, which I admit was over 20 years ago!!!
In recording a photographic journal of the last stop on the world tour of the greatest show in the tri galaxy area, and then
posting it on Facebook, Laurie as made it possible for the people of the world, many down trodden to share the Davewold experience.
For a humanitarian effort of this magnitude, the Nobel Peace Prize seems insufficient and she is therefore being recognized
with a title even more distinguished and coveted... Laurie Tsountakoi is Davehead Of The Week.
June 27, 2009-July 4, 2009
Rachel and Jason Theiman
First Al Gore invented the Internet. Than George W. Bush told us about the rest
of them. However, the Internets have now been perfected with the addition of Daveworld on Youtube made possible by Rachel
and Jason Theiman who walked me through how to get it done. (Instructions started with turn on the computer… No, don’t
blow in it’s ear. Find the start button and push it.) The love of the world would be enough to satisfy most mortals,
but to take it to the next level; Rachel and Jason Theiman are officially Daveheads Of The Week. BTW… They are not
each a Davehead. They have to split it. One can have the title in the mornings, one in the afternoon, one on even days one
on odd days… Don’t know how they want to split The Honor and do not want to get involved. I am not a hostage
The Beatles had Peter Max. The Grateful Dead had Alton Kelley. Bill Graham Productions
had Lee Conklin and David Byrd. For her magnificent poster celebrating Grindstock, Victoria Smith-my cherished friend for
more years than either of us is willing to admit has established herself as the official artist of Daveworld, and also earned
the title of Davehead Of The Week!!
Alexander Jacob Silva
Born on August 23, 2009 to Stephen and Cheryl Silva, not quite 6 pounds, Alex is
already the undisputed heavyweight champion of Daveworld.
March 20-March 27, 2010
Being the son of an artist has it's perks. Being the son of a great
artist has even better perks. When my father did portraits of Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Kenny G., Alan & Marilyn
Bergman, and James Ingram he was getting warmed up and fine tuning his skills for what would be the crowned jewel of his career...
The opportunity to create the cover for the most anticipated musical release since Thomas Edison invented the phonograph (in
the process giving thousands of people the ability to do something with the records they had been collecting). My father has
been the subject of documentary movies and books. His work has been displayed in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Sacramento,
and London. And he has now been bestowed with the greatest honor any one man could possibly dream of.... Davehead Of The Week.
June 5-June 12
Since August of 2009 my days and nights have been absorbed with the creation of
Moorpark Oasis. During that time Scott Rodell has gone above and beyond the role of a producer playing virtually every instrument
on the disc (that is played well anyway), arranging the songs, and mixing the sound of the various takes into something that
is far greater than anything I could have imagined. While one would think that spending several hours a day with me, almost
every day for several months would be the greatest thrill one could experience, but this week Scott scores the ultimate thrill
and has been named Davehead Of The Week.
June 13-June 20
Nobody remembers who bought the first Beatles record, the first Hemingway book, who was seated front
row center at the first production of the first Shakespearean play, or who the first person was that Dick Cheney tortured.
Yet that is appropriate since all of those milestones have been dwarfed as the first pre order of Moorpark Oasis has now been
officially recorded and in so has elevated the winner of the great race, Annie Moose from humble friend to Davehead Of The
Week. Generations from now when they are deciding who to replace Roosevelt with on Mount Rushmore, what to name the hitherto
undiscovered 10th planet, and what to call the vaccine that will cure old age one word will resound throughout the world.
And that word will be Moose. MOOSE. MMMMMOOOOOOOOSSSSSSEEEEE!!!!
June 20-June 26 2010
who came of age in the 1970s in Sacramento remember KZAP. For those who do not, KZAP was station pretty much in the center
of the FM dial with no set format. In any given hour one might hear Bob Dylan, Sonny and Cher, Albert King, John Stewart,
Phoebe Snow, Johnny Winters, Buffalo Springfield, David Bromberg, and Frank Zappa. There was no common theme or even style
unifying the songs. Only that they were all good. Listeners discovered so much great music by trusting the DJs. To this day
many if not most of the favorite CDs in my collection are by artists that I first heard on KZAP.
While that spirit on terrestrial
radio may be a thing of the past in these days of Clear Channel Communications, fortunately it is alive and well with podcasts.
And of all the podcasts, one stands above the rest and that is the Cosmic Grab Bag hosted by Michael Angel. On his show (link
can be found on the “links, dude” tab) one never knows how long the show will be, or what type of music will be
played, but there is one unifying characteristic. The music is good. Some of it great. I am also especially indebted to Michael
because he has been promoting Moorpark Oasis hard and heavy. To this date, 4 of the songs have made their broadcast debut
on the Cosmic Grab Bag. Michael Angel is not only a no brainer for Davehead Of The Week, but when the funding comes through
and the “Daveworld Hall Of Fame” is built he is a lock for first round induction.
July 10-July 17 2011
The newest Davehead Of The Week is Natalie Silva. The last name may look somewhat familiar
to the most keen of observers out there... Natalie is my niece. She is already a wonderful writer and the worlds foremost
expert on muffins (seriously... She can talk about muffins for several hours without even stopping to inhale.) A wonderful
shopping buddy and when operating under her secret identity she is also the creater of one of the finest websites to be found
on the Internets. http://scpuffsplace.blogspot.com/
As Puff, the best buddy
of all of us, she shares her tips on the best known and unknown attractions Santa Cruz has to offer, the best shows on every
channel, short stories from a wild imagination, and recently shared a link to Daveworld with her world audience. With Natalies
help, I am going to be a bigger star than Justin Bieber. Though even Natalie cannot get me hair like Justin Bieber...
12-April 19, 2013
Barry Levitt is one of my oldest friends, by which
of course I mean he predates rope. In the short time that I have known him, he has worn the hats of a writer, a marketer,
a ski instructer, a sales manager, and a dark lord of the Empire (there is a theory that if he didn't wear so many hats that
he would have more hair, but I am advised that such speculation is not funny.) He has been the teller of bad jokes, a personal training motivator, and the captain of his own ship.
Now however, he has ventured into new lands and has become a Musical Impresario marketing the sounds and celebration
that is Daveworld across the country. Using his great powers to see that the message is heard from coast to coast. Attached
is a photograph of his first venture into sharing the word. Spreading the news of an upcoming Sacramento concert in Bellmore,
NY-about where the line should be starting.