Unlikely 2.0

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Editors' Notes

Maria Damon and Michelle Greenblatt
Jim Leftwich and Michelle Greenblatt
Sheila E. Murphy and Michelle Greenblatt

A Visual Conversation on Michelle Greenblatt's ASHES AND SEEDS with Stephen Harrison, Monika Mori | MOO, Jonathan Penton and Michelle Greenblatt

Letters for Michelle: with work by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Jeffrey Side, Larry Goodell, mark hartenbach, Charles J. Butler, Alexandria Bryan and Brian Kovich

Visual Poetry by Reed Altemus
Poetry by Glen Armstrong
Poetry by Lana Bella
A Eulogic Poem by John M. Bennett
Elegic Poetry by John M. Bennett
Poetry by Wendy Taylor Carlisle
A Eulogy by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Joel Chace
A Spoken Word Poem and Visual Art by K.R. Copeland
A Eulogy by Alan Fyfe
Poetry by Win Harms
Poetry by Carolyn Hembree
Poetry by Cindy Hochman
A Eulogy by Steffen Horstmann
A Eulogic Poem by Dylan Krieger
An Elegic Poem by Dylan Krieger
Visual Art by Donna Kuhn
Poetry by Louise Landes Levi
Poetry by Jim Lineberger
Poetry by Dennis Mahagin
Poetry by Peter Marra
A Eulogy by Frankie Metro
A Song by Alexis Moon and Jonathan Penton
Poetry by Jay Passer
A Eulogy by Jonathan Penton
Visual Poetry by Anne Elezabeth Pluto and Bryson Dean-Gauthier
Visual Art by Marthe Reed
A Eulogy by Gabriel Ricard
Poetry by Alison Ross
A Short Movie by Bernd Sauermann
Poetry by Christopher Shipman
A Spoken Word Poem by Larissa Shmailo
A Eulogic Poem by Jay Sizemore
Elegic Poetry by Jay Sizemore
Poetry by Felino A. Soriano
Visual Art by Jamie Stoneman
Poetry by Ray Succre
Poetry by Yuriy Tarnawsky
A Song by Marc Vincenz

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Joy by Eric DrookerMeet DEVI, a little New Jersey slice of pure rock and roll. Wildly praised by a host of diverse magazines such as TrifectaGRAM, New York Cool, Midwest Record, Guitar Gods, Ugly Planet and just about everyone else for an ear for what's happening in original rock, DEVI's been all over clubs in the greater NYC area bringing their blues-tinged party to grateful and jamming audiences. Led by sensuous scholar Deb DeSalvo's siren voice and screaming guitar, DEVI stays hard and tight with the help of Dan Grennes on bass and John Hummel on the drums. Their first full-length album Get Free, will be released by True Nature Records in early 2008. Until then, we're proud to present the full content of their initial EP, Hoboken Demo. —JP

"A fiery, virtuosic guitarist and a terrific singer" (Artists & Bands), Debra DeSalvo has been compared in the press to guitarists David Gilmour, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison and singers Sheryl Crow, PJ Harvey and A.K. Healey (Scout). She leads DEVI, "an excellent, frequently exhilarating band getting some real momentum." (Lucid Culture)

Deb placed four songs from her first demo in the film STRIPPED: Exposing the Business of Baring It All, broadcast on Sundance Cable. At director Jill Morley's request, Deb wrote the film's theme song, "Take It Off," and starred in a music video for the DVD (Vanguard Cinema). She also placed two songs in "Driven: Tim McGraw," which aired on VH1 and CMT.

Encouraged, Deb put a band together and began performing at NYC clubs like Pianos and Arlene's Grocery. She recorded the 4-song Electric Goddess EP, which New York Press praised for her "impressive guitar attack" and "unaffected, girl-next-door sensuality." Tinfoil Music called it "hands down the best CD to land in our pile so far this year."

Next Deb placed three songs in the Showtime film Getting Off. The three songs we present here at Unlikely make up the band's Hoboken Demo, which they recorded The Pigeon Club in Hoboken, NJ. "All That I Need" was licensed to Tenderness, starring Russell Crowe and Laura Dern (spring 2008). In preparation for their full-length album, the band has now taken their name: DEVI.

A passionate blues fan, Debra also wrote the ASCAP Deems Taylor award-winning The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu (Billboard Books), which Louise Landes Levi reviewed here at Unlikely. Check out DEVI's web site at Devi-Rock.com, and check out Eric Drooker, whose painting, Joy, represents DEVI to the left.

The music of DEVI remained on Unlikely 2.0 for one year, then was removed for reasons of space and copyright.

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