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The new front page!

Thing. There have been some significant changes to the front page of Yab Yum Music and Arts, but do not let that scare you. The new February issue is out and Yab Yum is better than ever! This year we at Yab Yum are going to be taking the local arts by the horns, wrestling them down, and beating them into submission…well, not really. Either way, it is 2012 and after a month long break in January Yab Yum is back! Be sure to check out the new Yab Yum!
Our directories are growing all the time, and quite frankly they are some of the most fabulous user friendly resources for Arizona local music and arts out there.  Please let us know if we are missing anything.

Don’t forget the new issue:
Yab Yum Music and Arts Vol. IV Isssue 1
Featuring articles on The NEW Dag Nabbit Stubs, Lost in Atlantis, Ladylike, Andrew Collberg, and so much more.

We are continually, changing, updating, adding, and improving this blog so be sure to check back frequently for all your music video, film, music, local artisan feature, and update needs.  If you feel like you’ve got what it takes and need to be featured somewhere on our blog please let us know!  We’ve added several pages to this blog, and are diligently working to get them all in complete working order.  The “Free Music” directory will be updated and have even MORE free music within the next week.   Until next time friends…

                             Keep on Yab Yummin’

Blog Editor’s Note: I’ve added secret Yab Yum exclusive content to this blog…shhh. You’re hardcore if you are reading this! xoxo

Fervor’s Vintage Music

Tommy Strange

Local music licensing firm Fervor’s Vintage Music has several notable accomplishments. Their selections appear within a vast array of popular film and television.  Parks and Recreation, Justified (starring Timothy Olyphant), Parenthood, One Tree Hill, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jersey Shore, The Sitter (starring Jonah Hill), and even Keeping Up with the Kardashians name just some of Fevor’s music selection credits.  Now Fevor’s Vintage Music hits the Sundance Film Festival.

Marshall Levy’s California Solo debuted yesterday at the prestigious festival. California Solo stars Robert Carlyle (28 Days Later.) The drama features “She Was Never Mine to Lose” by Arizona’s Tommy Strange and the Features. 

The Sousations

Fevor’s and the Arizonan music relics do not stop. They make another appearance at Sundance in Josh Radnor’s Liberal Arts. Liberal Arts, was written and directed by Radnor (How I Met Your Mother actor) and stars Zac Efron, Elizabeth Olson, and Radnor himself. 

The film features the song “Lost Dreams” by the 1960’s Phoenix group The Soulsations.  Fevor’s Vintage Music’s credentials continue to grow, and their continued accomplishments produce a sense of awe.


Save the Internet!!!

SOPA and PIPA are much more than simple bills based on piracy and intellectual property protection.  These bills are an extremely clever attempt at social control.  Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia protesting this very scary possible future of the internet:

SOPA and PIPA would put the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the unnecessary blocking of entire sites. Small sites won’t have sufficient resources to defend themselves. Big media companies may seek to cut off funding sources for their foreign competitors, even if copyright isn’t being infringed. Foreign sites will be blacklisted, which means they won’t show up in major search engines. SOPA and PIPA would build a framework for future restrictions and suppression.
In a world in which politicians regulate the Internet based on the influence of big money, Wikipedia — and sites like it — cannot survive.
Congress says it’s trying to protect the rights of copyright owners, but the “cure” that SOPA and PIPA represent is worse than the disease. SOPA and PIPA are not the answer: they would fatally damage the free and open Internet. 

Also please keep in mind that there are already hundreds of laws in place that protect companies from piracy and protect intellectual property.  As I write this my words are protect by law as my own.  I do not have to register them I do not even have to publish them.  By law the creation is enough.  The burden is on those responsible for their own property to protect it–not taxpayers. That is another dirty little trick that these bills manipulate when big companies copyrights, tradenames and marks are infringed upon we pay for the policing when really all they need to do is pay their attorney to send a letter to the offender and if that person does not stop take action.  So again why SOPA/PIPA – control of a very sociological free environment that scares those who do not want THE PEOPLE to know the truth
Here are a few local Arizona Senators call them let your voice be heard, then call them again and let them hear it again.  Do not give them a light switch to our minds!
          -Jofrin Pezzati

Rep. Ben Quayle [R, AZ-3]
Phone: 202-225-3361
Twitter: @benquayle

Rep. David Schweikert [R, AZ-5]
Phone: 202-225-2190
Twitter: @RepDavid

Sen. Jon Kyl [R, AZ]
Phone: 202-224-4521
Twitter: @SenJonKyl

Sen. John McCain [R, AZ]
Phone: 202-224-2235
Twitter: @SenJohnMccain

New York, L.A., Paris…Move Over!

Arizona is known for many things, but is certainly not synonymous with fashion.  However, things are changing and independent fashion in Arizona is growing out of control.  A designer standing out above the crowd is Cody Johnson. 

Cody is a rare talent.  His designs are predominately hand sewn and made from the highest quality fabrics.  In an age that everyone claims to be a couture designer while bedazzling hats and t-shirts.
Cody is truly haute couture, truly unique, and can be found at:
The photos of Cody’s designs are done by another local talent “Weird Al Photography”