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“The MetaQuizzical Café” with Jim Ocean

October 15, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


A stimulating, folk-rocking romp through science, politics, satire and spirit

Date: Sunday, November 10, 2013
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Armando’s; 707 Marina Vista, in downtown Martinez
Admission: $10.00
Information for public: 925-228-6985 or www.armandosmartinez.com or www.communityconcerts.com

If you’re in the mood for something really different, then get yourselves to Armando’s in Martinez on Sunday November 10th and step into the “MetaQuizzical Café”—a place where Carl Sagan meets you at the door, Pete Seeger shows you to your table, Rod Sterling hands you a smoke  and Tom Lehrer’s banging pots in the kitchen. When the music starts to play, better watch the worm holes on the way; you’re sitting in the MetaQuizzical Cafe.  Expect  laughter and surprise as Jim & Kathy Ocean and very special guests serve up a tasty stew of original music and commentary that mines the curious boundaries between science, art, fact and fantasy,.

Jim Ocean has been writing and performing for 30 years, including being a founding member and primary writer for Celtic Elvis, the Dogmatics and Placebo Domingo. His albums include “The Rise and Fall of Practically Everything” and “Hard to be Real” with Celtic Elvis, “Fear and Love” with the Dogmatics plus two solo projects: Pop Tunes for Mystics and Macro2Micro, with more on the way.

The Oceans’ environmental disaster song “Plastilla” was recently made into a video and used as curriculum in Fresno Unified schools. Their song and video about Dark Matter “Said the Dark to the Light” won audience favorite at a film festival in Paris last year.

Jim & Kathy have performed with the Smithsonian’s ‘Beyond’ exhibit, played at the annual Bioneer’s Conference in Marin, and have opened for so many astronauts they may soon be the first folk duo in space.

Jim writes in many styles with content ranging from the humorous to the serious to the philosophical—sometimes weaving all three seamlessly within one song. Delivered with passion and humor, Jim & Kathy’s music is powerful, surprising, meaningful and fun!  They’re guaranteed to leave you refreshed, energized and wanting more.

What others have to say: 

“Poetic and courageous, the Ocean’s songs are intelligent, sometimes witty, sometimes serious, always deeply moving. Like a classic movie, their music remains relevant, fresh and worthy of listening to over and over.”  –Paul Tumolo, Wild Plum Records

“Smart musical wanderings through the comedies and tragedies of the human experience. Nick Drake meets the Beatles meets Nietzsche with a solar flashlight and a GPS.” –KD

Hi-Res photo: http://www.communityconcerts.com/gallery/Jim&KathyOcean-2.jpg
MetaQuizzical Café Flyer: http://www.communityconcerts.com/gallery/MetaQuizzicalCafe.pdf
Jim Ocean Website: www.jimoceanmusic.com
Venue Website: www.ArmandosMartinez.com


October 15, 2013
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Jim Ocean Music
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707 Marina Vista
Martinez, CA 94553 United States
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