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1964-1974: A DECADE OF ODD TALES AND WONDERS
In 1963, Pike wrote the title song for 1964's Demo Derby, a 28-minute movie that played on thousands of screens across the U.S.A. with the Beatles Hard Day's Night. He wrote ten for the 1966 Boston-based feature film Feelin' Good, performed eight of them on-screen, and in 1973, the music to his song "End of Summer" underscored The Second Gun, a Golden Globe nomination for Best Documentary of 1973, investigating the assassination of Robert Kennedy.

This new 374 page memoir of Travis Edward Pike's early career as a singer-songwriter features more than 170 photos and artifacts, the State Records vinyl 45 release Shindig! magazine named as the 3rd Best Single of 2017, session notes and lyrics from all the CDs shown on the cover, and an Afterword by music and pop culture author Harvey Kubernik, who calls it "One of the most unique musical journey's I've ever read."

View sample pages, or buy the 347 page book at AMAZON.COM.


THE DOORS SUMMER'S GONE BY HARVEY KUBERNIK

The Doors Summer's Gone is Otherworld Cottage's second book by Harvey Kubernik and the galley reviews bode well.
Daniel Weizmann, editor, writer, and author of Drinking with Bukowski writes "Kubernik's masterful anthology gets behind, under, and beyond the tall tales and casts an uncompromised eye on their real art, their real story, their real impact, and their real magic."
Music journalist, columnist, recording historian, and musician Gary Pig Gold reports "Harvey Kubernik strips away every candy carnival coating with the precision of background and experience . . . Summer's Gone brings only the most insightful truths, from the most knowledgeable mouths, together under one cover. In between are The Doors."

To learn more about Harvey Kubernik, click on the book cover (left). View sample pages or buy the 248 page book at AMAZON.COM.


GRUMPUSS 20TH ANNIVERSARY PLATINUM EDITION DVD
"A Grumpuss is not like a dragon -- rather more like a large surly cat,
With tremenous paws and gigantic claws, and jaws that can crush armor flat!"
American rock singer, songwriter, and filmmaker Travis Edward Pike plays the storytelling bard in this critically acclaimed, award-winning medieval adventure in rhyme one reviewer called, "Classic British fantasy at its best. Reminiscent of Lewis Carroll, C. S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien ... quality family entertainment."

The DVD also features Travis Edward Pike's World Premiere Documentary and slideshows on The Search for the Perfect Venue; Found: A Nearly Perfect Venue;and Grumpuss Premiere Notes and Notables, including Anna Scott as the fairy queen,, and rhythmic gymnasts Rose Meredith, Yvonne Hill, and Aimee Johnson as the waifs she holds in thrall.

4:3 ASPECT RATIO          DVD REGION 0 - NTSC / COLOR / 100 MIN. / UNRATED

Click on the DVD cover to learn more about its history. View digital clips, or buy the DVD on AMAZON.COM, or through select brick and mortar and online retailers worldwide.


IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO TODAY: THE BEATLES
INVADE AMERICA AND HOLLYWOOD
BY HARVEY KUBERNIK
Jim Bohannon's introduction to Harvey Kubernik's guest appearance on his January 23, 2014 radio show, reports "We're going to look at the Beatles' impact on America, and on Hollywood in particular, with Harvey Kubernik, author of the forthcoming book 'It Was 50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles Invade America and Hollywood,' in paperback from Otherworld Cottage Industries. He has spoken with all four members of the band over the years, along with many of the songwriters, producers, engineers, musicians, deejays, and other people tied in one way or another with the number one group of the rock 'n' roll era. The book includes important insights from over 60 music industry notables, including members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."

View the list of contributors. View sample pages, or buy the 244 page book on AMAZON.COM.


DEMO DERBY 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
This movie played on more than 6,000 screens across the U.S.A. with The Beatles' Hard Day's Night. Of James A. Pike's Demo Derby, the reviewer for the Boston Globe reported, "If the old Romans had been able to photograph the audiences arriving in the arena to bait the gladiators, they might have come up with the same faces one sees in 'Demo Derby,' locally-made production. One of the cars is burned to a crisp and the others look as if they had been in a five-car collision on the Fourth of July . . . Producer Jim Pike has come up with a remarkable film which is one of the most galvanic impressions of modern life and teenage recreation I have ever seen on the screen."

Includes Theatrical Trailer and Interview with filmmaker James A. Pike.
4:3 ASPECT RATIO          DVD REGION 0 - NTSC / B&W / 28 MIN. / UNRATED

Click on the DVD cover to learn more about the film's history. View the trailer, or buy the DVD, only $14.95, at AMAZON.COM, or through select brick and mortar and online retailers worldwide.


CHANGELING'S RETURN BY TRAVIS EDWARD PIKE

This version of Changeling’s Return, the screenplay for Travis Edward Pike's musical fantasy adventure, has been DISCONTINUED.

Travis is currently adapting his screenplay into a novel that Otherworld Cottage Industries plans to publish as CHANGELING'S RETURN, THE NOVEL in 2019.

Meanwhile, the CD album, MYSTICAL ENCOUNTER (Songs from Changeling's Return) remains in circulation, and you may listen to its songs here. The CD, digital downloads of the album, or single songs will remain available for purchase at CD Baby, and through select brick and mortar and online retailers worldwide.


HANDBOOK FOR AMERICA: A 21ST CENTURY GUIDE TO THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
by Herman Velarde with Travis E. Pike
Most books about education address the tip of the iceberg, ignoring the greater issues hidden in the depths of our overstressed society. Retired Los Angeles Unified School District guidance counselor and truant officer, Herman Velarde's work in the communities, seeking out truants and their parents, convinced him the most intractable individuals lacked a basic understanding of the American social contract and before the neighborhoods and their schools can be improved that must be remedied.

In Handbook for America, Mr. Velarde addresses these issues head on, presenting his proven approach to enhancing learning skills and community relations for all public, private and home-schooled students, dropouts of all ages and anyone else seeking a socially responsible avenue to success. His insights and exercises are fresh and vital, not just for our native-born sons and daughters, but for anyone striving to succeed in the United States of America.

Click on the cover (right), to visit the website, or buy the 104 page, illustrated book, only $14.00 at AMAZON.COM.


VOLUNTEERS FOR VERDI
A New Playwrights Foundation Production written and produced by
Travis Edward Pike and Jo Christensen, directed by Jo Christensen

At the northernmost border of Los Angeles' Chinatown, Casa Italiana is home to as eclectic a crowd as ever appeared in a Hollywood movie. Drawn together by unflagging passion, dreadful tenacity, and the notion that opera goes down better with a plate of spaghetti, these VOLUNTEERS FOR VERDI embody the rich cultural mix in Southern California, where America's melting pot continues to bubble and individual dreams may and do come true, even into the twilight years.

This independent production won two Certificates for Creative Excellence at the 2006 US International Film and Video Awards, one in the category Arts: Performing Arts, and the other in the category Documentary: 60:09 - 90:00.

4:3 ASPECT RATIO          DVD REGION 0 - NTSC / COLOR / 86 MIN. / UNRATED

CLICK on the DVD cover to learn more about the film's history. View the trailer, or purchase the DVD ONLINE at AMAZON.COM, now only $12.95.



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