Volume #17, Issue #2 -- January 1990

Additional Fragments by Toni

MILLIONTH CELEBRATION: Congratulations to John Restaino of Metuchen, New Jersey on receiving the one millionth copy of Relix magazine. John won an incredible assortment of prizes, including tie-dyed and Guatemalan clothing, CD's books, posters, an assortment of other Deadhead paraphernalia, and a Windjammer Cruise for two. The prizes were donated by various sponsors as listed in previous issues of Relix.

The presentation of the prizes took place at the Wetlands Preserv ein NYC, and John was invited to bring along 40 friends to help him celebrate. Special guest performers for the evening included Living Earth and Solar Circus. Many friends stopped by to wish John their congratulations, including Wavy Gravy and his father Hugh Romney, Sr., Boba Olatunji, Sally Ansorge of Dupree's Diamond News, John and Marsha Zazula of Megaforce Records, Albany concert promoter Tom Rinkus, many media personalities, and music supporters. Relix would like to thank all of the people who helped us reach this milestone, especially our readers. (Special thanks to Ren Grevatt.)

ON THE QUAKE: Relix would like to extend its best wishes to friends on the west coast who experienced the recent earthquake. We were disturbed by the news that the Psychedelic Shop was looted, and the building suffered some damage. They are now in full operation, and we wish them our best. See Bay Area Bits this issue for more updates.

EARTH DAY 1990: Earth Day 19990 is helping to organize international Earth Day events. Orange Environment, Inc. in upstate New York will be staging Earth Day 1990 at Orange County Community College in Middletown, NY the weekend of April 22. Anyone wishing information on organizing an Earth Day Event in their community can write for more information: Earth Day 1990, P.O. Box AA, Stanford University, CA 94305, or call 415-321-1990.

RADIO: WDNA (88.9) in Miami, Florida regularly features music that would appeal to Relix readers. Tune in on Friday mornings from 6-9. RT will bring you artists like Jorma, Dinosaurs, Hunter, and other independent releases from such labels as Flying Fish, Rounder, Alligator, and many others.

Through his Low Budget Blues program on WRSU (88.7), Rich Skelly covers a roots rock scene that you won't hear anywhere else. Catch Low Budget Blues on Thursday nights around Allentown, PA.

UPCOMING RELIX RECORDS RELEASES: The following recordings are scheduled for spring release: Commander Cody with all new material, Johnny Winter and friends featuring material from the late sixties, Sandoz out of Pittsburgh, and Stackabones from northern California. Ask for these Relix Records in your local record shop.

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