14 October 2007

Monkee Week at LuxuriaMusic


It is Monkee week at LuxuriaMusic. Their live programming this week features ape/ Monkee/ monkey themes. It is all part of the grassroots campaign to get the Monkees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and to get Cheeta the Chimp (Tarzan star, now 75 years old) his long overdue star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by encouraging folks to sign petitions for each campaign. (all the details)

Andrew Sandoval kicks off Monkee Week today, Sunday (Pleasant Valley Sunday?) 14 October at 9PM EST/6PM PST. He writes:

"Not only will we be playing rare and unusual Monkees group and solo recordings, we'll also hear some wacky cover versions, songs the Monkees gave away and various Monkeesploitation wax. "Our album spotlight for the night will be the all time greatest tribute to the Monkees ever taped! Picture a gaggle of Japanese girls obsessed with the "Birds, Bees & The Monkees" album meeting up with jazzbo drummer Jimmy Takeuchi and you get the 1969 RCA Japan masterpiece: Schoolmates + Jimmy Takeuchi = The Monkees. It must be heard to be believed."

Be sure to tune in to your favorite shows all week at Luxuria for monkeys, apes and the Monkees!


:: The Zambonies - Hockey Monkey [site, the video]

:: The Coconut Monkeyrocket - Smoky Smoky [INDIRECT LINK to mp3] [site, more free music, myspace]
(We at the Oddio House love The Coconut Monkeyrocket's CD!!)

:: The Primate 5 - Ape! Ape! Ape! [the record]

:: Roads to Rome - Monkey Man [site]

:: Andrew Bird - La Orangutan (live) [source, site, myspace]


:: Chimpanzee Facts!
including remarkable photos, brought to you by the Center for Captive Chimpanzee Care

:: Orangutan Creature Feature
brought to you by National Geographic

:: Gorilla Facts
bought to you by Koko.org, The Gorilla Foundation

:: Center for Captive Chimpanzee Care (CCCC)
Florida and New Mexico
The CCCC provides care for hundreds of chimpanzees previously used in medical experiments and the entertainment industry. Among the retirees are 266 chimps at a former medical research lab in New Mexico with a history of animal welfare violations. With financial help from the Arcus Foundation, the Center took over the lab in September 2002.

:: Chimpanzee Conservation Center (CCC)
Guinea, West Africa
The CCC works to support and rehabilitate orphaned and confiscated Guinean chimpanzees in preparation for their reintroduction into the wild, and to educate the local population of the need to protect wild chimpanzees from poaching and illegal trading. The CCC currently houses 31 orphaned or confiscated chimpanzees. Its supporting organization, Project Primate, Inc., is dedicated to the protection and preservation of chimpanzees through sanctuaries and public education.

:: International Primate Protection League (IPPL) Summerville, South Carolina
Operates six overseas ape sanctuaries: Kalaweit Gibbon Sanctuary (Borneo, Indonesia), Pandrillus (Nigeria), Limbe Wildlife Center (Cameroon), Bonobo Sanctuary (Democratic Republic of Congo), Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary (Sierra Leone) and HELP (Congo Republic). Founded in 1973, IPPL works for the protection and conservation of all primates by campaigning for habitat protection and the enforcement of export laws.

:: Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP)
North Sumatra, Indonesia
SOCP works to ensure the long-term viability of the endangered Sumatran orangutan. A main goal is to support, through re-introductions, a new population of free-living orangs in the Bukit Tigapuluh National Park in Jambi, Sumatra. The SOCP's supporting organization, Sumatran Orangutan Society U.S.A., works to conserve the Sumatran orangutan and its native habit by providing assistance and awareness on an international level.

:: Primate Rescue Center, Inc.
Nicholasville, Kentucky
The Primate Rescue Center is dedicated to providing high quality care in a stimulating and healthy environment for primates in need of sanctuary. It currently houses 11 chimpanzees, two gibbons and 41 monkeys. In addition to direct care, the Center also conducts outreach programs to educate the public about the plight of captive primates and the hazards of the exotic animal trade.

:: The Chimpanzee Collaboratory
Washington, DC
The Chimpanzee Collaboratory is an alliance of attorneys, scientists and public policy experts who are responsible for some of today’s most significant work on behalf of chimpanzees.

:: Great Ape Project
The Great Ape Project is an international group founded to work for the global removal of non-human great apes from the category of mere property, and for their immediate protection through the implementation of basic legal principles designed to provide these amazing creatures with the right to life, the freedom of liberty and protection from torture.

There are also these three important groups representing Leakey's Angels. This is a name given to three women sent by archaeologist Louis Leakey to study primates in their natural environments. The three are Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas. They studied chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans respectively.

:: Orangutan Foundation International (OFI)
offices worldwide
Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wild orangutans and their rainforest habitat in Indonesia and Malaysia. Founded in 1986 by scientist and conservationist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas and her former doctoral student, Dr. Gary Shapiro, OFI focuses on three objectives: research, conservation, and education. OFI also disseminates information about the orangutan to galvanize policymakers and the public toward an appreciation of orangutans and their highly endangered status.

:: The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
Atlanta, Georgia
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is dedicated to the conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitats in Africa. They are committed to promoting continued research on their threatened ecosystems and education about their relevance to the world in which we live. In collaboration with government agencies and other international partners, they also provide assistance to local communities through education, health, training and economic development initiatives.

:: The Jane Goodall Institute
Washington, DC
Founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, JGI is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things. They are creating healthy ecosystems, promoting sustainable livelihoods and nurturing new generations of committed, active citizens around the world, in addition to their primate protection programs.

Thank you.

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