Summer 2020

Harkening back to the Goddard goal of creating media that “awakens rather than aestheticizes,” Motherlode.TV, a quarterly multimedia lifestyle publication, features stories outside the mainstream - stories based in the reality of human behavior, historical facts and underground cult followings told through virtual exhibits, personal interviews and eclectic offerings - dedicated to those who do it because they can’t help themselves."

Karma is a Bitch


Happy Birthday! Welcome to the inaugural issue of Our Summer 2020 feature, A History of an American Art Colony, traces over one hundred years of Provincetown art curated from the legendary Julie Heller Galleries. The feature is available here as an online exhibit. You can experience the shows in person (if the virus allows) at each of the physical locations on Cape Cod this summer.

Here’s to Provincetown. The Vikings. The Fishermen. The Pilgrims. The Black Whalers and Rumrunners. The Painters and Sculptors. The Anarchists. The Playwrights. Freedom of Speech. The Novelists. Freedom of Expression. Freedom of Worship. The Music. Freedom from Want. Freedom from Fear. The Wampanoags just called and said they'd like their land back.

May 22, 2020

The First Wave:
You Need Schoolin'

Charles Webster Hawthorne

Charles Hawthorne hangs the open for business sign at the Cape Cod School of Art and the wannabes flock to learn under an American master. The mudhead invasion begins on the beaches of a lawless Portuguese fishing village at the turn of the 20th century.

June 5, 2020

The Armory Show:
The Provincetown Connection

Original 1913 Armory Show - Motherlode 400

The 1913 Armory Show turns the art world upside down and nobody seems to take Picasso seriously. A cadre of up-and-coming American and European art-stars create a modernist moment whose ripple effect laps at the Provincetown shores.

June 19, 2020

The Block Party:
White Line Fever

Ada Gilmore - Above The Village - Motherlode 400

Seeds from Paris, the Midwest, Greenwich Village, Japan and Boston germinate on Cape Cod in the summer of 1915 as World War I forces a country into self-quarantine. Provincetown becomes the petri dish. The Provincetown Prints are now world-famous and still carry the name of the the block print process that evolved during this period of enlightenment.

Summer 2020

Lost Well Babys Tapes:
Vinyl Heaven

Well Babys - Record Review by Ann Wood

Author Ann Wood had never heard of the Well Babys until we dropped the new LP off with her. Originally recorded in the late 1980s, featuring tracks produced by Sean Slade (Radiohead, Hole) at Fort Apache Roxbury and now available for the first time on Motherlode Records.