Continuing my tradition of photographing a strip club on the last day of the year.
Queen and Broadview
On the way to Davisville station, as seen from the last subway car.
Summerhill subway station as seen from the last car.
The sign on the door said "no professional cameras". This was taken by my camera phone -- a first for my blog.
Michael Franti and Spearhead, "Yell Fire!" U.S. Fall Tour, The Guvernment.
A big man who takes a big stand: Michael put on a great show. I was introduced to him about fourteen years ago, after my eldest brother played a spoken-word CD that the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy provided musical backing to. I've been listening to him since, with solo CDs, Spearhead disks, and even a dog-chewed Hiphoprisy CD in my collection.
His latest album, "Yell Fire!" is a tremendous work and worth whatever it costs to buy.
My heartfelt congratulations to Davina McCall and Matthew Robertson, who welcomed their first son into the world on September 14. Chester joins his two sisters, Holly Willow and Tilly.
For my U.K. visitors, Google News is an excellent resource for up-to-the-moment stories about my namesake and his lovely wife, but why not take a few minutes to leave a comment or browse a few photos and see what life's like on the other side of the pond?
A collection of objects.
This was taken for the 20.06 project over on Flickr, which centers on taking photos at 8:06pm (=20:06) on June 20 (=20/06) 2006. If you'd like to see more, click on the photo, which will take you to my flickr account, and from there you can navigate your way to the group pool.
Items of interest, starting in the top left corner, are as follows. The folio is open to a pair of prints of "Cry", the previous image on my blog. There is a 5x7 of the unedited photo, and an 8x11 of the finished work. Next is my Epson R220, a recent purchase which has broadened my perspectives beyond a 700x560 pixel final output. (The photo in this post is 800x600.) It was bought because of the influence of a local photographer friend, who has a lot of other things to take credit for, as well. The watch is an Omega Seamaster automatic chronometer; if that means anything to you you'll appreciate what it means to me. It was a 30th birthday present from Rose, who has been the most important person in my life for over a decade. It is the single most valuable item I own, and the only one that I expect to have for the rest of my life. The tablet's nothing much, but it lets me play, which I don't do nearly enough of. The image "Cry" was done using it. The iPod's mandatory these days, but you can't see what it's playing: "The Sun Shines Down On Me" by Daniel Johnston. I took a photo for him here, with a concept very similar to this one. (No comment). The laptop, if you squint at it just right, shows some of the directions I am planning on taking. ... and deliver me from Swedish furniture.