(No, you weren't.)
Monday, May 29 saw a one-day strike shut down the Toronto Transit Commission.
A short photo essay can be found on my other website.
To kick off bike week, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 threw an illegal one-day strike. Here, a reveler gets into the spirit of the festivities by getting good use out of the Spidina Avenue private right-of-way.
It's been over a year since I first noticed a song by Daniel Johnston, "Come See Me Tonight," which made its way onto my iPod via a compilation CD. It was distinctive, to put it nicely: harsh musicianship and vocal qualities that even I could match. I couldn't stop listening to it. There was a rawness and honesty to its longing unlike anything else I had heard.
Two albums later, and more in my future, I can say that I am a fan of this deeply troubled artist. If I could have the vision as a photographer that he has as a musician, I would be very satisfied with my work. But, if there was a deal with the devil and I would also have to take his illness, I would not.
Daniel Johnston resources on the web:
Currently - and briefly - playing in a few theaters is the documentary "The Devil and Daniel Johnston." Sony has a website for the movie, with a lot of information and the theatrical trailer. The trailer is a fair representation of the movie, and provides an easy way to hear some of his music.