Month: March 2009
THE FUNNIEST SHIT…mugshots from the recent Phish tour arrests…not sure what they got arrested for, but im sure you can guess when you take a look.
It was an eerie night in New Orleans when a transformer blew in Iberville Street, luckily I had my camera with me. They always say the best camera you have is the one that’s on you and I was happy to have brought mine out. You never know when a power outage in the city’s most active area will happen. This kind of scene used to be a reality only 4 years ago when Hurricane Katrina ravaged our city and left much of the city without power. I look back on those times and wish I documented more but am so happy at the path I took.
I’m packing into that van bruh. I’ll be joining MC Trachiotomy on tour thru Holland and Germany in April documenting the roving mad freak tour – as Trach brings his Butthole Surfers meets Bitches Brew in the 9th Ward live show.
i’ll be uploading day to day blogs featuring interviews, videos, photos and tour accounts from the week of April 8th-15th. Check his myspace for tourdates.
And i missing fucking MASTODON while im out there…if you’re in town, don’t miss it – April 11th @ HOB.
Ok, so you’ve herd, right? Middendorfs “razor thin” sliced catfish? right der off 55 in Manchac? Well you need to taste. As part of the Birthday Dinner Posse, we rolled out to D’orfs last Sunday for Mikals birthday and had a feast. and after trying pretty much about everything worth anything on the menu, i have to say that their hush puppies are more famous to me than the catfish. Yes, the fish are great, the batter is great, they are thin..but the amount of flavor and style points you get w/ these little puppies are by far better than any seafood add-on ive ever had…sorry Cock-of-the-Walk (RIP).
I was just challenged by Mr. Lucius Fontenot of Life from the Bottom of the Boot – http://luciusf.blogspot.com/
– if i post a post a day, he posts a post a day – im up for it Lucius…but just as i say this – lets start today. i forgot to post yesterday.
I would like to up the ante – if this challenge is about keeping the stories flowing, the creativity rocking, and the gears greased…i am going to post a new post a day but also add a new photograph that i have taken with it
Original Post = Original Art
….can ya keep up? i know, i just picked up the pace.
So my goal is to put a blog post every day. Last week was insane – my band played at the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas and I came back to shoot four jobs in three days. Why doesn’t life slow down for me?
SXSW was insane, (again) – got there late Tuesday night, slept on a floor college style, surrounded by dried pizza crusts, coke cans, and stale beer smell. Reminded me of my days on GSRI @ LSU, living downwind of the poo poo plant. And living w/ Kyle Nash for good measure.
Rotary Downs gigged that night at the so-called PASTE magazine showcase, where there was no signs, no magazines, or no rep’s from the magazine. Great job guys. But we had 50 or so folks there, good nola cats and some bay area friends.
The next day i played percussion with White Bitch at Noon, then Rotary Downs had a 3pm gig, then a 6pm gig. I ate some BBQ and hit the wall. Slept for 12 hours, and flew back to NOLA w/ Chris.
Friday night when i got back to nola, i was dropped off at the CAC to shoot the heralded Master of Laptop Electro Music – Carl Stone.
…and yes, that was him, for an hour. at the computer. If i was on some drugs it would have been a great show. i would have picked mushrooms. But i couldnt’ stay, i was off to the Dirty Coast Fashion show to photograph models wearing nothing but DC gear…cut up, falling off, and damn sexy. Photographing for Dirty Coast has always been fun especially when the people wearing the clothes are friends and really into it!
The next day, SAT, was two weddings back to back – from 10am – 10pm – and after that i was beat down for sure.
Sunday was chillin at Chaz n Claires bebe shower. Yeah, i guess we’re getting older, going to baby showers, weddings and the such. im getting older too, but not goin there yet.
Just woke up in Austin, don’t know how i got here. No, i do. Cory and i left NO at 7ish, stopped in Laffy-ette to pick up percussion from Tiffany, get coffee, greenery, and hit the road. checked out the new Caddywompus EP called “EP’s” and Mike Gambles “Scrambler Sequill” – will these bands get together already?
Damn, please go see Caddywompus…their music is fresh, live, and full of reckless abandon. go, now.