I’m off to chicago to shoot a wedding. I don’t like doing wedding work, really, but they’re paying for my flight out there and I’ve never been. Be back sunday.
Friday, June 30, 2006
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Updating from work now. My current task is to sit at this computer and backup some old CDs that I found while sorting a shelving unit. A lot of them are pretty damaged, so I’m backing them up so they can be put on the 50 terrabyte or whatever it is storage system (I saw their storage room today. gaah. mmm.)
Work is sweet. I’m going to be doing a lot of oddjobs, working with great friendly people, and while I don’t get paid, I do get my lunch covered. And all the tea, coffee, espresso, red bull, soda, etc that I want, cause they have a full coffee bar here for the clients (and workers).
I’m so happy right now. I wonder if maybe I want to work at a place like this (or this place) eventually, maybe as a shooter or a digital tech to start. At least right out of school it would be a great job, while I work on getting commercial work? I don’t know if I’d have time to do both though.
anyway, time to put in the next CD.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Ok, yeah, so I got a haircut a couple days ago. Well, Rin cut it. I think I might have to get it touched up a little, I’ve found some spots sticking out.
But yeah, I’m totally not used to it and not sure about it yet, anyway here are some pictures…
Got totally sick of trying to get a good picture without being able to look through the viewfinder.
I’ll try and get a better picture sooner or later.
Saturday, June 24, 2006
I’m currently in New York City, until september. I’m going to be working at Shoot Digital three days a week, and assisting and shooting the other days. You can contact me at 413-530-3634 if you are in the city.
Also, two of my photos will be published in the next issue of CMYK, on stands this summer.
Not as cool as having the cover last issue (still peaking out on newstands around the city), but I’m still very excited.
Monday, June 19, 2006
These are my top five albums of this second, in no particular order. I’m not the best with genres and terms, but I’ll try my best to let you know a little about them.
Peeping Tom – Peeping Tom [Link]
Mike Patton’s (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle) new concept album based on the movie Peeping Tom. Some tracks remind me of God Lives Underwater, others of classic Mike Patton. Very much worth a listen.
Selected Track – Sucker (feat. Norah Jones)
Norah, is that you? And you seemed like such a… nice girl.
The Black Angels – Passover [Link]
These young rockers from Texas channel the Doors and Velvet Underground for your listening pleasure, without actually covering or outright stealing anything. Some of their lyrics are a little weird, but given time to mature, I’m sure they will get to where they should be.
Selected Track – The Sniper At the Gates of Heaven
A drum and guitar driven psychedelic piece. Just what I want from my dark war rock. Hunh!
Ryoji Ikeda – Dataplex [Link]
Experimental electronica genius Ryoji Ikeda creates an album designed to make your head feel numb, using sounds on the edge of human comprehension. Pluck the pattern from the chaos, and give it a ride. The album is best listened to straight through.
Selected Track – data.superhelix
Everything that would normally make you think your CD player is broken comes together to make you want to do a jumpy little wiggle.
The Silence Xperiment/Q-Unit – Greatest Hits [Link]
Queen and 50-cent? A mustached match made in heaven. The Silence Xperiment brings us just the right amount of pretty boy rock to underscore our gangsta superstar. And now I can appreciate his smooth voice without crappy beats.
Selected Track – Under Pressure All the Time
Chances are they all “smoked that good shit.” Beware the breakdowns in the middle, they may be an acquired taste. I enjoy the juxtaposition of the relatively relaxed 50-cent over the obviously stressed 70s rockers. Aha.
Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere [Link]
Thank god someone is bringing the funk back. Ok, a lot of people are. But my favorite at this moment must be Gnarls Barkley, and in the electronica infused way I love.
Selected Track – Who Cares?
Oh I do. Very much. And that deep voice interjecting? A lovely reminder of the 80s for some reason.
Check all this shit out and let me know what you think! What’s tickling your listening holes right now?
Thursday, June 8, 2006
I feel like I’m actively searching for something, I’m just not sure what.