Monday, July 29, 2013

Flash! Photography leads to new music discoveries!

It just amazes me what I have learned this evening. Last week I took picture portraits of the local volunteer fire department and I asked them to contribute to the BC Firefighters Burn Fund in exchange for a fee.

So in the process I just happened to check on what the NW Burn Foundation was doing and they had a guy there that I'd never heard of who was obviously a "big man" in the neighborhood and I had never heard of him. Well it turned out to be a famous hip-hop drummer Travis Barker.


A little more websurfing led me to yet another music yahoo which equally blew my mind.  I have to say, surfing the internet is much more mind blowing (educational) than what I used to do as a kid at the local public library looking for new music.  When I started to get on the internet tonight it was only to find out what burn organization I wanted the fire chief to make a donation to.  Instead I found out new music sensations.


deathrowradio is Chris Tate and Paul Christian Patterson. The pair have worked together as d_rradio for the past ten years, wooing hearts and minds with emotive adventures in sonic strangeness and melodic melancholy. Having now dropped the underscore from their name, the duo are also leaving behind the laptops and synthesizers to dive headlong into a more confrontational live concoction of trippy guitar riffs and pounding punk drums; raucous and wild, yet underpinned by hypnotic repetition. And Yummy is the result.

Just today, I was asked me what kind of music I liked... I'll have to listen more to this stuff to make a informed decision, but I don't think it's really going to appeal to me much, although I'm glad to know about it.

This is obviously an edge of the music world I had no idea even existed, thanks to taking some pictures for the local fire department.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Holy ground (mining relics)

View of the valley from the CPR line
Big mining hole, Mark said we were standing on Holy ground
the trestle in 1911
the trestle today
My first rock oven - the railroad people used to build fires in it and then pull out all the coals and replace with bread dough

Monday, July 15, 2013

Snaps of my trip home today

Coming home today on the bike, I had an opportunity to take a few pictures...  I sure feel lucky for my health and all the natural beauty around me.  

I'm grateful.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

mid-July Highlights

Waking up early to go to France watching the tour almost every day, we also been getting summer suntan lines,
with river float action
me getting to work at local summer events
with delicious and messy smore action up at the lake
and last but not least, our city's outdoor swimming pool

Friday, July 5, 2013

Dawg pleasure time

As much as I like the winter, summer is pretty dawg pleasurable!