Keep Your Sunny Side Up.
Updates, I have updates:
A blogpost about my current work neighborhood – yes, with photos – is finally up at the Psychogeography section. It took some time for me to write; I needed to wander around a bit and soak up the vibe before I could get everything I wanted to say on paper (then pixels). While the area can definitely be a shitshow at times, my camera and I seek out the sweeter, mellower parts of the ‘hood – the bits that too often get overlooked.
Due to my new work schedule, I haven’t been doing too many live shows; one exception was Annique Monet’s recent gig at Baby’s All Right. While the roll I shot that night still awaits development, the three best iPhone pics are right here in the Portfolio. Annique has a lot of potential, her new album (er, cassette!) is growing on me like a trippy fungus.
Speaking of new albums…the ‘90s are back. Usually such a statement would cause me to stifle a yawn, but this is Faith No More and Therapy? we’re talking about – two of the most original and forward-thinking bands from that era. Both Sol Invictus and Disquiet kick massive amounts of ass, and will no doubt end up on many a Best Of list around Chrimbo time.
The Solstice will soon be upon us; I’ll be welcoming Summer in by attending the LUMEN festival on the 20th. Last year it was held at an industrial salt factory very close to Casa Utherben; I enjoyed the gritty vibe (and being right on the water), but Snug Harbor is rather charming as well…and very accommodating towards the Staten Island arts scene. Photos to come!