Saturday, March 29, 2008


Carl G., over at Pittsburgh Guitars has recently found some old flyers for local bands from way back when. Including several from the the summer of 1979, featuring my brush with rock-stardom (via the Reallys)!! It’s the closest I’ll ever come to American Idol!!

I got a real kick out of these, they “really” brought back some memories. I’m no Chikezie or anything, but we sure had fun! And for all you youngsters out there, no grief about the quality. This was 3 years before the Commodore C-64, and ages before Desktop Publishing....

Click on the thumbnails to see the full size versions:

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Wallowing in Self Pity...

No, no, no... Not me. Just thinking about music, and some whiney songs through the years.... Here's a few songs that really crank it out. Not just sad songs, or the blues, or songs of loss. But really wallowing in self pitty songs that somehow managed commercial success. ... Any suggestions for some more nominees??

I Started A Joke - Bee Gees. But most of their early stuff probably qualifies.
At Seventeen - Janis Ian What more can I say...
Alone Again, Naturally - Gilbert O'Sullivan The sad thing is that I used to have this on 45.....
All By Myself - Eric Carmen Saved a bit, or perhaps condemed by the Rachmaninoff melody. But a real drop off from the Raspberries...

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Photos Found!

Regular (or even occasional) readers my know that I sell some of my images at various microstock sites. The plus side is a little bit of extra cash, and the kick of knowing people are actually willing to pay for my images. The down side is that we usually have no idea how our images are used (and we have no control over how they’re used). Yesterday, for the first time, I found a couple of my images in use, which is a very cool feeling!! I did a simple google of my name, looking for images, and found these two articles at Science Daily:

Higher Levels Of Pollutants Found In Fish Caught Near A Coal-fired Power Plant

Diesel Exhaust Associated With Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk In Men

Pretty cool, huh??

Of course, what's kinda funny, in an "accuracy in media" kind of way: The first article talks about water pollution from power plants, IN THE PITTSBURGH AREA. The photo they used was taken in Springfield, IL. The second article discusses a study in the United Kingdom on effects of Diesel exhaust. The photo is from just outside Chicago.... Oh well, doesn't bother me one bit!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Round Barn

There’s a round barn on the outskirts of Pullman, WA. I guess they’re kind of like covered bridges, technology that has largely faded away. And, like covered bridges, I think they’re cool….

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ready for Spring

Getting bored with cold weather and snow and general yuckiness….
I’d rather be biking:

Or boating:

Or going for a hike in the woods:

Of course, all too soon I'll be complaining bout the heat....

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Just one moment of many

Another one of those images that have no commercial value, that won’t sell in microstock, or win at Betterphoto, or ever end up on somebody’s wall. No matter, I like it. It captures a simple little moment, nuthin’ fancy. But I was there…..

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Bare Trees on a Snowy Day

There’s still quite a bit of snow on the north side of Kamiak Butte, where the trails start. But spring is getting closer and closer... Click on image for a larger view.

Monday, March 03, 2008

On the Palouse...

For some reason, I’ve long been drawn to photos such as this. And they never look like what I envisioned when I snapped the shutter. But I like to think that I’m getting closer to capturing what my mind sees… I suspect I’m just fooling myself. Regardless, I'll never stop trying.

Ready for Spring

Ready, but still waiting.......

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Clapton Is God

Reminiscent of the iconic image from the 60’s, but this is Pullman, Washington, 2008.

I was listening to Blind Faith this morning, so I guess it's appropriate.

123 Mime

Fellow blogger Frothy tagged me for the 123 mine...
Here's the rules: Take the nearest book, turn to page 123.Look for the fifth sentence, then post the three sentences following the fifth sentence.

Well, this is random, but I'm game... Nearest book: "The Book of General Ignorance", which was a gift from one of my daughters.Page 123, sentences 6-8:

He sold more than a million books in his lifetime and was the first to apply evolutionary theory to psychology, philosophy, aand the study of society.He also invented the paper clip. The device was called Spencer's Binding Pin and was produced on a modified hook-and-eye machine by a manufacturer called Ackermann whose offices were on the Strand in London."

Who should I tag?? How about My Viewfinder, Photowannabe and After the Bridge...