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I had the pleasure to meet John Densmore today and he was very gracious and friendly. His latest book “The Doors: Unhinged” is about the period in the mid 2000′s when his former band mates took off on a money grabbing tour calling themselves The Doors while having Ian Astbury sing and Stewart Copeland play drums. It is a real interesting tale about artistic integrity in the face of greed and pressure. I highly recommend you check it out.
The music of the Doors were a huge influence on me musically and it was a cool thrill to get to meet John today.
Some recent examples of nature photography I’ve taken
I treated myself to a new toy before our last vacation: A new digital SLR camera. I’ve been having a lot of fun shooting photos again. Expect to see more photos on this site in the future. Here is a small sample from a recent trip to Yellowstone:
This August I successfully finished the most complex IT project of my career that lasted over twelve months. I wont go into the details of the project but if you really want to know, you can read about it on my LinkedIn profile. It was many months of working long hours and multiple weekends to complete [...]
I’m a sucker for slide guitar players as well as the sound of a steel guitar being played. Combine the two of them and I’m a happy music lover. Lincoln Durham makes me very happy. I first heard his music on a Pandora Blues / Americana mix I made. His voice and playing immediately caught [...]
I went to see Emily Wells in January at the Doug Fir with my friend Heather. Unfortunately I’ve seen better shows by her. This was my fourth time seeing her and each time has been a unique experience to watch her create violin loops live on stage. This time she was pretty infatuated with adding [...]
Last wednesday night marked my fourth time seeing Wilco live and wow, what a show it was. The show had a large mix off of their latest album “The Whole Love” but they played something off of each of their studio albums as well as some obscure tracks during the evening. The opening three songs [...]
2011 was absolutely the most amazing year of live concerts that I have experienced in my life so far. I have been going to shows regularly since 1982, this August will mark 30 years of attending live concerts so when I make that statement, I do not make it very lightly. I saw a [...]
I love Rockabilly as I’ve already written about and The Stray Cats were my first real exposure to the genre. Last night, Robin & I got to see an absolutely amazing performance from Brian Setzer fulfilling a long time dream of both of ours. This was no bloated 80′s revival tour, this was two solid hours of [...]
Steve Jobs has died. That sucks. Love him or hate him, Steve Jobs changed the world and he changed what I expect from the technology I use. I depend and work on computers for a living. October 1st marked my 15th year as an IT professional (meaning I get paid for what I like to [...]