Sunday December 19, 2004

 

 


Today was the return of the rehearsal. We got together up at Nuci's for the first of the 2 final rehearsals of '04. We worked up some new segues (at least one of which we hope to unveil on the 30th in Atlanta) and dusted off "the greatest hits" set, as we've taken to calling it. Considering how little we've played in the past 2 months, we played very well. Frank had some off time in "Phony" and "Scared Of Myself", Tom seemed a little less surehanded than usual and my voice wasn't very strong but we did fine. There was nothing to really complain about even if there was nothing to cheer about either.

In the early evening, I talked to my Grandma for awhile. She's still a grounding and centering force in my life. I'm glad she's there.


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Saturday December 18, 2004

 


Still more...

I can't believe the year's almost done. It's a cliche but ain't it cliche for a reason? This year's been a huge one for me. I put so many things in motion and every single one of 'em is moving forward right on schedule. Somehow, I've managed to make everything I've done this year work out right. It's amazing. I'm proud of it.

2004 was about the setup. I put things in place strategically and carefully. 2005 should be the time to start collecting and reaping what's been sewn (in this case, that should be a good thing). Of course, you know the saying about "best laid plans." I guess we'll see.

Speaking of "best laid plans," after 2 years with my current computer set up, I've got big problems. I can't access any of my CD drives. I also couldn't access my H drive (my backup of EVERYTHING I've done) or my printer drive (which is how I get my photos onto my system) but I managed to fix those on my own. I still can't access C, D or F properly. Ack! It's quickly driving me insane.


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Friday December 17, 2004
 

Moe's & Joe's - Atlanta, GA


I had to do more work on my 2004 rewind today. I also got Concert Shots updated as promised. There will be another update early next week. I'm trying to get somewhat caught up with that site before the '05 onslaught begins.

I tried to get in touch today with Mike Rietveld (who was in Star Zero and Q-Sign with me). I can't find him. Neither the phone numbers or email address I have work anymore. So Mike, if you read this, get in touch. I have something I want to send to you.

Last night, Amanda and I went out to Moe's & Joe's so I could do an atmosphere shoot of the place for Stuff Magazine. I was told it was a llittle dive but it didn't seem at all that way to me. To me, it was the Atlanta equivalent of Cheers. Everyone was very helpful and accomodating. Strangers told me stories about how the place was a second home to them. It's been there since 1947 and Horace Greeley was a bartender there from 1949 to 2000...over 50 years. That's amazing. He just passed away earlier this year but everyone there is still talking about him.

Moe's & Joe's is pure Americana. It's worth experiencing.


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Thursday December 16, 2004

 

 


Today, I'm tidying up my Best of 2004 Concerts list for Flagpole. I still have several paragraphs to add. I also got all those press kits from yesterday in the mail. I hope they all make it by their collective deadlines!

I've just about got another Concert Shots update ready, too. By tomorrow it should be up.

Oh yeah - and I forgot to mention. There's new live pics of the band up from last weekend. Click to see 'em!

And my Metallica and Scissor Sisters live reviews are in the current issue of Flagpole. Click here to read 'em.

Tonight I have to drive to Atlanta to a "dive bar" called Moe's & Joe's or Joe's & Moe's or something. Stuff Magazine is doing a piece on dive bars in the US and this place is one they've chosen to feature. They've contacted me through Retna to do some atmosphere and bar stuff. The problem is that they expect me to get yuppies in Atlanta to give me all their personal info (including SS#) for a model release form if they appear in any of the photos. Yeah, that's gonna be fun! I can only imagine my reaction. "Hey, y'all. I'm a professional photographer wandering into your local bar on a Thursday night to take pictures for a national magazine. I need you to give me all the info I could possibly need to steal your identity on the off chance that you'll appear in a tiny pic in the magazine."

Yeah, right!


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Wednesday December 15, 2004

 

 

What's today? Oh - it's Wednesday. All I have to do is look at the date to my left. Hmmm...handy info.

Today was almost out of control. I had to get new band press pics and kits together. That means I had to go out and buy raw materials (folders, etc), get enlargements done (my printer's on the fritz), make a few hundred copies at Kinko's and do an ad for the first issue of Carolina Concerts magazine next month. And to do it all while people are leisurely Christmas shopping is nearly maddening.

It took me all day and most of the night. At 10 o'clock I was still putting kits together. I wish the other band members' schedules permitted them to help but when they can't, I'll do it anyway. Plus, it had to be done NOW. Several publications are talking about running stuff on us within the next month. They needed the info immediately. This weekend won't do.

Speaking of this weekend, I got asked to do a one on one portrait type shoot with Pylon this weekend. Flagpole's doing a story on their reunion show at the 40 Watt on New Year's Eve. It always feels weird when I'm the guy they ask to do photography for Athens icons. It's cool, though.


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Tuesday December 14, 2004

 

 


I had a minor migraine last night (all friggin' night) so I feel significantly off today. In fact, I thought I had the flu or something when I first woke up. Since it's very slowly going away as the day goes on, I realize it's just (as I like to say) the remnants of Hurricane Headache. In other words, I didn't get much done today. But this site is updated and there's lots of other stuff in the works! News will be coming soon.

 

 


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Monday December 13, 2004

 


Today was a semi-relaxer. I did several more CD reviews for my year-end "best of" list. You'll be seeing that very soon I've a feeling. In the evening, Amanda and I did a little more Christmas shopping. We even paid $6 to get the presents wrapped. We couldn't resist when we saw that the name of the charity organization doing the wrapping was "Charlie's Angels."

Click here for last week's fun and adventure...

 


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