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we don’t need no education

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

The last four days have been the most hectic I’ve had in a while …

I shot Roger Waters on Wednesday night, then Thursday I shot my friend’s mom’s wedding. Friday I went to the best party I’ve ever been to (even though I’m not really a party animal) and Saturday I went to another party.

Roger Waters.

Honestly … he still has it.

I was never really a big Pink Floyd fan. I mean, I knew and loved their really big hits … like “Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Money,” etc … but I was always more into the more modern music scene like Korn and Slipknot.

But fuck.

This guy … as well as his entire stage band …

W-fucking-ow.

The whole concert was a light show …

As well as an amazing musical experience.

But that’s a given.

Seems like the light show bit is too.
Sorry Chris by the way. I’ll bring a nice 8×10 to school for ya. 😉

I mean … fuck. You’d think that at 60 something … he’d kinda “wear down” …

But no … he still had every bit of energy in him. He even had the typical Pink Floyd flying blown up pig.

Twas fucking cool. Also had a blown up astronaut.

And he cussed Dubya out in one of his songs! “Leaving Beirut” … an amazing song and performed even more amazingly. They had a cartoon drawn … cause it was written about an experience he had in Beirut … meeting with an Arabic family and how nice they were … that was going on at the backdrop, and the words in the cartoon were the lyrics to the song.

A-fucking-mazing.


He played a lot of amazing Floyd songs …

All the ones I knew too. 😉

It was pretty wicked seeing him perform Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2 … one of my old bands did a cover of that for fun. And my all-time favorite band, Korn, covered it too. And it was really cool to see all the old(er) people singing “Hey, teacher, leave us kids alone.”

You could see their “inner-child” as it were.

Anyways … the shooting process was pretty standard.

First three songs, no flash, from the pit. Twas good. Standard is good. 😉

I met a really fucking cool photographer … Richard … He had his F5 with him and a roll of black and white.

I thought that was cool.

And a guy from the Toronto Star was there … with whom I shot my first gig with ever … again, my all-time favorite band, Korn! It’s funny how the first “big” thing I shot was that of my favorite band.

Oh yeah, there were frequent explosions at the Roger Waters show. 😉

Very fucking cool.

It went very well … I was really happy with the concert.

Not only the “work” part of it …

But the actual concert … was FUCKING amazing.

Better than the Korn one.

That’s like a dagger in the heart to say. 😉

Haha just joking.

Anyways, I’m fucking tired … been resizing/editing the wedding photos for the past couple hours …

I’ll post some of them another time.

And this post doesn’t do justice to the show … it was FUCKING AMAAAAZING.

But I’m wayyy to tired.

So let the photos speak for my absence of words.

Riffs for all …

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

Whilst I was up at a cottage for a week … all there was to do (pretty much) was play guitar, read and make photographs.

Naturally, I wrote lots of riffs while I was up there …

Recorded one of them … no, this isn’t another trance thing … this is straight up rock’n’roll. Guitar ‘n’ drums. No bass yet.

The trance thing was pretty much a one-time thing … but I still plan on finishing it. 😉

This riff is only 0:33 … but I have ideas for a full song with it … I just couldn’t finish recording since it’s 11:40P and people are sleeping.

Sounds kinda like System of a Down I think.

Not a bad thing … they didn’t get famous by accident.

Wish I could say the same for Good Charlotte. 😉

Anyways … check it out.

I’ll probably be finishing this and the trance one soon …

Shakira and Wyclef tomorrow! I’m pretty stoked. I kinda hope press has a better place to shoot than when we shot Mariah … shooting from the mixer is much farther than I thought! But that was the first time I’ve had to shoot from there so hopefully tomorrow will be back in the good ol’ photo pit. 😉

A little trance and my portfolio

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

Today was kind of a shittier day …

One of those days when it rains … and plans get called off … end up staying at home …

The shitty type.

I was supposed to go shoot a festival … just for fun with my friend Tom, but since it was raining I said fuck that.

I worked on my portfolio though, which will be up VERY soon … and got my hosting figured out.

And made a little trance thing … on my keyboard, some synthesizer modules and a drum machine. 😉 Twas fun.

I wanted to see if I could make euro-trash. 😉