Let’s sit down and talk about it. I know not a lot of people read this blog, but a few people, or one or two, may be wondering why no updates?
Well, the last three months have been spent moving our little family to New York. Well, we’re not there yet, but almost. Moving is never easy. The anxiety of selling your home, the daunting task of picking a new place to live.
We’ve found a place in the little town of Pelham, just north of New York City. The new adventure begins soon. Onward…
The bike culture in Toronto is ever evolving. The city is overwhelmed with cars so each new bike is a welcome sight.
I love finding little places I’ve never heard of. I’m sure this little steakhouse, hidden amongst newly built condominiums in downtown Toronto, is quite famous. I wish the city was a little more focused on preserving this unique places.
It’s a house. Like all the others. Stories to tell.
The Darkroom, a photo lab in southern California, recently held it’s Film Paideia, an annual film photography conference.
Several of the presenters from the conference gathered together to record an episode of the Analog Talk podcast. One of the main themes that emerged from the podcast, and apparently at the conference, was family photography. Isn’t that the way it should be?
I’m going to sound old here, but oh well…
Last night scanning YouTube, I settled in for a few minutes watching Rush’s 1984 concert video from their Grace Under Pressure tour. It’s a little bit of nostalgia for me. I remember being a 14 year old kid, listening to the concert on the King Biscuit Flower Hour, a nationally syndicated live concert radio show, dreaming of being there. Next tour, for the Power Windows album, I made it.
Aside from from how sharp Geddy looks, with his Miami Vice jacket, and still futuristic looking Steinberger L2, what struck me as the video started was the concert experience. As the lights go down, and the intro starts, the lighters come out. It reminded me of how hot a Bic can get on your thumb as you hold it aloft. And the guys with Zippo’s and an extra bottle of lighter fluid, and finally those who were all in, sneaking a blow torch into the venue. And of course there’s the aroma, which hasn’t changed much I guess has it?
Always interesting when wildlife visits your backyard. This guy sat on our fence for over an hour enjoying his breakfast.
Sometimes you gotta just keep it simple, and have some fun. I’m reminded of that every time I get my kids a balloon.
New York City, 2019