Sunday, June 26, 2011

Light Painting

A technique by Man Ray & utilized by many, light painting has been realized in the most beautiful (& therapeutic) manner by Denis Smith. See the article & links at Illusion. I can't do a better job than they do.

Have a great start to the new week!


Monday, June 20, 2011


The Mountain from TSO Photography on Vimeo.

As I said over on the GG blog, I'm officially obsessed with the night sky this summer. Where one reports this, I do not know. I guess that's why people have blogs, Facebook pages, & Twitter accounts. You know, just so I can obsess publicly.

Earthsky has a "Tonight" section for all your night-sky needs. The solstice is tomorrow so get ready. Also, check out Cig Harvey's exhibit news - I won't be in Maine to see it but here's the gallery link. (That's her lovely Devin & the Fireflies above the video.)

The Mountain. It's just stunning, so please watch it. I saw it on Marvelous Kiddo (thanks!) in a stuck in my head post. Exactly. Now it's stuck in mine but I'm happy for it to hang out in my head. It's a gorgeous photography project & it's described beautifully by, who else, the photographer. So go go go...
Rushing, rushing...out into the humid air.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Farewell, Clarence

It is with overwhelming sadness that we inform our friends and fans that at 7:00 tonight, Saturday, June 18, our beloved friend and bandmate, Clarence Clemons passed away. The cause was complications from his stroke of last Sunday, June 12th. The rest of the statement is on the Springsteen website

(Photograph of Clarence by Danny Clinch)

This is not the way I wanted to begin re-posting but I can't let this pass by. Like so many of you, I saw Clarence play with the E Street Band countless times...from Pittsburgh to the Jersey shore, from Washington to Rome to Israel. I'm writing remembrances of friends who have died these last months. I promise this will not be one RIP after another. So be prepared for frivolous posts about...stuff n' nonsense. Meanwhile, I'd love to be with other fans tonight, somewhere in a bar in south Jersey.

Update - Here is David Remnick on Clarence. The post includes wonderful old video of Bruce & E Street Band.