Tuesday, November 06, 2007

samurai photographer's past disappears (yet again)

saturday shopping
saturday shopping,
originally uploaded by samuraiphotog.
So they demolished the building Gertel's was in today.

They'd been closed since June, but I thought I would be able to shoot it one last time in winter before it went.

some things on samurai photographer's mind.

1. Restringing the guitar with wound .22's and .52's was a very good idea indeed. It's the sound of doom. DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

2. I wish I had the pipes to do justice to this but unfortunately I can only match the stature of Mr. Ronnie James Dio.

3. Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal is the best snack cereal since those maple and brown sugar Frosted Mini Wheats.

4. It is probably a good thing I did not buy the Magma boxed set at the WFMU record fair this weekend.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

samurai photographer wows 'em in the UK

originally uploaded by samuraiphotog.
So I've been back from London for a few weeks now, where I played in Glenn Branca's Hallucination City ensemble once again.

However, the more exciting part of my trip was seeing some good friends who live there (some of whom I have not seen in six years!) and making a bunch of new ones. I didn't shoot as much as I would have liked, but that's OK.

What always happens after a Branca performance is that I get this burst of musical creativity. It just so happens that this is November, AKA National Solo Album Month. I have a concept in place, and I am thinking that the cover I am going to do is Bedhead's "Living Well" - mostly so I can test out my new secret weapon.

Yesterday Mark asked me when he could hear my other albums and I told him about my idea to make a boxed set of all of them, for the ten people who have expressed an interest. A day after, the idea still seems like a good one, so perhaps I can find some packaging materials this week and get crackin'.