Tarmac ribbons criss-crossing the landscape, dusty back roads twisting between the cool shadows of ancient pines, and less traveled pathways connecting present to past, all I wander, seeking, seeing, with my keyboard and camera capturing scenes and stories to share with you.

Now in its seventh year, this venue has become an important part of my life, a place where I can express my thoughts and feelings about the things I see and do, hoping the process brings me a bit closer to friends and family who enjoy sharing my sometimes chaotic and often nonlinear observations and ideas. A journal, I suppose, but one with which I find pleasure in thinking others are alongside me on my journey.

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August 1, 2012


NIKON D200-SIGMA 100-300@300mm-F5.6-ISO 640

... okay, while the night's still young i'm willing to admit my reservations about tonight's concert were way off base ... at this point everything seems to be going well ... most clearly, "eddie money" is doing a great job earning his pay ... of course, most of you who know me are probably pointing out that i'm probably not much as music critic, and, for sure, with my not-as-young-as-they-used-to-be-once-spending-too-much-time-behind-a-b52-with-its-engines-running ears i'm sure that nowadays loud means more to me than nuance ... all this considered, i'm still thinking this a pretty good concert ... best part of it, of course, is how the most gracious folks at the waterville chamber of commerce deemed it so important to expend so much time and energy and money to entertain me free of charge ... not only that, but, as you can see, considering i've a/c, refrig in the next room, olympics on the big screen to watch between sets, and instead of a porto-potty a really nice bathroom, i'd say that i've got a lock on the best seat in the house ...

NIKON D200-SIGMA 100-300@300mm-F5.6-ISO 640

"Touring is the only thing I know.  I'm not a rocket scientist, what else am I going to do?  Chicks, booze, drugs, rock 'n' roll - that's what I know.  But the only thing left is the rock."

... p.s. ...


... naturally, it's almost impossible to go wrong with a model like this, but, even so, considering that the only light was a single 60 watt bulb almost fifteen feet distant on the other side of the room (and pointing away, too), i'm rather impressed with what my little olympus will do in low-light situations ... (right now on that windowsill to the eye there isn't enough light to read) ... first concert for the dogs, they're loving it ...