Let the Storm Blow

Let the storm wind blow

The Sheriff came
To warn us
He said a hurricane
Was coming soon.

I don’t give a damn
What the lawman said
I am going to stay
Stay right here

Let the storm wind blow

I have seen one
Her name one Audrey
I have seen one
Her name was Camille
I have seen one
Her name was Hilda
I have seen one
Her name was Katrina

Let the storm wind blow

Down in Cameron
South Vermilion
In Iberia
Not far from here

I don’t give a damn
What the lawman say
I am going to stay

Stay right here.

Story Board Pics -1

On my android phone I have an app that takes videos and turns them into multi-panel story boards.  Not perfect but for some videos the boards turn out interesting.

From the 2016 Cubs World Series Parade in Chicago

Story Board Pics-2

Weird little app on my phone that takes videos and turns them into line drawing storyboards. This one is from the VERY rainy 2015 F1 race in Austin.

A Hard Rains Gonna Fall

Leon Russell’s version of the Bob Dylan song.  A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall

Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, where have you been, my darling young one?
I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains
I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways
I’ve stepped in the middle of seven sad forests
I’ve been out in front of a dozen dead oceans
I’ve been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard
And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard
And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fallOh, what did you see, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, what did you see, my darling young one?
I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it
I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it
I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin’
I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin’
I saw a white ladder all covered with water
I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children
And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard
And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

B&W Cloudscapes

Shot on JCH 400 film. Tricky to scan as it’s pretty ‘curly’.  It seemed to catch a lot of dust which I blame on my drying environment!!

These were shot on my Android Phone.  Nice sometimes not to have to spot the photos to get rid of dust spots

Photobooks as it is 2018

Great video about how the book selling world works - specially for phonebooks - little remains for the artist and in many cases the cost of producing the book falls squarely on the artist.

Film is NOT DEAD

Shot on Adox Silvermax and developed in the Silvermax developer.

Simla Days, 2018.  I was born in this small town on the eastern plains of Colorado.  I like to stop by every once and a while.  

Lafayette Cars and Coffee

There is more film now in some ways than ever before. Yes Kodak and Fuji have pulled plenty of stock off the shelves but recently Today brought back Tmax 3200.  They are hopefully are bringing back a ‘chrome film if the rumors are to be believed. This page has B&W film, C-41 and E-6.  

Airstream Urban Rally

July 4th was the first time the Colorado Airstream Club did an Urban Rally.  Most rallies are done at a dedicated campsite and so far never within a city.  During the winter we meet without our ‘rigs’ at a restaurant usually in a city.  So an Urban rally was a hybrid - bring a rig or not.

This year the Urban Rally was hosted by Mike Artz of The Public Works a local Multimedia, Design and Fabrication company.  As The sole provider for multimedia for Airstream you could say he has a soft spot for the brand!

This was the 4th of July so we had a full day @ Mike’s playhouse.  This included a neat tour of the Battery 621 building which houses not only The Public Works but other creative workspaces.  Mike and some of his partners gave us a look into what they do.  This included Mike doing an impromptu lecture on Adobe’s Lightroom software.We went to lunch at a local , authentic Mexican restaurant.

And…. drumroll….. the topper literally was time spent up on the rooftop deck at Battery 621

Chicago Politics and Old Prentice Women’s Hospital

Prentice Women’s Hospital ( also the Psych Institute) was were my first wife worked and my first child was born.  It was an Iconic building by the architect Betrand Goldberg.  When it was announced that they were tearing it down a lot of us alums protested.  Never went anywhere and it came down to make way for a $90 million research building. Here is the link ( long) about the politics

I guess the adage ‘You live by the sword you die by the sword’.  This is typical old school Chicago politics- would you really expect anything more?

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