Sunday, June 30, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Seattle's Fremont Solstice Parade 2013: Fat Bottomed Girls Video, check!



What a wonderful event! And since I was so lucky to be there, I wanted to share a few photos and a video I made


Drummers that kept perfect beats! 


Believe it or not, this is a photograph, slightly doctored, but the real beauty was in the body paint -- still pretty cool, who needs oil paint?! 


Another amazing photo I took that I barely enhanced, what an adorable hippy couple! 


So nice to see so many people make the effort to be so artistic


And my personal favorite, naked Batman! 
Gotta love Seattle! 

And here's my video, dedicated to Freddie Mercury




Monday, June 17, 2013

In Love, But Lazy: Let's Listen To Band on the Run and Reflect on the Summer of 1978






Whenever I hear this song, it takes me back to one summer in 
Las Cruces, New Mexico.  I was maybe 13 years old, my mom was a college student, and I spent my days at the campus pool and my evenings at the conservatory.  This song played many times over the stereo they blasted at the pool.  I remember how warm it was and how young and strong I was, too (boo hoo to old age). Great music made swimming even more fun.... I hated leaving the pool at the end of the day...





Looks like that was a great summer for Linda and Paul as well.  What were you doing in the summer of 1978?  Do you have a special memory that comes up when you hear Paul McCartney & Wings, good or bad?  Leave your interesting or creative comments below! 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Au Revior Bee Charmer! Seattle Gets One Last Chance To See The Walking Papers Jeff Angell Before Their Summer Tour



 There ares so many great musicians in Seattle right now, these decisions are never easy, deciding who to go see, ...but not tonight and not when it comes to Jeff Angel, hands down the best male singer/performer that I have seen in years.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Transporter Ship Over 100 Years Old Sprouts a Floating Forest

A 102 Year Old Transport Ship Sprouts a Floating Forest trees nature history boats Australia
Bruce Hood
A 102 Year Old Transport Ship Sprouts a Floating Forest trees nature history boats Australia
Bruce Hood
A 102 Year Old Transport Ship Sprouts a Floating Forest trees nature history boats Australia
Andy Brill
A 102 Year Old Transport Ship Sprouts a Floating Forest trees nature history boats Australia
Stephane & Eva
A 102 Year Old Transport Ship Sprouts a Floating Forest trees nature history boats Australia
Stephane & Eva
Homebush Bay in Sydney, Australia is home to the remnants of a ship-breaking yard that operated during the mid 20th-century. Large watercraft that outlived their usefulness were towed to Homebush Bay and dismantled to salvage any components that could be reused or sold for scrap.
One such ship was the SS Ayrfield, a 1,140-tonne behemoth built in 1911 as a steam collier that was later used during WWII as a transport ship. In 1972 it was brought to Homebush Bay to be dismantled, but fate would decide differently. Operations at the ship-breaking yard subsequently ceased and parts of several large vessels including the Ayrfield were left behind, the largest objects in an area now infamous for decades of chemical dumping and pollution. But only this century-old transport ship would be transformed by time into a floating forest, a peculiar home for trees and other vegetation that have since sprouted over the last few decades.
From 2008-2010 a concerted effort was made to remove many of the lingering chemicals in Homebush left from the industrial era. Not far away is the Brickpit Ring Walk, a former industrial site where nearly three billion bricks were made from 1911 through the 1980s that is now a carefully protected natural habitat. As the forest has grown inside the SS Ayrfield, the bay is now a popular place for photographers who wish to capture the uncanny sight of this strangely beautiful relic of the bay’s industrial past, not to mention nature’s resiliency.
A huge thanks to Bruce HoodAndy Brill and Stephane & Eva for providing photos for this post. If you liked reading about the SS Ayrfield you might also like the Glass Beach in California. (via my modern met)