Sunday, September 02, 2012

A Picture A Day - James Cotton

 
 A fun photo of blues singing, harmonica playing great James Cotton.  Thankfully he is still kicking.

He worked with lots of other musicians I shot - Michael Bloomfield, Grateful Dead, Charlie Musselwhite, Steve Miller, Paul Butterfield and on and on.

Check James Cotton out on his website here.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

My Dying Blog

Every once in a while I get a new comment on one of my old posts.  It's then that I scold myself for not posting like I used to...letting the place fill with cobwebs.  Not honoring the musicians I've shot.  Not posting pictures.

So here I am. Writing.  At least a few words to see if I have anything to say.  Things have been crazy for me.  My life has been less than stable.  My income sporadic.  And I find it hard to "share" when I'm not in the best of spaces...literally and metaphorically.

But then some nice person stops by here, having found one of my stories that brought back some fond memory for them.  They leave a little 'thanks for the memory' note and it shows up in my inbox.  And makes me feel like I am failing to do my part.  I should be keeping this place alive.

But like I said, I'm not much in the mood most because I'm neck-deep in dealing with someone else's problems.  And then I need to prepare to file my oh-so-late tax returns.  And all the pictures I need to edit.  Things I've promised to do for people.  Things I've promised to do for myself.

Ah, the things I've promised to do for myself.  Maybe those are things I should share in this forum.  Maybe someone out there knows someone that might have some ideas of how I can accomplish the things I've promised for myself.  Yes.  Right after I catch up on the promises for others.

In the meantime...I've been thinking I should maybe post a picture a day.  Earlier today I decided I am posting a new photograph on my Facebook photography page...yup, I've been pretty lax over there too.  I posted a photo earlier this week and another one today.  And I will post one tomorrow. It would be nice if you clicked over there and checked out another facet of my work...

I am also going to do my best to put a new photograph on this blog every day.  A music-related picture that I have taken.  Some new, some old.  Let's see what I have on my hard drive.

Okay, this is what happens when I decide to crawl out from under my rock.  I spend a bunch of time looking through files trying to find something I want to post.  When I finally find something and get it ready to go I do a search to make sure I identify the musician correctly, which generally means doing a search on the band and then on google images.  This time I picked BST drummer Bobby Colomby.  As I'm scrolling through pictures of him and thinking about how hot he is I suddenly come to the picture I was going to post.  Yes, I already posted that one.  One this blog.  Oops.

So here's one I haven't...at least I searched their name on the blog and came up with nothing.  Even though I thought I had posted it before.

The Hudson Bros.

That's it for today.  The Blogger people have changed the formatting on posting.  I don't like it.  I can't find anything.  I guess I shouldn't have abandoned ship.  If you're someone who's been following my blog thank you for sticking around.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Robin Gibb

I'm not ready to let this guy go.
 Hoping and praying for a miracle.
Soldier on, Robin.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Support the Arts

I announced my new project in my last post. Now I have the details!
End of the Innocents is my short film adapted from my new feature script of the same name. We are planning to shoot the short at the end of June and are currently in high gear pre-production. Securing locations, putting together an awesome crew and also looking for the perfect actors to bring this story to life.

So far we have attached:


His resume includes seven years a
Byron Sully on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,
amongst other impressive credits.

And,


Eve's talents can be seen in Land of the Lost and
recently in episodes of CSI Miami and Bones.

We are also in the throes of raising money for the production to cover equipment rentals, locations and required insurance.

This is where you have the opportunity to participate! There are a couple of ways you can become a part of our production and even end up on the set:

1) Buy something from my website where all proceeds of sales go directly to my film and you get a credit on the film. Check it out

2) You can become a backer of the film through our page. Head over there to see our pitch video and check out the great rewards attached to the pledge levels. Pledges are as low as $1. Every little bit will help.

Raising money for artistic endeavors is extremely difficult in the best of times. And since this is a not-for-profit project, I'm doing my best to offer valuable gifts in return for your monetary gifts. Making this compelling and important movie means everything to me. If there is something I can do for you - such as a photo shoot, a poster design, a consultation or photography lessons - I am totally available in exchange for a donation to my Kickstarter page.

Feel free to email me if you have any questions or suggestions about how I can get this film from the script to the screen: innocents@cheshercat.com

And please tell all your friends about the project by linking them to my sites:

Kickstarter: http://kck.st/mQlisE
Chesher Cat: http://www.cheshercat.com/overview.html
This blog post: http://everybodyishotisdead.blogspot.com/2011/05/support-arts.html

The Kickstarter page is the page where I will be posting frequent updates. There is already a video of Eve Mauro and a 'Backers Only' post where backers can read the first two pages of the script.

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

End of the Innocents

This is my new project.

And you will have an opportunity to participate.

Details coming soon!

I can't wait.


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Missing Harry

Harry Nilsson passed away 17 years ago today.

Harry Nilsson
6/15/41 - 1/15/94


Harry's version of "One", a song he wrote made famous by 3 Dog Night:



And live in the studio recording A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night in 1973:




Thursday, January 13, 2011

Donny Hathaway

We lost Donny Hathaway 32 years ago today.


10/1/45-1/13/79






You can see lots more pictures and learn more about Donny Hathaway and the 47 other musicians in my tribute book, .