Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Last Night

We - my brother, and me - started the evening at my favorite Mexican food restaurant, Lucy's El Adobe...

I was taking these pictures with my iphone and wanted to get a candid shot of Corky at Lucy's. Only problem...I was sitting next to him. So, I stretched my arms out and turned the phone around. I had no clue what I was shooting. This is what I got...

Corky Laing and Me

...possibly my favorite self portrait, even though it wasn't meant to be a self portrait. I think the photo also captures the feel of Lucy's in the background. Oh, and that straw pointing at me is coming from my very large yummy, yummy margarita. Very yummy.

From Lucy's we headed over the hill to Burbank to check out a jam band my friend Jeff plays with. I brought my "real" camera along for that portion of the evening entertainment. Only problem...the place was very dark and dingy and only had one tiny stage light that was also dark and dingy. But I had loads of fun shooting wide open at 1/10th of a second. I coulda shouted, "Everybody hold still." Like that would ever happen.

Here's the ones I like best...

These pics are a miracle...the place was so dark I couldn't even see Jeff.

But I could hear him and he sounded great.

I introduced the two drummers...

They seem to be getting along just fine. Ah...drummers.

Jeff and his very cool wife, Judith.

Corky and brother John (as you know, he plays guitar).

And my favorite picture of the night...

The bar girls. I especially like the three hands that are visible. They say everything. Click on the photo to view it bigger and see if you agree. The one girl is almost breaking through her own skin...and enjoying it.

3 comments:

meg t said...

can't believe how well the pics of jeff turned out in that place!
And the bar girls? well, yeah, that says it all about that place.ugh.
but there's good music on mondays.
see u soon, meg

Chesher Cat said...

Hey Meg...great meeting you. BTW, that's your waving hand in the photo of Jeff and Judith. :)

Steve B said...

Ah, Mountain...I remember seeing them once on Cape Cod somewhere. I mainly remember they were loud! Theme For an Imaginary Western was my favorite.