January 31, 2005

Bowl America

Today I finally got around to dropping off some rolls of film that I've shot recently. Later in the week I should finally have some photos of the recent cold weather and other events.

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January 30, 2005

Amy and Chas

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January 29, 2005

Driveway

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January 27, 2005

Front Lawn Lounging

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January 26, 2005

I'm Nuts About Dakota Gourmet

One thing that next summer will have to feature: another pigroast. Got that, Brent?

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Beer and Cigarettes

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January 25, 2005

Kickball

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January 24, 2005

Get Yer Water

Continuing with the summer theme, here's a photo of a vendor hawking water outside of Camden Yards. I will have some photos of the snow that's been falling around here recently, but I haven't gotten around to developing any of them yet.

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Someone Call an Ambulance

OK, last Teenbeat-related post! The third band getting back together for the 20th anniversary concert is New York's Versus. Versus had a pretty long run turning out pop songs with soaring and harder-edged riffs than most of the other Teenbeat bands. Rather than posting songs from one of their Teenbeat releases, I'm going to post a few songs from their first non-single release, the Let's Electrify! EP. See you at the concerts!

The songs:

  • Let's Electrify!
  • Silver Vein
  • Sea Girl

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January 22, 2005

Thinking About Summer Already


A photo from last year's 4th of July party that I never got around to scanning.

I spent last evening hanging out with Steve, Sanda and the rest of the old GW ultimate frisbee gang. I brought with me some photos from last July, since a lot of people hadn't had a chance to see them yet. Now, while I'm sitting here surrounded by snow, all I can think about is summer.

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January 21, 2005

Boxing Day Brunch 11

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January 20, 2005

Chinatown Gate, Again

Yet another shot of the Chinatown gate.

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January 19, 2005

Gallery Place 3

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January 18, 2005

Bound for Silver Spring

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January 17, 2005

Art Display

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Nancy, I Miss You Already

Continuing my little series of posts about Teenbeat, I’ll move onto Tuscadero, another one of the bands that will be reuniting for the 20th anniversary concert next month.

Tuscadero was a poppy foursome whose first album featured songs about candy, boardgames, Nancy Drew and a character from Happy Days that was their namesake. Since I don’t have anything else by them, both songs are off of the Pink Album. I would have liked to include Angel in a Half-Shirt, their song about the wonders of a bare abdomen with "some love handles it's true, all the better to hold onto!"

The songs:

Nancy Drew – By far my choice for the best Tuscadero song. I think everyone can appreciate a song about their parents tossing out all of their old stuff from childhood.

Mt. Pleasant – It’s their Beaver Cleaver neighborhood. It might not be pretty, but it sure smells good.

Until next time, when I’ll have a post about Versus.

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Emergency Evacuation Instructions

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January 15, 2005

Outbound

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January 14, 2005

Capitol South 6

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Boxing Day Brunch 9

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January 13, 2005

Empty Station

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Boxing Day Brunch 7

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January 12, 2005

You Got Your Sex God, I've Got Mine Too

It’s 1993 all over again. In that year--or thereabouts at least, my memory is getting bad with age--I had a pretty brief love affair with Teenbeat Records, and in particular 3 of their bands: Unrest, Versus and Tuscadero. Recently, I found out that Teenbeat is having a 20th Anniversary Concert over two evenings at the Black Cat, and chances are very high that I will be there.

Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll get to all three of these bands, but for now I’m going to start with Unrest. Unrest worked its way through a few incarnations, but the one I am most familiar with—and that I listened to back then—is the poppy, disjointed and angular sounds that I found on the Isabel Bishop EP, which is the first Unrest release that I picked up.

The songs:

Isabel – A reworking of the ode to the painter that originally appeared on Imperial f.f.r.r.

Winona Ryder (XX version) – The Unrest contribution to the Simple Machines series.

Teenage Suicide – Also from the Isabel Bishop E.P., this was Unrest’s take on the tiny snippet ("teenage suicide, don't do it") of Teenage Suicide that you hear Christian Slater play on the radio during Heathers.

Hua over at Sticker Shock just posted Cath Carroll from Unrest’s Perfect Teeth LP, so you should get over there and snag a copy of that as well.

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Gallery Place/Chinatown 2

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Boxing Day Brunch 10

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January 11, 2005

Capitol South 4

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Boxing Day Brunch 6

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January 10, 2005

Capitol South 3

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Boxing Day Brunch 5

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January 09, 2005

Boxing Day Brunch 4

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Boxing Day Brunch 3

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January 08, 2005

Gallery Place/Chinatown

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January 07, 2005

Disembark

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Boxing Day Brunch 2

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January 06, 2005

New Year's Eve


Zach, Me and Emily.

Earlier this evening, I finally got my photos from New Year's Eve back. For the time being I'll post a few photos until I have a chance to get a complete gallery on-line sometime this weekend.


Sonya and Zach.


Jenna sets off a noisemaker and Anna jumps.


Porter, Andy and the damage.


Rob, Noelle, Andy and Porter.


I have no idea who these people are.

I guess it's a sign of a fun evening when you wind up with pictures of total strangers. I can remember talking to the girl and her friends at the bar, but I'm clueless as to what their names were.


Andy gives me the finger while Bryan leans on him.

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Boxing Day Brunch 1

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Casting a Shadow

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January 05, 2005

Escalators

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Static Screams and Cell Divisions

In order change things up for the new year, I’m planning on occasionally posting some mp3s of music that I have been enjoying recently. Depending on how things go bandwidth wise and whether people have any interest in what I am posting, I may continue to occasionally post some songs.

In any case, the first band I’d like to call to your attention is the A-Frames. Eric from Something I Learned Today posted three songs by them a few months ago, and after listening to them, I hopped on-line and ordered the A-Frames second album. Thudding bass lines, deadpan singing, sharp guitars, lyrics about alien worlds and future worlds…I was sold on the first listen.

The songs:

  • Futureworld (originally posted by Eric, but I’ll repost it since he's removed it from his site.)
  • Search and Rescue

The A-Frames won’t be for everyone, but give it a try and let me know what you think. Get the songs while they are up, I’ll be taking them down soon.

UPDATE: The site was getting a little slow to load. I'm not sure if it was the songs or not, but I've taken them down just in case. Thanks for listening, I'll try this again later.

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January 03, 2005

Metro Center, Upper Platform

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5th Annual Tree Trimming Party

I attended a slew of holiday parties this December, but was lazy and only got my camera out at Luke, Andy, Karen, Bryan and Anna's Fifth Annual Tree Trimming Party. Here's a small gallery of photos from that evening.

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January 02, 2005

So Long, 2004


L'Enfant Plaza Station

As a year-end retrospective, I've posted two sets of photos to my Flickr account:
1. A set of metro station photos from the past year.
2. A set of of my favorite photos from 2004, excluding all of the metro station photos.

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