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December 31st, 2010
Happy New Year! / Happy Almost New Year! (depending on your current geographic location)
October 14th, 2010
This site is starting to turn into a nerd-centric version of TMZ.com...
I took clock photos of notable session musician Greg Suran and his notable employer Liz Phair last night. It was a really great show and quite a different experience from when I saw her in 1995, simply because this time I didn't have to spend the night after the show sleeping on the floor of the Seattle Greyhound Bus Depot.
Chalk one up for getting older!
October 10th, 2010
Went to Bunk Bar and saw Robert Scott from the most excellent band The Clean. Speaking of which, I finally got all of my photos and videos from Matador at 21 online!
October 5th, 2010
Ira from Yo La Tengo:
Wow! What a weekend. Went to the Matador at 21 concert in Las Vegas. Had a lot of fun and saw a lot of music. I ran into Yo La Tengo standing in the casino. A few years ago a girl I know sent me a clock photo with their drummer Georgia. I went over to say hello (well, due to my "state" and enthusiasm..to them it probably looked more like Kool-Aid Man was busting through their living room wall).
The next night during Superchunk's set I received a text message that a couple friends in our group had decided to get married after being together for 14 years. About 15 of us piled into taxis and headed to this chapel up on the strip. I took a bunch of video and photos of their wedding, plus a couple clock photos. This was my favorite:
..awhile later I was back at the Matador event I got video of a purple Ted Leo doing Beat Happening's "Cast a Shadow" at the Karoke Underground:
With Mitch Mitchell
Finally, a reunited Guided by Voices played on Sunday night. After the show their guitarist Mitch Mitchell came down to the floor and said hello to people, nice guy:
September 28th, 2010
A few updates...
The new, completely overhauled version of the humanclock.com site is a "few more percent" done, still a few months away though. :(
I bought a fancy new camera awhile back so I can at least look a little more like I know what I'm doing. The camera has a good knack for putting itself into unique situations.
The first was probably a couple weeks ago when it found itself in Seattle, WA where Star Anna & the Laughing Dogs were recording their third album. Mike McCready from Pearl Jam was sitting in on a few songs and during a break I took a few clock photos of Ty Bailie (organist), Justin Davis (guitar), and Mike McCready in the control room:
I realize now that I completely forgot to jokingly mention to Mike and Justin that I was hoping for them to do a shot-for-shot remake of the guitar duel from the movie Crossroads. Maybe next time.
During one of those days when I was up in Seattle, I took a walk around my old neighborhood in Wallingford/Green Lake. The rain was starting to come down hard so I ducked into a then-empty tiny bar on 45th. About an hour later I was surrounded by people in birthday hats throwing a surprise birthday party for a friend. Someone put a birthday hat on me and I nominated myself as videographer. I took a clock photo of them awhile afterwards:
The camera does nice video too. I took this video last weekend in Ellensburg, WA. Star does a nice cover of Otis Redding's "That's How Strong My Love Is". I was so into the show that I forgot to change memory cards, hence the last 10 seconds (instrumental) of the song is cut off, plus my arms were going uncomfortably numb from holding the camera up the whole show...but I was really glad to be there and get this on video:
Lastly, thanks to Postcrossing for giving my Pobox Clock project a mention. When I came up with the Pobox Clock idea, I didn't realize I was tapping into a huge network of people who semi-anonymously mail postcards to each other around the world via their website. Check their site out if you wish to receive postcards from real people around the world!
July 23rd, 2010
Hey, I'm working on a new theme for the clock site, except rather than you sending me photos with the time in them...you mail me the actual time! Details here about the Pobox clock.
July 5th, 2010
Greetings from New York City, NY. Went two a couple John Lennon related spots today and took clock photos of a few people.
These two were on their way back to England after six months in the states:
Went to see BSNYC read at Powell's bookstore tonight and got a couple clock photos of him (aka Eben Weiss). If you haven't read his blog and have even a remote interest in bikes it is well worth your time to check out. I think he won me over when he correctly pointed out that the musical group The Escape Club was created as a drop in replacement in the event that INXS' tour bus should ever crash.
Unfortunately on the photo I took of Eben where he had a nice smile, my camera was more interested in a Nov. 1979 letter to Andy Kauffman, written by one Jayme McDonald from Renton, Washington, and focused on that instead. The letters in the photos are letters written to the late comedian Andy Kauffman and collected in this book:
Dear Andy Kaufman, I Hate Your Guts!
June 16th, 2010
I'm really sad to say that my friend Tim Wallace unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, June 12th. He was "Mr. 2009" on the humancalendar.com website.
I remember when I took his calendar photos the process was a minor nightmare due to lighting and computer problems. Tim just sat there in the booth and we told stories as I cursed the remote capture software on my computer. The whole process took about 50 minutes instead of the usual 20. This turned out to be a bit of a blessing because I had a video camera running the whole time, and it captured a regular conversation between us without any degree of formality. I will post a little bit of the video at some point.
He was a great friend and I'll miss him a lot.
June 7th, 2010
I finally have the list of songs that mention a time all up to date, 953 songs as of this writing! Updating the list was a bit of a pain due to the huge amount of spam I had to clean out. I've made a few changes so it will be easier for me to administer the list going forward.
April 24th, 2010
The Bridgetown Comedy Festival is in town, and near my house! The last time something this exciting happenned so close to home was when the Flaming Lips did that naked video shoot up at Mt. Tabor. I've been seeing some great acts and last night I got a clock photo of Scott Adsit who plays Pete on 30 Rock.
April 7th , 2010
Greetings from Cora's hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas. A few cool things going on lately....
A) Went and saw Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs tonight. It was a great show and I took a clock photo of them afterwards. Go see them when they come to your town! Also below that is a video I took of the song "My 45" from the show tonight:
Holly Golightly and Lawyer Dave
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs: "My 45"
B) In other news...ye ole Internet now has evidence of my first and only modeling gig. I am showing off my posh suit ("The Ace") I got from Duchess,Clothier at home in Portland. If I remember right I had them take a clock photo of me during this photo shoot but I don't think I've uploaded it yet. The suit is awesome, or as Sweet Jimmy T (in the Ted Leo photo below) says:
"I still have to say that that is one of the best suits I have ever seen. It's simple and classy, and the cut is pretty timeless. It looks new and old all at the same time"
C) Lastly, the humancalendar.com site is on the "Wacky Websites" Page-a-Day tear-off desktop calendars as January 2nd. I just heard about this the other day which is a good thing because I was able to pick up two of them (one for me, one for me mum) for $1.99 off of Ebay since it is four months into the new year.
March 21st, 2010
Got a clock photo of Ted Leo, pharmacist Chris Wilson, and customer Sweet Jimmy T last night. It was a great show!
March 9th, 2010
Work on the new clock site is progressing good, although I feel I'll be done sometime around 2024. And yes, you will be able to put the clock on your blog!
Anyway, if you are in the Portland, OR area this weekend you should really go see Star Anna. They are playing at the White Eagle here in Portland on Saturday, March 13th.
Famous Rock Stars and NPR have now found them so they won't be playing smaller venues too much longer.
A cover of Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" with Duff McKagan at the recent benefit for Haiti in Seattle
Here is one of their songs (of many) that I like
Plus sometimes they do a nice cover of Otis Redding's "That's How Strong My Love Is"
February 15th, 2010
Humanclock.com / Humancalendar.com (websites) would like to say Happy President's Day (USA Holiday), from the Presidents of the United States of America (band) via Joanne Hendriks (nice person), who took these photos while they were on tour in Krenfeld, Germany (Country).
I think the first time I saw them was in 1994 in Bellingham, WA at the Royal Room. I didn't know too much about them at the time, but during their song "Naked and Famous", a girl who I had a crush on started taking off her clothes. I thought to myself: "This band is quite alright."