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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

APF 2015 coming up

Faris Badwan and the Horrors May 3, 2014 APF

I love taking photos, some are just fleeting glimpses of what I saw. This is one of those photos, not for publishing but for seeing.

I think Gia has this drum head. She took it back to LA and then back to England, and she says it will be framed. This may have been the first show for this drum head, at the APF2014. 

I was waiting to go into the pit to photograph The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and looked to my left and saw this triangle, with a moon sliver shape at the top. Really that needs to be a good sign, really is. 

2015 come around but once

New Years Eve, I took the free bus and free Skytrain to my son's house. They picked me up at the skytrain station and to me, on the last day of 2014 to the warm, home for the evening.

The year 2015 started out with a party at my son's house, family setting food and taking photos. I was on the couch watching and waiting for something to eat.

it is a bit hard to see the food and the Happy new years sign. And Jan 1 2015 brought a triangle of chocolate, photographed and then gone. The magic trick of food.

I rode home on the Skytrain and caught up with a cold. I am still trying to let it go. It's the 14th day.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Yes I went to Austin Psychedelic Festival for the second time this year. I will start posting some photos and add as I can. I saw this on the floor at the airport waiting to get on the airplane.

This is the poster for the 2014 APF pre party at Red 7 in the city.

Breakfast was a waffle shaped like the state of Texas. I was staying at  Le Quinta Motel where Sabzz and Parker were also staying. Sabzz was flying in from Germany and Parker from Washington and I would see them at RED 7 pre party that night. 

I booked a room with 2 queen size beds so that one could be my closet. I can make a mess of a room in a very short time.

I went for a swim,  bit of a walk in the pool that was 4ft 6in at the deep end. No was around. 
Then I took a cab to downtown Austin to check out were RED 7 was and get lunch. Dave Olson was in Austin but though we messaged each other to meet for lunch it did not happen. Dave is a friend from Vancouver who was in Austin for other reasons.

RED 7, cool sign.

Another cool sign Red Eyed Fly.

So I ate at Stubbs, BBQ was ok but somehow it was not as good as I had thought it would be.

But having a friend who's last name is Stubbs, I thought is was a good place to get him a t-shirt.

I walked around the area for a while and found this red wall that has staples and more staples from many poster I guess.

I sat outside in the lane and listen to the Warlocks sound check. I did not hear my favourite song but they did play it later that night. Shake The Dope Out.

cut and paste in youtube, and turn it up loud

Monday, September 8, 2014

shirt by

yet again

6 hours talking on the phone to a nice man I was contacted by on Plenty of Fish

that was last night

today I get a note from him that his x has contacted him, and he wants to put meeting me for coffee off, as it is not fair to her.

I blocked him, called him and said I thought his behaviour had an undertone that even having a coffee was off limits.

Yesterday he was single and today.... god I hate people that I do not know, and I love my friends, those of you that know me.

My mood.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

year and no blog

Well one year I ignored this blog. Seems a bit careless on my part. That could be. I just goy back from The Austin Psych Festival. I think this is one of the most amazing little festivals. I bought my tickets for my flight in February and looked forward as the Canadian money fell in value.

Well I am sitting in the same place with the same pants on, strange loop. I often think if time and how strange it is. What do you guys think of time? The Jumbo box of raisin brand is gone.
I took this photo with my iPad Mini. I have to stop going into the Apple store, it must be the lights, or the air. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Flying to Austin, and attending the APF

The Black Angels stated a small festival 6 years ago to have their style, and favourite music heard by friends and fans. This year was the 1st time it was in an outside setting for 3 days and nights on Alex (singer for Black Angels) grandfather's ranch by the Colorado river, in Austin. I just received some of the stats, and will add here before I start a stream of photos I took last weekend, in Austin Tx.

  • 74% increase in tix sales (1900 last year to 3300 this year).
  • 4,000 attendees at our peak.
  • Roughly 613 campers.
  • 80 bands over the weekend (broken down below):
  • Red 7 -  pre party Thursday night April 25 2013
  • Mohawk -  pre party Thursday night April 25 2013
    Friday - 20 bands played April 26 2013
    Saturday - 24 bands played April 27 2013
    Sunday - 20 bands April 28 2013

I took this photo while I was sitting at the gate waiting to get on the plane to head to Austin by way of Dallas. I have not turned the photo to read correctly on this new mac. Even by then I knew I had taken to much, all carry on.

There were many bands I was looking forward to hearing, but none so much as Nonni and his band Dead Skeletons from Iceland. This photo that I love I will put 1st. Yes it is blurry but to me, though I wish it was clear the magic come through the blurry. They were playing in the dark, well almost but the majick shines.

This collection was at some airport of Donald Ducks and Mickey Mouse, massive collections under glass.

I went outside for a cigaret in Dallas and had to do the shoes off and bet and body check but took this photo outside the Dallas airport.

The first night in Austin I stayed at a hotel near the airport and when I got to my room, A Place to Bury Strangers had just finished their set at the pre party, did want to see Oliver and the amazing band but was arriving to late. The parties went on to 4 AM, me sleeping, ick. But anyway. Breakfast at the hotel and headed of to the Duplex Vanessa and I had rented for the weekend. Brian Koss picked me up, we went to Vic BBQ were I ate to much BBQ. Brian can fill in the details. 

Somehow we found the festival and I can see why nothing got started until the afternoon.

We followed the porch to the gates and yes it was still in the parking lot the next day.

The gates welcome me to a new reality for 2013

The first t shirt I saw were from the Dead Skeletons from iceland. There really was no need to take more than one t shirt to Austin. :)

There were 3 stages, The Reverberation Stage, The Elevation Amphitheatre (by the river), and the Levitation Tent. 

I run into Brian Jonestown people in all the best places, The Committee to Keep Music Evil had a t shirt and merch table. I got Daniel the BJM sticker for his guitar, they did not have them on tour last year

Bass Drum of Dead 4:30 pm on the Reverberation Stage. I had not heard or seen them but will listen to more and love the name. :)

Besnard Lakes were on next, on the Reverberation Stage, a bit later I got backstage by mistake and took this group shot, someone took a photo of me taking this photo, if you see it let me know, ha.

North West of the APF was an airport for private flight, jets and noon commercial flight, oil money. This is Texas after all.

I saw was Vietnam, 6 pm at the Elevation Amphitheatre by the Colorado river. This is the second time I have seen Vietnam and damn they have got better. This wild collection of disks was at the front of the Elevation Amphitheatre. Staring at it could be dangerous.