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30 Day Song Challenge

My song selections for the Facebook meme:

Day 01 – Your favorite song – INVISIBLE INK (Aimee Mann)
Day 02 – Your least favorite song – GIVE ME ONE REASON (Tracy Chapman)
Day 03 – A song that makes you happy – CLONIE (Nellie McKay)
Day 04 – A song that makes you sad – FULL OF GRACE (Sarah McLachlan)
Day 05 – A song that reminds you of someone – I HUNG MY HEAD (Sting)
Day 06 – A song that reminds you of somewhere WEST POINT (Jonatha Brooke)
Day 07 – A song that reminds you of a certain event FALLING SLOWLY (Glen and Marketa)
Day 08 – A song that you know all the words to THE OTHER END OF THE TELESCOPE (‘Til Tuesday)
Day 09 – A song that you can dance to AIN’T NO WAY (Aretha Franklin)
Day 10 – A song that makes you fall asleep OVER THE RAINBOW (The Innocence Mission)
Day 11 – A song from your favorite band MOUTHFUL OF DIAMONDS (Phantogram)
Day 12 – A song from a band you hate I GOTTA FEELING (Black Eyed Peas)
Day 13 – A song that is a guilty pleasure THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (Celine Dion)
Day 14 – A song that no one would expect you to love MAD (Ne-Yo)
Day 15 – A song that describes you HAND IN MY POCKET (Alanis Morrisette)
Day 16 – A song that you used to love but now hate KISS ME (Sixpence)
Day 17 – A song that you hear often on the radio ROCKET MAN (Elton John)
Day 18 – A song that you wish you heard on the radio DANCING ON MY OWN (Robyn)
Day 19 – A song from your favorite album RED VINES – BACHELOR NO. 2 (Aimee Mann)
Day 20 – A song that you listen to when you’re angry GIMME SOME TRUTH (Sam Phillips)
Day 21 – A song you listen to when you’re happy YOU MAKE MY DREAMS (Hall and Oates)
Day 22 – A song you listen to when you’re sad GUESS I’M DOING FINE (Beck)
Day 23 – A song you want to play at your wedding – NEVER FINISH (Leigh Nash)
Day 24 – A song you want to play at your funeral – FIELDS OF GOLD (Sting)
Day 25 – A song that makes you laugh A COMPLICATED SONG (“Weird” Al Yankovic)
Day 26 – A song you can play on an instrument TWINKLE TWINKLE
Day 27 – A song you wish you could play VIVALDI LA STRAVAGANZA
Day 28 – A song that makes you feel guilty HELLO IN THERE (John Prine)
Day 29 – A song from your childhood THE LONELY GOATHERD (from the Sound of Music)
Day 30 – Your favorite song at this time last year TURN IT OFF (Phantogram)

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Project ACT Confluence

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Just another day at the office

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Bonsai!

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Phantogram on Fallon!

UPDATE: The Late Night video expired, so I replaced it with Phantogram’s video for “When I’m Small.”

One of the reasons I was digging out Phantogram pics was because of their TV debut last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! Usually first time live TV performances are a bit laced with nerves, but they didn’t show it. Unless Sarah Barthel’s endearing head shimmy is a nervous tick.

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Mnemonic, Josiah Wolf and Phantogram

Somehow I overlooked posting these photos from back in October. It was a good show, though I realized I’m basically too old to be staying up that late for an out-of-town concert. That same night, a few miles away, Liz Phair was playing a show. I briefly thought about trying to go to both, but with unknown start times and all there was no way of getting the timing down.

Mnemonic

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Josiah Wolf and Liz Hodson

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Phantogram

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In the meantime…

Obviously there’s been a lapse in updates, but that’s not to say there’s nothing new to share. The wedding gig has come and gone, as has the photography course I was taking in preparation for it. Most of my time in the next week will be spent processing the 300 or so images from the event (out of 850 images total), after which I will post the images from the rest of my course assignments. Overall my decision to take the class leading up to the job proved helpful, but the fair amount of self-study in the final weeks proved invaluable. Coming upon the on-camera flash work of Niel Van Niekerk (thanks Internets!) really upped the ante in terms of dealing with the wedding’s indoor, evening setting. Honestly, the images I took wouldn’t have been the same without his information and instruction. There’s more refining of the technique to do, but I feel there’s a nice foundation on which to build, and which should serve me well in a variety of situations.

So more to come, but in the meantime, allow me to distract you with this baby…

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