This is a photo I took on the way to Edmonton when AUROCH was off to play at WORDLESS INVOCATION FEST with the mighty DIRE OMEN, BEGRIME EXEMIOUS, and MITOCHONDRION. With special buddies in RITUAL NECROMANCY from Portland it was truly a delightful time.
Yesterday was a very productive; product filled day. Got a couple of holiday gifts; and one cheap one for myself. I ended up getting Toontracks DRUM RIFFS By Matt Hallpern and I ended up writing a song entirely then and there. It took 3-4 hours and it’s basically done now.
There is something crazy about getting a new piece of equipment; or a new effect or sound: if it’s worth it’s weight in gold it will give you some nuggets of itself to you. Sounds a little weird maybe; but that’s the only analogy I could think of.
In my experimentations with photography, it makes me wish I had some more lenses to mess around with. I do love my standard zoom very much so because it has taken a lot of great shots; but I would love to toy around with some new ones. Perhaps in the new year!
In the mean time; I am deciding what piece of equipment will be worth it’s weight in gold to me right now as a gift to myself for a productive new year. Sound a bit selfish? Well; yeah. Why not though. I want to be done this album and having a bass might help. Dunno though.
Giving to yourself is important. More important than to others; though giving to others has a lot of joy. That immediate joy does go away a lot more quickly. If you work hard and earn something for yourself, so people say, you are destined to be happy. So be it.
With that I leave you with a creepy picture.
Well hey there reader(s).
It turns out I have a beautiful new camera.
Though, I will never call myself a photographer, for fear of being loathed off of the internet from all of the actual professionals out there. But I can say I do like it when I snap a pretty picture.
And I believe everyone has the potential to do that at least once in their lives.
Here are some recent pictures I took of a bunch of musical equipment.
And finally; one of the most beautiful ladies I know.
She had gotten her hair done recently, as she works at a prominent Vancouver salon; and I wanted to capture how terribly red her hair was!