Sunday, August 24, 2008

Good Stuff

Don't like to get political on this blog, but when the primaries come, remember how our community has grown with Sam Hoyt as our Assemblyman...

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Art Fest!

Yea! The Elmwood Arts Festival is here! Just waiting for Kevin to walk the pup and we can go. Lots of good music- we're going to the main stage for Terry Sullivan at 3, John and Mary at 4, scooting to the WilFa (Kevin hates it when I don't call is "The Farm") stage to catch a bit of DKQ, then back to the main tage by 5 for Gurf, then Them Jazzbeards at 6. Whew! Busy! My work is up at Dolci, so I want to stop there, too. And get my Mark Freeland t-shirt. We'd better get going!

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Saturday, August 02, 2008

Buffalo's Infringement Festival-Last Weekend

Well, I don't feel I got to do a lot during the Festival, but since I was part of the Film Photographers of Greater Buffalo's 1st Annual Exhibit at El Museo, I felt I played a part. Tonight we did go to a couple of things, though.
First, at Alt Theatre, was David Butler's "Wading for Answers". It was a great performance written by David Butler and "soundscaped" by David Kane. It was dance and reading by several actor/dancers and Butler himself. I LOVE to see when Butler and Kane work together- they always seem to make it click. They've been working together on different projects since the 80's. For a while, as a duo known as D+D (maybe I can scare up some promo photos I did of them...).
Watching tonight brought up many memories; some from David's writing, from past performances, and some from when I got to do a play based on Poe and Lovecraft's writings- Butler directing and Kane doing music at the old Cabaret. Good times!
Then we went to Shakespeare in the parking lot- on Allen between Nietzschies and Lagniappes. Our old friend Ronawanda hosted some street theatre, complete with the crowd stepping up to act and blocking traffic. AJ Fries even did the last scene from Hamlet (the dead guy part). I need to remind myself how fun this was when it rolls around next year. At lest there's still the block party in front of College Street Gallery tomorrow...

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Friday, August 01, 2008

Really, I'm Here

Hello all! I'm really all over the internet. I am on the Boundless Living Challenge- 45 days to get close to or reach a goal. Since I am so interested in getting my photography to the next level, I figured this would be helpful.
I'm also getting into a photo project with the state wide MARK group. I want to work with the adapted reuse buildings in Buffalo. At first I was thinking about focusing on the mayors 5,000 in 5 years plan (demolishing a that number of houses in 5 years). But really, that's kind of depressing. The project is centered on the "inspiring" aspects of NYS. After Gov. Patterson's bleak look of the states economy, I figured I'd better go with something more positive. We do have some great examples of that, starting with Ani Difranco's church. Sending the proposal tonight!
Lastly, going to Greg Klyma's CD release tonight, if we make it after dinner with the in-laws. I helped with some photos for the package, and the songs are great!

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