Bad news: My camera will not take any still pictures and will have to be serviced. I was at an event in Bushwick the other day when I realized this issue. I can still shoot video, but not stills.
I’ll post more info when I find out more about it.
I was out and about wandering through Ridgewood in QUEENS tonight when I stopped into Caskey’s Tavern at 68-69 Fresh Pond Road and checked-in with Foursquare. After checking in, I got an email from Foursquare letting me know that I had unlocked the “Brooklyn 4 Life” badge, which I found exceedingly weird as I was in Queens! Even Foursquare knows that Caskey’s is in Queens!
If you have $44.42 in your checking account and see a “pending charge–not included in balance” of $55.12, immediately withdraw $40. You know you’re gonna get hit with an overdraft fee anyway, so this way you’ll have $40 more in cash to cushion yourself until payday.
I am a collector of histories; a memoirist of the city’s remembrances and recollections.
The wonder of photography and its importance as a medium emerge from the vision and talent of individual photographers, not from the megapixels or processing algorithms or any of the other “features” found among contemporary cameras. The technical wizardry on these cameras is stunning and is surely helpful in the creation of beautiful images but, in the right hands, even the simplest of cameras are capable of capturing stunning, transcendent imagery.
Philosophy is the means by which we create meaning from the spaces between facts.
The importance of philosophy today is the same as its importance from its start more than 2500 years ago: the attempt to understand the world and create meaning from its madness using one’s mind and the language of logic. The scope of its analysis has certainly changed since Thales, but clear thinking and creative conceptual development remain fundamental to any and all attempts at understanding the operations of the world and our place within it.
I finally got around to uploading all of the pictures I took in August to the Gallery today, so I wanted to post a note here identifying the updates that were made.
Link to August Gallery: NYC Walkabout | August
The following are links into the individual galleries:
Spiritualized performing Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space at Radio City Music Hall was without a doubt the single best musical event I have ever experienced. As a long-time fan of the band (aka, a “groupie”) I went into the show with exceptionally high expectations, but even these were exceeded (exploded, even) by a performance that I think can be rightly regard as historic. As Armen Rosen from the NY Press observed, “The night was a convincing argument for the canonization of rock music; indeed, Ladies and Gentlemen sounded less like a collection of rock songs than a lost Wagner opera.” I have seen Spiritualized perform 11 other times during the last 14 years and can easily recall individually distinct moments from each one of these shows, but the performance at Radio City felt like the first time I’ve ever heard their music as it was meant be heard, as it was always supposed to be performed. I would even argue that this show was not simply the first time their music has been given the treatment it’s so long deserved, but that this performance was the apotheosis of the sound that Jason Peirce has been crafting since his days with Spacemen 3. Read More