Last week, I was lucky enough to shoot video of Spring Creek in the recording studio. If you don’t know who they are, Spring Creek is a Lyons, Colorado-based bluegrass band who won the 2007 band competitions at both the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and RockyGrass. They are currently recording their 3rd album, and this new material is being released by Rebel Records, the same record label that bluegrass superstar Ralph Stanley is on.
My buddy Kevin and I recorded them practicing and recording, and also shot interviews. We’ll be going up to the Fox Theatre on Friday night to shoot more video, and we’ll be putting out a ten minute video in a few weeks. Take a look at the 2-minute version below.
Want to watch the below video in HD? I think you should. Check it out on the youtube page, and click the “watch in HD” link just under the video (on the right side). If it doesn’t show up, refresh the page.
OK, so there is a great iPhone application out there called PDAnet. This application lets you use your phone’s built-in 3G and Edge capabilities and, through a wifi network, allow your computer to use the aforementioned to connect to the internet. I’m not sure how often this will happen, but if I want to use my laptop in a coffee shop or other place sans internet, now I can.
Want to know how this works? Well, first you need a jailbroken iPhone. Get more info here.
After reading this, I sort of wish this post was about tether ball.
“Modern sympathies make this scene of carnage a kind of heroic tragedy, with the lions as protagonists, but it is unlikely that the artists of the king had any intention other than to aggrandize his image by piling up his kills, by showing the king of men pitting himself against and conquering the king of beasts.”
-Gardner’s Art Through the Ages, Tenth Edition, Volume 1
It’s a reference to this image of King Ashurbanipal: http://tinyurl.com/killinglions
So I had a pretty seriously long sentence. So long that it went all the way to page 57. Which is why I never did well at Survey of Art History courses. Everyone was such a windbag.
* Grab the book closest to you. Now.
* Go to page 56.
* Find the 5th sentence.
* Write that sentence as your status.
* Copy these instructions as a comment to your blog/twitter/plurk/you name it.
* Don’t go looking for your favourite book, or the coolest one you have — just grab the closest one.
Time Magazine reports that tuna could become extinct, mainly due to the world’s endless appetite for sushi. I’m going to cut out tuna from my sushi ordering because of this, I think.