Monthly Archives: November 2012

Sound check under the Big Ass Fan

Blackberry Smoke jammed for a while during sound check at the Orange Peel in Asheville this afternoon. It really is a Big Ass Fan, made by the Big Ass Fan Company in Lexington, KY. No wonder it’s always so comfy at the Peel.

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Faces of the 99% at Firestorm Cafe & Books in Asheville

My regular readers know I like Asheville and spend a lot of time there. You also know I like my coffee and espresso. So it should come as no surprise that I have been known to hang out at the Firestorm Cafe in downtown Asheville. Why? Because I think they have the best espresso in […]

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Finally – big fine art prints

I am finally offering prints for sale. The prints are the highest quality I can make, which is to say fine art, museum quality. And they are large – roughly 12 X 18 inches.  The short side will be exactly 12 inches and the long side will vary by the image, but not longer than […]

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Deco day

I’ve never been accused of being an architectural photographer, but if you’re in South Beach, what are you gonna do? Shoot the deco, of course. Picked up the Parris Blackberry Smokemobile this morning and spent the afternoon in Miami walking around the South Beach art deco area with my brother-in-law. I’ll hit I-95 and head […]

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Unique item needs good home

This is my personal copy of the Outlaws first album that was given to me by the band when it was released in 1975. My photo of the band at the poker table is on the back cover and my portraits of the band members are on the inside spread. This album is autographed (and/or […]

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Mad Alchemy

It was like a blast from the past when I visited Broadway’s music club in Asheville last Thursday night. A cool looking dude was manipulating plates of colorful liquids on top of an overhead projector like your high school teacher used, and producing a pulsating light show the likes of which I hadn’t seen this […]

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John the Conqueror

Straight out of Mississippi by way of Philadelphia, PA,  John the Conqueror is a remarkable new band playing rock and roll that gives me hope the style of music I love may actually outlive me. To hear guys in their 20s playing no-frills rock and roll is as satisfying as it is gratifying.  Centered around […]

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Another vintage shot – Outlaws 1975

It’s a good thing I held on to my Nikon film scanner. I don’t think they make ‘em any more. Here’s a previously unpublished, never before seen image of Hughie Thomasson and Billy Jones, backstage in Santa Monica,CA. There’s lots more where this came from.

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