The June 29 picture is a mailbox in the neighborhood that has had a number removed. The house number is 7420, but a clever person removed the 7 so that the mailbox now reads 420. Touché reverse graffiti artist. Touché.
Archive for June, 2011
Coldplay is set to release their fifth studio album this year, and the first single now has a video. The clip for “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” is two parts, the first is a stop-motion with graffiti animation while the second is a performance in a black light lit room with glowing paint splattered walls. I’m not a huge fan of this song, especially after the band’s Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends album, and the video isn’t really selling me on the clip. Coldplay has been accused of plagiarizing before, but never of ripping off themselves. This video is too reminiscent of the treatment for “Strawberry Swing” for me to really enjoy it.
I make no secret of my love for the Kills, and in particular Alison Mosshart. She is, in my opinion, the embodiment of sexy. The video for the second single from the band’s fourth album cuts together footage that was filmed around the time of the release of Blood Pressures, both live and b-roll. It is pretty much exactly what fans of the band have come to expect, and I’m happy they continue to deliver.
Yesterday’s picture is courtesy of a fire hydrant in my new neighborhood. Add some filters to an already ugly hydrant and this dark depiction is what comes of it.
For the June 27 picture I’m dipping back to the 23rd and the climb up to Mt. Shasta in Northern California. Driving up the foothills was a great experience. Playing hide-and-seek with the mountain at every turn made it more exciting when she re-emerged even bigger than before.
The picture for June 26 is a shot I took of the Penske truck I drove from Salt Lake before I turned in the keys on the 24th. My trip from the front door of my building in SLC to the drop off location in Tacoma was 1,999.9 miles. Which, to me, is much cooler than if it had been 2,000 even.
The truck was emptied on the 24th, but the picture is posted here for the 25th. My older brother helped me unload, which went much faster than when I loaded the truck in Salt Lake (thank you for the help, Heidi!). Moving sucks, and I’ll have to do it again in the next year or two. I sure am looking forward to that.
This picture was taken on the 23rd, but I wanted to share the Golden Gate pic so this was bumped to the the 24th. On the 23rd Sadie and I made our way through northern California from SF to Salem, Oregon. This was taken as we began our ascent up to Mount Shasta, which was a beautiful drive. Sadie was my co-pilot for the road trip, and while she slept a lot she also took in some of the scenery, too. As she did while we climbed through the mountains.
Not the best picture of the Golden Gate Bridge, but my phone was dying and I didn’t want to fiddle with the effects for this one for fear that I would lose the picture and not have one to share. Emily, my friend in SF, wanted to drive me across the Golden Gate and I snapped a few pics on the round trip to and fro. Afterward we went back to her place in Haight then for some cocktails around the corner from the house in which she’s renting a room. I haven’t spent any time in SF since I was eight years old. It was pretty cool to enjoy some time there now.