Sorry for the continued lack of new pictures here on flickr, I haven’t forgotten you! Been busy as stink working, living and making pictures. I couldn’t let this one pass though! It was a real honour to be asked to do new promo pictures for D.O.A. this past week. While most of you know me as a jazz nut, punk rock is deep in my bones too and I’ve been a huge fan of Vancouver legend’s D.O.A. and front man Joe Keithley since I was but a lad.
As you can see, things got off to a bit of a rocky start but, once I could move my jaw again, things settled down and we got along great! The new lineup featuring my old friend Paddy Duddy on Drums and Mike Hodsall on bass is screaming good.
They land in Europe later today for a whirlwind summer tour. If you’re in Europe, check out Sudden Death Records for dates and do try to catch them if you’re nearby.
36 of my Favourite Albums
A Rare Visitor on Flickr.
The CGS Bartlett refuels at the neighbourhood Chevron station.
Not often you see a Coast Guard ship in Burrard Inlet since Stephen Harper decided that the busiest harbour in Canada was less deserving of a Coast Guard outpost than Selkirk, Manitoba, located some hundreds of miles from the ocean.
We’ve so far been incredibly fortunate in that there’s been only one notable incident resulting in a death in Vancouver’s waters that likely could have been prevented if the Coast Guard Station was still open in Kits.
So Long Koala Punk on Flickr.
No, he’s not going anywhere. Still doing just fine but, today it became pretty obvious he’s outgrown the moniker.
Koala Punk just isn’t the right moniker for a young man who can’t wait to get out of Kid’s Only Market to take a tour of his uncle’s university darkrooms. It’s most definitely not applicable to a kid who can spend an hour sitting on the seaside debating the merits of dip pens vs brush pens for inking his sketches. And, it’s certainly not appropriate when he goes and buys those pens to try out. With his own money.
We talked about it and settled on KP. He’s not quite ready to leave childhood completely behind it seems.
The Shortest Month Gives Way on Flickr.
The days are getting longer, the sun is shining a little brighter when it does, people are wearing a layer or two fewer. Generally much rejoicing as we close out February and head into March.
For my part though, I’ll miss the long shadows the sun casts in the winter months, not to mention sunrise at a civilized time.
Pro Eto Revisited on Flickr.
A modern take on Aleksandr Rodchenko’s photomontages created to illustrate Mayakovski’s opus ‘Pro Eto’. Teetering right on the edge of incomprehension. (as all good art school projects should).
Of course, not entirely true to the spirit of the original. Rodchenko cut pictures out of magazines whereas I took all of these myself. As far back as 1988 and as recently as last week.