It’s Thursday in the Coachella Valley and I am excited because this means that I get to go out tonight. Well, that is, if my hubby and I are feeling up to it. Lit Lounge in the Fantasy Springs Casino hosts Big Country Thursday and for the past four years I have looked forward to these nights. The bands they have playing are some of the best I have heard out here. To me, it is almost like being at a concert, guess I don’t get out much. There are a few bands that I have been photographing on a regular basis just because I really like their sound, the way they interact as a band (their stage presence), and just that I have either connected with them and found out that they are just genuinely really good people. I also am spreading the musical joy of what I am witnessing as I am watching them. I guess I do have an agenda when I am out there stalking and taking photos while they play. I would like to become a professional and get hired by a hotel or venue. I am sure that there are other ways to do it as I have written letters to our local throw-away paper and applied to jobs and internships. However, I have been having so much fun and learning about musical instruments and band nuances. It’s so fascinating. Now when I watch bands, I am checking out their pedals and what guitars they are using or what type of setup the drummer is using. I have seen drummers using small kits rip it up and just blow me away as well drummers using big kits. Also, I have changed how I am shooting. I have started embracing the moody shots I take in dark bars and clubs. I shoot in the dark, with out flash. In this age of digital cameras we get to choose what our photos look like. I kind of like making them look like they are painted. It’s kind of cool. This is after all why I call my blog The Art of Music.
Invisible eyes, or anyone out there have wonderful day. If you are free tonight. There is a fabulous band Country Nation with this wonderful singer, Miss Sarah Winchester. They are playing at Fantasy Springs in the Lit Lounge tonight. You may even see me there.
***Currently toe tapping and singing along to: (pandora is on shuffle)
sunday morning – maroon5
california uber alles- dead kennedys
statue of liberty – descendents
punk rawk show – mxpx
take me home – the barry brothers