Top o’ the morning to you where ever in the world you are on this June 10, 2020. Today is going to be a good day, I can feel it. I just read that the Coachella Valley is getting my favorite night back, Country Night at the Lit Lounge. I am looking forward to seeing live music and the people that I have met there in the past. It will be interesting to see how they will manage the room in this age of social distancing. All I know is in 8 short days the Rye Brothers are returning for the first night! We haven’t seen them in a few years. The first time I saw them I asked them if it would be okay if I took photos and they gave me the “thumbs up”. It was quite fun as I recall. They will be on stage at the Lit Lounge on June 8, 2020. Oooh yeah! This will be a good time for me to practice being a good spectator and not bring my cameras. Rules, even I need to color inside the lines.
Now I remember what got me about this band, it was the drummer and bass player combo. They put on quite a show for the ears and eyes. The drummer had this killer drum kit as well.
The whole band though, worth checking out and very nice guys, all of them, as I recall. Also, I have heard the Spotify version of this song and it’s just a good as the live version, although I fancy live versions more. Just my preference. So, if you are near to the Coachella Valley check out Fantasy Springs‘ website for entertainment schedules and Covid-19 protocols.
A few weeks ago, we took a drive through Box Canyon in Thermal, CA. Mainly during that drive I only shot video and only took a few photos. Also, I practiced interviewing Hubby. It seems that I will need to practice a few (hundred) more times as he make me laugh. Hmmm, maybe I shouldn’t medicate before the next interview? What is with the sound of my voice? Do I really sound like that?
Also, I worked on more of the Every Man photos that I took of Hubby and been creating different looks with Photoshop edits. It has been fun.
It feels like that creative block is freeing up a bit. Sometimes it takes time and I am glad I didn’t give up. I think these will be cool to add to the interview I am doing of Hubby. Sometimes when we are out, I will shoot a photo because I like the scene or landscape but then I look over at him and then imagine how I would work him or any person into that scene and will shoot accordingly. It’s kind of like a game, really. I worked on more shots in the backyard with my flowers. I noticed that several of them have blurred objects in them, hummingbirds.
I had walked out with my camera to take pictures of my flowers and I saw them buzzing around so I just shot a few without even focusing as I knew that one of the hummingbirds would pose like in the photo above. I like to practice on birds as it makes shooting live music easier, really, kind of like target practice. There is always some kind of beat rumbling around in my brain to help me hit the trigger.
Funny, but I guess I actually play well with myself and have kept occupied despite the current events and such going on in the world. Just because I am not still speaking about it, doesn’t mean it is not on my mind. Keep fighting the good fight, as changes are being made, and that is a good thing.
Thank you, dear reader for visiting! Where ever you are and what ever you are doing be kind to you. Hugs to those needing it.