Time flys…


… when you are working your tail off.

Sheesh. It’s been forever in a month (or so) since I’ve posted. Been truthfully very, very, busy with work and it has not allowed me much time to sit, write, and post  like I have before. To be honest, it’s also been a lack of energy in the evening when I get to the casa that has let me wander to the bed instead of writing or posting a pic or two…

So, before I crash for the evening this time, I think I’ll put up a couple I’ve taken recently that stick out as favorites of mine, from the past few weeks….

 

Xmas Downtown

Went for a quick photo op downtown on the way home last night…

Parade dragon...

One of the better inflatables from the Turkey Day Parade downtown…

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The evening was beautiful but way too warm for the last week of November. I wanna wear a long sleeve please…

 

Another couple weeks of crazy shows coming up starting with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill this weekend. Then on to some smaller gigs with Sara Evans and The Band Perry next week. I’ll see about trying to put up some pics from that when I can. Have a nice weekend folks!

 

Legos


Drinking a nice cup o’ joe, windows open, bit of cleaning done and now listening to some music while working on some pics….

Looking at these, I realize I must have looked pretty crazy when touring in Asia. Snapping pics every other minute. Constantly looking around taking in as much as possible. The enormous amount of architecture differences there compared to here in the states is pretty mind blowing. Engineers who constantly push the boundaries to create some of the craziest structures. Places like Germany and several countries in Asia throw my OCD (of order) needle into the red. I can’t help that I like angles. It’s not as bad as it used to be mind you. I’ve learned to embrace it and I still do like my rounds. Just look at my logo : ).

I blame it solely on my extensive experience as a child having a large collection of those Danish delights known as Legos.

Lego /ˈlegō/

n

a construction toy consisting of plastic bricks and other standardized components that fit together with studs

[from Danish leg godt play well]
It is an abbreviation of “leg godt”, which means “play well”

Coincidentally, “Lego” is also a Latin verb which means, “I assemble”.

I guess you could say [I] “Lego” audio systems as well, considering that’s about half of my job. The other half consists of designing them, making them sound good each show, and making sure I or other engineers have a good show with said systems. I guess that’s where the “play well” part comes in, but I digress…

Back to my other love. Photography. Here’s a few I’ve been working on:

Taipei 101

Taipei 101

Incheon Trip

Bridge nearing Incheon

Great Wall 1

The Great Wall – very photogenic…

I’ll be working on more European and stateside photos in the coming days. We’ll see what I can find in my toy box of pics. Hope you had a good weekend! Godnat alle!

More shows down…


Once again the days have been flying by here on Planet Monk. Many concerts and I’m heading fast towards taking some time off. Need to go somewhere and get my mind off things me thinks! By the way, if you don’t follow Leanne Cole’s site, you should. Some great photo editing ideas on there. Need to incorporate some of them soon. Here’s a few pics from the past week or so…

Couple days of shows here featuring ZZ Top, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Reo Speedwagon, and Night Ranger.     Holy 80s Batman.

Private party at the Asia Society. Jennifer Hudson sang.

Just one of the neat things to see at the Asia Society of Texas… (don’t tell the building photo police though)

Time to go for a jog and contemplate buying a new iPhone… ah stupid gadgets. I love thee so.

Old photo time


Today being my first day off in several (four to be exact) weeks, I decided to start going through my library of pictures to start the insane task of cleaning. Cleaning out the unusable ones, the what-the-heck-was-I-thinking ones, the ones that I kept with the thought of maybe, just maybe, there’s something in this one that I can use or would possibly see differently later on. Needless to say, I’ve got a lot of pictures. Nothing, I’m sure, compared to the true photographers out there who make their living on this sort of thing, but as for me and what I use them for…

I have a lot of pictures.

I do however know, that if I were to develop Alzheimer’s, I’m pretty sure I could tell a lot of things based on where these pictures are from and honestly could retrace a lot of my steps from the past 10 or so years. Definitely time to go get another back up drive of sorts because if I were to lose the one I’m using now, a serious break down would occur. Not pretty…. at…all…..

Save and save often is my motto. In my work with digital audio it is a must and now, I’m using it in my digital life as well.

Here’s a few that I came across today that I wanted to share….

Chichen Itza

Did a show at the base of the Mayan temple in Chichen Itza. 2009

Traveling angel

Saw this little cutie at the airport in Buenos Aires.

Usual Austin

This is just one of the many reasons I love Austin. Pulled up to a light. Looked over. Saw this. Perfect.

More to come as I sift through the bushels of pictures with my proverbial rake…. Have a great day people. Stay young!

My first feature…


Got my first feature this week from a group on Instagram that goes by #instagramhtx

Mine is the first pic in the bottom row.Image

Very honored they picked a shot of mine and have met several other folks that won as well this week. Some great shots out there from everyone…

Here’s a better view

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