Monday, April 28, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Red River Reunion 2008

The reunion was held at Miguel's Pizza (Apr. 19/20) in Slade, KY again this year.

Fri night was the Spray premiere by Brain Solano:

That night the crew of Soill Holds ( got close:

David Chancellor even figured out he could juggle balls:

That Saturday morning I took Jason Kehl ( to a hidden gem in the mountains.

Buddhist Temple:

This sign was fascinating that someone would actually call 911 for underage drinking.

All money raised goes to the Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition (RRGCC)
more info:

The people who dedicate their time to help save the crags:

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Jim White performs at Nachbar

A great surprise performance happened at the Nachbar last night by singer/songwriter: Jim White. Apparently Jim was going to be coming though the Louisville area after performing a show in Nashville, called a friend and said something to the nature of, "I want to play a small show at a bar in Lousiville." Jim called James (owner of the Nachbar) and history happened. If you missed it, Jim said he will be back somewhere around May 24th or 25th to play WFPK's waterfront wednesday.
The best part to Jim's shows are his enticing stories which go on far longer than the songs. I'm a curious person and always wonder how songs come about and the experiences that created those stories.
Jim is a master storyteller.

Here are two images from last nights performance.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Abandoned Crematorium

Went to the old crematorium the other day and found these signs and stenciled graffiti around the place. I'm fascinated with humanity sometimes, that people (most likely teenagers) are so adamant about claiming these places as their own.
I do really like the skull & crossbones on the chimney which used to dissipate the corpses being throughout the air and back into the world.

This tombstone was the main reason I went to the cemetery today. People most know this park by this tombstone which is considered, "The Witches Grave."
Whatever Ada's intentions were, I associate her as just being a believer in Paganism and not a devil worshiping person as some say.
Anyways, "She'll live again, so I'll ask her then."

Sunday, April 13, 2008

NEW Look to

Made some minor changes to the layout of the site today due to some complications I encountered.


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Signs that make me laugh!

I admire the people/person who made these signs, which is obviously due to the frustration that evoked these feelings from the inconsiderations and ignorance of humanity.

All in all, a good laugh is healthy.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Scouting for Boulders in the RRG, KY

Today (Apr. 06, 08) we went searching for more boulders in the RRG. Heres a few images of what we found.

This area reminds me of the images I've seen from Squamish, BC. Everything is covered in moss and lichen. There are rocks scattered all over the landing areas and the forest is dense in vegetation and interesting root systems.

This is a bad-ass boulder Mark Osbourne found a while ago. The line up the arete is super sweet and very photogenic under the right lighting conditions. Too bad the light was harsh when we were there. A nice image will be coming in the future. Mark has named it,
"Self-fulfilling Prophecy" with an est grade of V8.

Same problem, different perspective.

Andrew Gearing had told us about this line, so we decided to go check it out. Currently, it's unnamed and unrated.

One move past the start, down left.

middle of problem after heinous swing out right.

getting near the (moist) topout, with bad landing.

I like moss...

and this lonely flower...

Monday, April 7, 2008

Nice weather & the aftermath of flooding

Today was the first nice day in a long time (sunny 65). I just got my new single-speed cyclocross bike and couldn't have asked for more perfect conditions, so my buddy Brendan and I rode down to the riverfront to finish up some photo's for a possible Mountain Hardware ad and check out the flooding of the Ohio river. You can see the height of the rivers in the background. The water is usually 10ft past that pole.

This shit sucks. I wasn't able to capture the ducks swimming/eating in this muck. The female used to be a pure white duck, which is now dyed brown and covered in soot. I did capture the remains of this fish, but this isn't anything new to the eye. Most of the debris and wreckage is pollution from our Northern Neighbors...Thank you Ohio.

Raging rapids on the usual calm waters of Beargrass Creek.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Rainy Day

Not much to do today. Consistent rain. Louisville is flooding. Can't ride the bike (Bianchi San Jose) I just bought, but I did get my new business cards in the mail.

Sneak Peak: