Thursday, March 27, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Two nights ago I finally got to see Black Mountain. A band which I have missed twice due to being on the road and was not about to miss again for the third time. I wanted to shoot the band friday night at Headliners in Louisville, KY, but wanted to fully enjoy Black Mountains psychedelic experience.
When I found out they were playing last night in Newport, KY at the Southgate house, I thought..."What a great opportunity to see them perform again and shoot it at the same time." Enduring the weather, I was going to make it to the show. The night before, our region had been hit with a great snow storm accumulating about 12inches, which made me bail on going to Arkansas Sat morning to shoot some climbers. I packed my car with my mountain hardwear -15degree bag and a thermos of Yerba Matte' in case I got stuck or slide off the road.
Needless to say, I made it to the show. Another great show and they switched up the setlist by about 50% from the previous night. I ended up chatting with Amber, Stephen & Matt about Squamish & Vancouver: a place as a climber I must go to and experience it's moss covered beauty.
The night ended with me driving down I-71 back to Louisville attempting not to put my sleeping bag to use and slide off the road. My average speed was about 40-45mph and with daylight savings time, I made it home about 3.5hrs later.
There is no need to second guess seeing this band live. It is an experience the viewer will not forget.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Greatest day bag I've ever had
Pros: High Quality
Best Uses: Climbing, Daypack, Cycling, Urban Commuter, Hiking
I am astonished with this bag. My main concern when looking for a new day bag was the material in which it was made with. I am a photographer/videographer and haul around a mac laptop with external hardrives everyday in which to work on post-productions. My office is a coffeeshop. I am now able to commute to and from on a bike (even though my bike got stolen and now I'm searching for a new one) and not have to worry about my equipment getting ruin in the occasional downpour. The material is bombproof. The bag is very comfortable. I have never been dissatisfied with Mountain Hardwear. Currently I have no issues with this product and would say it's well worth it's price.