Get Well

Last week my lovely bride of 41 years took a fall and got a fracture in her shoulder. She is in a sling for four to six weeks and it is a royal pain in the ass for her and a little for me. Anyhow. my daughter lives in Chicago with her great boyfriend and his parents sent my wife these flowers. They are good people, we have dined with them and visited their house and really like the whole family, but hell even I didn’t get my wife flowers! The assortment was so nice (good job local florist) I just had to share it. You can see other images from my nature collection by clicking here.

Get Well

Blast from the Past

I was looking through old concert images to see if I there were still some undiscovered gems and I came across this one. Not at all a good photo but as I looked at it I thought how different arena shows are today. This is at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena in 1973. Anybody could just walk up on stage and at this show and someone did during the set break. He went to the microphone and spoke real acid gibberish as security gently escorted him away. Today the stage would be much higher and barricaded and have a line of security people in front of the stage. This is why I like to go to small venues today and tend to avoid arena shows. You can see other images and my quality concert prints at my commercial site by clicking here.

Grateful Dead at Pittsburgh Civic Arena

John Medeski

John Medeski is best known for playing the keyboards and the Hammond B3 Organ. I was impressed in a recent concert to see how many different wind instruments he played. This one looks like it is made out of PVC. The funny thing is that normally after he plays a lead he kind of just waits until the next break. With this one though, he would kind of hold the instrument out and stare at it with a funny expression that seemed to say, I can’t believe I am playing this. You can see others and buy a print of this one by clicking here.

Billy Martin Playing the Xylophone

Billy Martin comes to concert with a big bag of tricks. In addition, to the drums, he plays a variety of instruments including plastic hangers. Yep, the same hangers you hang clothes on. He also played a bicycle wheel. Here he is playing the Xylophone during a recent concert at the Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. You can see other images and buy a print of this one by clicking here.

Billy Martin on the Xylophone

Chris Wood Portrait #2

At the Medeski Martin and Wood concert, I took a lot of pictures of Chris Wood. He is not only a great bassist but he let’s it all hang out. His facial expressions equal the intensity and joy of the music. You can buy a print of this image on my commercial site by clicking here.

Chris Wood Portrait

Bass Hands

Chris Wood from Medeski,Martin and Wood is one of the world’s best bass players. During their current “acosutic tour” he played three different basses during the show. When he plays the “stand up”bass the instrument seems to become part of his body. Click here to see other images or by a print of this one.

Bass Hands

Medeski, Martin and Wood

Medeski, Martin and Wood at the Sherman Theatre on October 11, 2012 in Stroudsburg Pennsylvania. You can see others and buy prints at my commercial gallery by clicking here.

John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood iat the Sherman Theater

Jazz Hands

After watching John Medeski play the piano and I can’t help but wonder if they have to retune the Steinway after every performance. This picture was taken at Medeski, Martin and Wood playing the Sherman Theather in Stroudsburg Pennsylvania on October 11,2012. You can buy a print and see others on my commercial gallery by clicking here.

Jazz Hands

Chris Wood Portrait

Last night we saw Medeski, Martin and Wood at the Sherman Theather in Stroudsburg, PA. I have been a fan for many years but never saw them play. The show was awesome and even better because if we had stayed home we would of watched the Steelers lose. Chris Wood is a an amazing bass player and really holds the trio together. Not only is he fun to listen to but he is very expressive physically. You feel the upright bass is welded to his body as he moves around the stage. This is the first of a series and you can purchase prints at my commercial gallery by clicking here.

Chris Wood at the Sherman Theather October 11, 2012