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She Keeps Bees.

KEXP’s podcast Music That Matters is an excellent source for discovering new music, especially when resident KEXP DJ Cheryl Waters takes over the controls. She Keeps Bees is a Brooklyn duo that popped up on Cheryl’s playlist, and I am definitely feeling it. With the soulful Jess Larrabee on vocals, their sound falls somewhere between the Black Keys and Cat Power, and is definitely worth checking out.

Don’t forget to tune your radio dials to 91.9 FM, or online at KPCW tonight at 7 o’clock mountain time for the best damn bi-weekly radio show going today. And finally today, The Old Town Rag is on Facebook.

November 26, 2008   No Comments

Studies in Composition, Part 1.

Recently, I acquired a new Canon 30d DSLR camera. I have always been somewhat of a purists and dark room rat, so the decision to go digital was not an easy one. However, I am quickly starting to the benefits of shooting digital, as it definitely enables me to learn and experiment more with exposures and lighting without going through roles of film. With that being said, I am sure soon enough I’ll be lured back into the murky confines of the dark room. There’s nothing quite like perfecting a print by hand, and watching an image emerge at your fingertips. Plus, sometimes I just get a hankering for smelly chemicals. Above are some shots of Mel Dogg and I romping around Park City.
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Speaking of photography, Heidi Johansen has some wonderful images at her site. I first discovered Heidi’s work on the cover of Throw Me the Statue’s latest album, Moonbeams.
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While at Indiana University, Jordan Tate taught me most everything I know about picture takin’. Although his class made me give up photography for a bit, and at times he could be quite an asshole, I definitely finished the semester with a better appreciation and understanding for photography.

November 7, 2008   No Comments

History Made, Crooked Fingers, & It Dumps.

In post-election day spirit, here’s a clever editorial from Patrick Moberg.

Politics aside, the election of Barack Obama is proof that there is still hope. Only in the great US of A, could his story be possible, and the fact that it was only a short time ago that segregation still was tolerated makes it even more amazing. However, only half the battle is over, lets hope He can cash in on his message of change and make this America cool again.
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Crooked Fingers will be playing at the Urban Lounge in Salt Lake tomorrow evening (November 6th.) Their latest release, Forfeit / Fortune is available now, and features a duet with the enchanting Neko Case.
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Utah got it’s first official dump of the year. Six inches on the ground and no end in sight. Anybody up for some pre-season poaching? Here’s Mel Dogg enjoying some early morning freshies.

November 5, 2008   No Comments

KPCW Halloween Edition

This Wednesday tune into KPCW Park City for a Halloween musical extravaganza. The haunting will kick off around 7 after NPR news when I take over the KPCW DJ controls. Hopefully soon we will have podcasting capabilities, but until then you’ll have to listen live at 7pm mountain time on 91.9 FM, or stream live from the KPCW website at kpcw.org.

October 28, 2008   No Comments

Ryan Bingham @ The Eccles Center

Lonestar singer / songwriter Ryan Bingham will be making a stop in Utah when he performs at the Eccles Performing Arts Center in Park City on December 6. Bingham, who’s lonesome blend of American roots meets bayou country, is paired best with a pack of red’s and an empty bottle of bourbon. Ticket’s are on sale now at the Eccles Center box office.
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The Eccles Center will have an encore screening of Warren Miller’s latest, Children of Winter. Ticket’s are $18 but come with day-passes to the Canyons, along with some other wintertime discounts. More info can be had at the Eccles Center website.
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Showing this weekend at the Park City Film Series is Woody Allen’s steamy, Vicky Christina Barcelona. In my opinion, you can’t hardly go wrong with anything that has both Scarlett Johansen and Penelope Cruz together. Show times are at 7:00 on Saturday and 6:00 on Sunday.

October 25, 2008   No Comments