Blog Update

I have a feeling my laptop may finally be in its last days. Kept this machine going for many years longer than it was supposed to. Even in its working state, it is a limiting machine. It has been for a long time, time for a new one, but as anyone can understand, a new computer is a big expense.

In other news, I saw an incredible show last night. Youth Code opened up for Chelsea Wolfe at Irving Plaza in Manhattan. Youth Code sounded good, though not as loud or bass heavy as I would imagine would be most effective for an act such as theirs. Chelsea and her band sounded good as ever. I noticed a new drummer, far more technical yet not as hard hitting as her old drummer. Ben Chisholm was of course the integral spinal conductor behind the scenes. There were some Pa issues on the high end of Chelsea's vocal range where there was some peaking on the mixer causing some cracking, but all and I thought the sound was good.

Earlier in the day a friend of mine and I walked the city, stopped off at Catland Books Occult shop in Brooklyn, took a few hours at the Met looking at old Native American and Inuit art as well as the Modern and Old Master Paintings. There was an exhibit on art from World War 1 and I was very happy to be able to see a lot of original prints from Otto Dix. We also popped into Obscura Antiques and Oddities in Alphabet City to look around before the show.

I didn't take any photos during the show but I grabbed this screenshot of Chelsea Wolfe from a friend of mine. I've seen Chelsea and the various incarnations of her band dozens of times over the years, I shot photos of her very first show in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus bar years ago. Might have to find those photos and repost them.

I didn't take any photos during the show but I grabbed this screenshot of Chelsea Wolfe from a friend of mine. I've seen Chelsea and the various incarnations of her band dozens of times over the years, I shot photos of her very first show in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus bar years ago. Might have to find those photos and repost them.

Otto Dix Print at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,

Otto Dix Print at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,

Preach the Gospel. Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Preach the Gospel. Bushwick, Brooklyn.