Archive for August, 2013

Trayvon And The 50th Anniversary of The March On Washington

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 24, 2013 by johnbuckley100

Trayvon and Girl

 

We expected the tee shirts and placards commemorating Rev. Martin Luther King and his speech delivered 50 years ago this week.  But if there was anyone whose death hung over what otherwise was a gorgeous, happy summer day in the Nation’s Capital, it was Trayvon Martin.

Trayvon and Longhaired Man

 

More images posted tomorrow.  Both images Leica Monochrom, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph, orange filter.

Ty Segall’s “Sleeper” Is Fun, Inessential

Posted in Music with tags , on August 22, 2013 by johnbuckley100

Longtime readers of Tulip Frenzy know that we consider Ty Segall the most fun thing that’s happened to rock’n’roll since, like, the Pixies.  It doesn’t mean we have to love everything he does.  Sleeper is the only record Ty’s released this year, though we eagerly await the debut of Fuzz, his power trio that will soon go out on tour in support of their October 1 album release.  In days of yore, like when Dylan and the Beatles occupied a comparable position of importance to the broad space over which Segall so solidly dominates, there’d be listening parties in which acolytes would solemnly nod as the turntable spun that first play of some new record.  These days we download a record like Sleeper and listen to it without much worrying that it portends much meaning.  Yes, it is a (mostly) acoustic, often pretty album released by a tuneful punk rocker, but it’s not exactly like he’s gone off and joined a gorp-eating, tree-hugging cult or anything. It’s just a quiet record by a young man who writes songs easily.  And given the dexterity and self-cloning called for to produce an album like last year’s Twins, in which he played all the instruments, turning the machine on while he picks and sings a little must have seemed like a vacation.  This is not some weird detour, and it’s not hugely meaningful, though we acknowledge that it stems from a difficult time in his life when his (adopted) father died.  It’s an entertaining summer release that will keep us amused until Fuzz enters our brains and cores out what’s left of the cortex.

This Is Entertainment

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 17, 2013 by johnbuckley100

Moose Under The Moon (1 of 1)

 

Leica M, Vario-Elmar-R 80-200 @80

There are evenings when people entertain themselves by watching television, or going online, or playing pinochle.  And then there are nights when, with a minimum of searching, entertainment can be had by simply driving along a road with your eyes open.

Double Moose (1 of 1)

 

Throughout the summer, there have been a few bulls to be seen off in the distance.  And then there was the night when three came up close to the river, while a hundred yards away, a cow was to be seen with two calves.  That’s entertainment.

Double Moose 2 (1 of 1)

We Can Do This At Night?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on August 14, 2013 by johnbuckley100

Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park.  Leica Monochrom and 35mm Summilux FLE.  Hand held, an hour after sunset.  Yes, the Blue Hour, as it is called.  But still — never realized that a monochrome shot — not simply a Leica Monochrom shot — had this potential after the sun has set. Does make you wonder if some of those great Yosemite images by Ansel Adams (proper genuflection required) may have been shot at night…  Wish we had the Lightroom skills to get rid of those trees in the way…

Jenny Lake BW 1 (1 of 1)

Woo Hoo! Kelley Stoltz’s “Double Exposure” September Release Date Set

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on August 14, 2013 by johnbuckley100

We thank you, Pitchfork, for giving us this listen to “Kim Chee Taco Man”, the first track we’ve heard from Kelley’s new ‘un, Double Exposure.  (And a strong track it is!  Ed.)

We thank you, Jack White, for having the taste and moxie to put out Kelley’s new album on Third Man Records.

We thank you, Yaweh in all Your many Manifestations for delivering Kelley Stoltz to us, and for the announcement that Double Exposure will be released to the world on September 24th.  That’s…. (does some arithmetic… 24 + 17 days left in August…) only 41 days away!  Woo hoo!

And why are we so excited about this album coming out, aside from the fact that Kelley has more than one time been listed in Tulip Frenzy’s Top 10 Lists ™?  Well, here’s what no less an authority than Thee Oh Sees John Dwyer has to say about Double Exposure: “A piece of gold in your ear, A lovely thought in your mind, A breeze in the sun, This record is perfect…” 

Eye-To-Eye

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on August 13, 2013 by johnbuckley100

Leica M, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph.

Buff Face To Face2 (1 of 1)

This Can’t Be Good News

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on August 13, 2013 by johnbuckley100

At least not if you’re up there climbing a mountain… Leica M, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph.  Processed in LR5, then over to Silver Efex Pro 2.

Teton Cloud Overhang B+W 2 (1 of 1)

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