Inigo Montoya: Let me ’splain.
No, there is too much. Let me sum up.
Poison oak outbreak: miserable, now improving
Haircut. Real job.
Costco C-41 processing 1 hour. Sweet. Costco printing and scanning, not so much (scans of 35mm to some kind of inkjet printing).
Leica. Is. Amazing.
Not too fond of the overly sharpened Costco scans, but I liked getting film processed and scanned in (about) one hour.
Thrift store finds! There are so many in Reno. For this shot, I set them up under a frosted glass patio table and was pleased with the noon light this way.
Ektralite 10 110 with 14 remaining frames. $1.50
Spectra system camera with sonar focusing. $4.99
Polaroid Land Camera Automatic 100. Aluminum build, glass lenses, tripod mount. Overpriced at $20. Now undergoing 3AAA, 4.5V battery conversion.
Two new packs of FP100c.
Hasselblad lens caps + body cap: $6.
Random encounter = prism viewfinder for Hasselblad made by Kiev. $0.
Model shoot this weekend. Huh?
Three nights of jamming. Old friends.
Two nights of contrailing. Two nights without. How do people ignore them?
Sushi. Deli Towne. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale in a can?
Each year around this time I try to come up with some new material for the festival. It has been this way since I got into bluegrass. After 7 years, we finally have decent version of Stony Creek. My life was in shambles at my first Grass Valley in 2005. I wandered around in between jams working out the low part to Wheel Hoss, and had one of my favorite festivals. There is getting to quite a few now, so we have to bracket our memories with the ridiculous things I said or did in a given year. When I got to Kentucky in 2007, this song by Mike Compton was in prominent rotation amongst the local pickers, sung with great power by my friends Byron Ooost and Mark Hargis. I think 2012 is a good year for me to learn it.