Friends and I, after the 3 1/2 hour Dweezil Zappa show at the Wellmont Theatre. Good times!!!
Here is an abbreviated set list. There were instrumentals that I didn’t catch the names of, so they are not written in this poorly spelled document.
call any vegetable
Sleeping in a jar
Keel it greasy
Trouble every day
Cleetus awrutis awrightus
Pound for a brown on the bus
The Meek shall inherit nuthin’
Jane’s Addiction show in NYC was nothing short of pure rock and roll magic and larger than life spectacle of cascading reverbed vocals, swirling wall-of-sound guitar, in your face drums, a bass bump you could dance to, supernatural lyrics with the mystical kitch of an Ouija board, nostalgic tales of love, reminiscence on the triumph of romance, beauty throughout youth to age, and Cirque du Soleil like trapeze artists dancing above the audience wearing costumes and masks lifted from a phantasmorgic mind meld of shamanistic psychedelia and boundary streching surrealism.
Biggest ovation of the evening is when Perry brought 2 NYC firefighters on stage and he announced that 100 percent of profits from tonight’s show would be donated to funds to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. ♥ you Jane’s!
Here is a photo that my friend Zach Lear took at the show.
Here are two photographs of some paintings that Zach Lear did of Jane’s Addiction. He has more paintings for sale. If you’d like to contact him, please check out his blog.
On Sunday January 22nd 2012, I saw the band A Film in Color play at The Meat Locker in Montclair, NJ. Twenty four hours later and my ears are still ringing! I should have known better when right before the show, the band set up two amps on stage, then their crew brought in two more amps … after which they brought in four more amps, followed by them bringing in a few amp heads. I’m pretty sure I lost count after nine amps and a few heads.
^ 20120123 – Alex Lee, guitarist of A Film In Color. Photo taken at the Meat Locker in Montclair, NJ.I sharpened this one a little in Photoshop. Also created another layer of guitarist and adjusted exposure on layers separately.
Today was a great day! I was asked to take a break from my normal Assistant Editor duties, grab a camera and meet our small crew (DP and Audio Mixer) in Zucotti Park to shoot some live events unfolding. So I got paid to videotape literally 1 to 4 feet away from Tom Morello for his entire acoustic set at OWS! Got some great shots! We shot on a Canon 5D and a GoPro. The GoPro is cool, cause it’s like an HD spycam. Shoots 1080p, but fits in the palm of my hand. Most important thing is … my boss is VERY happy that we got a lot of great shots. And seeing Tom perform live and up close was AWESOME! Tom truly boosted the energy of the crowd in a good way. Thanks Tom.
Here are some still frames of footage that I shot today at OWS.