Friday, August 29, 2008

Favorite Albums of All Time: nostalgia edition, part I

I was a bit of a late bloomer regarding Depeche Mode. I remember being in the Virgin Megastore in Chicago (which no longer exists) around 1998 and hearing "Enjoy the Silence" come over the speakers. Even though I had heard that song many times before, for some reason that time it stirred up something and I couldn't get it out of my head. I bought the 86<98 collection right there, and everything DM had ever put out in the following weeks.

I also remember driving over a bridge on the highway in IL, and while I was opening the CD case for the live album "101", the liner notes flew out my window and over the bridge. I freaked out quite a bit.

This song, and video, to this day are two of my favorite things in existence:

Thursday, August 21, 2008

yer sweet chimneys

In case you didn't know, I contribute to this other blog now and again (hopefully more once I get photoshop and a new digital camera). The blog's name, Yer Sweet Chimneys, originally started as a band that was an offshoot of another band, who also appears as the main man behind the blog. Confused yet?

Yer Sweet Chimneys recently played a show in Williamsburg, here's a couple of photographic highlights:


The bar/venue was also rather interesting:

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

back to nature

photo by bjk

a recent trip to PA's Seven Tubs has made me miss the outdoors.