Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I'm Not Dead

Pink on Saturday night at the Arena. It's fair to say there was a lot of hanging around. (*Gets coat*)

Pink live at the MEN Arena, Manchester

Friday, April 24, 2009

Black Hearted Love

The dry spell continues, photo pass wise. But here's a shot of Miss Polly Jean Harvey from tonight's Manchester Ritz show anyway.

PJ Harvey live at Manchester Ritz

Monday, April 13, 2009

Whole New You

The problem with having spent more than a decade on the internet is that you sometimes run into your past self. It inevitably makes you cringe. This was a case in point which I ran into this afternoon - apparently I'm still the poster boy for the Plugged '98 tour somewhere out there, although it's a great photo of Tori. I have a signed enlaregment of this somewhere. Hard to believe that tour was really a decade ago - I don't think she's been that vital a live performer since.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Rise Up With Fists

Sod's law dictates that when you say "Hey, I'm doing quite well at this photography lark, doing one a week..." that the week you say it in is the first that you don't get sent to shoot anything.

(I only open my mouth these days to change feet)

Uploaded a few older shots from the past three or four years to Flickr, should anyone be remotely interested.

Finally got the holiday payment sorted, but things are looking more iffy on the house front due to planning permission issues. Have to wait for the estate agents to call me when they're open again. Why is nothing simple?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

They Say It's Spring


Nice to finally see some good weather, so went out into the garden with the second of my Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lenses after the last one fell off the stage at Lionel Richie. It was ugly. We don't talk about it. The insurance were involved.

I do realise that all I do now is blog about photography and upload photos, but to be honest, if I didn't it would just be complaining about the house buying process and muttering darkly about needing some kind of financial tourniquet to stop the money I'm haemorrhaging. I did buy a very nice marble and glass coffee table (it looks better than it sounds) but there's still a hell of a lot of furniture to buy before we can move in.

I'd also be moaning about Celebrity Cruises and their inability to take the final payment for our trip to Alaska. I've tried to give them the money three times now, and finally had to give up and write them a cheque.

I am, however, finally at the bottom of my to-do list. All the house buying stuff is sorted (for now), the car is booked in for a service, my replacement lense is here, I have a Tori Amos ticket (thank you!) and there's two Bat For Lashes shows to look forward to this week and possibly a photo gig too. My aim was to do one a week for the year, and I've managed to keep that up since I started, so I'm happy with that.

Friday, April 3, 2009

I'm Yours

A very dull night's musical entertainment tonight, at least from the headliner. Very disappointed. Here's a photo anyway.

I could go on all night on this one, but essentially a really limp and dull performance from someone who on a good night is one of my favourite live acts. His band was well rehearsed but bland and the song selection left a lot to be desired.

On the plus side, the support act, Marit Larsen was fantastic and well worth the effort of arriving early for. Can't seem to find her album at a reasonable price, though. Ho hum.