Mid January approaches...

Winter is kicking my ass. Creativity is in apathy mode right now, no real ambition to do anything creative, don't even fee like shooting. Camera has been staying at home when ever I leave the house. I guess I'm in hibernation? Hell yeah, would be cool to sleep through all this cold and snow and general atmospheric unpleasantness...

With Sunday comes my birthday, good god. I'll no longer be able to claim “30 something” status... geez, already?

Usually, winter kicks my ass anyhow.. but his year it's a little tougher than last, even though I'm in a more positive space... Maybe it's been going to fight club all year. I would have never guessed that working on Photoshop/Indesign all day would carry over in to “personal life”.. but when I get home from work lately, I've had it, lol... “what, Hazard's getting sick of the computer? - what's the temperature in hell right now?”....

Well, for now anyhow... I know I'm not a winter person, and this all will pass e v e n t u a l l y . . . .
Spring and flowers and happy little bunny rabbits can't come soon enough man. Or, at least temps in the 40's on a regular basis.

At the end of the month, I'll have to consciously put some of this behind me, as I'll be off to Vegas to photograph the local favorite band FORMULA 151 as they compete in the Bodog Battle of the Bands..  No – I'd never heard of it before either, but it's apparently a fairly big deal, and now, out of like a thousand or five-thousand bands, they've made the cut down to like a hundred.... After this particular segment in Vegas, I believe they go to a reality TV type format, and whoever emerges from that gets some crazy six figure recording contract. Fun stuff... Except for the 10 hour bus ride there and back – I've had enough bus for a few years now. Really. I'm considering taking along a briefcase, Gonzo style, just to make it bearable, but not sure where I can score any ether around here....

Speak of Gonzo, I just watched “Where the Buffalo Roam” - a tribute/chronicle of Hunter S. Thompson.. I remember vaguely, watching it when it was released a long time ago, but I think it was a little over my head at the time. This time, I dug it... it's not quite the romp that “Fear and Loathing” was, but then again, I don't think that was the intent, I think Bill Murray did an excellent job. So did Raymond's father, for that matter.

Also learned about a book of photos that coincide with an exhibit of his photographs from way back... the book is published/created by some thing/company called AMMO... and costs a mere $400 bucks. I'll put in on my list of things to get that I'll never obtain, right after that giant book of Helmut Newton's... would still like to see the collection of photos though... I read that critics seemed to think highly of them at the original exhibit.

Eh, well, that's about it for now... “Who's line is it anyways?” is on now...

Thanks for looking,
peace.