Late Summer

Farmy Sights
I'm counting this as late summer, even though the weather is indicating otherwise. I miss the long late summer we get in Ontario.

CBC Radio 3 has done something cool. Starting late last week they started broadcasting live to the web. I think this is going to be seen as somewhat groundbreaking. I know a lot of stations simultaneously broadcast terrestrially and on the web, but radio 3 is doing it just for the web. Also, no commercials! :D Nothing but great commentary, and tons of great Canadian music.

Back I go to Amanda Putz, Tariq Hussain, Craig Norris, and up in a couple hours, Grant Lawrence. After that it's Lisa Christiansen, then Lauren Burrows. All of my favorites! :)

Before I go I'll leave another track to listen to. This is The Russian Futurists, described as space pop. It's a one man band, from Toronto, and unfortunately Matthew Hart won't be out east further than Montreal anytime in the listed tour dates. But here is his song, Let's Get Ready to Crumble.


Eagles and Music

Bad Day for Squiddie
I was obviously very happy to have captured an eagle pulling a squid out of Rustico Harbour. I don't think I need to say much more about this. It's motivating and depressing how much sometimes photography is being at the right place and right time, ready to take a picture. It's motivating because you don't always need to be a pro with the best gear and experience to get a great picture (in no way am I implying this is a great picture btw). It's depressing because you can put lots of time and money into this, and not have the chance to get something truly spectacular.

I've been pretty fortunate (insomuch as I believe in fortune, ie not at all) to have seen and captured some pretty cool things. The snowy owl, the whale, and the eagle. I guess a lot of it is just getting out there and shooting. Which is enjoyable, and half of the fun.

Music for this week is an artist I would love to see, in fact, I hope he'll be at the Halifax Pop Explosion in October. Enjoy this fun song by Buck 65:



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I am a bit disappointed that they combined the sci-fi and comic part, I guess because I never really got into comics.

However, I can sleep well at night again, knowing my status is unchanged. :D