Once upon some 4 or 5 odd years ago I returned from living in Victoria to discover a concert given by an independent Canadian musician named Rob Szabo in my formerly devoid of such things hometown. Reading an old notebook from the time I find sentimental sentences like: “Holy shit. That honest and intense show and Szabo’s super-smile made me want to quit whatever it is I’m doing and high-tail it to some nerve center of free-flowing passion & happiness & creativity and I suppose basically just give a shit about something”.
Once upon 2 summers ago I was gifted an old 35mm camera and shortly after receiving it took it along as my date to a house concert given by the aforementioned Szabo.
Anyways, all I’m trying to say here is that Rob Szabo is both the first musician who inspired me and the first musician I photographed.
Rob Szabo Circa Jodie’s Camera 2008
Rob Szabo Circa Jodie’s Camera 2010
In a Miss Quincy back-to-back entry extravaganza, here are a few photos from Miss Quincy & co’s debut of a saucy & smokin’ set called A Short Study of Love & Heartache. To hear what Miss Q has to sing about such matters you’ll just have to stalk her down on stages across the country this spring & summer.
On January 25, Toronto’s Nine Mile kicked off their duo tour (that will eventually see them performing in Hawaii, the lucky dogs!) with another fantastic show at Whole Wheat n’ Honey Cafe.
The packed cafe was treated to some marvelously unusual stories and sounds – from D’Ari’s limitless stories of Cambodian shit pigs and how he managed to evade a false drug trafficking charge, to Dave Tolley’s audience-created junkyard drumkit, it was one of those memorable “you had to be there” shows.
Dave Tolley behind his makeshift junkyard drumkit. The night before the show he put out a call for people to help him construct a different sort of drumkit for the evening … only Dave Tolley could make a traffic cone, watering can, guitar, saw blade, bong, and box sound like percussive genius!
The Nine Mile Duo Tour becomes a Trio Tour with Dave, D’Ari, and the Junkyard Drumkit.
This past weekend I was designated official paparazzi for a Sex and the City Party. Here are a few shots of the sex kittens:
This may or may not be a photo of the paparazzi in question … kudos to Peter Mozola for sniping the sniper and to Mother Nature for not causing an earthquake while I was taking that photo.