Slow Times at Ridgemont High

For all 3 of you who care (and maybe that’s an over-estimation), I’m still alive and kicking. It’s just that all things photographic and musical have been quite slow lately. Maybe it was the holidays, maybe it’s the economic cesspool we’re experiencing, I don’t know. Ironically, activity in my day gig has been quite steady since the first of the year. So I’ve got that going for me – which is nice.

Musically, I have a few irons in the fire. I’m still involved in a jazz trio with Eddie Campos on drums, and Jim Briggs on vibraphone. While no gigs are currently booked for this trio, I am confident that some things will pop up for the summer. Also, I just had a meeting yesterday with some individuals about possible involvement in a new band. Things are in the very early stages with that, but I’ll keep you posted as things progress.  Finally, it’s almost high school musical season, so I’m already going over the book for Pippin, which will be presented at Ottawa Hills High School this spring. Immediately following that, will be Music Man at Whiteford High School.

In the photo hemisphere of my brain, things have been pretty quiet. I haven’t had much time or inspiration to shoot much lately. With the weather this year being extra frigid, I’m not out and about with the camera quite as much as winters past. One interesting development – a photo I took at the Joe Nichols show in Wauseon last September, may find it’s way onto a web page for Hercules Stands in the near future.  Thanks to my son, Chris (FOH Engineer and Production Manager for Joe’s tour), for hooking things up with Hercules.  Apparently, they were quite thrilled to get artist photos with the PRODUCT ACTUALLY IN THE SHOT.   😉   Seems like a no-brainer to me, but then who knows…

Well, that’s about enough rambling for now. Please shoot me a quick email if you’re reading this, so I know someone in the outside world is seeing it. Otherwise, it’s kind of pointless, don’t you think?