I had 3 days notice that Brandi was going to be doing a free gig at Easy Street Records 8/3…. and as usual, i rearranged my life just to be there. Work? School? forget it… I don’t mind working hard, long as i can have my enjoyment as well.
I was pretty astonished to hear about the gig. I never thought i would see her play such a small place IN SEATTLE again (hence, why i’ve been traveling for smaller shows). After all, shes playing The Paramount in Nov. (that in itself blows my mind. not so sure I’m gonna get use to the bigger venue bit.)
They recorded the gig for a future EP. Cool! While seeing all these “media” gigs has been alot of fun, they aren’t nearly as good as when she can be loose and rock out. Well she must have heard me thinking, cause they played 4 extra songs that weren’t originally planned (11 total)………. and despite being on a stool, she got pretty into it and displayed her “rock star” moves. Love it 🙂
There was quite a few people there with “pro” cameras there…. I’ve seen the pics, quite impressive. Hmm…i just bought the camera I have, and i’m already wishing I could upgrade! Not that i’ll have the money to do so of course.
I took a TON of photos, pretty boring photos i might add. The pictures get dull fast when your subject is anchored and there isnt dramatic lighting going on. (The overpowering spotlight they had on her didnt help at all.) But I didnt care. Its getting so rare that I can freely take pics at her shows anymore, so I went crazy.
I played a little game with myself, to get a pic of her smiling. Sounds easy enough right? For some reason mine are always blurred….. This is the only one that came out, and even its a little blurred…..
Soon as i get some play time, I’ll put up more pics. I also have a cute video clip of her talking about sneaking into “dicks burgers” and not having cash that i want to put up, maybe tonight.
One of my good friends is leaving in 2 weeks to attend Columbia College. We use to take ASL classes together, along with some other friends. One of the friends, Brenda Belcher, was having a house gig yesterday. So i took a break from my finals, and headed on over to say goodbye and hear Brenda. (The girl has a nice sound, and i’ve been waiting to hear her live). I took a few photos and vid. It was dark, but i really like the way the photos came out. It almost looks black and white, since the only light was coming from the window. Hopefully the video will have the same look.
And to top it all off…… at 4am, i was motivated enough to do a final version of my resume and apply for a job. Go Me! Next on the agenda is to create my portfolio site (its one of my finals).