While finishing up some paperwork and scanning something for the Previously Unpublished category, my son Adrian dropped by to visit / play / shuffle through desk drawers. He loves seeing what miscellaneous hardware parts he can fit together with other parts, cameras, or his toys. “Hmm that gives me an idea!”
Last night while rummaging the desk we discovered a real treat for playtime fun: sticky tack putty!
After demonstrating how it could be used Adrian decided it was more fun rolled into a ball. And from there that it should be flattened out. His imagination already in high gear, he ran out to get something. “George!” he shouted while running to the playroom. He came back with one of the Thomas the Tank Engine characters, George the Steamroller, to help with his brainstorm. I grabbed a camera almost as fast as he jumped back up to the desk!
George (and Adrian) did it!
After an exhausting office playtime Adrian was ready to sleep, grabbed a blanket and laid down all by himself. I tucked him in and we called it a day, a very fun day all around! These little breaks for fun are some of the best parts of the home office work!
Geek details: Shots made from top to bottom with iPhone 3G, wide shots with Nikon D700 at ISO1600 and Sigma 14mm F/2.8 lens wide open & hoping “closest subject” autofocus picked up the steamroller. Last shot with Nikon 105mm f/2.8 macro.
Insider secret! Part of the tech crew ritual at the Underground Cafe is, before the show, to take the schedule of bands playing, and *creatively alter* their names. Ya know, Sharpie some new letters into their already cool name. Call it boredom during overly-long sound checks, new bands on stage that say they don’t need sound checks (i.e. not used to being out of the basement or garage), or just helping uninteresting band names.
Well this is my new band. We even have our debut album ready to pawn off on everyone sell at shows.
I’m so metal.
To Do This
1 – Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random”
or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 – Go to Quotations Page and select “random quotations”
or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.
3 – Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4 – Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together. (You can use paint as well!)
5 – Optional Entertainment – Spam out all your FaceBook or Mysapce friends with this text in the “caption” or “comment” and TAG the friends you want to join in.
If I was in a band, and not their road tech, I’d be found under a pile of percussion: a djembe, congas, bongos and things that go thump. I’d be cool as a road tech too, for the record.
Go have fun.
We hope everyone has enjoyed a great Independence Day! We had a fun time celebrating with family and Adrian loved his first fireworks show. Here are an instant favorites from our rather un-camera-shy little guy with his Dadda.