Concert Photography

Concert Photography 101: Getting Started

04/26/2015 paige 1

I receive a lot of inquiries regarding how to get started as a concert photographer, or taking your photography “to the next level.” My advice is very simple. Just do it. Just Shoot. If you […]

Concert Photography

Concert Photography 101: Etiquette

02/26/2015 paige 1

I am often contacted by eager people, new to the world of concert photography. They want advice on shooting, getting photo passes, and other details of shat it is like to be a live concert […]

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Festivals

Coachella 2011 via Palo Alto

04/18/2011 paige 0

I didn’t go within 500 miles of Southern California this weekend, but I did attend the Coachella Music Festival. This year’s fest was streamed live via three robust YouTube channels. Additionally, many of the individual […]

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Cool Stuff

Dazzle Ships Needlepoint!

10/11/2010 Phil Pickens 2

Somewhere between my flickr account and here on The Color Awesome, I’ve received comments and messages asking about this piece.  I love a good story, but I will try to make this one quick. Obviously, […]

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Musings

Mina And The Perfect Pop Song

05/08/2010 Phil Pickens 1

Mina has made well over 70 albums and scored as many charted singles.  When most rock and roll was introduced to Italy in the late 50’s, it came in the form of bands consisting of […]

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Musings

R.I.P. Jake Brockman, The Fifth Bunnymen

09/05/2009 paige 0

Phil called me Wednesday to break the news of Jakes Brokman’s passing. I was on my cell phone and at first I didn’t understand who he was talking about. Who? Somone associated with the Bunnymen? […]

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Musings

The Chivalry of M83’s Anthony Gonzalez

07/24/2009 paige 4

“Chivalry is only a name for that general spirit or state of mind which disposes men to heroic actions, and keeps them conversant with all that is beautiful and sublime in the intellectual and moral […]

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Musings

R.I.P. Tom Wilkes 1939 – 2009

07/11/2009 paige 2

This morning my friend Matt passed on the sad news that Grammy Award-winning album cover designer Tom Wilkes passed away this week. Like Matt, he was a Long Beach native. Tom Wilkes gained national prominence […]

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Cool Stuff

Deb Googe: Join Me For A Drink?

04/30/2009 Phil Pickens 4

So you’re sitting at Six Arms on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.  Fresh from a Sunday afternoon nap, ready for an IPA and some pub grub.  Some girl who looks exactly like Deb Googe from My Bloody […]

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MP3s & Streams

My Bloody Valentine: Is Everything

04/15/2009 Phil Pickens 2

Anyone reading this probably knows the news about the return of My Bloody Valentine.  What you may not know is how obsessed I am with them.  When Isn’t Anything came out in 1989, I was so taken […]