Monthly Archives: July 2008

Weekend Ups and Downs

Low point:
Car breaking down on the I-405 exit ramp on I-90, while on the way to the Sub Pop 20th Anniversary Music Festival, and waiting 2 hours for a tow truck.

Especially frustrating:
I just had my car serviced 3 weeks ago for the big 100,000 mile recommended maintenance and didn’t hear any mention of the hoses that were supposedly very corroded and needed replacing.

High point:
Still making it to the last half of the Sub Pop festival to catch the big acts I wanted to see. The Flight of the Conchords were especially awesome and I snapped this short clip of their robo-banter before they started the song…

Flickr and Getty are Dating

To borrow Heather Champ‘s language from the discussion thread:

This is just the announcement of our relationship (like, we’ve just started dating).

Here’s the official announcement on the Flickr blog, and the basic FAQ that’s started.

Congrats to all involved! Being an avid Flickr-ite and a recent employee of the big G, I can’t wait to see it come together from both angles. I expect the usual mix of confusion and backlash from the announcement, but I have no doubt it’ll all work out in the end.

Artopia 2008

This past Saturday I ventured down to the Georgetown neighborhood to check out Artopia. It was an exciting mish-mash of galleries, installations, performances, and people generally expressing themselves in interesting ways. Where else can you find power tool races, opera singers in an old brewery, and graffiti artists tasked with covering a delivery truck all mixed together. I shot more than 400 photos while I was there, and whittled the best down to 60 or so, which I’ve posted here.

Artopia Graffiti Wall

I ran into a few friends of mine while there, all of whom recommended I check out the Gallagher impersonator (artist Christopher Pfeifle) later in the afternoon. At about 5:15, I found the alley where he was just about to start. Almost half of the photos I shot from the day were from his performance. It was hilarious and spot-on. I remember watching that comedy special as a kid and just marveling at the absurdity. As an adult, the hot afternoon alley-way sideshow performance was even better. Check out the action shots, fake moustache, and flying fruit

Gallagher at Artopia Gallagher at Artopia