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Absolutely Not Your Monkey

Aug 01 2008

It’s August

bandsThe Muddy Basin Ramblers are doing a gig at Cosmopolitan (formerly Amaroni’s) on Saturday night, part of a double billing with Two Acres Plowed. It’s been a while since we played, and I’m sure everyone’s looking forward to it. We’re planning a riverside rehearsal tonight to get back in the swing.

I saw Wall-e the other night. I was in the last row, much further away from the screen than I would have liked, so I didn’t get the full impact. I did enjoy it, though. What struck me was how loudly the Taiwanese audience laughed every time they saw all the fat people, especially when they (the fat people in the movie) fell off their little sled things.

I haven’t had time for dedicated photography lately, but ever since I got a Sigma DP1 I’ve been taking snaps here and there on my way back and forth to work. I’ve been experimenting with street photography lately in an attempt to add another dimension to my usually human-free photography. The DP1 is black, simple and easy to use. People don’t tend to notice it. It has no beeps or clicks or focus lights. The lens doesn’t zoom. Those who do notice it may ask me how many megapixels it has. I say 4 or so, and they shrug, unimpressed. “Mine’s much better; it has 10 megapixels,” the scooter shop fellow told me. If they read most of the reviews they’d be even less impressed, as most of them are negative. The camera requires more patience and knowledge than most people in the point-and-shoot market are willing to put up with. Which is fine with me.

It’s hard to believe it’s August already. The summer light is beginning to show a bit of Autumn at the edges. Lots to do.

posted by Poagao at 6:02 am  


  1. Still not seeing DARK KNIGHT? You might like it….



    Comment by Eric — August 3, 2008 @ 10:55 am

  2. Yeah, I saw it. It wasn’t bad, a bit too long and convoluted for my tastes.

    Comment by Poagao — August 3, 2008 @ 10:58 am

  3. i thought the length was one of the great things about it. they could have ended it several times but it went on to give us more. i liked the film a lot.

    Comment by MJ Klein — August 28, 2008 @ 4:30 am

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