worth getting up for: april

southport, nc, originally uploaded by minervacat. Worth getting up for in April: Dr. Dog’s Shame, Shame, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings’ I Learned The Hard Way, and Josh Ritter’s So Runs The World Away; the beach; SEC and Southern Conference baseball, and the MLB; forgetting that Chad Holbrook is on the SC staff now,…

it’s been a week of photographer’s block

miniature tigers @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. So I’m looking at a lot of stuff to try and get motivated. Rocking my world in terms of inspiration: An excellent collection of concert set lists. My collection of set lists lives between two poetry books on the edge of my desk; it is not…

one last for national poetry month

frightened rabbit @ cat’s cradle, originally uploaded by minervacat. Yours & Mine (Alice Fulton) Through your lens the sequoia swallowed me like a dryad. The camera flashed & forgot. I, on the other hand, must practice my absent- mindedness, memory being awkward as a touch that goes unloved. Lately your eyes have shut down to…

two sentence reviews of new albums i listened to in april

frightened rabbit @ cat’s cradle, originally uploaded by minervacat. Two sentence reviews of reasonably new albums and EPs I listened to in April: Annuals — Sweet Sister EP: this is deliciously sweet, cleverly layered indie pop, and it’s really good, and it just pisses me off all the worse that Annuals remain one of the…

frightened rabbit @ cat’s cradle

Straight up: I didn’t want to go to last night’s Frightened Rabbit show at the Cat’s Cradle. I was tired, I’m old, the weekend had already been busy and long, it was a late start on a Sunday night, there were two openers I’d never heard of, I knew it was close to sold out…

the old ceremony @ cat’s cradle

And then the moments after the moment. It’s hard to write about bands you see over and over again after a while; there’s nothing I haven’t already said about the Old Ceremony’s live performance before now. Great guys, great band, spectacular live performers. A phenomenal set, and I am very much looking forward to their…

the moment before the moment

“Henri Cartier-Bresson was known for photographing what he called the ‘decisive moment,’ that moment when everything falls into place. But I was more interested in the moments before or after the decisive moment.” — Alfred Wertheimer

baseball: fsu @ unc, game two

baseball: fsu @ unc, game two, originally uploaded by minervacat. Baseball photography. Since I launched this blog a year ago today, with a photo of an occasionally idiotic third baseman and a brief discussion of baseball photography, what better way to celebrate a year than more baseball photography talk? Obviously I take a lot of…

josh ritter — so runs the world away

josh ritter @ the cat’s cradle, carrboro, nc, originally uploaded by minervacat. Josh Ritter — So Runs The World Away. Out 4/17 on limited release vinyl for Record Store Day 2010; out wide release on 5/4, V2 Records. Thank god for Record Store Day vinyl releases, is all I’m saying. There’s not much that Josh…