i never thought about love when i thought about home

drive-by truckers @ the national, richmond, va, originally uploaded by minervacat. We always see with memory. — David Hockney Jim Marshall, one of the premier rock and roll photographers in the world, passed away today at the age of 74. Marshall shot everyone from Hendrix to the jazz greats to the ’70s San Francisco scene,…

keep an eye on the sky

the morning benders @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. I had originally planned to post my most-Fridays list of inspiration today, but with Alex Chilton’s passing on Wednesday evening, I think the day is better devoted to rounding up some of the best writing about Chilton out there. Alex Chilton had a hit at…

south holston lake, holston mountains, tennessee

south holston lake, holston mountains, tennessee, originally uploaded by minervacat. Hugh Morton is pretty much the granddaddy of all photographers in the state of North Carolina; he worked as a photographer from 1933 to the early 21st century, capturing some of the most iconic images in the history of the NC. The North Carolina Collection…

old smithville burying ground, southport, nc

old smithville burying ground, southport, nc, originally uploaded by minervacat. “in 1991 i moved to athens georgia in search of god, but what I discovered instead was vic chesnutt. hearing his music completely transformed the way i thought about writing songs, and i will forever be in his debt.” — Jeff Mangum, Neutral Milk Hotel…

snuzzfest @ local 506

snuzzfest @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. Go out and dance your ass off in public tonight in honor of Patrick Swayze.

rock and roll means well tour

rock and roll means well tour, originally uploaded by minervacat. What follows are two loosely related paragraphs, a single sentence, and a disclaimer: This one’s for cee. It’s one of only a few shots I took with my point-and-click during last fall’s Rock & Roll Means Well tour. It’s appropriate today, if not something that…

charleston, south carolina

charleston, south carolina, originally uploaded by minervacat. Tremendously sad about Ted Kennedy; two of the best posts I saw on the subject today — that you might not have already seen — were this one and this one. RIP, Teddy. You will be terrifically missed.

lost in the trees @ open eye cafe

lost in the trees @ open eye cafe, originally uploaded by minervacat. There’s things I struggle with in concert photography that aren’t related to photography specifically, per se, or venue lighting, or any of those things — and sometimes the non-photography-related struggles I have bug me more than the actual photography related ones. Like the…