Thursday, July 27, 2006
I recently retired my old PowerMac 225, and while archiving all the files on it, I came across a few old shots from various venues: the paisley shirt one is from the Empty Glass during the Go Van Gogh days; the black and white shot is from the Cannery in Nashville; the shot where I have little hair is from The Springwater, Nashville's best dive bar.
Posted by Stephen Beckner at 9:41 AM
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
I've been trying to come up with a list of songs that qualify as Rock Anthems. Some jump to mind right away, like AC/DC's "For Those About To Rock," the Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again," and the granddaddy of 'em all, "Freebird." I was gonna add Mott the Hoople's "Hymn for the Dudes" and Roxy Music's "In Every Dream Home a Heartache." The Rolling Stones have "Street Fighting Man" and I think the Clash "London Calling" might qualify. Spout out your two cents worth and add to the list...
Posted by Stephen Beckner at 11:42 AM
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
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Friday, July 21, 2006
I read an interview with Janice Starlin, star of Roger Corman's "Wasp Woman." She mentioned that in those black and white movies, they used chocolate syrup for blood. This led me to try a few black and white shots using Hershey's "blood." There is a small drop falling at the bottom of the shot. I'm not sure it looks like blood, but it was neat anyway.
Posted by Stephen Beckner at 3:15 PM
Thursday, July 20, 2006
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Tuesday, July 11, 2006
My oldest daughter, Audrey, is 10 1/2. She's already developed a sense of humor very similar to mine. After watching "Fistful of Dollars," I told her the sequels were called "For A Few Dollars More" and "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly," to which she replied, "I thought they would call it "Don't Give Me Any More Money, I Have Enough Now." I told her I was posting this blog and she asked me to tell everyone she's working on an e-comic about Slippy the Super Dog.
Posted by Stephen Beckner at 8:37 AM
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Friday, July 07, 2006
I stumbled across this image today. My how young I looked (it was about 10 years ago, after all). This shot of Hitchcock Circus, circa 1996, was taken by Baxter Buck, a photographer in Nashville. Left to right, front row: me (guitar, vocals), Alan Young (lead guitar), Mark Beckner (guitar, vocals), Mark Mingrone (keyboards), Danny Crader (bass). In the back, Doug Flower (drums). Drummers should always be put in the back, by the way. Did you hear about the band that locked their keys in their van? It took them two hours to get the drummer out...
Posted by Stephen Beckner at 11:17 AM
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
My eldest daughter, Audrey, is a bit of a junior crocodile hunter. She loves animals, and wants to pet them all, even the snakes. Luckily, there are no crocodiles in the creeks of Elkview. Sunday, Audrey and her friend Eleanor managed to catch a baby snapping turtle and a sizeable bullfrog. And a dose of poison ivy.
Posted by Stephen Beckner at 8:26 AM