Monday, December 29, 2008

Simple Days

a familiar voice can always make a difference in a day.
table settings

this past week was filled with ups and downs. mainly from down to up, which is always a good thing. i got to see my family and friends; not all the family i hoped and wish to see, and most of my friends that i did wish to see.

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Holidays


"that time of the year" is almost over, and it's not really my favorite time of the year. i always feel like i am in a bind between two sides of my family. and since things have been an unproportional split this year, it feels even more odd than usual. as long as i do not think family gatherings are a big deal, it won't bother me.

so it's not bothering me, i think. i should just move far away, and it will make things harder yet easier.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

if you think you have problems...

well you don't, you can always find someone else that is in a completely bigger bind than you.

don't forget that.


this is what life has become

filled with drinking.

Another night at Jesse's

if i could

Another night at Jesse's

just imagine me actually playing the guitar and harmonica, making sweet sweet music. that would be awesome, but im not patience enough for learning, though i am for listening.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ohh Bettie Page.

the queen of pin-ups died December 11, 2008 at the age of 85. she suffered from a heart attack a week before her death, never regained consciousness then died from pneumonia in a Los Angeles hospital.

bettie page
Bettie Page
April 23, 1923 - December 11, 2008

Winter, it's been here.

how beautiful is winter? extremely i must say. i can live without it, but i feel life just wouldn't feel the same without it. the rough transition into winter brings your mood up and down, then when it finally comes to stay for awhile, your mood just keeps going down. but! if you actually see the beauty in winter, it really doesn't matter at all.

i decided to make this photo fancy with letters and what not, for what reason, i don't know. but this probably going to be the only time.
icy lake michigan

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Fast and the...

so you know that cheezy car/ricer/drag racing movie the fast and the furious? well i believe they stole that name from warner bros. those bastards!!

Why am I always hungry?

In ways i feel like this lady...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Carole Steele's Testimony

Carol Steele is talking about Cabrini Green, a project housing community, which is being torn down faster than homes being built for the people that are residing in the community.

Turning A Corner

trailer to a documentry on Chicago's Sex Trade Industry.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Another on Curator's Choice

another photo of mine on the curator's choice!

curator's choice

Make The Road By Walking - Menahan Street Band

check these guys out, Menahan Street Band.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

More Bridgeport Photos

i am finally done with my photo final. i kept with a similar theme of bridgeport, but not with the transition into gentrification. it's more of what is left of old bridgeport before it starts to drastically change in to hipster/yuppie world.

here we go.
Johnny O's, Bridgeport
johnny-o's on 35th street and morgan.

Emil's, Bridgeport
emil's auto body shop on morgan and 31st street.

Morgan Crossing, Bridgeport
morgan crossing food mart on morgan and 32nd street.

then into the change, we got a hyphy shop that has opened up in the neighborhood, right on morgan and 33rd street
Made Chicago, Bridgeport
it's where you can get your fresh kicks, hyphy hoodies, and vinyl toys in your local neighborhood... bah.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Curator's Choice

straight from 'the about',
The Curator’s Choice is a daily photoblog featuring the best photographs from the best photographers on Flickr. Each image is taken from Flickr’s Curators Choice group where anyone can submit. Everyday, one image will be chosen by the curator and displayed on this blog.

so i submitted a photo, and it's up on the blog. pretty niffy i'd say.

this photo...
The Pants Shop

and the screenshot
The Curators Choice

check out The Curator's Choice,

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Got it in the mail!

I ordered some polaroids and a book.

Studs Terkel, those who may not know who he is. Studs is a Chicago legend. known to be a great journalist and oral historian. and also inspire radio personals like dick gordon from the story and ira glass of this american life. without studs, there might not be all this great news and stories around.
2008-12-03 10:42:10 -0600

my knees goes weak to the sounds of motown-ish, doo woppy music.

mayer hawthorne & the country, 'just ain't going to work out'

oh yeah, it's a white boy on the vocals too.
seen on phill's blog first. things.done.changed

Monday, December 1, 2008

Only a few days left!

sharon jones and the dap kings are coming into the chicagoland area. how exciting this is going to be. i cant wait to dance my butt off!!

i got me tickets!
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

sharon jones and the dap king
vic theater - 18 & up
3145 n sheffield
in chicago
december 4th, 2008 @ 8pm