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In Kimberly, Washington DC on April 30, 2010 at 11:33 pm

2.5 gallon water containers

They may look like unremarkable containers of water, but they will be a key part of a massive performance art piece by Mary Coble in two short weeks. I cannot wait to see how it comes together.


BYT Variety Show

In Anna, Washington DC on April 30, 2010 at 1:37 am

Family Hemerlein

I also share Kimberly’s love of violins. She took me to BYT’s (Brightest Young Things) variety show tonight, featuring the Family Hemerlein, as well as other musicians and comedians. Personally, I had a fantastic time. Although, my experience was undoubtedly enhanced by the dubious drinks continuously handed to me.


In Kimberly, Washington DC on April 29, 2010 at 2:37 pm

9:30 Club crowd

Far from thinking it was too loud, this crowd was into the volume. I was pretty much done shooting for the night by the time this scene happened. I (reluctantly) got pushed into the fray to grab some shots when the band hopped into the crowd to play one of their last songs. I’m glad it happened though because a handful of my favorite shots from the night came from it.

Private property

In Anna, Washington DC on April 29, 2010 at 12:01 am


There’s a fine line between art and vandalism. I usually love street art, but tagging someone’s home (especially when it’s a gorgeous Georgetown townhouse), is a criminal offense.


In Kimberly, Washington DC on April 28, 2010 at 11:24 am


I could not love stringed instruments more. I love the sound of them, I love the dimension they add to a full band show, I love watching people play them. Love. Love. Love. This particular woman and her chosen instrument, Harriet of Los Campesinos! on violin, is particularly beautiful to see play.

Los Campesinos!

In Kimberly, Washington DC on April 28, 2010 at 10:50 am


I saw Los Campesinos! at 9:30 Club last night. I went to the show with some people who didn’t exactly appreciate Gareth’s vocals, but I did. The guy was enthusiastic, into the audience and was clearly having fun, which is pretty much all I need to enjoy a show. I like eager to please. Skill in execution is secondary to enthusiasm and effort.


In Anna, Washington DC on April 28, 2010 at 12:01 am

iPhone: the Academician

I came across P. Shapiro’s bronze sculpture of Andrei Sakharov while walking around Dupont Circle this afternoon. His beleaguered expression represents how I so often feel. I can definitely commiserate.

Wet work

In Kimberly, Washington DC on April 27, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Window washer

It’s hot, wet work, washing the windows on a 12 story building – especially when irritating girls are taking your photo while you’re trying to concentrate. I’ve been told.

Fancy diggs

In Anna, Washington DC on April 27, 2010 at 2:30 am

The Fairfax

Sadly, these luxury accommodations are only temporary. I’m on a very last minute work trip to DC this week (and by last minute, I mean that my tickets were booked at Noon and I was on the 4:30 flight out to Dulles). I’m staying at the Fairfax, racking up my beloved Starwood points. I only arrived an hour ago, but I’m liking what I see so far.


In Kimberly, Washington DC on April 26, 2010 at 9:13 pm


Ungrateful is the new grateful. It would be unrealistic to expect anything else from a cat named Kanye.