"…and not for five minutes will I be distracted from the wonder…"


Deeper South,Minutiae — d-ashes on March 29, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Slowly but surely I’m getting some of the recent photographs online. Right now I’m just keeping up with current demand while still hoping that I get the chance go back and get some of the back log I’ve had around since the summer. Recent galleries I’ve gotten posted:

St. Patrick’s Day in Baton Rouge

Skiing in Colorado

GoodReads update

Minutiae,The Ashes — d-ashes on March 14, 2010 at 3:49 pm

As part of catching up on my digital chores I’ve updated GoodReads with the books I’ve finished over the last 6 months. You can check out my thoughts on them and everything else I’m reading here (and they hang out on the right hand column a little ways down). Anybody got any good book recommendations to pass along? My ‘to read’ stack is getting a little low.

Now If I can just get that damn Flickr updated.

Quite a bit…

Bit by Bit,Deeper South,Minutiae — d-ashes on March 12, 2010 at 12:06 pm

…going on in and around my particular world these days:

  • Gorjus over at PrettyFakes has, after much hustle and toil, got the fifth edition of the Sandusky Review almost ready for the real world.
  • Southdowns, the neighborhood where I live in Baton Rouge is seeing an explosion of new, (and thankfully) local businesses owned by some really cool people who take their commitment to the area seriously. I’m a particular fan of the 1699 Salon, which, being so much more than a place to get a haircut, has quickly come a community hub for me and a few friends to get together, drink coffee or booze, depending on the time of day, and get in a good conversation while listening to a few tunes. I’ve been helping them out with some photography and just put live a little website for them. Might I humbly suggest you give them your business.
  • I’m knee deep in the development of the new CultureCandy website. CovalentLogic did the graphic design and layout and I’m plugging in all the data. I think it will be a big improvement over the current site and hopefully contribute more fully to the arts community in and around Baton Rouge.
  • Tomorrow I ride in my first ever parade, the St. Patrick’s Day one here in Baton Rouge, somehow having been allowed to be Irish for a day. I’ve been delegated to make 100 Jell-O shots to supply the float with. Gelatin drinks are actually a legitimate avenue of craft mixology, so I’m looking forward to my education on the matter. Pondering if I can whip up a Jameson, ginger & lemon Jell-O shot.

I have six months worth of pictures to put on Flickr. Hoping that I get the chance to tackle that sooner than later. If I can get caught up on digital housekeeping then AW updates stand to occur much more frequently.

On the Beach

Bit by Bit,Deeper South,Minutiae — d-ashes on August 14, 2008 at 2:28 pm

Excuse me for not mentioning that Ashes & Water was taking a bit of a summer vacation. Thing is, I really didn’t know I was going on vacation myself, but here it is a month and a half since my last post. It’s been a busy couple of months with Professor Fury & Contessa throwing the last Poolapalooza, a trip to South Carolina for fun with the cousins and Maddie Potter moving into the Yellow(ish) House on Morning Glory. But after this weekend’s sojourn to Orange Beach with the Underpass Gang, which I’m out the door for in just a few minutes, vacation is over and I’ll be back in the keyboard powered saddle, whipping this thing for all it’s worth. With the Braves hardly ever playing on TBS anymore it’s been a rather sports starved summer and so it seems that the arrival of football season is even more welcome than it normally is, which is saying a lot. I’ve been following the Saint’s training camp at my alma mater pretty closely this year (I even made it up to Jackson with a Saturday scrimmage), especially with the aid of fellow Millsapian DeMeat’s very thorough training camp expose.

In other circles, Gorjus and I also managed to get him a dedicated website for the Sandusky Review up and running. Be sure to check it out if you haven’t made it over that way yet.

Dashes: Harlan CD Release Party, etc

Minutiae — d-ashes on May 9, 2008 at 8:06 am

Wow, I’m about to match the Professor Fury record for non-posting days. April came and went with a whirlwind calendar so full that it’s taken a week plus to recover from all the running around. May looks like it’s going to be a lot slower, thankfully. My parents are coming to stay the weekend for Mother’s Day and to catch the last baseball game in LSU’s Alex Box stadium on Sunday, but amongst all that visiting I’ve got my sights set on the CD release party for Harlan on Saturday night at Chelsea’s. Harlan is one of the best bands out of Baton Rouge these days and seeing how they don’t get together to play very often and there are rumors of a certain key member’s possible move out of state, this is a show to catch for sure.

Dirty Projectors @ Spanish Moon

Minutiae — d-ashes on September 19, 2007 at 2:04 pm

So, I haven’t been privy to a good live music show here in Baton Rouge in way too long (which is not the fault of Baton Rouge inasmuch that of my own lazy ass). I was perusing Alex Cook’s latest ‘Record Crate’ entry over at 225batonrouge and did some follow up on Saturday night’s Spanish Moon show, which introduced me to the Dirty Projectors, who immediately caught my ear and sound like something that will be quite interesting to hear reproduced live. Alex has indicated that he missed their last stop through town and was told it was ‘the show of the year.’ So that sounds like a show to make for sure, and hopefully I’ll be looking to celebrate an LSU win against the undefeated Gamecocks of South Carolina.

There’s been an oh so subtle shift in the weather down here in the Red Stick, with the morning holding on to a pleasant coolness for a few hours before the heat of the day hits. Wgo is looking to have a fire for the Autumnal Equinox celebration we’re throwing on Sunday and while that might be a bit on the side of wishful thinking, well, here’s wishing…


Minutiae — d-ashes on June 7, 2007 at 1:09 pm

One of the members of the UG pointed me to GoodReads.com the other day, and I’m hooked. It’s pretty much a Flickr-like site but dedicated to books. First off, it’s a really easy way to keep track of the books you’ve read (something I’ve always wanted to do but failed miserably at) and second, with its ‘friends’ feature you can see what people you know are reading. So if you feel like it, join up and search for ‘{dvc}’ and add me as a friend. I look forward to browsing your bookshelf.

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