Last week, AEJ and I went to the LA music club Troubadour to see Jason Webley perform. We’d never seen (or even heard of) Jason, but our cat sitter is dating him, so we figured this was a good opportunity to see a show at this LA landmark before we move.

The show was a lot of fun. One of Jason’s songs was a brilliant drinking song, and to get the non-drunk prepared for the sing-along, Jason had come up with a way to get everybody somewhat drunk without any alcohol: point your finger in the air, stare at your finger, and spin in circles. Spin around, say, nine times, and your vision will be roughly equivalent to what you see in Grand Theft Auto 4 after visiting a bar with one of the McCreary brothers.

The vision of an entire club full of people spinning around while visually fixated on their index finger was amazing. Fortunately, I had my camera — ’cause I think this is one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken.

That’s taken with the Canon 40D and the Canon 35mm f/1.4L set to f/1.8. (That’s how you get that very shallow depth of field where only the girl in the center is sharply in focus — and also how I was able to get a sharp picture in a very dark club.)

Back to packing! The movers come next Thursday morning…


Connie Miller says

I read the article on page 8 of the June issue of Rare Magazine, about Austin neighborhoods, and thought you might enjoy reading about your new town.

I hope the renovations are going well.

Kevin Howlett says


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