I just started playing bass in Andy and Isabel’s band “Moonmen on the Moon, Man“. Andy’s Friend Dave manned my 3D camera and took some pictures. I posted them on Phereo.com. I got the hang of that site now. If you click on the magnifying glass on the below image you will go to a gallery with more images.
Phereo is pretty great for letting you choose different 3D viewing methods. Check this out.
I went to see Joe Jack Talcum (of the Dead Milkmen) at Bruar Falls last night and got a special treat. Samuel Locke Ward Opened with his band the Boo Hoo’s, and then proceeded to be Joe’s backup band (The called The Powders) . I took a couple pictures. The lighting is low at bruar falls. Doesn’t make for great video, but I tried that too.
Samuel Locke Ward and the Boo Hoo’s have some releases. Notably a 7 inch record I bought and Joe just released a CD called “Live in the studio” which is mostly him playing some old hits acoustic with friends accompanying on slide guitar and bongos.
Oh, and yes there were 3 other acts but I didn’t see them because I was eating Korean food down the street.
I took a ton of photos in 3-D myself, so I figured out a better way to display them. Click on the images and they should start appearing as a slide show of sorts. You can advance to the next with a little arrow that appears on the far right of the image when you roll over that area. About halfway through the pictures they repeat in cross-eye format. You can skip to any of the pictures by clicking the thumbnails here:
How did that lumber that built yer great grandparents’ house get cut? How did they wash their clothes, pump their water, and churn their butter? Well, if they were well-to-do they probably had portable engines like these to run simple machines.
I went to the Mid-Iowa Antique Power Show this past weekend and shot some video of the machines in action. And in-action is my favorite way for antiques to be. I mean, it makes me a little sad when I see an old fireplace in disuse, or an antique camera being used as a bookend. That’s why I admire hobbyists like these who keep history alive. I shot video here because if you see still images of these, you’re only getting half the picture.
If you know anything about engines this may seem like “duh”: but I asked my dad why some of the engines make that put put bang bang sound. Well basically each bang is the little explosions being set off by the spark plug or whatever, and in between explosions the wheel is just coasting. With some of the engines youd hear a bang then the wheel would go faster, start to slow down, and another bang! the closer together the explosions I guess the more consistent the speed. The engine in yer car is doing that in a way but it’s just more controlled.
This show was pretty good but if you really wanna see some awesome engines you HAVE to go to the Old Threshers Reunion. They’ve got these tractors that look more in shape and size like early 19th century steam powered trains. Which is basically what they are except they don’t need tracks to run.
ps. I just realized that adding “&fmt=6;” to the end of a youtube video address makes it higher definition. So I’ve gone back and done that to previous videos I’ve posted!