I [heart] Lykke Li

Swedish invasion! Accoustic version of Lykke Li’s “I’m Good, I’m Gone” with guests Robyn, Adam & Bebban (Shout Out Louds), Daniel (The Concretes), Lars (Laakso) and Mikael (Hjalmar).


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Downtown Crossing

I went downtown on Saturday to get tickets for the upcoming Andrew Bird show at the Orpheum. It was a cold and windy day, as in VERY cold and windy, but I was willing to sacrifice my coziness to avoid paying the ridiculous ticketmaster fees. Crappy weather aside, it was nice to talk to a box office person and have the chance to have a CHOICE of seats, like “do you have anything at the mezzanine?” “yes, sure, I can put you at the center row B”. Eat that ticketbastard!!!! After scoring great seats and feeling a little warmer I walked a little further down at Washington and Franklin, where there’s a construction site, and one building has only one facade left standing. You know how it is when it is cold and windy, everybody’s walking with the head down; I was looking up and shooting.

Beams and Chair

Beams and Chair

 

Mix and Dont Match

Mix and Dont Match

 

Help Me

Help Me

 

The Beauty and the Beast

The Beauty and the Beast

René Magritte – 110th Birthday

Google informs me that today’s the 110th birthday of René  Magritte, the Belgian surrealist painter. I like his paintings because, well, they are surreal. What I like the most in them are the puffy white clouds. I saw a Magritte exhibition back in 2000 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The exhibition was at the Dean Gallery at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, a very beautiful building located on beautiful grounds. There were about 70 of his paintings on display, the first exhibition of the Belgian’s work ever to be shown in Scotland. The gallery presented a very interesting combination of natural (low, dim, Scottish) light and interior light. I remember looking at the paintings, and they looked like they were illuminated from within. I can still remember how it felt to look at something so beautiful, so grand. I wanted to linger around forever; it was gratifying, it was almost perfect…

The Empire of Light II

The Empire of Light II

The Lovers

The Lovers

Springstep at Night

Springstep is a very interesting building in Medford. The architect has done a great job with the windows and the lighting. It is open and feels transparent. It is a dance studio, and I love it when you can see the people dancing in front of these huge windows. I was waiting for a class to start and take a shot, but it was almost 5:30 and I had to leave. I was playing around with my new small Nikon Coolpix and took this shot. It is not that great, but I like the red on the left…

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“Interpreting East Somerville” Photo Exhibition Opening Night

Tonight’s the opening night for the “Interpreting East Somerville” photo exhibition. The opening reception will take place tonight at the Somerville City Hall (93 Highland Avenue) from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The works of 43 local photographers will be on display through mid January at the City Hall.

One of my photographs was chosen for the exhibition and I will be there tonight!!!scan0001

My photo made it to the postcard, yay (see top left corner)!

Calexico at the Somerville Theater

Calexico played a very good show at the Somerville Theater on Sunday. Acorn opened for them (and not Bowerbirds as stated on the tickets), a band I had never heard of before, and some of their stuff was good.

We had pretty good seats and it was a cool show. The crowd was typical Boston crowd in the beginning, you know, cold, non-responsive and securely bolted to their seats. After a snarky comment from frontman Joey Burns the crowd warmed up, and later on almost everybody was up dancing. I mean their music is not totally dancable, but the majority of the crowd appreciated their southwest/mexican musical style. I prefer their moody stuff, the stuff that make you feel you’re driving a convertible in an open roadway that cuts through the desert on a hot summer day, under a vast blue sky…

Back to reality and that night’s show, I loved the white screen in the background that looked like lace, and I had the urge to go up and touch it to see what is was made of, but true to style I never delivered. 

BK took tons of photos and here are a couple.

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