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It only took me four months to post these Chihuly photos on flickr! Back in May, I visited the Dale Chihuly exhibition ‘Through The Looking Glass’ at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It was big, flashy, loud and glassy. And sometimes it was impressive. You would go in, look around, take photos, exit through the gift shop, spend money on Chihuly-approved merchandise. I did all the above with the exception of spending money. I took some photos with my other than the iPhone camera, you know, a real camera, and in typical fashion I procrastinated seemingly forever to review, edit and upload them.

So, yes, now that the exhibition is over, a month after the chaotic last days when the lines stretched all around the museum block and people waited for hours to see it, now that no one cares anymore, I have posted the photos on flickr (you can click here for the slideshow). Here are some of my favorites:

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Mogwai

Mogwai played live in Boston at the Wilbur Theatre on May 1. I really like their music and of course they didn’t disappoint. I always think that their music will be the perfect soundtrack for the film I’ll someday make. And I’m sure they are already on board. I mean there is the undeniable Scottish connection: they are from Glasgow, I lived in Edinburgh for one year. I know, pretty astonishing.

It was the first time I’d been to the newly renovated Wilbur Theatre. It is kinda cozy, not too big, not too small, there is a standing-only general admission area, and then mezzanine and balcony seating. The sound was pretty good and what would a Mogwai concert be without good sound? Oh, yes, it would be a Caspian show at the Middle East, if you know what I mean. Btw, I saw the tall guy from the band at the Mogwai show, taking detailed notes, I’m sure.

Anyway, I had a very good mezzanine seat and thankfully no 7 feet tall guy sitting in front of me. As I mentioned, the theatre was recently renovated, but at some point there was plaster from the ceiling falling on  the people in front of me. Nothing major, just makes you wonder what the place will look like in a year.

This is a video I shot at the concert with my Nikon D90. The camera gets heavy after a while. Really.

Illuminations

Last Saturday I did the Somerville Illuminations tour: trolleys depart from the City Hall and drive around Somerville, while tour guides point out the best decorated / illuminated houses and provide commentary on Someville history, joke around and sing carols. Our tour guide was Tom Champion, the voice of Somerville. We, I meant they, sang carols, and Champion has a very good voice. The Somerville Arts Council organizes the tour every year, which usually sells out pretty fast. This was the first time I did the tour and I really liked it!

I wish the trolley would stop for a moment so I could take some decent photos of the best illuminated houses, but so such luck.

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I shot some short takes on video with my D90. That was my first time shooting video; well, what can I say, someone could use some video shooting classes. And now I have joined the thousands (or is it millions?) who use youtube to upload their trash. The first piece was shot when the trolley was going through some not so illuminated roads, but Champion sings a very good “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

This next piece is a very short short with some nicely illuminated houses.

At the end of the tour we even got a little gift

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