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Concert in a furnace

Concert in a furnace

Marty’s photo of the day #3704: In my photos directory, I have a four-year-old file titled “Garbage.” On someone else’s computer that might mean flawed photos to be deleted. On mine, it’s the band Garbage. This is Shirley Manson of the band, and when Deb and I saw them outdoors in Idaho, the temperature was […]

Concerts, concerts, concerts!

Concerts, concerts, concerts!

Marty’s photo of the day #2974: This is Deb and me at the KettleHouse Amphitheater, before last night’s Berlin, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), and B-52s concert. Although I prefer solo headline shows—because the bands go deeper into their music, play longer, and tend to interact more personally with their audience—Deb and I have […]

The giant car-eating grasshopper

The giant car-eating grasshopper

Marty’s photo of the day #2584: I’m not sure what to say about this shot. It’s a grasshopper. He’s big. He probably eats cars at night, Cadillacs, Lincolns too, Mercurys and Subarus, and he don’t stop. . . . Oh, never mind. I’m just stuck on an old Blondie song.

The concert bucket list

The concert bucket list

Marty’s photo of the day #2274: During the past year, I have been working hard at checking off artists on my concert bucket list. Three of those acts included Joan Jett, Garbage, and Melissa Etheridge. One thing all three had in common was that they performed outdoors on equal bills with other acts. Despite the […]

Garbage in 104 degree heat

Garbage in 104 degree heat

Marty’s photo of the day #2246: Good morning from Nampa, Idaho. Last night Deb and I saw a great outdoor concert with X, Blondie, and Garbage. Although we came primarily for Garbage, Blondie was great as well. After John Doe and Exene Cervenka of X did a short acoustic show, Garbage took the stage. At […]

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