Saturday, August 29, 2009

Bliss's 9th Anniversary At Rebar

It was good.

Sorry, no photos.
I slipped on spilled beer while carrying equipment out of the club and went face-first into a big steel pole.
My glasses were destroyed and the backup pair is so old that I can barely focus on these words.
I'm getting a headache already.
Photoshop is out of the question, and I really didn't have anything good anyway.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bliss Pops Soho's Cherry

And it was a bloodbath!
Our first time at Soho, and we might have made an impression...

I call this one "Rooftops"

More blood than a monkey knife fight, but most of it was mine.
This shirt is ruined.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

GRC Explodes

I don't usually take pictures at the Guadalupe River Club in Kerrville. There's only room for a few lights and they are too far away to get a good exposure.

The fans are more interesting anyway.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I Take the F828 Out Drinking

Hooligan's Friday Night

The F828 is a Sony digicam that was a state-of-the-art-ass-kicker when released in 2003.
There still isn't another camera that can do everything this beast can do right out of the box.
Extreme close-ups without paying extra for a 'macro' lens, video at 640x480 and 30 fps, infrared, 8mp, both Memory Stick and Compact Flash card slots...well worth the $1000 price tag back in the day.

An internet friend and fan sent it to me along with a nice external flash last month because he knew I needed it after my older Sony F717 died.
Do any of you have internet friends this cool?

It's the first time I brought it to a show instead of my Sony Alpha300 DSLR.
No surprises--for 2003 technology it did a great job.

Bliss did a great job, too.
As always it was crazy all night and the free drinks may have set a record.

A new guy is hanging around named James--an old buddy of Rikk's--and he was both a big help with the equipment and a fun dude to hang with.
Felt like I've been friends with him for years.

It was nice seeing the Peege and Wilma for 3 minutes tonight.

Shot some video tests with the F828 tonight and the sound quality was surprisingly good. You can expect to see some vid clips here in the future.

Guess we'll see some of you at the super funtastic party in New Braufels tommorrow.
If you weren't invited, it sucks to be you.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

SalsaFest 2009

On Sunday August 9th Bliss performed at SalsaFest, held in HemisFair Park.
They opened for KC & The Sunshine Band.

Here's Mad Dog fixing and aiming lights. He spent over an hour 30 feet in the air crawling around the light truss with no safety cable, getting burned by the sun and cut by the hot metal.
Mad Dog indeed--I wouldn't have done it.

KC's set list.

Randall the sound engineer--helpful, patient, almost as good as me.

Beer Wenches from MadDog's Pub on the RiverWalk (no relation).

Bliss needs barricades like this everywhere we play.

One of Chrissy's copycat fans.

Rikk in the crowd, watching the dance contest and waiting for KC and to a lesser extent the Sunshine Band.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Learning To Spell @ Revolution Room

I call this one "Extra Pee"

B is for Blue

C is for Chrissy

War And Peace

Chrissy and her cousin, who's never seen her sing before tonight.

Another damned encore.
Must be payback for our habit of starting whenever we feel like it.
The audience gets to decide when we finish.
We should try sucking more, so we can quit before 2am.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Retox--100th Bliss Blog Post

Bliss blah blah blah Retox Bar yadda yadda drinks glug glug glug best band in San Antonio etc etc.

I know people are reading this blog because my photos keep turning up all over the www.
So how about leaving a fucking comment once in a while?

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Cake, Cameras, Sweaty Dudes, and Pee @ Rebar

When it's my birthday we go all-out in our celebrating!

Thanks for the great little cake, Voodoo Child!
Love it.

I couldn't get a clear shot of the band all night--there were too many crazy people jammed into Rebar.

Dudes, seriously?
I know you want to take off your shirts every night at every club, but only do it when other people agree that it's warm.

I would probably pee on this sticker if it was on some granola's hybrid bumper, too.