15-02-05 Playtime

Then a crowd a young boys they’re a foolin’ around in the corner
Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles
They don’t give a damn about any trumpet playin’ band
It ain’t what they call rock and roll
Then the Sultans
Yeah the Sultans they play creole, creole

Mark Knopfler

I felt a little off when I got home and decided to just mess about in Photoshop for a bit with one of my current favorite pictures while listening to The Sultans of Swing on auto repeat..

This is the original:

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This is after working it in Lightroom:

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Moved into Photoshop from the edited Lightroom

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I have no idea if I like what I did. That is going to have to wait until tomorrow but I had a good time.

8-23-12 Down

Morning found us calmly unaware
Noon burned gold into our hair
At night, we swam the Laughing sea
When summer’s gone
Where will we be

Summer’s almost gone
Summer’s almost gone
We had some good times
But they’re gone
The winter’s comin’ on
Summer’s almost gone

John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzareck, Jim Morrison

Since I did “Up” a few days ago I thought I should contemplate the other aspect…


10-31-11 Dead Flowers

Take me down little Susie, won’t you take me down
I know you think you’re the Queen of the Underground
And you can send me dead flowers every morning
Send me dead flower by the U.S. mail
Send me dead flowers to my wedding
And I won’t forget to put roses on your grave


1971 – Stones-Live-Dead Flowers

Well, first for those of you who are able to celebrate: Happy Halloween!  Many communities here in the Northeast have had to postpone their Halloween celebrations to Friday or the weekend due to snow, ice, no power or a combination of the three…

This is not a problem in the city, however, where little kids (and some not so little ones) have been roaming store to store since about 3pm getting candy.  Several stores had to post “No Candy Left” signs before 5pm…