Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Venice Beach

Venice Beach
Originally uploaded by davehodg
I have to say it. I'm really enjoying the left coast. There's annoying American stuff like the weird accents, pretty ordinary food and the really sleazy boardwalk but, like my hometowns of Amsterdam and Camden, this stuff is easily filtered out, leaving what you really want. In my case, the weather (30C and sunny), the ocean and the kitschy Venice canals. These are really hitting the spot.

Now to find something I can do from an oceanfront condo. Surely the LA's need yet another photographer?

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Universal studios

A good day out. The "front of line" passes are recommended! We managed to hit everything we wanted to by 4pm. The Blues Brothers show made us smile, but Waterworld was probably the most impressive. With real "name" actors too!

Universal studios
Originally uploaded by davehodg

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Zushi, Amsterdam

Just went to Zushi, beind Rembrandplein:


Better than I expected, given the touristy nature of the area. Tempura doesn't
start until 17:00 so I had the ebi fry, which was excellent. And the crab meat
and sweetcorn soup was *excellent*: lots of meat and just the right hint of spice.

Not the cheapest in the world, but it hit the spot exactly for what I was after at that moment.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Live music photos for sale!

Finally, I've started putting photos up for sale!

It's been a long time coming, and it's only a select few gigs so far, mostly Deep Purple and Fortune Drive. If there are any gigs you've seen me at that you want prints from (Quireboys? Planet of Women? Biomechanical?) then let me know and I'll prioritise them.

Let me know!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Atheist insurance?

Are there any insurance policies that don't attribute certain events to an "act of God"?

I'd have thought the quantitative actuaries would have been among the first to expunge a magic sky pixie from such important documentation.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Playing pool and drinking beer...

Originally uploaded by Luis Motta Campos
Playing pool and drinking beer
Nothin more'n the occasional tear
But this man's life goes on and he gets greased all over
from time to time
At the strip joint, where we met
He said 'Hi, my name is Ted
See that one over there
That ball of thunder
Every time she goes Vavoom,
I wiggle in my chair
Can I buy you a beer?
What a guy

It was actually the middle of the afternoon, but at the back of the Waterhole it could have been any time of the day or night...

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Braintoy - new tracks

It looks like I'll be off to Toronto for a few days which means I should get a chance to hang with the Braintoy boys. I've still not seen them live and the last time we got to crack a few brews was when they came to see Deep Purple play my birthday in Toronto. This time we might even end up in the Bovine Sex Club.

Anyhow, they've got three new tracks for download. Check 'em out. I love 'em.