Prefuse 73 at the Palace, Missoula MT

Jan 30th 2010 — Concert Photography,Missoula,Music — 10:45 am

Voices Voices and The Gaslamp Killer, both from Los Angeles, California opened.

Stolen from their Myspace sites:

“Over the course of the last few years, Gaslamp Killer has established a solid rep for devastating beats and intricate cuts. This nomadic West Coaster has steadily smashed the scene from San Diego to Los Angeles to San Francisco.”

“It’s hard to think of a name that carries as much weight in both hip-hop and avant-rock circles as Prefuse 73, who in the past year alone has been asked to remix TV On The Radio, Pelican, BLK JKS and Cornelius, not to mention his early collaborations with School of Seven Bells and Battles.”

Morning in Mammoth Hot Springs

Jan 23rd 2010 — Yellowstone — 3:35 pm

The last of the pictures from Yellowstone. Most of these are taken early in the morning at Mammoth Hot Springs.

Near Upper Terrace Loop.

Chittenden Loop Trail

Jan 21st 2010 — Yellowstone — 9:38 pm

On Sunday we drove to Tower Junction on the only road in Yellowstone that is open during the winter to do some cross country skiing on the 10 mile Chittenden Loop Trail.

Practically the whole way out on the loop was uphill. When we got to the top the map had indicated that the remaining terrain was steeper than what we experienced coming up.

About this time we were hanging out and a fairly serious looking skier was passing by. We decided to consult with him about the rest of the trail.

I asked him if the way back was steep. He asked us if our skis had metal edges and we said they didn’t. Regarding the way we were about to go his exact words were “I wouldn’t do it”.

I laughed at this nervously, alternating between thinking he might actually be right, we should turn around, and that he was just underestimating our abilities to navigate what lay ahead. It did turn out to be steeper than the way out, but it wasn’t a big deal.


Mammoth Hot Springs

Jan 19th 2010 — Yellowstone — 7:28 pm

The first evening we spent the remaining daylight walking around the boardwalks of the upper and lower terraces at Mammoth Hot Springs. Say Wikipedia

Mammoth is a large hill of travertine that has been created over thousands of years as hot water from the spring cooled and deposited calcium carbonate (over two tons flows into Mammoth each day in a solution). Although these springs lie outside the caldera boundary, their energy has been attributed to the same magmatic system that fuels other Yellowstone geothermal areas.

 Bacterial growth.

Driving Missoula to Yellowstone

Jan 18th 2010 — Montana — 6:45 pm

When the weather is good the 4 hour drive from Missoula to Yellowstone is one of my favorite stretches of road. Here are some pictures from the drive. We just got back from a weekend trip to the northern part of Yellowstone.

Missoula, Montana

Jan 14th 2010 — Missoula — 10:07 pm

The Good Old Boyz at the Town Pump in Black Mountain, NC

Jan 10th 2010 — Music,North Carolina — 11:37 am

The Good Old Boyz are Woody Wood, Scott Sharpe, D.C. Jones, and Richard Foulk. If you are ever lucky enough to have them play in your neck of the woods go see some excellent live music.

East Coast Driving

Jan 9th 2010 — Misc — 6:20 pm

This post is a small homage to the 24 hours round trip we NC Sulock’s spend in a car each Christmas driving from Asheville to New Jersey. To ignore it would be to ignore a significant part of my heritage.

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