Not a word, not a single word
photo365 - Day 232

We had an annual tradition in my high school, ‘Hat Day’. I trust that I don’t need to explain the subject of celebration that day. ;-)

I’ve done a fair bit of poking fun at my old friends in these #TBT shots so I thought it was time for a bit of turn-about. Man, my hair was short in those days. ;-)

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Secret Caverns - Central Bridge, NY
photo365 - Day 231

We had already seen Howe Caverns and someone suggested we visit ‘Secret Cavern’ just down the road. What a blast!

The entire place has a rather tounge-in-cheek attitude; very much the polar opposite of the Howe Caverns experience. For example. they encourage you to touch the stones. The cave itself is much smaller than Howe; there is a bit of ducking and twisting to get through some spots. They also turn the lights off behind the group so don’t dawdle or your be in the blackest place you’ve ever experienced!

It’s well worth a visit. I have more photos from my visit here: http://bit.ly/secretcaverns2013

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Public Fountain - Seville, Spain
photo365 - Day 230

This fountain was in a large courtyard just off a main throughfare in downtown Seville. The yard was enclosed by these beautiful pastel colored stucko buildings; most with arched windows and small wrought iron railed balconies.

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Alcatraz Warden’s Home Ruins
photo365 - Day 229

The entire island has a kinda of erie, steampunk-ish vibe.

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Lyle Lovett - 2014 Lowell Summer Music Series
photo365 - Day 229

I’ve seen Lyle 3 times, twice in the ‘Large Band’ formation. I prefer the large band for its greater depth of sound, broader dynamic range and diversity of tonal palette. During the course of the 2.5 hour show each of the 13 band members were highlighted to demonstrate their virtuosity. His wry humor, including an interaction with a sleepy 8 year old in the front row, was a delightful feature of this very entertaining and engaging show.

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Adam Ezra Group - 2014 Lowell Summer Music Series
photo365 - Day 227

This is the second time I’ve seen him and he has grown as a performer. They performed ‘The Devil came up to Boston’ and I was rolling in the aisle!
Because the series is family friendly they replaced the ‘harsh language’ with a whistle and it was hysterical! You can see a video of the original song in all it’s colorful language glory on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWVcIn7Q4Cc

My set from this show is up on Flickr here: http://bit.ly/adamezralsms2014

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How not to play the slide guitar
photo365 - Day 226

This is Andrew Trube of JJ Grey & Mofros band illustrating an improper technique. He was swinging the instrument around by the cable and then slamming it down on the cymbals. I don’t think this is covered in his warranty.


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Demo Derby - 1978 Allegan County Fair
photo365 - Day 225

The key to winning these things is to lead with your butt. Driving straight into your opponent damages the engine/radiator of your car and can quickly disable you.

The monster station wagons of the 70’s, all 19 feet of them weighing in at ~5,000 lbs and sporting 440 cubic inch V8s (that’s over 7L for you kids), were the kings of this event.

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Nantucket Golf Club Sunset
photo365 - Day 224

The large black area at the top of the frame is not a window frame, my finger or an alien spaceship. It is a weather front that was moving through the area at the time of the shot and simply appears as black, as does the ground in the bottom of the frame, because the exposure is set to capture the colors of the late day sunset.

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Granada Cathedral - Granada, Spain
photo365 - Day 223

So this was supposed to be yesterday’s MonoMonday shot but my streak of ‘bad mojo’ continues.

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