Yesterday I came across these show posters and animated gif’s I designed for some of the shows I produced about 7-10 years ago. In 2003 while living in Los Angeles I spent copious amounts of time seeing live music. One night while watching a Chris Pierce show I made a decision to promote independent music. First by raising money and awareness for Arts Education under the name Artistry Music Series. Those first couple shows at the Conga Room and The Hotel Cafe were very electric… That passion for continuing Music Education in schools is still alive today. From there I grew into promoting at various venues in Los Angeles including my musical home The Hotel Cafe. Not long after I started promoting/producing shows I was asked to Tour Manage a couple bands and soon found what I thought was my calling. Eventually it would lead me to stop promoting shows. 

That is going to change very soon… I love putting together a show and very soon I will be doing that again.

Below are some music videos from a few of the artists that played my shows in these posters.

a very short stop motion video of Notre Dame in Paris

Its been awhile since I’ve posted. This last month I have been traveling Europe with A-Trak. This is one of the last shots I took in #warsaw | tomb of the unknown soldier. This structure is what remains of a great residential palace that was destroyed during #wwII. Inside are names of soldiers killed during both world wars and uprisings in #Poland.

Its been awhile since I’ve posted. This last month I have been traveling Europe with A-Trak. This is one of the last shots I took in #warsaw | tomb of the unknown soldier. This structure is what remains of a great residential palace that was destroyed during #wwII. Inside are names of soldiers killed during both world wars and uprisings in #Poland.

This week I got EyeFi Pro X2 SD cards. Putting them to use for the first time this weekend. Also used the EyeFi Mobis for an event last week. Bottom line the Pro X2 is worth the extra money because the corresponding app is that much better.

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Our first day in Bali after lunch we walked around some of the shops near our Villa before heading to soundcheck. While walking the streets when encountered a Balinese girl who somehow was passed to us from a pair of Aussies. This girl the first of 2 began to hound us to buy the leather bracelets you see her holding in the second photo. She was relentless and wouldn’t take no for an answer. So I aksed her how much because I was willing to buy a bracelet if she’d pose for a picture. Turns out they were really cheap at $20 per bundle. Thinking a bracelet was going to cost $5 I gladly paid $20 for the bundle. Turns out I was not the only one in our group who got roped in. After taking her picture a second child comes with even more persistence than the first. Eventually after saying no at least 100 times, she starting whining and then crying. She was attached to my hip; I speed up she sped up, I slow downed she slowed down. Eventually we had to duck into a gallery to hopefully shake the girl. It did not work as the girl waited outside for us… We eventually had the manager of the gallery go and talk to her to see if she could back-up the extense emotion. That still didn’t work… What’s scary is the only way to get the young girl to leave was telling the her we call the cops.

Our first day in Bali after lunch we walked around some of the shops near our Villa before heading to soundcheck. While walking the streets when encountered a Balinese girl who somehow was passed to us from a pair of Aussies. This girl the first of 2 began to hound us to buy the leather bracelets you see her holding in the second photo. She was relentless and wouldn’t take no for an answer. So I aksed her how much because I was willing to buy a bracelet if she’d pose for a picture. Turns out they were really cheap at $20 per bundle. Thinking a bracelet was going to cost $5 I gladly paid $20 for the bundle. Turns out I was not the only one in our group who got roped in. After taking her picture a second child comes with even more persistence than the first. Eventually after saying no at least 100 times, she starting whining and then crying. She was attached to my hip; I speed up she sped up, I slow downed she slowed down. Eventually we had to duck into a gallery to hopefully shake the girl. It did not work as the girl waited outside for us… We eventually had the manager of the gallery go and talk to her to see if she could back-up the extense emotion. That still didn’t work… What’s scary is the only way to get the young girl to leave was telling the her we call the cops. is that Originally thought it was going to So after the pictures there are many young peddlers who appear forced to sell leather bracelets.