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Chris Vreeland @Devils_Rancher@octodon.social

So, managing to get 20 whole pictures from 1995 up on Flickr today felt like an accomplishment until I started thinking about the other 10-15,000 photos I need to tag, name, organize, color correct and sort... I mean, I’m glad I finally started using Lightroom a couple of years ago, but this is daunting. I still have slides & negs to scan all over the house, too.

Cascadas de Tamul, Mexico, 1995. Believe it or not, there's a person in this for scale, just to the right of the river.

The rest of the album is here: flickr.com/photos/cvreeland/al

Here is a link to a song called Cloud Ships by my band Carbon 7. carbon7.net/12-1-12_MP3/3_Clou

I hope everyone is having a mellow or exciting evening as is your wont.

Good morning, earthlings. Beginning my 2nd TWO DAY weekend in row, & I feel almost human, almost hopeful that live could be “normal” whatever that means. Going to breakfast with an old internet friend from the Mac News Network days — 2002-2004 or so. The Lounge there was my online home for a few years & I still have real friends from there. The internet is weird, no? Ok, coffee.

The rest of that roll of Provia (that was worth looking at) is here:

flickr.com/photos/cvreeland/al

Kinda happy to hear Fickr got acquired by SmugMug -- it might turn out to be a good thing.

"Found" (buried in Lightroom) a roll of film from 2012 that I'd never put on line. Here's the view from the McDonald observatory looking east, towards Fort Davis, Texas.

Jesus, what a week. 58 hours on the clock, 2 band rehearsals & four hours last night working on new songs with the headphones on, & now I’m feeling guilty because all I’ve done all day is balance the checkbook, pay bills, walk the dog & grocery shop. When is it ok to be done?

So I’ve picked up a gig in June, playing... Disco hits of the 70’s? It’s weird, trying to get a groove going to songs I viscerally hated when I was a teenage freak, but there’s some good stuff in here, too. Superstition, Right Place Wrong Time, & Saturday in the Park by Chicago, which has a surprisingly adventurous progression & arrangement. I’ve had the set list since Sunday at 1 pm & the first rehearsal is tomorrow. I know half the set. Yikes!

So I spent about 3 hours this afternoon making a somewhat amateurish but fun band poster: octodon.social/media/NrcpbDfQI

So here’s a song by the one band I’m in that actually has a gig - everyone got to contribute parts, so the writing was a group effort:

m.soundcloud.com/buzzie/do-you

I am having the hardest time not turning my tax return into musical gear right now, despite being almost utterly dormant. (1 band has 1 gig in May!) I really want a year’s salary in savings more than anything right now, but it looks like it’s gonna take 5 more years for that to happen & I’m an impatient consumerist.

Austin: from sleepy little college town to “Kabul on the Colorado.” I work across the street from a fedex hub and we have 30-50 boxes delivered by them or UPS every day. I’m getting an uncomfortable feeling.

Bomb found at FedEx near airport linked to Austin explosions, authorities confirm
kvue.com/mobile/article/news/l

One from my string of "A photo a day" pics before I fell off...

Full moon through clouds 3-1-18

Trying to turn my mind back towards photography- I have a backlog.

Enchanted Rock Nov 2013

octodon.social/media/bnxMn-UQ3

I’m rolling down the hill to the hospital in a couple hours, my step daughter is having a baby via C-section at 9:30. Hugely excited about the kid, somewhat whelmed about the notion of being old enough to be a grandfather.

I made a screen printing blog post for the first time in nearly a year!

art-wear.org/blog/?p=856

Jesus walked on water. Jesus turned water to wine. Lord, let the whole damn sea be wine.