90s Photos of Bands


Birthright at the Emerson Theater in Indianapolis, IN at Indy Fest in July 1997

I used to go to shows a lot. Not so much anymore. When I did, I usually took my camera and took photos. When I started it was with my mom’s crappy point and click 110. Later I got my own 35mm. I asked for a fully manual camera, but got a fully auto one. I went through a black and white phase while I was in art school, mainly because it was cheaper and I could develop it myself. But also because I thought it was cool.

Today I ran into a dude from an old band that I shot once. Like most bands, I never was able to give a copy of the photos to the band. It made me realize that while most all of the photos I took back then are on Flickr, people who would care to see them mostly don’t know they exist. So, here’s a blast shot into the abyss, that maybe someone will hear.

I shot almost everything that I went to. As it turns out, it was all on film (110, 35mm, Polaroid). By the time I got a digital camera, I had stopped shooting photos and had moved on to digital video (another post for another day.)

In writing this post, I realized that there are still a handful of bands that aren’t scanned/uploaded yet. I’ll get that remedied some day. I started when I was 15. My first show was Shelter and Enkindel (which was supposed to be Earth Crisis, but they crashed their van). Here’s a very small sampling of bands that I photographed.

Hardcore bands
By The Grace Of God
Birthright
Boy Sets Fire
Punk rock
Avail
No Use for a Name
Good Riddance
Ska bands
MU330
Assorted Jellybeans
Citzen Fish
Big bands before they got that big
Limp Bizkit
Goldfinger
Sugar Ray
(and for some reason a mountain of ICP photos)
Big bands that were hopelessly far away
Rancid
Rage Against the Machine
Little hometown hero bands
Neena Foundry
Eiffel Tower High
Cheese Weed
And weird bands
Pug
Blaster the Rocket Boy
Boris the Sprinkler

And many many more…


Avail




Eiffel Tower High


Good Riddance at The 513 in Atlanta, GA circa 1999


MU330 at The Emerson Theatre in Indinapolis, IN

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T-Shirt Sale to Help Friends in Chile Affected by 8.8 Earthquake

I have some friends in Chile. Recently, there was a massive 8.8 earthquake. Money was pretty scarce for most of them even before the quake. Now times are even tougher, so I want to help them out. So we’re clearing house, selling all of our shirts on the cheap and sending the profits down to Chile. If you’ve ever considered buying a shirt from us before and haven’t, now’s the time to act. Buy a shirt and help some folks out who’ve been dealt a rough hand.

Domestic shipping is $3 for up to three shirts, $10 for up to three shirts internationally.
Shipping is FREE when you buy four or more shirts.
Buy the shirts from us at: The Resistance Army

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Photos from emol.cl

More Photos by Ignacio Galvez

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Photos by Ignacio Galvez

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Always a problem. Always a solution.

The Problem

This is Beta, Stacey’s dog. She’s cute, clever and a little rascal. She’s small, fast and a runner.

Beta in Santa Monica, California

This is the rear car gate and driveway in our back yard. Take note of the gap between the gate and the ground. That is a recipe for escape.

Installing a carpet flap on the bottom of our car gate to keep Beta in

The Solution

Mud flaps… or something like that.

There happened to be a couple pieces of carpet in the driveway. I think they’re there to deal with muddy days. Or whatever. I got out some tools, cut one piece of carpet into a few strips and punched some holes into them.

Installing a carpet flap on the bottom of our car gate to keep Beta in

Installing a carpet flap on the bottom of our car gate to keep Beta in

I used some rubber coated steel wire cut into ~18″ lengths to tie the strips of carpet to the fence.

Installing a carpet flap on the bottom of our car gate to keep Beta in

Installing a carpet flap on the bottom of our car gate to keep Beta in

In the end, it’s a little bit low rent and not the prettiest thing in the world. But you know what? It kept Beta from going under the gate (which is the first place she checked when I let her out of the house after I was done) which meant that she and Civ (and the landlord’s dogs Ezra and Madison) could run wild and free all day in two yards and the tennis court. It also meant That I could have all seven doors open all day enjoying the beautiful weather and sunshine. A win for all of us. Additionally, both Civ and Beta are tuckered the hell out from running around all day. And that is why we picked this house as our new home.

Installing a carpet flap on the bottom of our car gate to keep Beta in

PS. The gate can even still open. It just needs to be lifted upward a little bit more than usual. A small price to pay in my mind.

Installing a carpet flap on the bottom of our car gate to keep Beta in

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FOR SALE: Ricoh GR Digital Camera and Canon Vixia HF20 Video Camera

Update: Sold.

I’m getting rid of both of my “prosumer” cameras: Ricoh GR Digital Camera and Canon Vixia HF20 Video Camera. Both are less than a year old and still under manufacturer warranty. Both are in excellent condition with no defects. Both work like new. I really love both of them, but I never use them any more. I find I only use my iPhone 3GS (I know, I know… but whatever).

I’m asking $700 for the Canon Vixia HF20, wide angle lens, USB 2 cable, remote control and tripod. And $300 for the Ricoh GR Digital and 4x 2GB SD memory cards. Both come with their original power cables / battery chargers and their instruction manuals.

Also, times are tough and some extra monies right now would really help.

If you’re interested in either, get in touch with me.
veganstraightedge@gmail.com
or (801) 898-9481

More picture of both cameras and the accessories are available on Flickr.

GR Digital Camera

Ricoh GR Digital Camera

Canon Vixia HF20 Video Camera

Canon Vixia HF20

55mm UV Filter & Professional Digital High Definition 0.45X Wide Angle Lens

Wide Lens with UV Filter for Canon Vixia HF20

Canon Vixia HF20 Video Camera Power Cable Tripod 4x 2GB SD Memory Cards Ricoh GR Digital Instruction Manual Ricoh GR Digital Camera, Instruction Manual, 4x 2GB SD Memory Cards, Battery Charger and Power Cable Ricoh GR Digital Camera Battery, Charger and Power Cable Ricoh GR Digital Camera Canon Vixia HF20 Video Camera USB Cable Canon Vixia HF20 Video Camera USB Cable Remote Control

GR DIGITAL Main Specifications

Item Description
Imaging device 1/1.8 primary color CCD with 8,130,000 effective pixels (total pixels: 8,300,000)
Lens
Focal distance
f=5.9 mm (28 mm converted to 35mm format camera)
Brightness (F)
F 2.4 to F 11*1
Lens composition
6 elements; 5 groups: 7 diaphragm blades
Digital zoom 4.0x
Shooting range About 0.3 m to infinity from lens tip
Macro shooting range About 0.015 m to infinity from lens tip
Shutter
Still
180, 120, 60, 30, 15, 8, 4, 2, 1 – 1/2,000 second
Video
1/30 -1/2,000 second
Pixels
Still
3,264 x 2,448; 3,264 x 2,176; 2,592 x 1,944; 2,048 x 1,536; 1,280 x 960; 640 x 480
Text
3,264 x 2,448; 2,048 x 1,536
Video
320 x 240; 160 x 120
Picture-quality modes*2 F (Fine)/N (Normal)/RAW*3
ISO sensitivity*4 AUTO; 64; 100; 200; 400; 800; 1,600
Flash Auto/ redeye suppression/ force flash/ slow synchro/ flash off Throw distance*5 approx. 0.2 to 3 m
Focus Autofocus/ manual focus/ snap/ infinity (AF supplemental light also available)
Exposure adjustment TTL-CCD photometric system: multi (256 div.)/ center focus photometry/ spot photometry
Exposure compensation Manual correction (+2.0 to -2.0 EV 1/3 EV steps); auto bracket feature (-0.5 EV; ±0; +0.5 EV)
White balance Auto; fixed (Daylight/ Overcast/ Tungsten Light/ fluorescent light/ manual/ advanced); white balance bracket feature
Recording media SD memory card (3.3V 32/ 64/ 128/ 256/ 512MB/ 1GB); multimedia card; built-in memory (26 MB)
Storage capacity*6 (built-in 26 MB storage)
Still
3,264 x 2,448: RAW: 1/F: 8/ N: 14; 3,264 x 2,176: RAW: 1/F: 9; 2,592 x 1,944: N: 22; 2,048 x 1,536: N: 36; 1,280 x 960: N: 63; 640 x 480: N: 277
Storage time (built-in 26 MB storage)
Video
320 x 240: 39 sec (30 frames/sec); 160 x 120: 2 min 26 sec (30 frames/sec)*7
Audio
56 min 45 sec*8
Storage data capacity
Still
3,264 x 2,448: RAW: about 11.52 MB/screen; F: about 2.83 MB/screen; N: 1.63 MB/screen 3,264 x 2,176: RAW: about 10.25 MB/screen; F: about 2.57 MB/screen; 2,592 x 1,944: N: about 1.03 MB/screen; 2,048 x 1,536: N: about 672 KB/screen;1,280 x 960; N: about 356 KB/screen; 640 x 480: N: about 83KB/screen
Recording modes Photo (Still, Continuous, S-Continuous, M-Continuous), Program shift / Aperture-Priority / Manual exposure, Scene (Text, Sound), Motion
Recording formats
Still
compression: JPEG*9 (Exif ver. 2.21); RAW(DNG)*10
Text
TIFF (MMR format/ITU-T.6)
Video
AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG format compliant)
Audio
WAV (Exif ver. 2.21 μ law)
LCD monitor 2.5 inch low-noise polysilicon TFT LCD; about 210,000 pixels
Self timer Operating time: about 10 sec/ 2 sec
Interval timer Shooting interval: 5 sec. to 3 hours (units of 5 sec.)*11
PC interface USB 2.0; Ricoh original mass storage selectable*12
AUDIO/ VIDEO interface Audio OUT/ Video OUT
Video signal format Switch between NTSC & PAL
Dimensions 107.0 x 25.0 x 58.0 mm (WxDxH); does not include protruding parts
Weight About 170 g (not including battery/ SD memory card/ strap); supplied parts: 30g (battery/ strap)
Power 1 Rechargeable battery (DB-60); AC adapter (AC-4c option); 2 AAA alkaline dry-cell batteries; 2 AAA Oxyride dry-cell batteries; 2 AAA nickel-hydrogen dry-cell batteries
Shooting capacity *13 CIPA-standard compliant
DB-60 used: about 250; When AAA alkaline dry-cell battery used: about 30*14
Temperature range for use 0°C to 40°C
  1. * – If mode dial is set to , ND filter is used in F7.1-F11 range.
  2. * – Image-quality modes that can be set depend on the image size.
  3. * – Simultaneous storage with Fine mode (JPEG).
  4. * – ISO 1600 cannot be chosen when shooting in the RAW mode.
  5. * – Throw distance when ISO AUTO set.
  6. * – General estimate of number of still images stored.
  7. * – A 1GB SD card can record for a maximum of 88 minutes 31 seconds.
  8. * – A 1GB SD card can record for a maximum of 2,063 minutes 25 seconds.
  9. * – DCF compliant; DPOF supported. DCF is an abbreviation for Design rule for Camera File system standardized by JEITA. (full compatibility between devices not guaranteed).
  10. * – DNG is a particular RAW format advocated by Adobe systems incorporated.
  11. * – With Flash off.
  12. * – Mass storage supports Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 9/X 10.2-10.4. Windows 98/98SE and Mac OS 8.6 not supported.
  13. * – The numbers of photos that can be taken were measured using conditions compliant with the CIPA standard. They are only given as a rough guide.
  14. * – The actual number of photos that can be taken will differ greatly depending on conditions of use and battery manufacturer.

Canon Vixia HF20 Video Camera Specifications

Standard Definition or High Definition High Definition
Television System NTSC
Video Recording system MPEG4-AVC / H.264
Image Sensor 1/4-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total Pixels Approx. 3.89 Megapixels
Effective Pixels Video: Approx. 2.99 Megapixels
(2304 x 1296) / Still Image: 16:9: Approx. 2.99 Megapixels
(2304 x 1296), 4:3 Approx. 3.31 Megapixels (2100 x 1575)
Maximum recording time 32GB internal Flash drive
LP (5 Mbps) 12 hours 15 minutes
SP (7 Mbps) 9 hours 35 minutes
XP+ (12 Mbps) 5 hours 45 minutes
FXP (17 Mbps) 4 hours 10 minutes – Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
MXP (24 Mbps) 2 hours 55 minutes – Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
Lens Zoom Ratio 15x Optical / 300x Digital
Focal Length f=4.1- 61.5mm (35mm equivalent: 39.5 – 592.5mm)
Zoom Speed Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max. F/Stop f/1.8-3.2
Focusing System Instant AF, Face Priority AF, TTL (through the lens)
Manual Exposure Yes
Programmed AE AUTO, P, Av, Tv, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks
Max Shutter Speed Movie: 1/2000, Still image: 1/500
Minimum Focusing Distance 10mm (wide) / 1m (tele)
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual
Frame Rate 60i, 24p Progressive (records at 60i), 30p Progressive (records at 60i)
Minimum Illumination 0.4 lx (Night mode)
Image Stabilization SuperRange Optical (lens shift)
Filter Diameter 37mm
Viewfinder None
LCD Screen 2.7-inch Multi-Angle Vivid widescreen color LCD (Approx. 211,000 dots)
Flash Built-in
Recording Media Internal Flash drive (32GB) or SDHC Memory Card
USB Terminal USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video Terminal component (output), composite (output)
Audio Dolby Digital 2 channels (AC-3 2 ch)
Accessory Shoe Mini Advanced
Supplied Video Editing Software Pixela ImageMixer 3SE
HDMI Terminal HDMI Mini Connector (output), CEC and x.v. Color
Microphone Terminal 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal 3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Dimensions (W X H X D) 2.8 x 2.4 x 4.9 in. (70 x 62 x 124mm)
Weight (not including lens and battery pack) 12.0 oz. (340g)
Weight (fully loaded) 14.1 oz. (400g)

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15 Pounds of Chicken of the Woods Mushroom from a Tree in LA

Yesterday after lunch, Evan and I saw this massive mushroom on a tree.

15 Pounds of Chicken of the Woods on a Tree in LA

The next day I showed the picture to Alex who said “that’s Chicken of the Woods”. Which sounded right to me from the bit of mushroom research I did a few years ago. I ran it by my mushroom-hunting-nerd friend, Aaron Patterson. He gave me the “sure looks like it to me” seal of approval. So Alex and I went back and harvested it.

15 Pounds of Chicken of the Woods from a Tree in LA

Now we just have to decide what to make with it.

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