MaZoo-Earth

All the best songs come from real life. Fun, sugary pop songs are great to dance to and drive around blaring to annoy old people, but music that you truly connect to has to come from a place to which you can relate. That’s why so many of The Beatles songs still hold up-universal themes with which people find connections (“Octopus’s Garden” not withstanding). Des … Continue reading MaZoo-Earth

The Decemberists at 80/35

The end of a music festival is always a bittersweet time. All the good times are coming to an end and you have to go back to your day job or whatever on Monday. What better way to close it out than with the sublime music of The Decemberists? It was the band’s first stop in Des Moines in 13 years, and they quickly made … Continue reading The Decemberists at 80/35

80/35 Portraits

I’m not big on doing portraits most of the time. I’m not a great poser of people. But, 80/35 gave me a great opportunity to shoot some people that are amazingly talented and humble and collaborative. I wanted to feature as many local bands as I could, and I hope that I accomplished that. Raven Lenae (local to me in Chicago) Patrick Tape-Fleming and Chris … Continue reading 80/35 Portraits