Monday, May 04, 2009

LAXEY BLUES FESTIVAL 2009 - MY WORLD


Sax appeal!

My World


Laxey Blues Festival 2009 images finally here. Yes, this is why I have been off the blog, because of little men like this playing with their instruments that just had to be captured. So with Jack Daniels in one hand and camera in the other, 193 images later my work was done. Well the first part. Next is sorting out which are the sales ones. As usual, a good time was had by all into the early hours over the Bank Holiday Weekend. The festival as I have said before is the pre curser to the Isle of Man TT Road Races. It's become such a national(well small island) institution visitors could be forgiven for assuming the event is older than it's 11 years. Attracting international( yes not just Manx folks, all colours and creed) and local musicians it's a must see event for islanders and any wandering visitor. Yes people do come over just for the blues but not get the blues. Held at various venues throughout the village of Laxey, the day events free and evening line up priced accordingly, the music extravaganza therefore includes all budgets and caters for all ages. If you like rock, blues, a touch of folk, but definitely live music, then this is the event for you. Tips would be take the kids in the day, leave them at home at night and book a taxi in advance to take you home, otherwise you will end up sleeping on a park bench in Laxey.We've come close. Other tips would be if your kids throws stones, rocks at other kids and are generally little son of a bi... then I will(as I did) tie up their rope swing and teach you a lesson. Little brats bang out of order. Throwing rocks with the intent of causing pain is assault. Never ever p..s off a photographer when they are working. Never con their guest into buying a warm milkshake that is supposedly served cold either.


Not a clue who the saxophonist is or the group. So many groups so little time, so drunk. Anyone care to fill in the blanks feel free. Obviously I will be showing you the obligatory black and white close ups and long atmospheric images, but why start off obviously? Instead a vibrant colour one. Gotta love that funky shirt to start with, the warm golden tones of the sax and the guitarist red shirt adding depth and layering. How perfectly manicured are those nails too gals? Sometimes colour really is the way to go. As usual image as taken, no alerations, crops or othewise, just resized and low res for blog. It's My World, it's what I do photography and My World is the sales of the images. So please permission sort use, otherwise you will starve this photographer and I'll get more than the blues.


Klaus, Imac, Fishing Guy, Ivar, Tom, Louise, Wren, Sandy and others are to thank for the My World neme. Click here for more my world's just for fun again of course.

More Laxey Blues to follow including a few cheeky images. All I'll say for now.

B.

62 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Fantastic picture!
I do love sax and Jazz!
God bless you
Léia

Olivier said...

"Sax appeal!" Yesssssssssssss superbe titre et j'adore cette photo...Encore Encore

Mary Elizabeth said...

Love it. Great picture and entry.
Mary Elizabeth @ Now and Then

SandyCarlson said...

Very saxy photo. Love it.

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: What a fun time, I do hope you enjoyed the show.
Thanks so much for your kind comment.

Gail's Man said...

Not really my sort of music, but I look forward to seeing your pics. Best of luck with the selling, refeed the piggy bank.

Carver said...

I love that sax appeal. Great shot.

Pam said...

Sax appeal man rocks. Classic B Photography.

Reader Wil said...

Brilliant photo! Thanks for your visit. Have a nice day!

laxeylass said...

At last! Thanks for this and thanks for any others you show. I haven't been to the Festival for 4 years and really miss it. My dad might know who this is? Which venue was it?

Elisabeth's bright side said...

More, more! I love the sax. . .

Guy D said...

Oh do I ever love the blues, awesome photo and posting.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Stan said...

Looking forward to seeing all of them. Awesome Babs.

mannanan said...

Love it can't wait to see the rest. Couldn't get down there I'm afraid so no imagesd of you on my site to worry about, however there is a little something coming up in the next month by the name of TT festival I might get you there. Keep up the excellent work.

Babooshka said...

Laxeylass- It was the Riverside, late afternoon. Got more showing the full line up. Expect to see more of Laxey too. My all means drop me any info. We did have a programme line up but you know how it is. Got some others at the Shore Hotel.

Mannanan- The sun shone as only it does for the TT and festival. I think I will have to be snapping disguise form now on.

Gailsman- It's the atmosphere with me, can't beat it.

Ann said...

Ooooooh goody, love music festivals.

That is the chicken said...

Wonderful shot...I love, love love taking photo's of jazz instruments...I think sax and trombones are my favourites! This one is great!

ewok1993 said...

Jack Daniel's in one hand, LOL. So I guess you were shooting under the influence then?

Very nice post.

Virginia said...

That JD, what a great photographer's assistant. I love him too! B, this is a terrific shot!!!! MORE!

V

Susie of Arabia said...

You're so lucky - you have one of the best jobs in the world!

Frank said...

So drunk? Now I AM anxious to see more of the festival. The sax shot is a great lead-in to all the rest. Don't keep us waiting too long.

Sylvia K said...

Fabulous shot! Terrific post as always and as always I do love your humor! So, tilt a Jack Daniels for me, grab that camera and take some more to share!! And have a great week!

Lulda Casadaga said...

Great pic and the sax is my fave instrument, piano 2nd...I luv when a man takes pride in his hands & keeps the nails clean. OK, if you work in a garage I'll give you a pass! :D Anyway, I missed a local jazz fest this weekend. My husband went, but was late and didn't want to pay the $5 bucks to enter.(he is not a jazz fan)...so, he came back home and watched the telly! :P

Lynette said...

Great lead off photo for what I know will be a fine series, B. Thank you from a fellow saxophone lover!

Indrani said...

Great shot!
The instruments played in festivals here are so different.

Mark said...

It's good to see you again!

magiceye said...

must be fun out there!

enjoy!!!

Brett said...

Sounds like just the place i would love to be at.

Leanne said...

Shame I live half a world away or I would be there. Sounds like a great time. Love the photo and the way it just rests on the curve of his stomach.

Bibi said...

Very saxy. I can hear the wailing, mournful tones....

Wolynski said...

The Isle Of Man has a blues festival? Too cool. Looking forward to more pics.

Wolynski said...

The Isle Of Man has a blues festival? Too cool. Looking forward to more pics.

antigoni said...

Jazz and Blues! Excellent post!

Gattina said...

Indeed your festival is very different from my scarecrows'festival, lol !

Carolyn said...

What a great photograph and a wonderful post. Thank you for the smile and I had a great time! Thanks for sharing this great event with us.
Smiles

Alicesg said...

Lovely close up photo. It must be an exciting event. I wish I could play a muscial instrument.

Mo said...

Oh this is soooo cool. Love jazz. Love the atmoshpere of these concerts as well. Must put it on my list of places/events to do.

B Squared said...

Can almost hear him now.

Clueless in Boston said...

Nicely close cropped shot of his fingering his Sax.

It reminds me of what George Carlin said ... .nah, this is a family friendly blog so I won't say it:)

Cheeers!

Craig said...

I saw you at the Shore. I think it was you as no one else was taking photos in the marque. Slim, denim shirt. Do you work for the newspaper? Excellent close up work.

Snapper said...

Musician's hands all over the portal today. Me, you, Julie in Sydney...

Hope you're enjoying the festival. Wish I could hear those blues.

Cheers from BC!

Chuck Pefley said...

Glad to see you gravitating to tight and vibrant ... drunk or not -:))

Old Wom Tigley said...

Glad to see that it is not all work for you over there.. Say hello to JD for me and tell him I miss him.. ha!..
I came across something today which I have forwarded on by email.
Tom

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shot! Sounds like it was fun. Sax is my favorite. :-)

Too bad about Mr. Linky. I hope they get it back up. It means my Watery Wednesday will me minus a list too. :-(

Anonymous said...

Perfect Sax appeal!

Marie-Noyale said...

After the lessons on Photography,
you will have to teach me how to snap with an APN in one hand and a Jack Daniels in the other..
I may need a lot of practice!!!!

VALKYRIEN said...

Love the photo - and love sax! Hade a great time reading your story! :)

Thanks for visiting!

erin said...

happy you have had a good time at the blues festival...i used to enjoy going to a few when we lived in california...have a wonderful week.

Jackie said...

Great shot B - I wish my hand was this steady when I'm drunk!

Babooshka said...

Craig - Er yes that sounds like me and no I don't work for the newspapers. There loss not mine.

V- Jd is the best assistant ever(hic!)

Snapper- I have noted the plethora of musician images. Never enough for me, and your monos in particular.

Thanks all. Hope you' ll enjoy the rest.

marley said...

This photo sums up the festival perfectly. Hope Jack Daniels behaved himself!

Babooshka said...

Tom - Email intriguing.

barb said...

I love a little sax appeal myself!

Catherine said...

Sounds great... I love music festivals especially jazz and blues..

uncleawang said...

Music jazz festival is happening this May in Miri,Sarawak.Many musician from other part of the world join the festival:)
Ps:Thank for the visit & have a nice day.

Amanda Guthrie said...

Very Saxy photo, nice crop and lighting too!

Jedediah said...

Lovely picture and great post, I enjoyed reading about the festival.

Regina said...

Always a good post. I like the sound of it.

Bergson said...

good choice for this title

Mojo said...

Nothing like great sax. I had a similar image recently... I like how the finish on this one is just the slightest bit dull... this is a working horn, not a showpiece. My son could tell you all about it probably (he's the sax player/music major/subject of the photo I mentioned).

But that shirt gotta go.

laxey said...

Hello Babooshka
Well, the floral shirt and the alto belong to me, Colin Clark of the Manx Jazz Kats.
And the blue bass guitar and the red shirt belong to Robert Woollams, our bassist.
So, fame at last!
Before we did our set I made comment that the blues festival was the only gig we do where appearance seems to count for more than the music, so I am now feeling most prescient!

Babooshka said...

Hellllllllllloooo Laxey!

This is a first for me feedback from the person actually in the image. You more than filled in the blanks for me. Much appreciated. Fame at last indeed. Colin, Manx Jazz Kats will be shown all over the world again soon. You may just have to start a fanclub off island. Be careful what you predict next. Really am chuffed to bits.

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