Tuesday, May 05, 2009

NOT ANOTHER PLUCKING PERFORMER! - ABC

What the pluck is he strumming?

This week Abc is brought to you my the letter P



Can you see a pattern forming this week? Yes be prepared to be inundated with musician images from the, now finished, Laxey Blues Festival. Don't worry they won't all be close ups of little men playing with their instruments. In fact I will have a fabulous skywatch, an arresting sight, ghostbusters, some petal power, people watching...... Boys keep swinging is on hold. Well they aren't on hold anymore of course, but they may just be Facebook images. I know these people a little too well. Oh yes and to keep all you monochrome maniacs happy a bevy of your arty performance wide shots. Forgive my excursion from Ramsey to Laxey but I would seriously get the blues if I didn't get to watch the Blues. Honestly it's a "workthang" too. Hard work taking 193 images you know and well someone has to drink the Jack Daniels on offer. Rude not too and it's surprising how you see the moon is all I'll say. Friday, sweeties Friday.


This "plucking performer"( I know strumming is the correct term but we are on P not S and I'm using artistic license) is from the same band as yesterday's "sax appeal" image. I went with the colour again instead of the usual monochrome simply because I liked the hue(note I like me, me, me) of the red shirt seeping into soft focus, the blue guitar and those skin tones. Yes, yes I promise I will show you those atmospheric mean and moody blues/jazzy black and white images, today I want to splurge on the skin tones. To see other Laxey Blues Festival images from previous years, click colours below.


Harmonica Man
Sax Appeal '09


Once again image not a crop, as taken just a low res re size for the blog, so don't be a meanie and stealy or you take money out of my pocket(that's why they are smaller images so they pixelate if meanes nick them.) Yes photographers eat too. Chips and COLD Milkshakes. You have noted I have a cold milkshake issue this week. Bad service, you know who you are! No I won't let it lie!


Go to Mrs N for a plethera of O's.


Not the laughing policeman at 400 tomorrow

46 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Love your "plucking performer"! I'm ready for another Jack Daniels!
Great shot and it does sound as though you're having fun! And I always know where to come for a big chuckle!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hope you're enjoying the blues festival as much as it sounds like you dare. Plucking sounds OK to me, though I generally associate that with violins. But hey! Guitars and fiddles both have strings so it must be OK. ;-)

Brian Miller said...

sounds like you are enjoying the festival and after enough JD, who can tell a P from an S anyway. lol. just plucky!

Cezar and Léia said...

This blues festival looks wonderful!
Great post!
Léia

Rose said...

Great shots! Sounds like lots of fun..or perhaps I should say "phun":)

marley said...

Another excellent festval photo, its almost like you know what you are doing! Lol! I'm not even going to ask about your milkshake issue :)

Sandi said...

You are plucky! I lol with tears rolling down my cheeks. Passionate image.

laxeylass said...

It is a shame BDS have split. That must be one of their first performances? Can't wait to see the Policeman. Thanks so much for these photos, really means a lot to an ex Laxey girl.

Carlos Lorenzo said...

Nice play on words and series.

photowannabe said...

Great use of the letter P. I like the play on words.

Brad said...

B, you are getting close to the edge of insanity now. Always thought Harmonica man was so Paris Jazz, love it. Stick with this series of classics.

Jacob said...

Well, this plucker is plucking a bass guitar...and he's doing it really well with that red shirt...the light blue on the guitar helps, too.

Nice shot, Babooshka!

Ken Mac said...

now back to Ramsey! Thanks for your comments stateside...

Kate said...

I particularly enjoy close-up of musicians, esp. their hands.

Virginia said...

HARRRRR! I have a musician's hands coming up. Could not come up with a good title. Well yours tops them all. No contest.
V

chrome3d said...

It doesn´t sound like that bad job to hang around at a blues festival.

Tumblewords: said...

Perfect plucker! Great post!

Lew said...

I'm looking forward to shots of the concert on the Swing Bridge with all Benny Goodman and Count Basie tunes!

anthonynorth said...

Looks like a Fender bass to me. I was a Gibson man in my rock days. Ah, memories.

Anonymous said...

Neat title and cool guitar.

RuneE said...

Just keep him red - it fitted very well. If he was from the US West Coast - maybe he drank Red Hook?

Olivier said...

un petit solo de guitare, cela fait du bien...

magiceye said...

loved the caption!
and the picture as usual was dynamic!

Bibi said...

Red and plucking. Perfect for the letter P, and so colorful.

kRiZ cPEc said...

too bad someone is using your work in a dishonest way.

Reader Wil said...

Perfect and plucky! That's what you are! Like many before me already said!

Michele said...

A terrific shot... my husband loves to "pluck" away at his guitar occasionally as well.

Marie Reed said...

I going to slap on a BB King CD and mix up a mint chocolate chip milkshake now! Care to join me?

mountain.mama said...

Great post and picture--I'm insane with jealousy! A blues festival, oh my.

Marie-Noyale said...

Nice bassist hands...
I am not flirting..I see he is married!!!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Wonderful "P" Babooshka. Glad you're enjoying the blues festival. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do! :)

Denise said...

Fun post, a blues festival sounds wonderful.

Mojo said...

If I'm not very much mistaken, he's finger picking a Fender Stratocaster. (Not the same as "strumming", but not exactly "plucking" either. Still you're closer than you realize.)

The milkshake story must be a whopper if you're still working it.

Life with Kaishon said...

A plucking performer! Now, that is just delightful! Great picture!

jay said...

I love it! It's a great photo too, lovely contrasts and colours and composition. Pity it's not C this week, huh? LOL!

Joy said...

Can you play? The man seems quite attached to his guitar.

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Dragonstar said...

"Plucking Performer" - that's a great choice!
Many thanks for your continued Participation!

Chris said...

Plucking Brilliant.

Mo said...

Way cool

mononeil said...

By the end of the week you should have your own band put together.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Nice photo and very funny. I always forget the ABC things,

kml said...

I like the "plucking" much better than the "strumming"!

Congrats on your 400 posts - that is quite an accomplishment!

Baruch said...

Great title for a great photo

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

Plucking great photo and post again Babooshka! Congrats on the 400 posts - I hope one day to achieve such a feat!
Ciao

Scarlet xoxo

Gordon said...

A great shot. What a chore; having to attend a music festival and take photos!

Marie Reed said...

Don't worry Babs.. I've got dynamite and am hatching a plan to get you outta the big house! All you need to know is th.....

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