Monday, August 03, 2009

Singing the Blues because it's raining again - My World

Here we go again

My World



It is absolutely horrible weather here. This is colloquially know unaffectionately as typical British Summer weather- rain rain and er more rain. So I am most definitely not out and about with the camera. Until it improves we will be plundering the recent archives. Recent as in the last couple of months. As far back as May and a little something today from a musical event you may recall me showing you called the Laxey Blues Festival.



This is an event I like very much as I really love live music, both working as a photographer and purely as a fan. I tend to juggle the fun with the work, camera in one hand drink in another. You can get some fun results. Here is quite an early image of one of the first acts on at the marquee, Shore Hotel. A lone singer who entertained with a diverse range of songs. Anyone on the island can name this person that would be great. In fact you have seen him before as a silhouetted image in black and white. Now he's out of the shadows. Does he remind you of anyone who may of looked like this if he had still been alive? I'll leave you with that. I'll also leave you to take a peek into other my world's here

38 comments:

The Good Life in Virginia said...

our weather has been rainy too in between horrible hot and humid weather. good thing is our grass is green this summer.

have a most lovely week.

Mojo said...

There's another "mini-festival" coming up this weekend in Raleigh, but the bastards discriminate against cameras -- but only certain kinds of cameras mind you. D/SLRs are prohibited, but compact point-and-shoot models aren't.

Apparently nobody told them it's not the camera that makes the photo.

So I won't be getting anything so wonderful as you have here unless my buddies at raleighmusic.com need a photographer for a story again.

Barb said...

Rain, rain, go away. Meanwhile we'll enjoy photos from the archives.

Babooshka said...

Mojo- Always an issue cameras. Years ago when I used to go to concerts for fun I remember it was always up to each band and/or the venue which decided.

ewok1993 said...

Is he the rain man? Please send him over here in parched California land for a little bit of precipitation?

Hope you have a great week.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You live in such a busy place, it seems. I think I'll join in singing the blue - it's about to rain here again too.

Swarna said...

lol, have a nice time digging into archives!. (But we in India could do with more rains - do shoo away those clouds)

Jo said...

I am over because of your Facebook comment. Nirvana yes.

laxeylass said...

Thank you for a Laxey image. No idea who he is though.

Mo said...

Must try and get to this festival. Bet its heaps of fun.

Sylvia K said...

Wish I could send you some of our lovely, sunny weather! I can relate because we a miserable winter and I didn't think that I'd ever see the sun again. Great post though and I do love music festivals!

Hope you get a dry day or two this week!

Sylvia

Karl said...

For a small place you have a lot going on. Love those glasses.

Lee Spangler said...

Rain? Oh well. You can always take pictures of moss, puddles, mushrooms,umbrellas and ducks. Having lived in a town where it rains 145 days out of the year....!

SandyCarlson said...

Wonderful shot. You definitely have mastered the art! Hope the weather clears.

T.R. said...

Sending you some sun! Home you discover the name of the mystery singer.

King of New York Hacks said...

Looks like a young Joe Cocker ...maybe?

Ann said...

An island blues festival - sounds like fun. Beautiful 19 degree winter's days here, expected to hit 20 or 21 degrees later in the week.

Pietro said...

Great picture, Babooshka. He reminds me a bit of our italian famous singer Zucchero.
I love live music as well, but have few occasions to follow it.
Jumping from one thing to another, I always remember with great pleasure the fantastic daily band concerts of classical music (mornings and afternoons) in the London parks, many years ago.

chrome3d said...

He reminds me of someone but I can´t remember who it is.

Enjoy the rain, ít´s a speciality you can get only on earth and even there it´s not common everywhere.

Arija said...

Even if it is raining, you can always find something to enjoy.
I like the facial expression you have captured.

Olivier said...

belle photo et j'aime beaucoup le titre de ton post

beautiful photo and I love the title of your post

Gaelyn said...

Sang the blue sky here today. But last week had some rain. Could certainly use more. Preferably without lightning to put out the many fires.

Archives are good.

Tom said...

Your world always is of interest come rain or shine.
I am sorry I missed visiting this week... I have less time to myself now... but try to keep up with all the blogs I find interestings, run by nice people, with really great pictures, well written.... oh! yes and yours as well ;O) Thanks for your visits... and your comment about the Gibbet on Wiggers World had me smiling.. Keep well and of course keep busy.
Your blog buddy
Tom

Anonymous said...

Always liked the previous LBS images. Like the concentration on his face.

Babooshka said...

Is anyone else having trouble with spammers?

Jim K said...

Rain is not always bad....Nick Nolte.

No spammers yet, but I think they hit in cycles.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Babooshaka: Let's hope for a break in the weather. Bad weather can put a damper on a concert.

Gattina said...

If it comforts you I am sitting and not singing in the rain too, except today where for once the sun is shining in Belgium !

Luiz Ramos said...

Your Summer Weather looks like my Winter one!!
Great Nature.

Kim said...

Excellent. I thought Nick Notle too.

brattcat said...

Sorry about the rain, but glad it forced you to pull this out of the archives. Talk about nailing a portrait, Babs.
I've got to say, when I find a comment from you on my photo blog it's like opening up a package of sunshine. Wish I could do the same for you, particularly during your rainy weather.

arabesque said...

can't think of anyone right now... he looks kinda "oldish" though ^-^
i think we both have a problem with regards to the rain... hate it too...^-^

thanks for visiting my blog...

3c said...

Hello, I've just come in from the English rain with very wet legs and hair and not being able to see properly because of raindrops on my glasses - none the less, I use the term 'British Summer' affectionately. It smells so good for one thing!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

This virtual music just hit the spot! I'm listening to Natalie Cole, imagining this guy is crooning one of her songs!

LadyFi said...

Great shot - but boo to the weather! I know it rains a lot in Britain, but sometimes it's just too much!

Indrani said...

Great shot from archives. Rains there does give us a visual delight in your site.

Sally in WA said...

I was practicing your kind of fun this weekend - camera in one hand, drink in the other, listening to the bands at the weekend music festival that became My World Tuesday post. It's great fun, isn't it? :-)

Carolyn said...

I wish I could send you some of our too hot summer weather! Our music festival begins on Friday and even though I am working it I will enjoy listening to the wide variety of music. Keep smilin :)and have a great week.

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