2010: My Year in Concerts

The Flaming Lips @ Central Park SummerStage, NYC 7/26/10

I see a lot of concerts each year, but I’ve never really taken the time to try to catalog them into one space. So I thought I’d attempt to list all of the shows I saw in 2010 — and to make it fun — include some reviews, photos, videos, etc.. from a bunch of them. I’m pretty sure that I’ve left a few out, but the list is already pretty darn long. And I think it nicely captures most, if not all of my concert fun from 2010… Continue Reading…

New Camera + Brothers Past Concert = Photo Fun

Brothers Past @ Brooklyn Bowl, 2/25/10

Last week, I had a nice opportunity to test out my brand-new DSLR camera — a Nikon D5000 — in a more difficult setting: a Brothers Past concert at Brooklyn Bowl. Although I’m still getting the hang of the thing, I was able to grab a few decent shots.

If you want the full round-up of the show (with setlist and video), head on over to Live Music Blog. Otherwise, check out a few of my favorite shots below…

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Fun with GIMP: Concert Photo Collage

I’ve been toying around with a few image-editing programs. I just downloaded/installed GIMP (aka GNU Image Manipulation Program), which seems to be the closest open-source program you can get to Photoshop. It’s very cool and quite robust. I’m a total novice with this stuff, but I think I managed to put together a decent photo collage of some favorite (mainly) concert photos:

Photo Collage for Twitter

It’s just a draft so it’s a bit rough around the edges. But I think I kinda like it that way. In fact, I decided that this should be my new twitter background.