Big Orange Crayon
Amanda Rogers, Some other band, K., and Jonah's Onelinedrawing
Valentine's, Albany, NY
April 10th, 2002
This was one of the most beautiful shows of my life.
Amanda Rogers played first. She was actually with Jonah the last time he played in Albany, and I really liked her then and I still do. She did the Bright Eyes cover that I loved again, too.
I can't remember the name of the next band. My bad. Moving on...
You wouldn't believe how thrilled I was to be able to see K. in Albany. Seeing K. or Ida has always meant travelling to Boston or New York or Eastampton, and to not have to drive for hours was nice, considering that I did have class the next day. But that's all just distance, the important part was that they played an amazing show. "Man in Mind" with a slide guitar is stunning. They sounded spectacular and since the band (which has been completely different each show I've been to) was Karla with Ruth and Matt of the Malarkies, they played "Perversity", too.
Jonah came on last. What was already a great show took on a bizarre twist when the sound from the bar band down stairs kept intruding in the quieter parts of Jonah's set and he decided to do something about it - we left and went to the park. Now, as Ariel pointed out when I told her all this, Washington Park at night time isn't supposed to be the safest place in the world to be, but there were like twenty of us and that was the last thing on our minds anyway. Jonah stood at the base of a tree with his guitar and we all circled around, sitting or standing on the ground near the pond, the only light being a few street lamps scattered around. Jonah sang, we listened, the police came, the police left, Jonah sang some more, and we listened some more. It was one of the most intimate and beautiful moments I've witnessed at a rock show.
Hey, could have been worse, considering that I tore the film off of the spool when I was rewinding it. Actually I like a lot of them, so there.
The band whose name I forgot
Here's a bigger version of this
I like these last two the best; they seem really calm to me for some reason.
Here's a bigger one of this one...
...and here's a bigger one of this one.
Eh... I goofed on my Jonah pics...for some reason I figured that I didn't want to overexpose his shoulder too much but that made me really underexpose his face. Oh well. And I used my last frame before we went to the park, but I don't think there would have been enough light and I think it was better to just sit there and enjoy it anyway.
Body: Nikon F3HP
Lenses: 50mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.4, 105mm f/2.5 and 24mm f/2.8 Nikkors
Film: Fuji Neopan 1600 exposed at 3200, developed 19 minutes in Rodinal (1+100) at 18 degrees. I love this stuff, but it has maybe a third of a stop of latitude, so it's easy to mess up. I'm working on it...
Please don't use these elsewhere unless you are in one of the bands or are a nice person.