Lunar Landings


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A crescent c90 moon-themed mixtape for natural satellites.

“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”
―Mark Twain

... Brian Eno, Television, The Marcels

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Third Act, Part 3


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On the count of three, a triple play c90 trilogy-themed mixtape for magic numbers.

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
―Henry James

... Ronnie Wood, Nick Cave, Bernard Sumner.

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Third Act, Part 2


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On the count of three, a triple play c90 trilogy-themed mixtape for magic numbers.

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
―Robert Frost

... Bernard Butler, Damon Albarn, Gruff Rhys.

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Third Act, Part 1


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On the count of three, a triple play c90 trilogy-themed mixtape for magic numbers.

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
―Confucious

… Andy Bell, Jack White, Dave Grohl.

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Lee Filters

Today I was honored to have one of my photos selected for Lee Filters’ March gallery. My photo of Merced River, Yosemite Valley, was one of five selected by photographer Andrew Marr. Here’s what he had to say about it:

“I would love to one day visit Yosemite, with its waterways, unique forests and majestic mountain ranges. This image has each of these elements, expertly composited to guide the viewer through the scene.

Snow can be difficult to expose correctly. However, Derick has captured detail in the bank of snow along the edge of the water, that helps guide the eye in the midground of the scene, and has also retained detail in the darker shadows amongst the trees.

The falling snow or mist drifting in front of the mountains adds to the mood. By using a shutter speed of 6 seconds, through the use of a Big Stopper filter, Derick has managed to capture more of the fog. This approach also provides separation between the trees and the mountains in the background.

The image leaves me in no doubt that Yosemite should stay high on my list and I think winter would be an excellent time to visit.”

In retrospect it was worth heading up there in a blizzard and wrestling with tire chains until my hands bled for this image, and this feature.

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1987 + 1997


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A c90 MCMLXXXVII mixtape for inner spaces.

"Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches." 
–Andy Warhol

KISS, Guns N' Roses, George Michael...

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A c90 MCMXCVII mixtape for boogie nightss.

"Side before self every time." 
–Billy Bremner

The Seahorses, Cornershop, The Verve...

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2007 + 2017


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A c90 MMVII mixtape for superbaddies.

"I thought I was bulletproof or Superman there for a while. I thought I'd never run out of nerve. Never." 
–Evel Knievel

MGMT, Klaxons, Rhianna...

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A c90 MMXVII mixtape for lady birds.

"Do something you really like, and hopefully it pays the rent. As far as I'm concerned, that's success." 
–Tom Petty

The War on Drugs, Warbly Jets, Taylor Swift...

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1966 + 1976


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A c90 MCMLXVI mixtape for blow up dolls.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
–Walt Disney

Small Faces, Left Banke, The Kinks...

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A c90 MCMLXXVI mixtape for taxi drivers.

"One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.
–Agatha Christie

Blue Öyster Cult, Thin Lizzy, Stevie Wonder...

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#2018bestnine

This year on Instagram I created 135 posts and received a surprising 15,383 likes. I'm not ashamed to say that's a number I'm proud of. These numbers were generated by 2017bestnine.com. My favorite nine are shown below.

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