Saturday, September 22, 2007

Our Six Month Anniversary - Blow The Horns!

Hard for me to believe but the first post of this project was on March 22 of this year, six months ago today. I didn't exactly understand what I was getting into, how much work it would be or how much fun I would have. Would never have guessed that the blog would get nearly 10,00 hits in such a short time, that an NYC CDPBer lives on the very block where I grew up, that my pictures would be published on a blog from Argentina or that a CDPB colleague from Shanghai would be my tour guide to her city. What a great ride. Thank you to all of our visitors and commentators.

This weekend is the Taste of St. Louis downtown, where a number of local restaurants sell small portions of their best stuff, there is entertainment, art (sort of), lots of people trying to sell you cell phone service, replacement windows or vacation timeshares in the Ozarks, and security people hassling you because the organizers prohibit "professional": cameras (who gets to define that?). When ShadowyOne and I showed up to shoot there late Friday afternoon, a popular local group, the Smash Band, was playing. Smash in an in-your-face radio personality on a morning drive time show. The band was pretty good but the enormous wall of speakers started to shake the fillings out of my teeth.

TOMORROW: What do you think a guy who calls himself Smash looks like?


9 comments:

Lynette said...

Smash--let's see. Could it be Ashley Wilkes from "Gone With the Wind" or a modern-day professional wrestler or that musician Slash--is he the one with a whole lot of hair? Love the Smash band photo. What song are the blastin'?

Strangetastes said...

Lynette - the music was so loud I can hardly remember the actual songs. The band's repertoire was mostly old rock and roll and R&B, upbeat party stuff. There will be a picture of Smash in my post tomorrow and I'll add a link to the Smash Band in this one now.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Happy 6th Month-niversary!

Rambling Round said...

Congratulations on your six-month anniversary! I am not a fan of very loud music either, but I do like music.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Great pix--I love music shots, nice color! :-D

The kinds of places you might want to visit would depend in part on what kinds of things you like. The Renaissance Center is truly beautiful in a city sort of way. I love Belle Isle--If you just want to explore and look around. The museums here are great, the DIA (art museum), the science museum. I love Cranbrook. If you tell me a little about what you like to do, I'd be better able to advise you. Greenfield Village (historical area) is wonderful, as is the Ford Museum and the Zoo. Lots of good music here, blues and every other kind, symphonies, opera etc.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Belle Isle is great for walking.

The Zoo too, and Greenfield village--but tell me what you like to do/see!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Happy 6 month anniversary! Music looks like it'd sound great!

Strange Tastes, I mentioned Cranbrook. It is a lovely campus to walk around, very scenic, great architecture, and there is both a science museum and an art museum. It is located in Bloomfield hills.

• Eliane • said...

Congratulation!!! You r blog is a lot of fun to read.

bluechic said...

what a great post (and a great series on Samsh)...congratulations on your 6 months!