Wednesday, January 19, 2011

not a real album.....


‎had some friends doing this on facebook, so I thought I'd post what I came up with.. mine is so lame...

1 - Go to wikipedia and hit random. The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band. 2 - Go to quotationspage.com and hit random. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album. 3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” Third picture, no matter what ......it is, will be your album cover. 4 - Use photoshop or similar (picnik.com is a free online photo editor) to put it all together. 5 - Post it with this text in the "caption" and TAG the friends you want to join in..

my second attempt was a little better...

if you do this, email me yours!

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2010 from Marc Altshuler - Human Music on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

black/white

souvenir time


This is a souvenir from Senegal. I was there a couple of years ago Oct of 08. well anyway, I was pretty amused by all the illustrations outside buildings while driving around downtown the capitol city of Senegal. There is a high illiterate rate among the general population, so the businesses will illustrate what they sell outside, for example, furniture, or food, meat, etc.. and then all the barber shops had illustrations of different men with different hairstyles etc.. I kept trying to photograph this but it was difficult to do from within the safe confines of my friends' suv.
I saw the missionary friends during Christmas break while visiting AR and they brought this back for me. It's a 4x6 piece of glass painted on one side with these 4 guys. I'm not sure if it's different hairstyles or what, but my friends said they knew I'd like it. heck yeah I do.
ED: I thought I'd also include the below photo. These woven basket fish, the largest measuring 20" long, are the souvenirs I DID bring home.. carried them on and on and on... it made the trip memorable...on the plane with me from Senegal to London, there I left them in a locker while flying to Barcelona and back, next carried them with me on a train to Paris, and then of course all the way back from Paris to US. could've been worse, but if you can imagine me with my one carry on, laptop case, and then this two fish hanging behind me from my shoulder strap as I'm going down the aisle, finding a taxi, or waiting around the airport etc..... and yes, so worth it, I have 'em hanging in my bedroom and what could be a more pleasing souvenir than a locally made handcraft, best kind any day.