Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Isn't it rich? Isn't it queer?



"Isn't it rich? isn't it queer?
Losing my timing this late
In my career?
And where are the clowns?
There ought to be clowns.
Well, maybe next year."

NYPD Motorcycles



The NYPD motorcycles - all that leather and Harley exhaust makes the freaks flee and run. I'm glad I'm a fireman.

My next few posts will be from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I'm using iMovie 4. I'll have all the parade footage edited and authored into a DVD. It will make a nice suprise for grandma, a Macy's Thanksgiving Day DVD. Very G rated.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Juggler



Juggler act from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 24, 2005.

My next few posts will be from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I'm using iMovie 4. I'll have all the parade footage edited and authored into a DVD.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving



Children from Camp Broadway performing for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 24, 2005.

Great song, nice choreography- they got everybody cheery.

My next few posts will be from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I'm using iMovie 4. I'll have all the parade footage edited and authored into a DVD.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

1 thing happening , Oct 24. 1999

From the crypt-
Before 9/11- life seemed uncomplicated to me. In the late 80's I went to a Free Nelson Mandela march down Park Ave. I also hung around people who smoked weed but that's besides the point. When I served in the military, NATO and the UN gave us medals for going to Bosnia and being peacekeepers. It really felt great.

When I returned to NYC, I attended a counter demonstration against the KKK.

"Prayers are not as effective as action."- The 14th Dalai Lama.

This is NYC keeping it real.



KKK visits NYC, Oct. 24, 1999.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

My Visual Archive Post



Video archive by Mefeedia

Almost a perfect day.

I didn't get to take the last headshot I was supposed to photograph at my firehouse but I did get to go to Node 101 today. I visited their NYC location and spent 3 hours with Jay Dedman. This guy, along with the people at Freevlog.org are extremely generous with their know-how in getting a video blog up. They are so dedicated to advancing video blogging and they hold nothing back.

Afterwards I attended a book signing at K&M Camera's 385 Broadway location. The following photographers were scheduled to appear: John Cohen, Larry Fink, Arthur Frank, Danny Lyon, Joseph Rodriguez, and Jamel Shabazz. Jamel Shabazz has his subjects' rapport and you can tell by his photographs. Not only did he take their photographs but he talked to them, gave them pictures, sat down and shared with them. He said mental and physical preparation are important before approaching your subject. "Love is the Message".

I'm moving my videos to my own server and I should get around to having a video feed by the end of this month. I have to contact my host during business hours via phone to resolve URL issues. I normally share home movies and photographs with family and friends using DVD's I snail mail to them. With a server up, I can share hi-resolution video and photographs without having go to the post office. It keeps my costs low and I can have the content updated quickly.