About This BlogI post a couple of photos when I go to shoot shows here, and then again, sometimes I don't. Sometimes, Mr. or Miss Artist chooses to step on the stage late, inebriated, surrounded by half of Scotland's yearly production of fog, and lit from the back. In blue. There is no amount of awesomeness (and I have metric shittonnes of it when it comes to taking photos of concerts) that can make something like that look good on a photo. In situations like these, I don't even bother to lift my camera. So, even though you may have seen me in the pit at some show doesn't mean it's gonna show up here. No need to flood the net with more bad photos, really.
So yeah, the audio-visual pleasure. Let’s go with visuals first. I’m totally fine with people getting older, heavier, thinner, wearing wigs, cutting their hair etc, as long as the result isn’t completely hideous. If you have a fat ass, buy bigger pants. Which Mr. Slash seems to have done since the last time I shot him (I’m sparing you of the photos I have of that show where you can see him from behind…). If you read my last post on him, you’ll see that I had been rather disappointed in his “show”. So my expectations were low – and I pretty much got what I expected. Which brings us to the aural part. The band Slash has with him right now – Myles Kennedy isn’t the only guy that’s freaking talented in that group! – IMO should be given more influence and space. If they’re to remain replaceable employees (the group, after all, is called “Slash feat. Myles Kennedy”), then Slash should do more with all the time he gets to be in the spotlight. I found their show – excuse the potential blasphemy – simply boring.