Wednesday, April 30, 2008

time machine

The Washington Post is running an interesting series, about food v fuel
Siphoning Off Corn to Fuel Our Cars
As farmers feed ethanol plants, a costly link is forged between food and oil.
-By Steven Mufson
Where is Peabody when we need him, need the benefit of historic perspective?
Interesting times.
The picture today, some AP news from back in the fifties.
Read the Post, read the AP. The quality of reporting has improved.
What was the gas-bread comparison in 1951?


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Jack Jasper

Stretching barbed wire, 1976, Rosni Farm, Tom Clore and Dorsey Shifflet background, Jack Jasper, foreground.


Monday, April 28, 2008

time machine

spring cleaning, running out of hard drive space. Archiving, deleting duplicates, downsizing, coming across old images, this from 1971.


Saturday, April 26, 2008

Malcolm Holcombe

Malcolm is halfway through a European tour. Working everynight
Where is the photo-credit? I guess the club forgot...


Friday, April 25, 2008

bag of beans

The Lancaster County real estate tax system and land-use policy are structured to move the majority of Northern Neck natives off the water. Forcing people from their homes was not the primary design goal, but it will be the effect.
It's an old story. Similar displacement of population occurred on Hilton Head Island. As thorough as dropping a neutron bomb, the land will remain, but the people will be removed.
Fabulous multi-million dollar vacation homes will succeed the residences of local people.
Of course, the benefit to the county is tax revenue. The vacation dream homes offer a more robust source of funds for local schools than the modest residences they replace.
And the children of the County, thus educated, can move away from their heritage.
Go live somewhere else.
Have their birth-right sold for a bag of beans, a bowl of soup. Taxed out of their homes.

Some people rob you with a six-gun, some with a fountain pen.- 1958, Pretty Boy Floyd, Woodie Guthrie


Thursday, April 24, 2008


My favorite place to photograph is the Northern Neck of Virginia. In Virginia, the southern shore of the Northern Neck, bounded by the Rappahannock River, was the residential place of choice for native Americans. Europeans favored the northern edge along the Potomac. Time passes. The oyster and crab fisheries fail, but the land remains, relatively undisturbed.
Ah, but that was yesterday.
The Northern Neck recently has acquired a WalMart on the eastern end of the peninsula in Kilmarnock.
And now, the cute, Disney-esque mindset is starting to get traction. A giant cork-screw. Cute...

Photos of the Northern Neck here and here.


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Green Pond, SC

Kendrick Mayes' Jake


Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Providence to Pensacola, 1389 miles SW, miles left to go


Monday, April 21, 2008

into the future

a derivative photo, man silhouetted by one of Ed Deasy's images at Charlottesville Photonight's presentation, March 21.


Sunday, April 20, 2008

day of rest

Vinyl is final


Saturday, April 19, 2008


Rt 220, South of Martinsville, Virginia
alfalfa-Medicago sativa.
The plant grows to a height of up to 1 metre, and has a deep root system sometimes stretching to 4.5 metres. This makes it very resilient, especially to droughts.--Wikipedia

Alfalfa- Carl Switzer, child star.
Switzer then allegedly pulled a knife and was attempting to stab Stiltz with it, but just as Switzer was about to charge Stiltz, Stiltz raised the gun and shot Switzer in the chest. Switzer died of intense blood loss while on his way to the hospital. He was 31 years old.--Wikipedia


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

giant sucking sound


Sunday, April 13, 2008

day of rest

Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Driggs and N 12th


Saturday, April 12, 2008


No, Paul is not crazy. He is a photographer. Photographers like to make pictures, not be in them.


Friday, April 11, 2008

giant sucking sound

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Big Paint

40.01266N 77.538473W

Always ready to reinvent the wheel, I'd hoped to interview Mr. Malcolm Holcombe, didn't happen. Ran across this video by Studio South on Music Allies website, better than me asking my three questions.
Still, I hope to ask them.


Wednesday, April 09, 2008



Tuesday, April 08, 2008


Manhattan Avenue

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Satellite Radio

Sunday, April 06, 2008

New York

Malcolm Holcombe plays Bodles Opera House in Chester. The Station is included on Malcolm's 2003 CD, Another Wisdom, this version live at Bodles.
Rolled 52 miles down the Hudson Valley, NYC last night, SRO crowd at the Living Room.


Saturday, April 05, 2008

Baltimore, Maryland

Baby Likes a Love Song was not the song at this moment, rocks in a different way, new tune on Gamblin' House.
Malcolm Holcombe is in NYC tonight (Saturday, April 5), The Living Room, 10:00 PM, info: 212-533-7235


Friday, April 04, 2008

on the road

theme song for 40 year olds
(Anne Williams and Malcolm)


Thursday, April 03, 2008

wnrn-acoustic sunrise

Malcolm Holcombe will be on WNRN 9:00 AM, Thursday morning. Listen on-line.


Wednesday, April 02, 2008

black and white

In the old days, Virginia plates were black and white. As I remember, every year they'd send out new plates to motorists, alternating the colors, one year black background, white numerals, the next year white background, black numerals. No vanity plates.


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

house for sale, goodle days

Where have all the five-thousand dollar houses gone?

One day about twenty-five years from now,
When we've all grown old from a-wondering how,
Oh we'll all sit down at the city dump,
And talk about the Goodle Days.--John Hartford