Photography by Gustavo Guimarães
Howdy all! Did you have a good weekend? I surely hope so…
We did, for sure, fun and productive! Watched a grueling finish to the Tour De France as they climbed Mt. Ventoux (very inspirational), then had a couple of photoshoots (got a couple prints up at the TSURUFOTO Etsy shop, if you are interested, afterall, gotta pay the bills, right?) that went really well! The only bummer was that I had to bail on shooting at this decrepit warehouse and ended up shooting in the house (I convert it to a studio for shoots), but no worries, everything came out really good, and there is always next time right?
That was Saturday, then Sunday I lead my first Westerville Bicycle Club ride affectionately called Le Tour De Northeast De Columbus, a 60 mile route that had just about everything, from tailwinds & flat straightaways to wretched headwinds & nasty steep hills. We kept a vigorous pace that kicked my ass, but you know….. if you don’t suffer, you don’t get stronger! Great ride, so much fun… Definitely riding that route again soon!
AND speaking of “fun”, man o’ man, looky looky what leaked out over the weekend (rather appropo if you ask me), AIM AND IGNITE by fun.!!! HOORAY!
fun. is the remnants of The Format, the theatrical part of Format, my favourite part, actually. So you can imagine my child-like joy & glee when we saw this floating around the intertubes…
Okay, here’s the scene, imagine taking the Bohemian Rhapsody theatrics of Queen, I mean their most uber-Broadway-esque moments, throw in some modern day indie-pop & rock instrumentation but trash the traditional verse-chorus-versus-chorus set up, then amp up the harmonies times, oh, a million, and finally inflict it with a heaping helping of ADD…. you getting the picture yet?
It’s a non-stop, the show must go on, never a dull moment album, chocked full of so much. It’s actually hard to take it all in the first few times through. I’m about on the 5th or so time and I’m just now getting into some the lyrical twisting and turning going on. But with each pass, you are rewarded again and again with so many things, little intelligent nuggets, wasting no space, no canvas left unpainted, that kinda thing…
And…. I’m a complete sucker for over-the-top theatric pop.
A fantastic way to start off the week! And also a little inspiration for our next little mixtape I’m working on, WOOT! Okay, time to get a move on and time for you to get a-listenin’! Got the first few tracks up to get your mouth juices a-flowin’, but you gotta hear the whole thing. And man, check out this pre-order package they are offering… so tempting! Well, that’s up for my CFO to decide. So for now just enjoy!
I know that you feel like you are breaking down!
2. Benson Hedges
3. All The Pretty Girls
4. I Wanna Be The One
5. At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)
6. Light A Roman Candle With Me
7. Walking The Dog
9. The Gambler
10. Take Your Time (Coming Home)
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