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Look at that cutie up there! That’s the impeccable, un-imitatable, and beautiful TsuruBride taken with my brand spankin’ new Fuji Instax 200! For those who are playing a little catch up, I shoot alot of polaroids, but unfortunately, polaroids are no longer in production and as the supply is steadily shrinking, the cost is going up to where a single photo can cost you over $2! Well, fortunately, the folks at Fuji have been in the instant film business for a while and have developed a few cameras, but it wasn’t until I saw the Instax 200 that I decide it was time to hop on board! Yeah, it’s a little big…
…and a little “toyish” looking, but check out that photo of Baby, wonderful color and clarity, yet still retains that vintage polaroid look I love so much. The only other weird thing is the sound after you shoot. Polaroids have that very distinct loud motor sound where the Fuji’s, though noisy, has an almost eerily smoother sound. Going to take a little getting used to, BUT at less than a $1/shot (when you buy multi-packs), AND with the film still in production? Yeah, I think I can adapt.
Now, I’m not tossing my Polaroid cameras or selling them on ebay just yet, as the Impossible Project may not be so “impossible” after all! But that is further down the line. I’ve got a shoot this weekend on Sunday, so be on the look out at Tsuru & The Bride for some photos!
Speaking of my lovin’ love… it’s not too late to vote for Baby’s Crane Clutch over at Etsy’s “Which Clutch Would You Clutch” voting page! We’d love & appreciate your support, I think the winner wins bragging rights or something and if you look at the competition, I think Baby deserves to throw a little “in yer face” in their, uh, faces! ;)
Now, I know what you are thinking…. T, why do you have a photo of your lovely up for a post about The Wooden Sky?
Legitimate question being that I usually reserve my photos for mixtapes so let me explain. Not only did I want to show off the sweet ass Fuji (and my even sweeter baby), but I was pulling up links on The Wooden Sky for the link love section at the bottom of our posts and I saw that Gavin Gardiner, the singer/songwriter for the group, went to Ryerson University up in Toronto just like — you guess it — Baby! WOOT! That was enough of an excuse for me! AND she’s standing in front of a “wooden” fence, so there’s that. Haha!
Why is it getting less and less surprising that after I fall for a band, then go look them up, I find they are Canadian? What is up with that??? I don’t know, but I gotta tell ya, If I Don’t Come Home You’ll Know I’m Gone is an understated beauty of an album!
Now, on the surface, this might come off as your average Canadian alt-country band jamboree whatever and sure, if you aren’t listening-listening, I can see that (but then again, that can be true about near-anything, eh? Well, not the alt-country part, but you know what I mean, right? Right?) but as you let the album take over you find a plethora of moods and styles flowing seamlessly side to side in a gorgeous equilibrium, from roots rock to folk to a bit of soul to straight up old-school country to whatever you want to call the beauty “Call If You Need Me” (I don’t know what to call it, I get a Mexican desert feel when I listen, but what the hell do you call that?) the album is really just rich, full, varied, and really really lovely.
I think you are going to like this one… Here’s the first few tracks, I think it came out yesterday in Canuckland (need to double check) so go pick up this gem now before it gets forgotten!
Enjoy!1. “Oh My God (It Still Means a Lot to Me)”
2. “(Bit Part)”
Well, I stood up
You know I had to keep movin’
I couldn’t just sit here alone in this one place
You called my name
You know I never hear you…
4. “My Old Ghosts”
5. “Call If You Need Me”
6. “When We Were Young”
7. “An Evening Hymn”
8. “Something Hiding For Us In The Night”
10. “The Late King Henry”
11. “Lock And Key”
12. “Fairweather Friends”
13. “River Song”
Ah and here’s some video goodness! First, “Oh My God (It Still Means a Lot to Me)”, where the video was recorded in 4 different cities in Quebec and Ontario… very cool!
And from the first album, here’s “When Lost At Sea”…Tsuru
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