June 25, 2008

Bryan's Bacon Photo is Internet Famous

Bryan took this great photo of the marquee outside of Whiskey Road Thursday when we went to an open mic there. (He and Ken performed, I didn't.)

He included it in a Chicago Metblog post, and I put it up on the Bastion. Before long it had also been posted at Gapers Block, on the Coudal Partners site (which is even cooler than last time I looked at it) and at Serious Eats.

I am envious of his neat little Canon, which is not expensive ($150) but takes great still shots, and sweet little video clips. My camera, which is probably five years old now, is in a slow decline, very difficult to use, and likely to conk out on me anytime. If I had a camera like Bryan's, I'd do what he does and keep it with me all the time, which would give me lots more stuff to put on the Metblog, the Bastion, and here.

Unfortunately, being a freelancer sometimes means waiting a ridiculously long time to be paid for work (several people have owed me something around $1500 for months now...and I've run out of ways to be politely assertive about getting my dang money), so I may not be getting a new camera anytime soon.

7 comments:

Timothy Carter said...

Where is this wonderful place? Bacon... mmmmm...

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Whoops, salivated on the keyboard...

Elizabeth McQuern said...

It's just a short jaunt from your neighborhood pub in England, Timothy! you should hop on over some time.

Jerell said...

I want a Nikon D60, but it's way out of my price range.

Elizabeth McQuern said...

What, Jerell, college students don't have $700 sitting around? Sheesh. You kids these days.

Jerell said...

I blame the economy.

Elizabeth McQuern said...

That's awfully economist of you, Jerell.

Carmi said...

Ah, the life of the freelancer. I so relate. I just love the creative excuses folks often use to explain why the cheque is not yet in the mail.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that these folks find the money and send it to you, because the world deserves to see impromptu scenes from your perspective.

(Totally agree with the carry-a-point-and-shoot-everywhere-with-you strategy. I've got an ancient Kodak that serves the purpose admirably.)