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.