The Depth of Purple

I had a tough time finding anything I felt like posting today. Nothing hit me. I tried file numbers for today's date. Meh. Several folders in my photo archives. I liked a bunch of Mickey Hart shots from a festival in '07 but then I realized tomorrow is his birthday so I will wait until tomorrow. (Yay! I don't have to come up with anything tomorrow).

So I made a decision on one of three photographs of I shot of Deep Purple at the Long Beach Arena. If you've read my book, Everybody I Shot Is Dead, you'd know about my fun times at the Riot House where I met the roadies from Deep Purple. On my birthday they took me sailing and several days later they talked me in to going to the show. I mostly hung out by the sound board and seriously only took three shots of Deep Purple and on of ELO...who opened for DP.


So, this is my contribution to #tbt.

Weird Discovery

Organizing more of my slides, and I came across this frame, unmounted, nowhere near the other photographs it belonged with. I don't think I've ever seen this photograph before. And I don't know why it captivated me to the point I'm posting it by itself.

I did not take this picture. It was taken by one of the roadies on tour with Deep Purple. I met them at the bar in the Riot House when I was on my reconnaissance mission to decide if I was going to move to Los Angeles.

It was my birthday the next day so they invited me to go sailing with them. Four roadies and me. It was 80 degrees in November. I had a great time.

It's a strange photograph. But I really like it.