Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Roxy's Food & Spirits

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Lima, Ohio

This was taken with a thrift shop $2 panoramic camera. I love the effect - that long stretchy image and the "letterboxing" - but geez, these things are hit or miss. It took me three broken cameras/destroyed rolls of film before I got one to spit out a mostly intact roll. Only after breaking, of course.

Today's Monkees hit is Pleasant Valley Sunday and the "unhit" is No Time from Headquarters. One of my all time favorites of theirs, it is basically loud, fast, cheerful, rock and roll nonsense. It doesn't even make enough sense to be called word salad. Regardless, you will find yourself singing along after only a listen or two, and if you're listening as you drive, you may find yourself getting a speeding ticket.


Karswell said...

It is a cool effect with the letterboxing. I couldn't tell what the neon even said and spent a few minutes trying to decipher it, and then finally noticed you had the name typed right above it. Duh! Me.

Karswell said...

Also, I see a sign reflected in the window, it's very small and either next door or across the street, it looks cool. Or am I just hoping for an old pizza joint character?

Dane said...

Oh, are you ever in for a treat. The sign for the restaurant across the street is for a Kewpie restaurant. I will email you the pictures I took inside and out.


Music is posted for a short time, and while I use it in part to (hopefully, though not always) go along with the theme of the photo, I also post it in hopes someone will give it a try and fall in love with it as I have. Perhaps they will then seek out more by the artist and buy more cds. That's how it works with me, anyway. If you like it, pick it up at the store; support the artists you love.


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