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lovin’ of monsters and men

This is gaining more airplay (and I’m always pretty behind on the emerging music scene), but I just love it. Of Monsters and Men is an Icelandic indie/folk band that has been gaining popularity since the release of their 2011 debut album My Head Is an Animal. There lead single “Little Talks” is an international success and has hit #1 on the US Alternative Songs list. Despite the popularity, this song is still quite good and the rest of the album is strong with many standouts as well. Check them out here playing for the PBS show Sound Tracks: Music without Borders. It’s a rollicking good time.

summer street music

Aidan’s guitar teacher Tamara arranged for the kids (and adults) to play at number of farmer’s markets this summer. This was their first gig. It was a lot of fun. The passers-by were most gracious and the kids raked in about nine bucks in tips–something like $1.60 each. They all had fun.

artistic imagery android style

Playing with a couple new photo apps, I created these images. The first one Aidan posed with his blanky in natural light. I ran it through Pixlr-o-matic. This is a post-processing app with many filters and features to affect overall image, background, and framing. It’s really versatile and free to boot.

This next image was run through an app called Paper Camera. This app is used to capture and apply a series of effects to the image all at once. The range of effect possibilities is not as full as with Pixlr-o-matic, but what’s neat about it is that it allows videos to be captured with effects applied. For a $1.99 it offers some fun possibilities for whimsical image making on the go.

Go make something today. It’s fun.

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