Yes, I'm still in the Pink Floyd vortex (see previous posting). I'm trying to get out, but forces keep pulling me in...
A couple of weeks ago, I photographed R. Jon Tester's annual farm fundraiser bbq, and the best part of the day was the great band pictured above. They call themselves the "You Name It Band."
From their facebook page: "The band was originally formed in 2000 and quickly adopted the tradition of changing our name to better fit the gig or current events. Some of our favorite incarnations include: The Dimpled Chads, The Swinging Pulaskies, The Neverland Ranch Hands, Larry Craig & the Stall Tactics, Viagra Falls, Concrete Pinata, The Pre-existing Conditions, Whistler's In-laws, The Earth Tones, Granny's Bathwater and The Nightcrawlers." For those of you who are not farmers or engineers, a wobble box is a mechanism that converts rotary motion into reciprocating, and is used to drive the cutter bar of a combine.
At the end of the event, when my work was over, and the band was packing up their equipment, my friend Daren asked me how I liked the band's Pink Floyd song. I was apparently otherwise occupied, and had not heard it, so I went over to the band and asked about it. The result of my inquiry was unexpected--bass player Deb Halliday offered an encore performance of Comfortably Numb, just for me. Mary Hollow added vocals, and it was fantastic! Many thanks to them for making the day worthwhile.
In an ongoing attempt to ween myself off of the Pink Floyd, I switched to the Flaming Lips cover of the Dark Side album. This was like switching to moonshine so as to drink less beer. In fact, I recently accepted a bottle of moonshine in lieu of cash for an engagement session, so I know of what I speak. Anyway, the photo below is representative of my brain after too much Lips.