Thursday, November 8, 2012

November Night 7

November Night 7, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.

I made a jaunt through the neighborhood, where I found this structure, probably a garage, next to the blue line.

November Night 6

November Night 6, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.
Well, that was a big night. My band, Tijuana Jai Alai, played an Election Night party at Mary's Attic with Democracy Burlesque. It was the end of our six weeks with that show. I loaded my drums and took a few pictures while across town the President was about to give his acceptance speech. I heard the speech on the radio on my drive home. XRT radio followed their live broadcast of the speech with Patti Smith's "People Have The Power." "Love, charity, duty, and patriotism," y'all.

Monday, November 5, 2012

November Night 5

November Night 5, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.

I took all my pictures tonight in the alley while trying to get a large, very heavy machine into the building. The truck that brought it was too big to backup to our dock, so the machine was left on the ground. We borrowed a pallet jack and rented a truck with a lift gate that just was not big enough, and spent hours trying to force and finesse the machine onto the truck and in the door. I'm sore all over, too.

November Night 4

November Night 4, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.

I took a friend home, which got me out of my neighborhood. Nothing jumped out at me in her neighborhood, Lincoln Square, but at Lincoln and Addison I shot a few pictures of the CTA tracks and this train bridge with a firefighter's mural below it.

November Night 3

November Night 3, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.

Construction on this castle-like building stopped before I moved to Chicago in 2008. I'm curious what it might look like finished. I'm also curious if I ever will see what it looks like finished.

November Night 2

November Night 2, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.

November second is the Day of the Dead. I spent the afternoon and night in Pilsen and marched in the Día De Los Muertos procession. I didn't take a tripod with me, so I had to rely on high ISO for this picture of an ofrenda at St. Procopius Church.

November Night 1

November Night 1, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.

November's theme is night photos. The first night I just went out to the back yard. Somehow, every picture was blurry. My tripod was secure. Malicous only bumped my tripod during one exposure, and it wasn't this one since he's standing under the deck. Whatever my problem was, I hope I avoid it for the rest of the month.

Hats of October 31

Hats of October 31, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.

These are members of a marching band called Environmental Encroachment. They led the Northalsted Halloween parade. There were a lot of good hats in that band.

Hats of October 30

Hats of October 30, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.

I remember this guy as Shane (could be wrong), and I met him at Delilah's after a Tijuana Jai Alai Show. He's borrowing my top hat. Paloma, meanwhile, borrowed another guy's imperial stormtrooper helmet.

Hats of October 29

Hats of October 29, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.

Matching hats and coats make these cats extra snazzy at work.

Hats of October 28

Hats of October 28, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.

Driving (it happens from time to time) through Pilsen, we all got to wait for this gentleman to make his way across the street, even though the lights had changed. Sometimes it takes a while to get around.

Hats of October 27

Hats of October 27, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.

This is Bill, a photographer I met at a Near South Side studio. He's busy with a beautiful naked-kneed model.

Hats of October 26

Hats of October 26, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.

A skater in boat shoes? Go get some Vans, man. Is it because it's in La Jolla?

Hats of October 25

Hats of October 25, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.

A group of Chinese ladies in sun-protection hats! Score first thing in the morning!

Hats of October 24

Hats of October 24, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.

I worked, played a show with my band, went home and packed, then left the house at 2:30 am to go to the airport. This is on my way to the airport, and I count it as the morning of the 24th, although it's at a time I'm also likely to consider night of the 23rd. At that time of night, you actually get to stand around and wait for the security lines to be opened. I still don't know how I managed to stay awake until fairly late the night of the 24th.

Hats of October 23

Hats of October 23, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.

On my way to the bank I found this cyclist in a nifty little hat. While I was standing in the bank, I saw a modern Abraham Lincoln in a stovepipe hat go walking by. As soon as I finished I tried to get him, but the closest I got to him was almost a block.

Hats of October 22

Hats of October 22, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.

Blue from head to toe, I finally put one of these hats into my set. This one was found in Lincoln Park on my lunch break.