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Nashville Photo Dump (2014)

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Assorted photos taken around Nashville over the course of 2014.

Compound Self Interest

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The longest journey begins with a single step. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. And, of course, there’s the fable of the tortoise and the hare where slow and steady wins the race. The shared idea here is that small positive action driven by consistency yields success. Tony Robbins used […]

Super Foods

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“People assume that the world is carefully regulated and that there are benign institutions guarding them from making any kind of errors. A lot of marketing drip-feeds that idea, surreptitiously. So if people see somebody with apparently the right credentials, they think they’re listening to a respectable medic and trust their advice.” This statement, from […]

Stan Link, Phil Dikeman, and the Voight Vampff Duo at Centennial Park Black Box Theater (Nashville, TN)

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Photos of Stan Link, Phil Dikeman, and the Voight Vampff Duo taken December 12, 2014 as part of Free Form Friday at Centennial Park Black Box Theater in Nashville, TN. [Photos originally published by the Nashville Fringe Festival.]

El Movimiento at The Cave (Nashville, TN)

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Photos of El Movimiento taken December 8, 2014 at The Cave in Nashville, TN. [Photos originally published by the Nashville Fringe Festival.]

Kauai, Hawaii

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Photos taken in and around Kauai, Hawaii in October 2014.

Churchyard Interview

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“[With Dead Legs] I learned how to front a band and be comfortable on stage,” writes Churchyard‘s Meghan D’Amico via email, the vocalist and guitarist reflecting on her time in the now-defunct four-piece. “Churchyard is different from Dead Legs because we are a band,” she continues. “We are both intentional and collaborative with our song […]

Justin Kalk Interview

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Reading about Justin Kalk‘s musical development brings to mind something of an artistic trident: the first prong a reverence for the past, strengthened by an early introduction to instruments and past masters, enhanced by a formal musical education; the second, a tendency to experiment and take chances; and the third a dedication to always move […]

Absurdist Marketing

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“The shadows guard against wordless posturing. Only when removed from the light can we begin to shed any semblance of who we were never meant to be. Toys ‘R’ Us: Where a kid can be a kid!” Seeing as though this is a thought that’s been building for over two years, there’s a bunch more […]

Concurrence & Cher Von at Centennial Black Box Theater (Nashville, TN)

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Photos and video of Cher Von, Concurrence (Greg Bryant and Paul Horton), and Dig Deep Light Show taken October 10, 2014 at Centennial Black Box Theater for Free Form Friday in Nashville, TN. [Photos and video originally published by the Nashville Fringe Festival.]

Markey Blue at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar (Nashville, TN)

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Photos of Markey Blue taken September 28, 2014 at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar in Nashville, TN. [Photos originally published by the Nashville Fringe Festival.]

The Lodge of Four Seasons (Lake Ozark, MO)

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Photos taken September 27, 2014 at the Lodge of Four Seasons at Lake of the Ozarks.

Amicalola Falls (Dawsonville, GA)

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Photos taken September 12, 2014 at Amicalola Falls State Park in Dawsonville, Georgia.

Jasper, Georgia

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Photos taken September 12, 2014 in Jasper, Georgia.

Markey Blue Interview

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“I think in life you need to reinvent yourself,” reflects Markey — the namesake and frontwoman of the Nashville blues act Markey Blue — via email. “I don’t believe in being stagnant,” she continues, “[I] always wanna be growing, learning, and getting better at a craft.” However broad the statement, if ever there were a […]

Deep Fried Five, Dynamo, DeRobert & the Half-Truths, and the Junkyard Horns at Exit/In (Nashville, TN)

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Photos of Deep Fried Five, Dynamo, DeRobert & the Half-Truths, and Chris West and the Junkyard Horns taken August 30, 2014 at Exit/In in Nashville, TN. [Photos originally published by the Nashville Fringe Festival.]

Rocky Mountains, Colorado

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Photos of Strawberry Park Hot Springs in Steamboat Springs, Stanley Hotel in Estes, Mount Evans, Lupitas Cantina in Oak Creek and the Rocky Mountains in Colorado taken in August 2014.

Hide Your Mamas, Quiet Entertainer Orchestra, and Dilly Power at The End (Nashville, TN)

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Photos of Hide Your Mamas, Quiet Entertainer Orchestra, and Dilly Power taken August 14, 2014 at The End in Nashville, TN. [Photos originally published by the Nashville Fringe Festival.]

Hide Your Mamas Interview

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“You really only have to look at our song titles or the outfits we wear on stage to see that we don’t take ourselves too seriously,” says keyboardist Zack Moscow. “We have great fun writing and playing music together and that’s what [Hide Your Mamas] is all about.” The three-piece instrumental group delivers a sound […]

Forcing the Words

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For about a month I worked at FedEx, picking up boxes at the mouth of a semi-truck after they’d shot down a big metal shoot. I picked them up and I stacked them. Sometimes the boxes were small, sometimes they were massive. Sometimes the queue seemed endless, sometimes it was manageable. The last few days […]

Scars

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A sign of pain and trauma? Yes, of course. But scars indicate something else, too. The dream, now a few days dissolved in my mind, felt like a sign of closure. Laying there at three in the morning, running a quick inventory of what’s real or imagined, it didn’t feel like a burden had been […]

Accomplishment

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Some days I feel like a complete waste. Some days I feel like I can’t get out of bed, and further: there’s no point. Some days I feel like I don’t have anything to offer the world, or myself for that matter. Some days I feel like the world would be a better place without […]

Rocko

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There’s a family two floors down from me, who exist in my world primarily through the noise that funnels upward through the cement and steel staircase that also serves as a chamber of echoes. This family has been visited by child protective services. I have seen the visitations. They seem tense. Sometime in the past […]

Withdrawn

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“Withdrawn” is a photo project created in July of 2014 in Nashville, TN.

Roland Barber at 3rd & Lindsley

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Poster design for Roland Barber’s July 17, 2014 show at 3rd & Lindsley.

Greg Bryant Expansion at The Arts Company (Nashville, TN)

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Photos of the Greg Bryant Expansion taken July 5, 2014 at The Arts Company as part of the downtown art crawl in Nashville, TN. [Photos originally published by the Nashville Fringe Festival.]

Centennial Park (Nashville, TN)

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Photos taken July 2 & 3, 2014 at Centennial Park in Nashville, TN.

Canada Day in Nashville

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A few days ago I was driving home from FedEx, where I had just interviewed for a position picking up boxes off a conveyor belt and loading them into a truck. I remember one of my main reasons for going to college was because my year of warehouse work was enough to make me consider […]

Greg Bryant Interview

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Born in Nashville, Greg Bryant dabbled with piano in his youth, but was primarily introduced to music by immersing himself in his parents’ record collection. “My education has been [through] listening to a lot of records,” he says, reflecting on those early years via email. “And, I mean a lot of them.” In his teens, […]

Hope Lodge Relay for Life (Nashville, TN)

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Video and photos of the Relay for Life event—featuring the Saturns and Ron Dee & the Music City Soul Dancers—taken June 26, 2014 at the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in Nashville, TN.

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