Final Thoughts

Wundi’s gone and Old Ugly has moved away. The two years I photographed and wrote this blog I drank too much and walked home late. I was quite often cold. I crouched on sticky tiles and blew out my ears. I wasn’t exactly happy, but I loved the people on the other side of that lens. I still do. This neighbourhood is filled with improbably kind and talented souls. Last summer, as venues closed and familiars moved away, Doug Hoyer pulled those folks together once more and produced Bike Month III: Bike to the Future. We celebrated with gin on the valley shore. There was a month of farewell shows and house parties. I cried in cars and on bicycles. The years of breathing too little had happened, happened when I was young and learning, and now they were over. I am glad I was there to take some photos and write down some thoughts.

The music isn’t over, of course. Everyone is still making records, bigger records. That work demands our ears and support more than ever before. This post is only my elegiac bow on this blog, and a nod to a few years in which I grew tremendously. Thanks for stopping by.


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EFMF 2014 // 08/07-10/14

Edmonton Folk Fest 2014 // Part I

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