Animal Hospital

performed live on Saturday September 4th with unFact and Noveller in  Boston’s Spectacle in Chinatown. His music starts with a simple tone that evolves and mutates to become a live orchestra of sounds.

Animal Hospital is the solo musical project for sound engineer and electronics geek Kevin Micka & has been around since 2004.

 

Noveller

was the second performer at Boston’s Spectacle last Saturday and performed a set of her ambient drone music using her guitar, violin bow and a bell among other things.

Noveller is based in Brooklyn, NY and is now preparing a new CD for release. Check out her last.fm page for details.

unFact

played a set of his songs for the crowds at Spectacle in Boston last Saturday.

The performance may be watched on the following YouTube playlist in the order the pieces were played. I think the first video clip includes variations from the tracks: Valentine &  Our Friend The Atom.

unFact,the solo bass guitar project of David Wm. Sims, opened the show which also included Noveller and Animal Hospital(videos are being published and uploaded).

Quabbin Reservoir

An American Indian Chief called King Quabbin lived in this area centuries ago. The word Quabbin means “Many Waters”.

Located in New Salem, Massachusetts,Quabbin Reservoir is one of the largest man made public water supplies in the United States. It was flooded in the late 1930s after 4 towns in the valley of the river were relocated and their infrastructure dismantled, it is fed by three branches of the Swift River & seasonally by the Ware River. Now it is mainly used to supply public water to Boston and many towns and offers a limited range of recreational activities.

We headed there today with New England Oddities meetup group and saw a few turtles, a baby snake and a bear!

Ice, Dams and Trees: What I saw around Smith College and its Botanic Garden

On Saturday, I joined New England Oddities in their voyage towards Northampton, MA to visit The Botanic Garden at Smith College. I managed to capture some still photos inside and to film the surroundings around the garden. Outside, it was cold, cloudy and Black & White seemed the right choice to go for the video. However, inside the houses it was humid and warm and hence the photos got to keep their colors!

The video series starts on College lane right by Paradise pond’s dam, then follows the trails towards the Japanese garden & Tea Hut area.

 

And finally, I head back towards the Botanic garden and wander around the streets of Northampton, MA

American Beauty

As I joined New England Oddities group last Sunday to capture Stockbridge Main Street during its Christmas celebrations, I could not stop admiring the antique cars on show. I was drooling over the 1966 Mustang, the 1955 Corvette C1 with red leather and the array of Pontiac GTOs(1960s) on display. On my way to the Berkshires, I had chosen US 20 instead of the expressway and managed to snap a few frames on my way back to CT. It is that time of the year again when the day is barely alive.

2009: you will be missed…soon!