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Posts tagged Tamron SP 24-70MM F/2.8 Di VC USD lens

Happy birthday, Dave Meniketti!

Dave Meniketti of Y&T

@DaveMeniketti @YandTRocks

Lenses for Nikon DSLR for sale

Nikon AF-S FX TC-17E II (1.7x) Teleconverter $300 (includes everything if purchased new, ships in original box)

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD for Nikon $580 (includes everything if purchased new, ships in original box)

Add $15 shipping (USA only) if you can’t pick up in Ashland, Oregon.

Skimboarding in San Francisco



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Volbeat @ Medford Armory (2014)


A little over two years ago, Volbeat played in Medford. This summer I’m planning on seeing them again in Sweden.

Last week a former student of mine had an asthma attack and after a few days died. The last time I saw him was at that Volbeat show in Medford.

Like children and parents, students aren’t supposed to die before their teachers. Yet this is the fourth or fifth student of mine, that I know of, who has passed.

My heart is heavy this Friday night.

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Brian Kenyon pouring beers at Volbeat

Panorama of the Sutro Baths ruins

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11-photo photomerge of Seal Rock and Sutro Baths ruins at low tide (San Francisco, California)

@CliffHouse @GoldenGateNPS

Check out the video for more on the history of this location:

And this page for some 100+ year old photos.

Insomnium @ Thee Parkside



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Insomnium @ Thee Parkside in San Francisco with replacements Nick Cordle and Mike Bear

Insomnium was missing a couple of their members on this tour. Their substitutes were good, and the crowd did not seem to be smaller or less appreciative. In fact the crowd was way too large for the venue. The listed capacity of Thee Parkside is 250. However, that includes the restaurant which is larger than the stage area. When a band goes on everyone from the restaurant goes in to see the band. That means there are 250 people packed into a place that doesn’t reasonably hold more than about 70. It was impossible to move.

The employees of Thee Parkside were all nice, but you don’t want to play here as a traveling band if you expect a crowd larger than, say, 80 or so. The lighting was minimal, only a few small red lights. The stage is small and only a foot, or so, off the ground so if you aren’t in the front row, you can’t really see the band. Even though it was in the 60s outside, the inside had no ventilation or A/C so it felt like a sauna. I’d be surprised if the indoor temperature while the bands played was under 100 degrees.