A few nice ugly celebrities images I found:
Celebrating new mates #fish #music #mysen @teamkraft
Image by Mobilephotos@heidenstrom My happy mate Ingar @teamkraft, ands over head after Fish had his concert on Ingar's barn and farm. From the Fish own website: Musical/acting experience: First gig (as a punter): Yes, supported by Gryphon, at Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 1974. First audition (vocalist): March 1980 - Not Quite Red Fox, failed due to lack of experience. NQRF's bassist/vocalist had been approached by Marillion to replace Doug Irving. They met at a Battle of the Bands competition in Luton, but never followed it up and lost contact! First gig (as a vocalist): 1980 Golden Lion, Galashiels, vocalist with Blewitt (lead guitar, Frank Usher) Audition with Stranger (Kettering-based), failed due to "voice too quiet" Audition with Stone Dome Band (Retford-based), successful (bass player, Diz Minnit) November 1980 - rented a cottage in Dalkeith with Diz November 1980: Return to gigging with Blewitt December 1980: First contact with Steve Rothery and Marillion (Aylesbury), audition successful (including Diz) 15th March 1981: First gig with Marillion, Red Lion pub, Bicester 8th September 1982: Marillion signed to EMI Oct 1982: First single "Market Square Heroes" released March 1983: First album "Script For A Jester's Tear" released March 1984: "Fugazi" album released. April 1985: "Kayleigh" single released reaching number two in UK charts 1985: Appears on "The Old Grey Whistle Test" Episode #15.10 (date uncertain) June 1985: "Misplaced Childhood" album released, number one chart position in UK 12 September 1985: Appears on "Top of the Pops" 21 May 1987: Appears on "Top of the Pops" June 1987: "Clutching At Straws" album released 30 July 1987: Appears on "Top of the Pops" February 1988: Appears in "The Comic Strip Presents..." episode titled 'More Bad News' 11 June 1988: Appears at the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute at Wembley Stadium November 1988: Left Marillion. Moved to Spittalrig Farm, Haddington 11th October 1989: First solo gig (Mickey Simmonds - keyboards, Frank Usher - guitar, Robin Boult - guitar, Mark Brzezicki - drums, Steve Brzezicki - bass) 11 January 1990: Appears on "Top of the Pops" Jan 1990: First solo album "Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors" released First acting role as a guest star in an episode of "Zorro" called "The Newcomers" Begins legal action against EMI to be freed from his contract, finally culminating in an acrimonious split April 1991 Signs to Polydor Records April 1991: Films "Jute City" for TV Oct 1991: "Internal Exile" album released Jan 1993: "Songs From The Mirror" album released March 1993: Dropped by Polydor and establishes Dick Bros Records to promote future releases and a small roster of bands 1994: Films widescreen acting debut as Angus Cameron in "Chasing The Deer" released 1994 March 1994: "Sushi", a live album (recorded, coincidentally, on the day he is dropped by Polydor) is the first Dick Bros release May 1994: "Suits" album released Tours continually during this time to fund the recording and promotion of the new album. This leads to greater international exposure in previously unexplored territories, culminating in the Yin & Yang albums, a retrospective collection of 26 songs (13 of which were re-recorded) released September 1995 13 June 1985: Appears on "Top of the Pops" May 1997: "Sunsets On Empire" album released March 1998: Appears in an episode of "The Bill" titled "Manhunt" November 1998: Appears as Derek Trout in Channel 4's 'The Young Person's Guide To Becoming A Rock Star' Summer 1998: Signs to Roadrunner, heralding the end of Dick Bros Records November 1998: "Kettle Of Fish" greatest hits package released April 1999: "Raingods With Zippos" album released September 2000: More acting on TV, this time in "Taggart" episode "Skin Deep" April 2000: More TV, in "Rebus" episode "Black & Blue" April 2001: Appears on "Never Mind The Buzzcocks" TV show May 2001: "Fellini Days" album released (by mail order only) August 2001: "Fellini Days" released to retail outlets 29 August 2001: Appears on "Top of the Pops 2" November 2001: Sells the Spittalrig Farmhouse and moves into the Studio November 2001: Auditions for James Bond movie December 2001: Appears on the Christmas special "Never Mind the Buzzcocks" TV show January 2002: Appears in 2 episodes of "Snoddy" TV series (starring Gregor Fisher) April 2002: Appears on the BBC programme "Closure" to apologise to Kayleigh for putting her in song May 2002: Appears in 2 episodes of "Caledonian McBrains" quiz show for BBC Scotland May 2002: Records vocal parts for "Caledonia" on Frankie Miller's tribute album May 2002: "Nine Dead Gay Guys" is premiered at the Cannes Film Festival May 2002: BBC6 Music broadcast a live Fish gig January 2003: Offered the part of "the hippy" in Queen's musical "We Will Rock You" (being played at that time by Nigel Planer). Refused due to contract duration and location January 2003: Writing begins on "Field of Crows" November 2003: Appears on BBC's "Children in Need" programme from Aberdeen December 2003: "Field of Crows" released January 2004: Accepts a role in John Maybury's film "The Jacket" February 2004: Appears on "Never Mind the Buzzcocks" TV show May 2004: Appears in "Quite Ugly One Morning", a comedy film made for TV January 2005: Voted at number 18 in The List's "Best Scottish Band Of All Time" April 2005: Tours to celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Misplaced Childhood" December 2005: Hosts the Classic Rock Society awards and is presented with a special award for 25 years in the music industry December 2005: Appears in a celebrity version of "Weakest Link" winning Â£18,350 which he shared with the runner-up - Eggsy of Goldie Lookin' Chain December 2005: Successfully sues former employee Kim Waring at Haddington Sheriff Court for Â£68,000 in missing cash and Â£100,000 in damages April 2006: Interview with Radio 4 for a programme on the history of Progressive Rock September 2006: Appears on the BBC Radio 2 comedy show "Jammin'" November 2006: LX Jovem webcast a Fish gig from Lisbon watched by over 25,000 people January 2007: Writing begins for "13th Star" album September 6th 2007: "13th Star" limited edition released (web site only) February 12th 2008: "13th Star" released to retail May 2008: Fish's Planet Rock show 'Fish on Fridays' wins the Silver award in the 'Music Broadcaster of the Year' category of the UK Sony Radio Academy Awards 2008.
New Yorkers love scooters
Image by Ed Yourdon This was taken at the northwest corner of Broadway and 87th Street. I'm well acquainted with this area, because I lived directly across the street for about 8 years. Note that the woman is zooming past a Brooks Brothers outlet. When I first came to New York City, back in the Dark Ages, there was only one Brooks Brothers store, and it was located at Madison and 44th Street. You'll be delighted to know that that store was opened in 1818 (on the corner of Catharine and Cherry Street in lower Manhattan), and that Brooks Brothers outfitted Abraham Lincoln, and 39 of the 44 American Presidents (including John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama). Ralph Lauren started off as a salesman at Brooks Brothers, former French President Jacques Chirac still buys his shirts there, and Andy Warhol bought all of this clothes at Brooks Brothers. When I first got married in 1968, I even got my wedding suit here; little did I know I was in the company of Presidents and famous celebritiesâ¦ But now the stores are all over the damn place. As of 2012, there were 210 Brooks Brothers outlets in the U.S. and 70 other countries â¦ including this location on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Interestingly, the space now occupied by the men's clothing store had been vacvvant for several years; and back when I lived across the street, it was a Southeast Asian restaurant where I had lunch almost every day. But none of this is likely to be of any interest to the young woman seen here, zooming past the store on her Razor Scooter. Some people just have no appreciation for history... *************** This set of photos is based on a very simple concept: walk every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To avoid missing anything, walk both sides of the street. That's all there is to it â¦ Of course, if you wanted to be more ambitious, you could also walk the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that's more than I'm willing to commit to at this point, and I'll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, more adventurous photographers. Oh, actually, there's one more small detail: leave the photos alone for a month -- unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I actually focus on the first of these "every-block" photos, I will have taken more than 8,000 images on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side -- plus another several thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC where I traditionally take photos. So I don't expect to be emotionally attached to any of the "every-block" photos, and hope that I'll be able to make an objective selection of the ones worth looking at. As for the criteria that I've used to select the small subset of every-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. First, I'll upload any photo that I think is "great," and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-friends will be, "I have no idea when or where that photo was taken, but it's really a terrific picture!" A second criterion has to do with place, and the third involves time. I'm hoping that I'll take some photos that clearly say, "This is New York!" to anyone who looks at it. Obviously, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion; but I'm hoping that I'll find other, more unexpected examples. I hope that I'll be able to take some shots that will make a "local" viewer say, "Well, even if that's not recognizable to someone from another part of the country, or another part of the world, I know that that's New York!" And there might be some photos where a "non-local" viewer might say, "I had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/beautiful/ugly/spectacular." As for the sense of time: I remember wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing various shops, stores, restaurants, and business establishments -- and then casually looking at the photos about five years later, and being stunned by how much had changed. Little by little, store by store, day by day, things change â¦ and when you've been around as long as I have, it's even more amazing to go back and look at the photos you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, "Was it really like that back then? Seriously, did people really wear bell-bottom jeans?" So, with the expectation that I'll be looking at these every-block photos five or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, too), I'm going to be doing my best to capture scenes that convey the sense that they were taken in the year 2013 â¦ or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010's (I have no idea what we're calling this decade yet). Or maybe they'll just say to us, "This is what it was like a dozen years after 9-11". Movie posters are a trivial example of such a time-specific image; I've already taken a bunch, and I don't know if I'll ultimately decide that they're worth uploading. Women's fashion/styles are another obvious example of a time-specific phenomenon; and even though I'm definitely not a fashion expert, I suspected that I'll be able to look at some images ten years from now and mutter to myself, "Did we really wear shirts like that? Did women really wear those weird skirts that are short in the front, and long in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?" Another example: I'm fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everyone has one, which certainly wasn't true a decade ago; and it seems that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious attention riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that might be going on (among other things, that makes it very easy for me to photograph them without their even noticing, particularly if they've also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a phone conversation). But I can't help wondering whether this kind of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now â¦ especially if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they're incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted directly into our eyeballs. Oh, one last thing: I've created a customized Google Map to show the precise details of each day's photo-walk. I'll be updating it each day, and the most recent part of my every-block journey will be marked in red, to differentiate it from all of the older segments of the journey, which will be shown in blue. You can see the map, and peek at it each day to see where I've been, by clicking on this link URL link to Ed's every-block progress through Manhattan If you have any suggestions about places that I should definitely visit to get some good photos, or if you'd like me to photograph you in your little corner of New York City, please let me know. You can send me a Flickr-mail message, or you can email me directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com Stay tuned as the photo-walk continues, block by block ...