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Minneapolis at Night

3 Aug

I took it upon myself to go out last night around the city and take some dusk/night shots of this town. I think Minneapolis is a really beautiful city that is easy to photograph from many angles. In fact, I heard one time that it is one of the only major cities to have skyline planners so that no matter what building went up, the view of the city would always be aesthetically pleasing from whichever angle you are looking at it from. I don’t know if that is true or not, but the city really does look great when the sun goes down.

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Minneapolis at Night

Random Shots

18 Jan

Nothing much, just some random pics is all.

First up is at the Electric Fetus for the Tapes N Tapes in store performance.

A New Cassette?!

A New Cassette?!

Tapes N Tapes Electric Fetus Performance

Tapes N Tapes Electric Fetus Performance

Tapes N Tapes Electric Fetus Performance

Tapes N Tapes Electric Fetus Performance

Followed up by a trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Chuck Close

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Chuck Close

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Tatra

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Tatra

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Tatra

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Ugly Baby

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Very Manly Woman

St. Anthony Falls Then

St. Anthony Falls Then

St. Anthony Falls Now

St. Anthony Falls Now

And I’ll end with some dirty, skinny hipsters at Lyle’s. My god, they even wear the same red hats. It’s like they were both trying out for the Zissou Society and only one could make it. I demand a fight to the death!

Lyle's Hipsters

Lyle's Hipsters

Another Typical Weekend

20 Oct

This weekend was spent doing relaxing things. On Saturday, after working out, I called my dad and we went on a bike ride from my apartment, into downtown Minneapolis, across the Hennepin Bridge into Northeast. We walked around a bit there and then headed down St. Anthony Main and across the Stone Arch Bridge and biked down West River Parkway until we hit the Greenway for the final leg back to Bryant Ave, where I live. All in all, it was a nice way to spend the afternoon and a nice 15 mile bike ride all the way round. These are just some quick pictures of the scenery from that bright Saturday afternoon.

Stone Arch Bridge

Stone Arch Bridge

Hennepin Ave Bridge and Grain Belt Sign

Hennepin Ave Bridge and Grain Belt Sign

St. Anthony Falls

St. Anthony Falls

Northeast Minneapolis

Northeast Minneapolis/Pillsbury Factory

On Sunday, I went to a concert. It was Gorillaz with N.E.R.D. opening for them. It was an audio/visual treat that was well worth the money. First off, I own all of the albums from both bands, so was excited to see that N.E.R.D was going to be on the bill as well. They played a lot of new songs, but did whip out She Wants To Move, Lapdance and Rock Star. They played for about an hour, and had some dancers on the ends of the stage going for almost the full time. The workout they got must have been phenomenal. Also, Pharrell is one uncannily smooth dude. He was giving shout-outs to some woman in a sequin dress and go-go boots and even brought two audience members on stage to dance because they were dancing on the tops of their chairs.

Gorillaz Concert Prep

Gorillaz Concert Prep

N.E.R.D at Target Center

N.E.R.D at Target Center

Of course, the headliners were the main reason to go. And they did not disappoint. The entire show had visuals behind the band, including music videos, montages and even Snoop Dogg and Bruce Willis.

Gorillaz About to Start

Gorillaz About to Start

Gorillaz Plastic Beach Snoop Dogg

Gorillaz Plastic Beach Snoop Dogg

Gorillaz at Target Center

Gorillaz at Target Center

Gorillaz Target Center

Gorillaz Target Center

Here is the set list that they played:

Orchestral Intro
Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach (feat. the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble & Snoop Dogg via video screen)
19-2000 (feat. Rosie Wilson)
Last Living Souls
O Green World
Stylo (feat. Bobby Womack & Boobie Brown)
On Melancholy Hill
Rhinestone Eyes
Superfast Jellyfish (feat. De La Soul)
Kids With Guns
Tomorrow Comes Today
Broken (feat. The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
Dirty Harry (feat. Bootie Brown)
El Manana
DARE (feat. Rosie Wilson)
White Flag (feat. Bashy & Kano)
Glitter Freeze
Plastic Beach

Encore:

Cloud of Unknowing (feat. Bobby Womack)
Feel Good Inc. (feat. De La Soul)
Clint Eastwood (feat. Bashy & Kano)
Don’t Get Lost in Heaven
Demon Days (feat. Bobby Womack)

Gorillaz Target Center

Gorillaz Target Center

Gorillaz Target Center

Gorillaz Target Center

Stone Arch Bridge and Downtown at Sunset

17 Sep

I’ve come to realize that I enjoy being by myself more and more all the time. The more interaction I seem to have with people, the more disappointed I become. It’s not for a lack of trying on their part, but I just can’t stand when things aren’t properly planned or thought out. For this reason, I am trying to distance myself from others for a while. In rare circumstances, people are fine, like just hanging out when there are no real time constraints, but for 95% of the time, I am going to be by myself. Which brings me to my bike ride this past Wednesday. Sure, it would be fun to go on a bike ride with others and have those “shared experiences” that I’ve heard are all the rage these days, but I went by myself and I was all the better for it. Wednesday was probably the last nice day here in Minnesota, so I took a trip down the Greenway and over to the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis. I had never been there before, and it was a really nice ride. The winding path flows next to the Mississippi, providing great views of the University of Minnesota (boo!) as well as the many bridges and the downtown skyline. Check out the pictures below and see some of the beauty that I experience by myself all the time.

On the Greenway

On the Greenway

On the Greenway

On the Greenway

Mississippi River

Mississippi River

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota (boo!)

Guthrie Theater

Guthrie Theater

Stone Arch Bridge and Northeast Minneapolis

Stone Arch Bridge and Northeast Minneapolis

Mill City Museum

Mill City Museum

Mill City Museum

Mill City Museum

Guthrie Theater

Guthrie Theater

Downtown Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis

St. Anthony Falls

St. Anthony Falls

St. Anthony Falls

St. Anthony Falls

Downtown at Sunset

Downtown at Sunset

U of M

U of M again (boo!)