Good morning everyone! I’m one Huntington Beach Wedding Photographer that took a walk down memory lane this morning & found myself strolling the streets of Portland, Oregon. Let me tell you that even though Portland is an absolutely beautiful city bursting at the seams with art, culture, clubs, music, food, BEER (TONS of microbreweries) and awesome people – it really does rain as much as you hear and that ultimately made me seek out the beautiful sunny Southern California weather.
When I lived up in Portland, I worked with quite a few musicians, DJs and artists that gave me the opportunity to photograph their portraits from time-to-time along with becoming good friends with some of them. I had the opportunity of hanging out with an awesome musician; Dave Koz, to bands like Jane His Wife, His Boy Elroy (Yup, named after the Jetsons!) and many many more artists. I also learned how much I like playing pool with my old friends; Jonathan & Anissa and was introduced to some serious trance, rave and techno artists by my old friend; Denmark (as in Sweden!).
One of the artists that I fell in love with that Denmark introduced me to was Moby. I have to tell you that once I heard Moby in his car at 4:00 a.m. when we were leaving Front Street – a pretty cool club facing the river in downtown Portland – my entire paradigm of music totally changed. And I mean channnnnnnged!
If you don’t know much about Moby, check out his biography from his website. He’s quite an accomplished artist!
“moby was born in new york city, but grew up in connecticut, where he started making music when he was 9 years old. he started out playing classical guitar and studied music theory, and then went on to play with seminal connecticut hardcore punk group ‘the vatican commandoes’ when he was 14. he then played with post-punk band ‘awol’ while studying philosophy at the university of connecticut and suny purchase. he started dj’ing while attending college, and was a fixture in the late 80’s new york house and hip-hop scenes, dj’ing at clubs such as mars, red zone, mk, and the palladium.
he released his first single, ‘go’ in 1991 (listed as one of rolling stones best records of all time), and has been making albums ever since. his own records have sold over 20,000,000 copies worldwide, and he’s also produced and remixed scores of other artists, including david bowie, metallica, the beastie boys, public enemy, among others.
moby has toured extensively, playing well over 3,000 concerts in his career. he has also had his music used in hundreds of different films, including ‘heat’, ‘any given sunday’, ‘tomorrow never dies’, and ‘the beach’, among others.
currently he’s touring in support of his most recent album, ‘wait for me’, as well as working closely with a variety of different charities, including the humane society and the institute for music and neurologic function.”
I even had the opportunity of seeing Moby perform twice; once at the VFW Hall in Hollywood and then at Area One (which Moby put together) that was completely AHFREAKINMAYZEENG!
But before you check out this week’s West Coast Wednesday Video Of The Week and you’re thinking… Hey – I’d really like to get to know this Huntington Beach Wedding Photographer that loves 80′s music, fashion, photography and art, feel free to contact me anytime.
So without further ado, I give you Moby with “Go” (Live) and “God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters> (featuring UNKLE). Feel free to sit back with your favourite morning beverage and enjoy the music from Moby and kick off your West Coast Wednesday positively in Huntington Beach, another spot in Orange County or another part of this huge planet that we’re all a part of.
Have an awesome West Coast Wednesday and also remember to make it a totally positive one for someone else too – cheers!
PS, If you missed it on Monday, be sure to check out the totally fun & awesome Katrina O’Donnell who I recently worked with as the wedding photographer for Bernadette & Vlad’s wedding day on the latest episode of “How To Make The Most Out Of Your Wedding Day” – where she’s sharing some terrific advice on how to save some time, some money & your sanity planning your wedding.
PSS, Totally check out the video program; Photo Night Live from the UK that I was a guest on. YEAH!!! Be sure to read the Story about it and the program episode. We had a total blast and there was beer involved too at 11:00 a.m.! Well… Not by me, but the guys in the UK were already at the end of their day. LOL!
PPSS, I know I said it last week, but I just had to say it again. I guess I can’t say it enough. Maybe to remind myself or that there’s someone out there that is reading my article & needs to hear it over & over again until it’s driven through their noggin…“The people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world… are the ones who do.”