I’m definitely one Wedding Photographer in Huntington Beach that is sipping a delicious cup of coffee while I’m finishing up my newest West Coast Wednesday Video Of The Wedding for you today.
Last week when I was returning from WPPI in Las Vegas where nearly 16,000 wedding and portrait photographers from all around the world descended – I was chatting with my good friend and totally amazing photographer; Belinda (who I recently worked with from Studio Z down in San Diego for an Oscars event on Saturday) and the subject came up of music, art & other amazing things that are awesome in this big world of ours.
She brought up The Cure & said that I reminded her of a totally amazing song; “Underneath The Stars.” The Cure is one of my all time favourite bands that I’ve followed throughout the years & even seen them in concert about 7 years ago. So when Belinda brought up The Cure, I was like – whew hew! Someone else that has similar taste in music as my eccentric self. Wholly Nachos & Newcastles!
“It all started in 1976 as ‘Easy Cure’, formed by Robert Smith (vocals, guitar) along with schoolmates Michael Dempsey (bass), Lol Tolhurst (drums) and local guitar hero Porl Thompson. They began writing and demoing their own songs almost immediately, playing throughout 1977 in Southern England to an ever growing army of fans. In 1978 the ‘Easy’ was dropped, along with Porl, and an eager trio now known simply as The Cure were quickly signed to Chris Parry’s new Fiction label.
In May 1979 their debut album Three Imaginary Boys was released to great acclaim, and as the band toured extensively around the UK, the singles “Boys Don’t Cry” and “Jumping Someone Else’s Train” were released. Michael left the band at the end of the year, and Simon Gallup (bass) and Matthieu Hartley (keyboards) joined. In early 1980 the 4-piece Cure embarked on an exploration of the darker side of Robert’s song-writing, and emerged with the minimalist classic Seventeen Seconds, along with their first bona-fide ‘hit single’ “A Forest.”
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 The Cure with “Underneath The Stars.” So feel free to sit back with your favourite morning beverage, enjoy the video with it’s tsunami of sound, hauntingly sexy vocals and beautiful message.
Have an awesome first West Coast Wednesday and also remember to make it a totally positive one for someone else too – cheers!
PS, If you missed it last week when I was out of town, be sure to check out Heather Birdsell from Paper Monkey 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 and event. AND! Check out the outtakes too – they’re awesome!