Good morning from Huntington Beach everyone! It’s a bit of a short week for everyone with Monday having been Martin Luther King Jr. Day & I thought I would take another moment to create awareness of equality, tolerance and humility.
One of my favourite bands ever did a timeless and very powerful song back in the 80’s. I’m sure you already know which band I’m referring to & it’s U2. If you’re not too familiar with their history, check out this bit from Wikipedia about them. They have an absolutely amazing start to their group.
“The band formed in Dublin on 25 September 1976. Larry Mullen, Jr., then a 14-year-old student at Mount Temple Comprehensive School, posted a note on the school’s notice board in search of musicians for a new band—six people responded. Setting up in his kitchen, Mullen was on drums, with Paul Hewson (Bono) on lead vocals; David Evans (The Edge) and his older brother Dik Evans on guitar; Adam Clayton, a friend of the Evans brothers on bass guitar; and initially Ivan McCormick and Peter Martin, two other friends of Mullen. Mullen later described it as “‘The Larry Mullen Band’ for about ten minutes, then Bono walked in and blew any chance I had of being in charge.” Soon after, the group settled on the name “Feedback” because it was one of the few technical terms they knew. Martin did not return after the first practice, and McCormick left the group within a few weeks. Most of the group’s initial material consisted of cover songs, which the band admitted was not their forté. Some of the earliest influences on the band were emerging punk rock acts, such as The Jam, The Clash, The Buzzcocks, and The Sex Pistols. The popularity of punk rock convinced the group that musical proficiency was not a prerequisite to being successful.”
As I was writing this, I remember that I’m supposed to see U2 this summer with my friend & fellow amazing photographer; Danny Mendoza who videotaped me working at Christina & Scott’s Long Beach Wedding on Halloween on the Queen Mary. Sweet!
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 U2 with “Pride (In the name of love), both the original music video and a live performance from 1984” So feel free to sit back with your favourite morning beverage, enjoy the video of incredible music, vocals and awesome message.
Have an awesome first West Coast Wednesday and also remember to make it a totally positive one for someone else too – cheers!
PS, A new episode of How To Make The Most Out Of Your Wedding Day drops next week & just in case you missed last week’s episode, it was with Stephen Arnold from F & C Creations. Totally check it out – he’s got some great insight on how to save some time, some money & your sanity while planning for your wedding.
PSS, If you or someone you know is about to have a little addition to their family and is interested in some fun maternity portraits, totally check out what I did with Anna Marie & Lee on Sunday. We had an “Extreme Maternity Shoot” that definitely broke the mold on the typical maternity portraits.