The gr8ful grind: July 2012

Let go of anger; It's an acid that eats away the delicate layers of your happiness

The reverse side has also its reverse side

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The abandoned general store. (Click on the photo to see the antique gas pump) Fort Rock, Oregon; July, 2012.

Monday, July 30, 2012

This week, The Grind is making a trip out into miles from nowhere: Fort Rock, which has a geological attraction and an historical one. We'll focus on the historical attraction through the week. (Click on the photo to see Fort Rock off to the left in the pic) Rural Lake County, Oregon; July, 2012.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I was going to post this last week and forgot. This is the set list for the gig Little Feat played in Corvallis. It was handed to me by their guitar tech after the show. The "F" at the top stands for Fred while the "P" stands for Paul. It's a way for the tech to know which guitar ( or the mandolin) to give the players for each song. (Click the photo for more detail or to see it better) Corvallis, OR; July, 2012.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Little Feat keyboardist Bill Payne takes a lead while Fred Tackett and Paul Barrere provide support. Corvallis, Oregon; July, 2012.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Kenny Gradney, Fred Tackett, and Paul Barrere get down this past weekend. (Click on the photo for more detail) Corvallis, OR; July, 2012.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fred Tackett blows out some cool, bluesy jazz notes as part of the intro of Feat's signature song Dixie Chicken (from which the Dixie Chicks derived their name). Fred's one of the nicest people you'd ever meet. While not a member during the band's early years, he did write songs with Little Feat founder Lowell George. Later, he played guitar as part of Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band, and spend several years as Bob Dylan's guitarist before joining Feat full time. Corvallis, OR; July, 2012.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Guitarist Paul Barrere gets down on his Sethocaster (click on the photo to confirm) during this past weekend's show, as the Grind moves through Feat Week. Corvallis, OR; July, 2012.

Monday, July 23, 2012

My buddies from Little Feat were in the region this past weekend and were again kind enough to allow me access to back stage. We'll be spending the week here at The Grind with Feat. Y'know, one of the things about being back stage is you see a whole lotta of backs, such as this one of bassist Kenny Gradney. We'll be spending time on sides and fronts as we move through the week. Corvallis, OR; July, 2012.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Rings in the wall along the Seine for barges in the olden days to dock and tie up. Paris, France, September, 2011.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Late afternoon in the Sonoran desert. Sedona, Arizona; September, 2005.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Stilt walkers in lingerie! It must be Oregon Country Fair time. We'll spend a little more time there later this month. Elmira, Oregon; July, 2012.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sometimes you just walk out your back door and there's the shot. (Click the photo for the full effect) Madras, Oregon; July, 2012.

Monday, July 16, 2012

A shot (no pun intended) from the recent Independence Day celebrations here in the US. (Click th e photo to better see the explosions) Madras, Oregon; July, 2012.

Friday, July 13, 2012

We conclude Black & White Week here at The Grind with a shot taken at one of my favorite places in the whole world: Butte du Montmartre at the base of the Basilica Sacre Coeur. Paris, France; September, 2011.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Lots of different shapes, patterns, and textures in this one as we continue our week in Black & White here at The Grind. Seattle, Washington; June, 2012.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

North end of Tower Bridge, from the Tower of London ramparts. London, UK; September, 2009.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

As we continue our week in Black & White, we get this one of the Empress Hotel. Victoria, BC, Canada; April, 2012.

Monday, July 09, 2012

It's Back & White Week here at The Grind, since it's been quite a while since we've done that. We'll have more color next week. Along the pier, Port Angeles, Washington; April, 2012.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Up a quiet, cobblestoned street in Montmartre. (Click the photo for more detail) Paris, France, September, 2011.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Paulina Lake. On the Newberry Volcanic National Monument, rural Deschutes County, Oregon; June, 2012.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Today is the designated birth date of the US. Happy Birthday, America. Fort Rock, Oregon; June, 2012.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Dead tree in a pasture pond. Terrebonne, Oregon; June, 2012.

Monday, July 02, 2012

A portion of Paulina Falls. The hydroponics of the water as it falls 60 feet below is slowly eating away at the volcanic rock underneath the creek, gradually moving the wall backward, and ripping off chunks of rock. In the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, rural Deschutes County, Oregon; June, 2012.