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red riders @ somedays (part 1) [17 shots] (Thursday November 30th, 2006)

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Red Riders

It’s now time for Red Riders to receive my 2 set treatment. They were playing at the first birthday of Somedays. Lighting was a little rough with a single upward lamp so these are a little grainy, but the effects of the graffiti on the wall made for some pretty shots.

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5 comments to “red riders @ somedays (part 1) [17 shots]”
Megan said on December 1st, 2006 at 10:10 pm:

Sheesh Niina…I dont really know much about the whole technical dribble of photography, but everytime I look at your photos Im astounded at how freakin’ awesome they/you are.

See you Amigo!
xxxx

Wiseblood said on December 2nd, 2006 at 5:38 pm:

Hmmmm…that leader singer feller is awful reminiscent looking. It must be the hairstyle. Reminds me of a mythological ’80s rock iconoclast I often hear tell of. William MacReady? William Steed? William…Willis…Willie…errrrggggmmmm…it’s on the tip of my tongue…gggrrrrrgghhahhh…can’t find it. It’ll come to me.

You always fall too fast for the mushroom-headed, tossle-headed, hair-hanging-in-the-eyes warblers don’tcha, N. Give a guy a gee-tar & high hair (shading the eyes, of course) and you’d think he was Jesus, wouldn’tcha?

Maybe they should play with their backs to the audience next time, and shout angrily at the drummer inbetween songs. Now THAT would be worth taking a picture of!

New Christs are playing the Annandale Dec. 8. But you probably have a Front End Loader gig down the road or the Mercy Arms in Sweetbush or somewhere that night. Sigh.

At least the music still makes you smile :). Get your kicks where you can.

Salutations from Stateside.

“I won’t roll my bones for every little giiirl who gets on down…”

~ RTM

niina said on December 2nd, 2006 at 7:27 pm:

Rider, you know me too well :) That name you’re looking for: William Reid. Aaah….

The lovely-haired Red Riders man, Alex, quite likes the Mary Chain actually. He once played Sidewalking for me when DJing, although it did have to wait til about 3am when the place was empty because otherwise he’d have scared the fashionably-now crowd. :)

Thanks for the gig tip - Friday seems so far away and I haven’t looked at the gig guide but I’ll keep that in mind.

Hope all’s well over your side.

n.

Wiseblood said on December 3rd, 2006 at 8:43 am:

Unbelievably, and rather sadly, Rob Younger and co. are supporting the headliners Soundtrack of Our Lives at that Annandale gig. It’s sort of a special one-off appearance by the New Christs, I think. Be careful though, darlin’. The crowd will probably be much older and possibly rowdier than the much younger, teeny types that flock to a rock out at a Red Riders’ gig. Wouldn’t want you to get your new baby broken trying to snap some pics down the front. Should be something to see though if you do make it out that night. At least you can leave after the Christs lay it down, if you don’t care for the headliners.

Never did get that RatCat comp but I did find out recently about some brilliant newish bands right here in the US and over yonder in the UK that are making some mighty fine tunes. My fave is Denver, Colorado’s Bright Channel, who have released two LPs so far. If you know what the bands Alcian Blue and Sundial sound like, Bright Channel falls somewhere in the sweet center of that guitar sound. The song “Witness” is so good I could almost believe in divine intervention.

The others are The Meeting Places from Los Angeles and The Black Watch from the UK. The Black Watch’s new LP Tatterdemalion is full of mucho musical goodness. A completely different effects pedal laden affair than previous stuff I’ve heard of theirs. Plus, the Jazz Butcher himself, Pat Fish gives them his full endorsement. A no brainer for me. All three are doing wonderful things with their brand of indie guitar bashing.

Enjoy the warmer weather as you folks slide towards the summer months there. I’m shivering in the cold under the artic freeze of a northerly North American seasonal shift from late Fall to early Winter. Listen, the snow is falling….

“And I’m sitting here warming to the coldness of the things that meet my eye”

~ RiderTom

Wiseblood said on December 3rd, 2006 at 6:17 pm:

Oops. Guess the Black Watch are from California, too. I stand corrected. Pat Fish still likes them, as do I.

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