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When I started my little corner of the interweb back in 2003, I certainly didn't think I would still be going strong in 2009. In fact, I'm busier than ever these days. But I'm increasingly finding myself editing photos when I am in front of the computer instead of blogging. This is not necessarily a bad thing. My photography has really taken off in the last 18 months or so. It's put my already busy schedule into overdrive (and this isn't even taking my day job into account) and because of that, down time has become a luxury I don't really have. So after a lot of thought I have decided to shut down the leafblower as we know it.

Kind of.

Let me explain.

Since I only seem to write about the shows I shoot these days, it only makes sense for me to take that content over to the newly launched blog at Photokyle.com so I can aggregate it all there. We've been working for the last few weeks (and by "we" I mean my super-awesome tech guy Aaron & I) to get my new blog up and running. It's still somewhat in beta, so please let me know if you find something that doesn't work as advertised. You can subscribe to the Photokyle RSS feed here. Do it!

I certainly can't update two blogs these days, but I think I can still find time for a blog and a Tumblr. So sometime later this week, we'll redirect informationleafblower.com over to my Tumblr. I know some people don't like the Tumblr format, but I love being able to blog things so easily and quickly. It's been a lifesaver for me in the last few months and reinvigorated me as far as writing on the web. I kind of want to reboot things over there just get back to sharing things I like on the web for my friends as opposed to chasing page views and trying to be a "music blogger." So head on over to the new information leafblower and check out what I've been up to over there. Here's the RSS feed or if you have a Tumblr, you can just follow me.

I hope to see you in my new digs.

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You might think I haven't been updating the leafblower because I am lazy.
Far from it.
Here are a few of the things I've done since updating the blog last week.

Springsteen - DCistweb
Last night I had the amazing experience of shooting Bruce Springsteen at the Verizon Center for DCist. See the full photo set here.


Dan Deacon - Post Rockweb
Sunday night I shot Dan Deacon & Future Islands at the 9:30 Club for washingtonpost.com. See the full photo set here.


2009 DC101 Chili Cookoff - DCistweb
I spent Saturday fighting the heat and the rain while shooting the DC101 Chili Cookoff for DCist for the third year in a row. It's one of my favorite events in DC. See the full photo set here.


Mastodon-  Post Rockweb
Late last week I shot Mastodon at the 9:30 Club for washingtonpost.com. See the full photo set here.

In case you hadn't noticed, my photography services are in increasingly high demand, which is an absolutely amazing feeling. However, it doesn't leave much time for blogging (especially when you factor the day job in there too). Not sure what the future holds for the leafblower. I don't want to give it up completely but something's got to give. Stay tuned true believers...

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Ainge suffers mild heart attack.

The Celtics have confirmed that president of basketball operations Danny Ainge suffered a mild heart attack early this morning. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Not the best day in Boston. I fully blame this.

Get well Danny.

I got my first SXSW 2009 email today.

Le Sigh.

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I don't know about you but I definitely want to why Bill Simmons.

Previously on ESPN Copyediting Strikes Again:
Bonzi Bells.
We've sen this before.

Yuck!

A Jersey City councilman has reportedly been arrested for urinating on a crowd of concertgoers from the balcony of a Washington D.C. nightclub.

The New York Daily News reports in Sunday's editions that two-term Jersey City councilman Steve Lipski has been charged with simple assault.

The newspaper says 44-year-old Lipski was removed from a place called the Nightclub 9:30 on Friday night.

That's after club staffers saw him relieve himself onto the crowd from a second floor balcony during a concert by a Grateful Dead tribute band.

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That's my Angels & Airwaves photo being used illegally on the A&A page on lala.com. They appropriated my photo from Flickr despite it clearly being labeled "ALL RIGHTS RESERVED."

Why do companies jump through all the music related copyright hoops and then go to Flickr and steal photos?

Are photo-related copyrights somehow less important?

I think not.

I suppose they think linking back to my Flickr photo lets them off the hook, but they are wrong. All Rights Reserved means exactly that.

The thing that really burns me up about this is by using this image, they could be getting me into a ton of trouble. Many times bands make me sign a contract that states I will not use the photos I take for commercial gains or reuse them on other sites, and by Lala.com stealing my photo, they are doing just that.

If you wonder why less and less of my work is ending up on Flickr, now you know.

A huge tip of the hat to the lovely Kathryn Yu (one of the best photographers around) for giving me the heads up.

**UPDATE** - A few hours after this post went up Lala.com has taken down all the artist photos on their site. The Modern Age, a fellow victim, has a much more eloquent take on the whole matter. There is also a very long Flickr thread about this whole situation. I was lucky, they only stole one of my photos. They stole 17 photos from Kathryn Yu. 17!

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Total wankers. I was cringing the entire time.

I covered this show as a favor for a Flickr friend that had to bow out at the last minute. That's the last time I'll be seeing these jokers. More photos will be online soon, I'll post a link to the entire set of photos when they are up.

**UPDATE** More photos here.

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Yes! - The Red Sox are playing Tampa Bay in the ALCS. Rock!

Maybe? Hey, The Future Mrs. Leaf and I are going to be in Florida next week! Maybe we can scalp tickets and go to one of the games! YaWooooo! Nomah!

Crap. They're in Boston when we are down there. Oh well. But after attending Game One of the NBA Finals in which the MIGHTY Boston Celtics bitch-slapped the pathetic LA Lakers (and all the "experts") to win their 17th NBA title, perhaps I should not push my luck.

Besides, We'll be down there for Honeymoon, Part One.

That's right, we are getting married this weekend. The site won't be updated for a while, but I hope you'll still be here when we get back.

Rock.

PS - Celtics v Sixers tonight in preseason action. It's On!
Basketball, I missed you.

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