Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Hall of Fame Nominee Mickey McGee
January 21, 2010

photo by T.R. Hummer

Mickey McGee, drummer with Billy Cioffi and the Monte Carlos–and therefore with the AmeriCamera Project–has been nominated for the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame. And he richly deserves the honor, having toured and recorded with many of rock music’s greats, including Linda Ronstadt, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Warren Zevon, and on and on (Google the man and see for yourself). Congratulations, Mickey: you are Mr. Drums!

AmeriCamera Recording Session: Wrap It For Today
January 18, 2010

photo by T.R. Hummer

As the session glides in for a three-point landing, Olivier is already inventorying his equipment in his mind. Where’s my 1947 Toshiba studio mic? Arggh. . . .

AmeriCamera Recording Session: Paul’s Magic Dragon
January 18, 2010

photo by T.R. Hummer

Fortunately, Paul’s magic dragon translates scored music and hums it into Paul’s navel, simultaneously removing all lint.

AmeriCamera Recording Session: Discipline and Punishment
January 18, 2010

photo by T.R. Hummer

Olivier punishes Paul by making him do all his parts over again, this time on a Roland. Ouch. He even has to read a chart.

AmeriCamera Recording Session: Cali Rodi
January 18, 2010

photo by T.R. Hummer

Singer Cali Rodi listens to playbacks, watching the Chicken Fat Singers with fear and loathing.

AmeriCamera Recording Session: Backup
January 18, 2010

photo by T.R. Hummer

Chicken Fat Singers do backup. Walt and Billy are completely into it, but Paul seems to think I’m holding a security camera.

AmeriCamera Recording Session: The Chicken Fat Singers
January 18, 2010

photo by T.R. Hummer

Us? Steal?!

The Chicken Fat Singers: Walt Richardson (l), Paul Darrow (c), Billy Cioffi (r)

AmeriCamera Recording Session, Jan. 18, 2010: The Overseer
January 18, 2010

photo by T.R. Hummer

From Mission Control, Electric Lotus impressario Olivier Zahm keeps an eagle eye on the musicians to make sure they don’t steal.

And if you go chasing rabbits/And you know you’re going to fall
January 17, 2010

photo by T.R. Hummer

Psychoanalysis: a rabbit that was swallowed by a boa constrictor that just wanted to see what it was like in there.

—Karl Kraus

The Monster a Child Knows Best
January 16, 2010

Portrait of Jasmine--photo by T.R. Hummer

The monster a child knows best and is most concerned with [is] the monster he feels or fears himself to be.

—Bruno Bettelheim