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“The first shall be last and the last shall be first.”
Such is case with the last Fright Night LA as the CIA. The very first band to perform was also the last one to entertain the appreciative audience. Frankenstein put on an amazing – high energy and high impact show. So many people were in the crowd that we had to go with standing room only arrangements.



Smiles and sighs [16behind the cut] )
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Tomorrow is the last Fright Night LA (till 2009 tentatively). This month’s show will again feature horror movies from the 50’s and 60’s. The musical guest this month is Frankenstein, which performed at the very first Fright Night over 3 years ago. The artist of the month is none other than Noah K (our host) who’s displaying posters from many of the past shows over the years.

Show Photos Highlights


The MC for the evening - Schecky Greenblatt

Bonnie Delight and Company [23 Behind the cut] )
NSFW Shots [3 Behind the cut] )
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This coming Friday, is the last Fright Night LA (till 2009 tentatively). This month’s show will again feature horror movies from the 50’s and 60’s. The musical guest this month is Frankenstein, which performed at the very first Fright Night over 3 years ago. The artist of the month is none other than Noah K (our host) who’s displaying posters from many of the past shows over the years.

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock (and some ran there after all my posts last month), I showed my abandoned sites photography at Fright Night LA in September. For those who came out to look, comment, compliment and purchase photos, again thank you. Despite being the artist of the month, I bounced around and photographed the comings, goings on and general mayhem at the show. Here’s some of what you missed.

Pre-show, raffle and artist of the month


Making an entrance

Comings, goings, and showing [9 behind the cut] )

Raffle Time [9 behind the cut] )

Artist of the Month – JJ MacCrimmon [4 behind the cut] )
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This Friday at Fright Night LA will again host bad movies and great entertainment at The CIA in North Hollywood. This month will feature performances by The Bonnie Delight Burlesque Review on stage and The Abandoned Art of JJ MacCrimmon (me), will be the featured artist of the month. Remember this is the next to last show!

If you didn’t make it to last month’s Fright Night LA here’s some of what you missed. Last month’s was amazing.


Gator of The Coffin Draggers

Art by JESLAB and music of The Coffin Draggers [18 Behind the cut] )
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This Friday at Fright Night LA will again host bad movies and great entertainment at The CIA in North Hollywood. This month will feature performances by The Bonnie Delight Burlesque Review on stage and The Abandoned Art of JJ MacCrimmon (me), will be the featured artist of the month. Remember this is the next to last show!

Last month’s Fright Night LA was amazing. Great music was provided by The Coffin Draggers (highlights tomorrow) and the art of JESLAB was impressive, but the highlight was the return of Dr. Morbius and his assistant Gothgirl Six.



Preshow and raffle [16 Behind the cut] )
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Tonight, Fright Night LA. Woot! It's fun and you should ALL try to get there at least once. The kids and I are going out to the Souterh California Renaissance Pleasure Faire on Saturday. It's very likely that after dropping the kids off at the homestead afterwards, I will be headed to The Radioactive Chicken Heads show in LA. Trish may be joining me, in which case we may also or alternatively visit Bar Sinister too. Sunday, fencing/youth combat practice early and Dr. Sketchy's LA late..

Damn, I need a weekend from my weekend.

BTW, the next sets of photos incoming will be from:

The Bobbie Burlesque Valentine's show (what I can salvage),
The San Diego Wander in March;
&
Abandoned Sites along the Route 66 (Victorville to Barstow)

Speaking of abandoned sites, I'm making one final effort to get onto the former George AFB (Southern California Logistics Airport) to photograph several buildings. In fact, I contacted the authorities who manage the site, because the pace of demolition has increased dramatically as has their security measures. Over 50 buildings (mainly housing and 1950's era warehouses) have been torn down in the last 3 months. Phase 2 of their renovation plans kicks off in two months and another 54 buildings will be pulled down.
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Coming up this Friday is another great edition of Fright Night LA. If you weren’t there, here’s some of what you missed!



This month’s artist is Aleister DD Gilgrim and the band will be More Than Never.

Havin’ fun in North Hollywood [13] )
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Damn I'm an idiot... Ok besides the obvious reasons...

I forgot to post a couple Feburary Fright Night shots that I considered were some of the best, mainly because I'd goofed in what and where I cut and paste info.



Read more... )
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Fright Night LA – Creature Feature Performance

Updates... sigh.. I believe that I’m jinxing myself when I say “I’m going to post ‘blah’ tonight or tomorrow.” Between allergies, a cold (hiding behind the allergies) and my ‘adorable’ little monsters, I’ve been too out of it to post. Photos have been ready, but when I couldn't work for more than 2 minutes without sneezing, blowing my nose or just feeling like crap.

Anyways, during the February Fright Night, these guys put on an absolutely rockin’ performance and supporting their brand new CD, “The Greatest Show Unearthed.” The reviews of this CD are very positive, and bought one right after the performance. To paraphrase one reviewer, it’s like listening to wonderfully demented side show carnival music, composed by Tim Burton on crack. This CD is available at the Creature Feature MySpace site, or on the band’s website. Or the download can be purchased here .

The music’s incredible and some of you have heard it without even realizing it. Anyone who attended the Vintage Vamps burlesque shows this month, heard two tracks from the new CD during the opening act and in Renea La Roux’s performance. It was VERY appropriate.



Without further foolishness and distraction.. Creature Feature! [14] )
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Fright Night LA – 9 Feb 07

Yeah, its delayed... yeah it’s not current... Given my computer crash a week ago, I’m happy to have these still. Here’s some highlight and fun mayhem from the preshow, the Return of Dr Morbius and some intermission stuff.


Dr Morbius presents

Velcome to mah parlour [15 behind the cut]> )
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Due to personal issues, the photo post for the Radioactive Chicken Heads performance is delayed till 2pm Pacific time. Additional highlight photos from the Vintage Vamps show (last Thursday) are delayed till tomorrow. Photos from the February Fright Night LA show will start tomorrow as well.

And on a further related note, 4 hours sleep sucks.

We appologize for this delay and thank you for using Brute Force Cybernetics fine products and services
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I promised a little announcement yesterday and by the time I could get back to the computer again at home, I was too scatter-brained to thoughtfully write this up. Recent events (lack of paying clients, computer crash and increasing fuel costs) are making me seriously re-evaluate my options in the photography business. When I started into this, I planned to keep it a fun, side project, with the hopes of earning some much needed added income. The show photos, event sets and modeling shoots have been a blast. I’ve also met some incredible people so far and have been very appreciative of the various opportunities.

Taking photos is a joy; however, the image processing is genuine work. In the last two months, I’ve found myself increasing getting behind in getting to photos. The home computer I work on photos with, is also the only one hooked to the net in the house currently so I have to share it so some extent. That’s going to change in the near future, however, time resources for that set-up is limited. I’ve also tried to load Photoshop on the kid’s computer so I could work there while they get on-line, but we're having some issues there. Processing a 200+ photos set, takes about a week (4 hours per day over 6 days) to select photos, edit them, attach tags, upload and post them. More importantly, my kids want (and deserve) my attentions. They have gotten righteously annoyed when I’m on working on photos excessively and without benefit.

Photography isn’t a cheap hobby. Many folks had commented on how they wanted photos done and would be interested in paying, but those gigs never materialized. In some cases, I’ve allocated time and resources over and above what I probably should have for several TFP shoots. Perhaps the same can be said for event/show photography. Driving to Los Angeles several times a week for shows gets pricey when gas hits $3 / gallon (plus it’s an hour’s drive to LA / Hollywood from Lancaster). I have appreciated being admitted gratis to a number of events, but those are few and far in between. I’m looking for some help and / or advice here.

Until I’m able to become independently wealthy or find some other options, here’s the plan. I’m not giving up on photography, shows and such by any means, but I am going to restrict it a bit.

Some terms and conditions may apply )
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Fright Night LA

Mandown is a local “shockrock” band akin to GWAR or Lordi. The riffs were loud (even louder during sound checks) and the performance was polished and very energetic. They had various special effects blended pretty seamlessly into the background of each of their songs. I took most of these shots using indirect flash or none at all (using 1600 and 3200 ISO settings).



On with the show.. [15 behind the cut] )
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The live entertainment for the evening was The Astrovamps who put on one incredibly spirited show.



The Astrovamps [17 behind the cut] )
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Following Santa Claus Defeats the Martians (or something along those lines) was the raffle. Yes, come out and take a chance that you too come win a package of swag from the host. On top of the normal measures of mayhem and debauchery, The Astrovamps were scheduled to play at the intermission.

On to the highlights

Raffle Time [9 behind the cut] )
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This month was the holiday edition of Fright Night LA and the lead movie was Santa Claus Defeats the Martians (or something along those lines). In the tradition of Fright Night, the movie glitched near the end. Either way it was a fun night with a very colorful crowd. I also brought along my very good friend [livejournal.com profile] imperfectgrace. On top of the normal measures of mayhem and debauchery, The Astrovamps were scheduled to play at the intermission.

On to the highlights


Yes, it was one of those nights.

Photo mischief [11 behind the cut] )
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and I’m home working on photos.

Hey folks, just a quick update, because the subject is accurate. I’m busily trying to play catch-up on multiple sets of photos. I’ve completed the Lulu Lunaris – Dr Sketchy set, I’m half way through the Lolita LeVey Pirate Burlesque show (and expect to complete them tonight). I’m also tearing into projects for Jenifer K, and the December Fright Night.

The last few days have been hectic. On Friday night, I drove down the [livejournal.com profile] kittenrae’s birthday karaoke party in Burbank. I had a great time and met some really fun folks. I still can’t believe I broke down and sang Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll” but it was fun. Last night, I accompanied [livejournal.com profile] operagirl25 to the Classical Music Association holiday party /gala. Wow! Wonderful company, great food and incredible singing! I’d forgotten how much I’d enjoyed opera. Sigh

Tonight, the house is quiet and I have hamburger helper Yule feast! Happy holiday!
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The most eclectic band I’ve ever seen was the Radioactive Chickenheads



Picture Time [10 behind the cut] )
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For some reason I thought I’d posted these already. Oh well, when I post part 2, I’ll include highlights of the Radioactive Chickenheads’ performance.


Noah and Mic in last minute plans and discussions for the night’s mayhem

Picture Time [10 behind the cut] )

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