I have just learned that Houston artist and good friend Mik Miano passed away.
A prolific artist, his metal sculptures are major part of the interior architecture or Rudyard’s British Pub and he’s the designer of the Houston Press Music Awards trophies in 2008 and 2009.
There’s a Facebook group called
for posting pics and memories of Mik for those so inclined. I can now post pictures of Mik
Zappa Plays Zappa, a concert where Dweezil Zappa plays the songs of his father. This show gets better and better each year.
Additional photos are here in my gallery
Jay Lee November 23, 2009
Concert photographs, General, Houston, Live Music, Music, Photography, Sigma 10mm Fisheye, Sony 24-70mm Zeiss, Sony Alpha 700, Sony Alpha 850
The Fab 40 pay tribute to the original Fab 4 with a free, live performance of “Abbey Road” on Saturday, September 12 at
40+ (probably closer to 50) local musicians – handpicked by Beatles enthusiasts David Blassingame and Steve Candelari – performed the Beatles’ album “Abbey Road” from beginning to end.
It was an ambitious project. Nearly felled by illness, loss of critical instruments and the weather, it went very well despite all this.
You can see a slideshow of all the photos I took that night by clicking
Took advantage of a street closure to setup a tripod and take these shots with my recently acquired Sigma 10mm f/2.8 fisheye. Click either image to see larger size.
It will always be the Enron building to me.
David Beebe performing at The Big Top on Friday night
Having a Friday off allowed me to stay up late on a school night and finally catch
Chango Man at the Houston Continental Club on Thursday after Beetle.
I’d heard good things about Chango Man, mostly from the members of Chango Man but still, I wanted to check them out. Described as America Cumbia music it is a fantastic blend of Latin sounds that really sounds great. As front man El Fausto (Tino) Jackson likes to say: [paraphrasing] “There’s no reason Latin music can’t rock” and rock it does. It was a great show and definitely worth the time to go see.
Tino is great front man. I’ve seen him play with Beetle and Disco Expressions but when he is out front and taking charge is when he seems to be at his finest.
Additional photos in the
Chango Man Gallery