Pardon My French (Hasta Manana Monsieur)

Shot Of The Day: August 30, 2016





QOTD:
Hasta Manana Monsieur…
Were the only words that I knew for sure.

— Sparks
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Backstory: I must have been having a Patrick Star moment…pinkies up! (Now that’s fancy…) — TAG

Locale: Tompkinsville, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

 

Sparks – Hasta Manana Monsieur: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WWCpvoedfE


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Mr. Weiner’s Weiner…

So, the ridiculous Anthony Weiner is in the news again, what an imbecile..a couple of years ago I had a very strange experience. One day I picked up a trade paperback at Barnes and Noble while waiting for my wife to pay for some books for my daughter. Being a smartass I thought the title was funny: “History’s Biggest Blunders.” I flipped through the book to waste a little time and to my astonishment I saw the author had used a photo of Anthony Weiner that looked very familiar. I was stunned but very happy to see my photo – with a proper photo credit. How cool is that?

Here is the original photo, still extant at Wikimedia Commons:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NLN_Anthony_Weiner.jpg

And here is the book: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/historys-biggest-blunders-ian-whitelaw/1108207219

Tell Me A Story

Shot Of The Day: August 29, 2016





QOTD: Tell me a story – and maybe I’ll believe it.
— Iggy Pop
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Backstory: My daughter gives me the coolest gifts including this antique brass Pinocchio bank. This recent birthday gift was discovered by my daughter at our friend Wilma Rao’s great store “New Niks Old Naks.” — TAG

Locale: Tompkinsville, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED [top], Nikon D40x / Sigma 70~300mm f4-5.6 [Close Up]

 

Iggy Pop – Tell Me A Story: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVru8pBsXLU


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I’m Only You

Shot Of The Day: August 28, 2016





QOTD:
I’m a memory engraved upon your soul
I’m a prison cell without a door
I’m a finger drawing on a frosty window pane
Sometimes when I’m lonely, baby, then I’m only you

— Robyn Hitchcock
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Backstory: Another day, another great Staten Island mural. How about we show these artists some love Mr. Borough President? — TAG

Locale: Stapleton, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED

 

Robyn Hitchcock – I’m Only You: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wewkYZC7Dr4


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Kingdom Of Love

Shot Of The Day: August 25, 2016





QOTD: In the spiritual Kingdom of Love, you’re the one that I’m thinking of.
— Robyn Hitchcock
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Backstory: This is the side wall of a discount store now home to a mural painted by Kwue Molly. — TAG

Locale: Stapleton, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED

 

Robyn Hitchcock – Kingdom of Love: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl5YViHdmlw


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Swirling

Shot Of The Day: August 24, 2016





QOTD:
Swirling takes up all my time
And if that’s such a crime why love you?
Moss suspended on a stone – and down the telephone
To where I call your name

— Robyn Hitchcock
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Backstory: This is the side wall of a discount store now home to a mural painted by Christian Penn which is part of a collaboration with Kwue Molly (a series of murals extends down the block). — TAG

Locale: Stapleton, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED

 

Robyn Hitchcock – Swirling: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWh4DasRDGM


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The Vultures Of Bombay

Shot Of The Day: August 23, 2016





QOTD:
Like a crippled dancer picking roses in the sun
The prince of wayward men is singing singing to no one
And of course no one is there to hear him sing.

— Snakefinger
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Backstory: The exterior of a Sri Lankan restaurant. — TAG

Locale: Stapleton, Staten Island

Equipment: Nikon D5500 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED [top], Nikon F2 Photomic (DP-1) / Nikkor 50mm f1.4 (Ilford HP5 Plus / Kodak HC-110) [bottom]

 

Snakefinger – The Vultures of Bombay: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZPiXnoXWc8


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