movement, movement

The Tone and Color of Autumn

Posted in 35mm, friends, music, photography by amoslanka on October 14, 2010

Michael Blake

Canon AE-1 35mm
Kodak Portra 400nc

Michael Blake and I have and will be working on some musical creations this Fall and Winter, I’m excited for where they may take us. We’ll do our best not so sound like singer/songwriters.

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Musical Kettle

Posted in art, random by amoslanka on August 10, 2009

This makes me happy.


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Elvis Perkins in [Dear]Portland

Posted in life, music by amoslanka on August 6, 2009

Today my heart lept when I found Elvis Perkins‘ tour schedule to have been altered to include a Portland date. I thought for a moment I’d miss it because I’ve already booked a flight to Denver for a weekend camping trip tradition with my brother and friends, but found in a fortuitous alignment of schedule that I’d booked the ticket for Friday morning instead of Thursday night like I typically would. Mr. Perkins plays Thursday, September 3rd at the Doug Fir, I hope to see you there.

PS. If you’re in the Portland area, another night I’m looking forward to is October 14th: M. Ward, Conor Oberst, and Jim James.

Music That Moves Me, Vol. 3

Posted in life, music by amoslanka on March 9, 2009

Caught Mr. M.Ward tonight in Portland on his last stop of his latest tour, ending here in his home town. I felt as though I were in a fairy tale for the entire show. I can’t say enough to do the man justice, so all I can do is say thank you, Mr. Ward.

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Fleet Foxes Is Your Friend

Posted in music, video by amoslanka on October 22, 2008

My friend Yazz today posted a blog that reminded me of a bearded band that I absolutely love, Fleet Foxes, from Seattle. This video is absolutely beautiful:

Fleet Foxes makes me smile.

Friday Night

Posted in friends, music by amoslanka on October 5, 2008

Saw these guys by chance at a bar in Hood River with my lovely friends Mo and Ashly. Phenomenally good. I’m too use to seeing random bands in the midwest and being disgusted at how terrible they are. The northwest seems, so far, to be attempting to reverse my assumption that most obscure live music sucks. If you live in the Portland area, check Sudden Anthem out.

Yes, guy #3 at the front is playing a mandolin. Like I said, phenomenal.

Cello Players Make My Job Easy

Posted in music, photography by amoslanka on September 17, 2008

Seriously, few things are easier to catch photographic beauty than a girl playing the cello.

Hannah Schroeder

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All I Want Is To Want One Thing

Posted in music, poetry, quotes, religion by amoslanka on September 8, 2008

If you fail to see a problem,
(Which I find hard to believe)
Or if you’re hanging on from branches
Licking honey from the leaves you say
“The hopelessness of living, the childishness of suicide”
But there’s a call to love my brother
That can never be destroyed however much you talk,
However well you talk you make a certain sense
It’s still only stupid talk, however much I strut around,
However loud I sing the Shining One inside me won’t say anything,

Oh, to want one thing!
Purity of heart is to want one thing.

All I want is to want one thing.

Such beauty and simplicity do I rarely find. One place I always find it is in mewithoutYou. This is from a song called “Leaf”.

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