APSE CONFERENCE – LONG BEACH – 2014

Tim Papalu (above) has owned his own flower business, “Flowers by PapaLu” for about 7 years now.  He was selling flowers along with his job coach, Hope Fowlkes at The 2014 APSE (Association People Supporting Employment First) Convention at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Long Beach, CA that took place July 1-3. As Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss…

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Auction Live!!! Nancy Wilson Signed Hand-Built Ronson Standard Guitar and more!

The on-going live auction has started!! All proceeds go to benefit Easter Seals, Camp Oakes. Anyone who knows me, knows how important this camp is to me and to all who attend. This will be my 11th year volunteering at it. Each year, my company RockStars and Babies tries to raise as much money for Easter Seals, Camp Oakes as…

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Lanterns for Martin

These lanterns were all lit at the Relay for Life in Venice in honor of Martin Cowley who just lost his battle with cancer. I had a dream the night before the celebration memorial that for some reason Martin and I were on a road trip together. The top of the car suddenly became transparent. Then a crazy light show started…

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Save Jackpot and Cure Cancer – June 7th Relay for Life

Relay for Life – 24 hours beginning June 7th at 9am – VENICE HIGH SCHOOL ~Venice, CA Jackpot has cancer and these kids need your help to raise money to find a cure for his illness because after all he is: “The Best Dog Ever”. You see, Jackpot like so many of our human friends has cancer. For now, they have…

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TDTY – Justin Webb – 051711

This Day (May  17); That Year (2011) These are from a photo shoot I did with the brilliantly talented Justin Webb. He created The Family Bones. Check out this amazing video he did for his song, “If You Ever Need Someone” . He showed me this incredible spot. This shot reminded me a bit of George Harrison in that “All Things Must Pass” poster. A…

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TDTY – April 25, 2007 – England

“NO MINUTE GONE COMES EVER BACK AGAIN TAKE HEED AND SEE YE NOTHING DO IN VAIN” I don’t want to get too far behind on my TDTY (This Day, That Year) series. This Day, April 25; That Year, 2007, Tim and I were in England we started off in Soho… Went to the Big Wheel We passed this weird tea art,…

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Easter Seals – Camp Oakes

Hi all, It is once again time to fund-raise for Easter Seals…. Past time really, but I have been so crazy busy that I haven’t had a chance to do much thus far. While I have put in a couple of personal requests, if you guys out there have any donations, especially signed items that might fetch us a pretty…

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ROBERT ELLIS – The Echo- TONIGHT

If you live in LA and are seeking some spectacular music to see this evening, head out to “The Echo” for Robert Ellis! I loved his record, “Photographs” and he was one of the “bands” I was most thrilled to see play at StageCoach last year. Robert was telling us he had recently made the move to my home state…

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TDTY – Breaking Point

This Day (March 25th), That Year (2005) I was shooting stills for a music video my buddy Justin was doing with his band at the time, “Breaking Point”.  Breaking Point was from my stompin’ grounds in Memphis, TN.  There were many berserk nights spent at the rehearsal space.  Somebody posted something a few weeks back about that space and the…

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Happy Birthday Nana!

This gorgeous lady turns 75 today. Happy Birthday, Nana! My Nana is one of the most caring, supportive, and genuine ladies in the world. My mom laughs and tells stories about how when she was pregnant with me, my Nana was just short of mad because she was “too young to be a grandmother”. “Don’t think I’m going to be…

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TDTY – Walt Disney Concert Hall

The Walt Disney Concert Hall is an incredible marvel of architecture designed by none other than the most awe-inspiring avant-garde architect ever, Frank Gehry! Some people remember the anniversary of everything. I am not one of those people at all, but through my This Day, That Year project I have been doing I have been re-discovering a lot and paying…

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Best Friends Forever

I hope on my 80th birthday (If I am lucky enough to make it that far) that I have as many friends around to celebrate as Mickey Rothstein did in the photo above. These guys and gals are the definition of “Best Friends Forever”! This was supposed to be part of my TDTY (This Day, That Year) series, but it…

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This Day – That Year – Venice Beach 020809

This Day, February 2nd;  That Year, 2009 Venice, I love you. Related posts: Newborn Photography – This Day, That Year TDTY – This Day – That Year – 010113 Pete Yorn with Minibar – TDTY 011306 My Morning Jacket Sphenoid Sinusitis Project Pot Pie 2013 Minibar – A Love Story Roger Waters Winter in Paris Paul McCartney and Rusty Anderson…

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Newborn Photography – This Day, That Year

Newborn Photography – This Day (Feb 1), That Year (2009) On This Day, That Year (2009), I was off photographing these two beautiful newborn babies, Claudia and Jayden. Crazy to think they are now 5 years old. I am amazed to look back and see how far I have come as a photographer in the past 5 years. I was…

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My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket: Jim James! Carl Broemel, Bo Koster, Tommy Blankenship, and Patrick Hallahan. They had good friend, M. Ward join them for a song or two here (M. Ward is part of Jim James’, Monsters of Folk). I hear MMJ are making a new record and that makes me happy. This band most definitely make it into my top…

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Minibar – A Love Story

Jan 19, 2005 I didn’t know it at the time but it was a life changing night for me. Nine months before “This Day, That Year“, I witnessed Minibar for the first time ever at the Disneyland, House of Blues. I was bamboozled into taking photos for the band. They are all on film and exist somewhere in my apartment…

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Pete Yorn with Minibar – TDTY 011306

This Day, That Year (TDTY) – Pete Yorn with Minibar Jan 13th, 2006. Sid Jordan’s birthday and a ton of fun in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. We had 4 days of pure party there with one show thrown in. All of the following photos were taken on This Day, That Year (2006). Chauncey was leading the pack and party time started…

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Sphenoid Sinusitis

2013 definitely had it’s rough patches as did it for many of the people I love.  I was so ready to take on 2014, the new day, the new week, and the new year which actually began with a new moon. My delightful little nephew, Winston was in town for the New Years ring in and all started off well….

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Roger Waters

My favorite band of all time is Pink Floyd. If I had to be high and dry on a desert island with one lonesome record playing non-stop it would be: Dark Side of the Moon.  2013 marked both the 40th year anniversary of Dark Side of the Moon as well as the departure of the illustrious photographer Storm Thorgerson. Thorgerson along with his colleague George…

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TDTY – This Day – That Year – 010113

TDTY – This Day – That Year – 010113 … Today is Jan 1,2014.  Welcome to the year 2014! This is the introduction to my TDTY or “This Day – That Year”.  Simply, photos taken on this day of some other year. I often look through photos and can’t decide how/when to post. This for me will be my prompt…

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