October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!!! My friend Chuck Martinez produced a book in 1978 called "The Makeup Book." It featured step-by-step instructions for creating over a dozen different faces, including the Ghoul and the Hobo Clown above. I photographed each step during a weekend session at...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:59 PM in Holidays

October 25, 2005

Happy Birthday Tammie & Guy!

I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday today to two people I met back in the '70s during my years taking pictures for Tom Rusch's Covenant Ark Theatre -- Tammie (Jackson) O'Dell and Guy Sawyer! I haven't seen either of them in person since...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:37 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

October 24, 2005

Our Host Is Having Problems

Since the middle of last week, this site has been experiencing technical difficulties which have kept us offline at times, through no fault of our own! Some equipment blew out at our Internet Provider early last Wednesday and they have had major problems getting...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:43 AM in Blogging

October 23, 2005

Here Comes Acoustic Alliance 9!

If you want to hear some great original music in a marvelous listening atmosphere, join me Tuesday night, October 25, for Acoustic Alliance 9, presented by Cathryn Beeks and Listen Local! I've been to the last five Acoustic Alliance showcases and they are tremendous!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:53 AM in Music

October 22, 2005

2nd Indie Music Fest Is November 5

The 2nd annual San Diego Indie Music Fest is only two weeks from today! Mark your calendars and order your tickets now for the big event on Saturday, November 5. This year it will have two venues: The Abbey and Kung Food on 5th...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:28 AM in Music

October 18, 2005

Help 34Below's Steve Ybarra!

In my opinion, one of the most interesting male voices in San Diego belongs to Steve Ybarra, of the band 34Below. I shot this photo of him at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge last year. I just received an e-mail from 34Below saying that Steve is...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:15 PM in DMG's Friends, Music

October 16, 2005

Boundary & Dwight On 9-25-78

I met a guy recently who said he had just moved near the intersection of Boundary and Dwight in North Park. I asked him if he knew that a Boeing 727 jet crashed into that corner in September of 1978. He didn't, so I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:15 PM in San Diego

October 13, 2005

We've Caused 9,126 CDBaby Hits!

ShyCloud.com joined the CDBaby.com partner program more than a year ago. Last Thursday we were the middleman for a sale of Joanie Mendenhall's "Secretary Waltz." That was only the 15th CD we've sold through ShyCloud.com, but we definitely have brought our friends and acquaintances...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:39 AM in Music

October 11, 2005

I Had A Miserable Sports Week

My favorite sports teams had a miserable week... The Padres got swept by the Cardinals in 3, leaving me with a quartet of useless Game 4 tickets. St. Augustine High School lost to Servite. SDSU lost to UNLV. The Chargers lost to the Steelers....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:45 PM in Sports

October 8, 2005

Time For Craft To Take A Hike!

I just sent the following letter to the Sports department of The San Diego Union-Tribune: I am a 1972 graduate of San Diego State who worked as a statistician for the Aztecs football team in Don Coryell's penultimate year as Head Coach. I have...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:34 PM in Sports

October 5, 2005

GoGirlsMusicFest Is Saturday

I'm listening to my friend Kim DiVincenzo right now as she guests on the great Joan Rubin's excellent "Locals Live" radio show from Palomar College's KKSM-AM. Kim is all sweet and innocent looking when you see her, but she has been selecting songs for...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:34 AM in Music

October 4, 2005

Happy Birthday To Lindsey Yung!

I want to wish a Happy Birthday to the multi-talented Lindsey Yung, a friend I haven't met yet! On Thursday night, October 6, however, I will meet Lindsey when she appears at 'Canes in Mission Beach on a bill with Saba and Trevor Davis....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:08 PM in Birthdays, Music

October 1, 2005

I Scored 4 Tix For Sunday's Playoff!

Woo Hoo!!! Go Padres!!! After 2 1/2 hours of pushing Redial with my left hand while working a mouse with my right hand, I finally got through by phone to the Padres ticket office and bought four tickets to the fourth National League baseball...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:54 AM in Sports