Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Late night with Colin Roe Ledbetter

I bought a sacred heart Jesus candle the other day because I needed a long candle in the house to provide the essential candle light for candle light purposes.

I guess I have been on this folk music kick for a while now. I can't stop listening to the Magnolia Elec. Co album What Comes After The Blues.

For Christmas this year I am House sitting for my Cordell & Lenka. Maurice is my companion. He is a black lab. We go on adventures down the street and kick the tennis ball around. He listens very well. he will stop at corners and wait until you say to go. He never takes his eyes of the ball, or any other chewy toy, or object that can be thrown.

Colby Seegmiller spent most of his week with me. It has been a long time since that boy and I spent good time together. I think he has found a girl.

That conversation of the digital commercial photographers that I decided to join last week really threw off my thought on how people felt about digital.

I think people rush things to much. This "high-speed" always connected life is really throwing off the balance of my life. Just like if you spin to much. I am about to tip over.

PS. Fuck everyone who sends text messages to me on Christmas. I have to pay that bill. Send me a card or something real. I am not going to keep your digital file on my phone like i would keep a fibrous paper with ink and love.

If I could I would send you a punch-in-the-jaw through the phone. Predictive text that.

So...
This is the time of year where I think about all the people that have come into my life in the last year. and those that are repeat offenders of my friendship. All of the girls I seem to fall in love with and then just fall out. Strangers from out of state, or people that are local when I am out of state. Random people that emotionally connect with me by a head not or a paused look where our eyes connect. People from college that I feel a bond to, some form of a connection. The musicians that are my friends. I believe that the majority of these people are part of something big.

I cant explain it. but i love you all.


He was stressed. He is like my twin.


I was his lunchtime muse

Life in a Glass House... shattered

Alright so i decided to take all of my words that i typed this summer and move it all here.

Here is a close to perfect summer concert run down. i quit keeping track after a while.


It is small but it is HUGE

Kilby Court: June 15, 2006
THE SOUND THE HARE HEARD TOUR Southerly, Thao Nguyen & Simone White
with Glade Soward

Colby Jon Seegmiller and I enjoyed this show. We always seem to find someone cool to talk to at these Kilby shows. Brinton Jones and Jake Fish of Palomino who I have known for about a year and are people I look up to because of their tastes in music and what they do for the local scene.
All the bands that played are on the Kill Rock Stars The Sound The Hare Heard comp. (not including Glade)
Kilby Court is a very small venue (Concidering it is a garage-gone-concert venue), But it is a "huge" venue in the sense that bands that were once small and then grew to be large (i.e. Death Cab For Cutie) and then other bands that are local become huge local because of Kilby Court.

June 11

Kilby Court Man Man, Dane & the Death Machine
I commuted down to Kilby Court by way of UTA's Trax, and longboarded the last few blocks between station and venue. Dane, Wesley and Katie had mentioned that there was a show that i should got to so I did.
Dane & the Death Machine (DDM) are amazing. and they are even better live and as a full band. I am glad that they are my friends.
Between sets I walked around the fire pit in the kilby yard and went to talk to Lenny, he is a photographer (as well as I) for the Daily Utah Chronicle, and he formentioned the touring band MAN MAN, so I stayed for what I call the birth of a revolution.
Man Man are a "Philly" local band, and they play a orchestra of instruments by five guys that seem to have put together masterpeices of music.
They have started a revolution in my head.

What is small is not always small. Kilby was once, but it isn't currently. The same thing can happen to these bands like so many others and so many more to come.
Colin Roe Ledbetter


Rogue Wave

06.30.06:
Kilby Court is great. So one part is a garage gone venue with a little fire area outside and a separate room just for merch. I remember once that the separate building that has the restrooms and Leia Bell's printing studio was used for a venue area also : the art room.
Rogue Wave is the only band that I have seen that used the fire area for a small acoustic encore and birthday serenade. It really made the night for me. I love seeing new things at old hang outs.
I love July at kilby because of all the good shows and the nice weather along with the good company

"If this is living Large, then I am happy living small"

Kilby Court July 12 Jonah Matranga w/ R2D2
Glade Soward & Jeremi Hanson
___________--____________

Well the amazing Kilby Court is home to the best shows for 6-15 dollars that the state of Utah can handle.
This is the second time I have seen Jonah at Kilby, last year was a big turning point in my life and Jonah's music, from whichever band he is doing at the moment, has always been there for me. Joey Nix and Drew Tomac accompanied me to the show, Joey and Drew's favorite works of Jonah are New End Original's (NEO) Thriller and Gratitude's s/t.
Jonah is on a trip being the single member of his tour, traveling to places that he loves, playing the music we love from every band he has been in and new songs and any requests the crowd throws out (even to play at a wedding at a future date). I requested that he play Hostage from NEO's Thriller, and i wish i would have requested 14-41 because I love the song and its insanely good lyrics.
There is just something about Jonah's shows that you cannot recreate in any situation (unless you buy the CD/DVD) but you would have had to be at the show to recreate it, and Kilby isn't on this one.
There is so much that i can only think about Jonah, it is hard to get them out into words. All i can say is that i love his work, all of it, and I love talking to him when he is in town and cant wait to do it again in time

look for Jonah's CDs and give them a listen/
Far
One Line Drawing (
OLD)
New End Original (
NEO)
Gratitude
Jonah Matranga
(
I think I saw him in that Fort Minor video, and i forgot to ask)

click the image below to go to the merch shop










Jonah also sells CDs from musicians that he likes. So check out The Annuals or Band of Annuals.
and if he ever gets any of Glade's work check that out.


Wild Like Children

Kilby Court

July 14 2006
Tilly and the Wall
Now it's overhead
Seve VS Evan

So i have never been so happy to just stand outside of Kilby Court and dance. Erica aka Stabby Von Killerstein, Corbin (my little bro [almost 12]) are all just chilling outside the doors because we arrived a little behind schedule, but once we arrived we knew that our bodies were going to be doused in sweat by the end of the night.
Seve vs Evan are a local Synth Keys & Percussion with a large following. These two boys make little red riding hood better then ever before with their version called Little Red and Wolfie B. When they play the crowd knows what hand movements and body wiggles to do and the shout and hollar at anything that makes them wiggle and groove
Now it's Overhead is a Saddle Creek Records band that i do not feel get enough recognition or play compared to many of the other bands on the label. I fell in love with them when i was sitting in my friends living room watching a Paste Magazine DVD and right after watching the music video for Azure Ray I noticed that there was a Now it's Overhead music video. I put it on and just listened in amazement. The same thing happened at the show, I just sat there in amazement.
Sometime before Tilly and the Wall set up i ran in to a friend from my first year at the U of U, Kelsey Stark, a good looking brunette from Park City that I got to know pretty well in the first few weeks of school and then we sorta separated and went out own ways for a while. But i sat and talked to her for 20 mins and i felt relieved that i could even do that after what had happened last year.
As always Tilly and the Wall does what they can to make the show as hot as they can while making everyone move on the dance floor. I have only missed a few performances by T&tW when they were much smaller in the way of crowds. While I was working at M-E Style with Miriam Tanner I made the comment "You don't know who Tilly and the Wall is?!" although i at the time didn't really recognize who they were i knew a bit about them. I became a running joke and now i try never to miss a show.
You can meet some of the most beautiful girls while at this show. I met a girl named Angela Renee a friend of Stabby, neither Stabby or Angela could stay at the sold out before we could get in show, but corbin and i waited it out just to get in or we would have spent the night dancing outside to the tunes coming through the wall
I await another night that everyone can be wild like children


Panic! at the "Sweatbox"

Panic! at the Disco

the Dresden Dolls
the Hush Sound
Monday July 24
In The Venue / Bricks

I dont even know why I showered. Once I walked in my body began to pour with sweat. I arrived to late for the opening band, the Hush Sound, but it seems that show had started before doors had been scheduled. I was going to meet Chase and Ally somewhere inside. Ally had called me and over the loud crowd i heard something like "we .. in the front... ." So I swam my way thru the sweat oozing pre-pubecent youth and various others before the Dresden Dolls began their set.

Now I am stuck in the middle of the lake of youth and salty water, the sun was still beating down on everyone, In The Venue has a roof that is detachable, so here i am in the middle of all this sweat and youth and the band isnt even playing. the crowd sways and rolls like waves on a sea , a sea of salty youth.


Pete Yorn is a Vampire

Pete yorn
"the You and Me" tour
Thursday July 27th
In The Venue / Bricks

If you don't know Pete Yorn you probably wont notice his music, but even many people I know that know Yorn cant really hum a few bars of his music to even help. But that all changed in my head when he came and played the corner stage at Bricks.
I had been listening to 101.9 The End all week trying to win tickets to the show and the exclusive Live End Zone recording at the radio station. All atempts to win were utter failures until the day of the concert while I was driving to work I called in and the phone rang, and it rang ... And then an answer! "You are caller number 3" says Biff Raff of the End. Oh well I was so excited but i was three off. Then i look over at Garland, my uncle, and he is on the phone too. "Hi, This is Garland Ledbetter, yeah sure i will hold." the bastard won. Well great.
But it all turned back for the better, I was trying to win the tickets, but not for myself but for Ally Gregory, she asked me a few weeks before and i told her i had no money, which is true to this day, but my uncle offered to buy me tickets so that Ally and I could go to dinner and to the show with he and my aunt Brandy.
While seeing Pete Yorn was on the list of cool things to do on a Thursday night i was even more excited to see 2 pairs of hands in the front waving and swirling around and dancing like the bodily counterparts. It was the pair of Angela's that danced with me and Stabby at Kilby, when together we call them Angela^2 (Squared). From where I was I could watch them dance and then i looked to the mirrored wall and i could see the beauty of the sheer excitement of the two girl that love the music of Pete and were happy to have gotten on the guest list from running in to the band at a in store show at the Bountiful GrayWhale CD store.
I cannot wait the release of Pete's new album Night Crawler which was recorded mostly the afternoon evening and night hours about the people that are around in the night and evening.
I am one of those people, i am a night crawler.

A Magical Evening

Harry and the potters
Draco and the malfoys
Drew Danburry

The Church of Awesome

Circa Survive
The Receiving end of sirens
Portugal the Man
Keating
When Frequencies Collapse (in the crowd)


A choice well made



Wednesday August 16 Kilby Court
Jessica Something Jewish
Ok Ikumi

So although these pictures are from last year they show what i was watching although James Glines has much longer hair now.
This is the first time i have seen Jessica Something Jewish since last year. Both time the shows have been very interesting. Last year the show was
. This year ever band was very electronic which made for a very dancy night.
When I arrived Trevor Hadley (Band of Annuals, The Lionelle, Alpha Brown) Matt ((I think) from Airliner), Tate (the Lionelle) and James Glines (JSJ).


It was a small show, family members of OK Ikumi and JSJ came to watch as well as many friends of the bands, Severin (Seve vs Evan) came to watch . Seve tried to talk a beautiful girl in to painting a picture of him riding side saddle naked on a dolphin. I have never laughed so hard at random conversation.

After the show I was riding UTA Trax and looking at the insert as I noticed in the thank you section that James had thanked me which is a honor in all rights. This is the second honor bestowed upon me from James, since last year he has used my picture on his website and while he was on tour in Australia my photo(below) was used by the press for many of their releases for show flyers.
I had the chance to go to the Mars Volta and Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Delta Center and I felt the need to not go because what is more important your friends or people you haven't even met yet.
"So lets Dance! Dance! Dance dance!"




Love


Colin Roe Ledbetter



It is Brinton Jones' birthday!


Brothers & Sisters
Band of Annuals
Palomino + Marcus Bentley
Chaz Prymek
Kilby Court
August 19 2006






Thursday, December 21, 2006

Rocky Balboa

I had a hard time not jumping up because I was so excited during the movie. I fell in love with the name Punchy.
&
If I didn't make it home before midnight, I would turn into a pumpkin.
Luckily I made it back in time.

The fight scenes in the movie were great. Times have changed so much since the first Rocky. It was great.
But why is he always fighting the black man.

I decided that I would ruin movies like Balboa if I was in charge of it. I would have had him punch a few characters but it would have been a - pause- awkward- PUNCH- like those quick things that family guy does.

Laura Rowlett said that she has been waiting for a movie about black men in speedo's. "Pride" looks really good.

I am sitting at the Coffee Garden @ 9th & 9th.
and this is what a group of artist next to me are saying:
"[pinholecameras] 30 pictures with no content.... I would rather look at pictures of your naked girlfriend... which there seems to be less of..."

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Nikon D50 an Update

I borrowed the schools Nikon D50 because I, do not have a Digital camera.

The reason I borrowed it was for a shoot I am doing with Utah Rhythm and Dance. URAD wants new pictures for their website and last year I had shot some pictures for the Daily Utah Chronicle.

This will be my first paid shoot since i quit going to the UDC, I left because shooting for the paper is not my favorite way to go take pictures. I like to experiment with digital and you cant really do that on a timely news worthy picture.

so I found the slow shutter speed setting because the pictures are different. and here is what we have done.

Thayne (left)[image 1] said he would pay me to do a shoot with our friend Nora, who I have always though would be fun to do a series of photos, but that shall wait til January.

PS. Chase Wilxcore and S.Chris Vincent went to see "Fur : an imaginary portrait of Diane Arbus" and it was quite a good film. Her pictures were introduced to me from my friend and colleague Ashley Hutchins. She and are going to be the photographers for Chad V Bailey and Jonna McNeil's Wedding in February


Have a good look. tell me what you think







Monday, December 18, 2006

Freeway Spinout

Chase Wilker and I were driving down I-15 on Sunday afternoon at about 5:30 and the roads were OK and the snow was still falling. We were in the car pool lane for about 5 minutes from 90th south and three car that were in front of us were going about 20 miles per hour. and this is how the story goes.
"Chase just pass those fuckers, why the hell are they going so slow? The roads aren't that bad."
"OK" says Chase
Chase speeds up exits the HOV (carpool) Lane and we hear this noise.
"Chase what the hell is that noise!?"
"I don't know" He looks at his dashboard and sees that we are red lining. "Fuck"
"What?"
Then the car starts fish tailing
"Fucking hell!" said Chase " There go the adventures of Colin and Chase"
We start spinning across traffic toward the out side retaining wall
"Well I guess the roads are that bad" I said
"This is going to be bad."
"No its not"
We crash into the retaining wall now facing oncoming traffic
"see we are fine"
Luckily there was a ton of snow on the wall or we would have destroyed chases side of the car.


we sat there for a bit

"OK chase just put it in park and lets sit here a while."
"hahaha" We laughed a bit.

Then we turned the car around on the freeway and drove the rest of the way to Salt Lake.

"I just wish we could have kept spinning forever" I said
"Yeah all the way to Ben's and up the hill."

But we are safe. And we are so better than Tokyo Drift

Thursday, December 14, 2006

A very Palomino christmas...


December 11th 2006 is a night that showed Colby Seegmiller and I that we are part of something huge. There are a group of local musicians that are writing a history of the Alt-Country / Folk scene. There is just something about the musician in Utah that gets my emotions going and I look back and smile uncontrollably. The night almost left me in tears of joy.

Colby and I are just glad to know that we are friends with this collection of amazing people.

but then again I have always been grateful of every thing I have been a part of because I understand and acknowledge the people that are going somewhere. And I myself hope to join them in the long list of names.

(to be named at a later time)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Finals

They call this finals week.
I call it "I wish everything wasn't due on the same date"
I have a 1000 word paper due, also 4 papers and their drafts in a portfolio.
I have a Kapital 5 test in Deutch'
I have a 3 photographs in a series mounted but I still need to shoot the pictures and develop the film and all.

Also.
I did a polarization of Fiona Apple and a print of Fiona Apple from when she played at the Huntsman Center on the U of U campus.

I am way excited for the next year

Monday, December 04, 2006

I tried to make a college student out of you...

I can't even tell you how happy I am right now. Three days and counting. Then my third semester of school will be finished. This has been the best semester so far.

I am closer to what I want to do and I am almost completely done with my general.

I am (at the moment) a pre art major. But I am going to be a Photography major, i just have to work though this first year studio. The studio year is a Pre-Req but i made it around it at the moment. I am taking Photo studio II, Art History, and German 1020. And if every thing works out I will be going to Kiel, Germany for a while in the summer.

During the Christmas break I will be house sitting for my father and step-mother (but I hate the word step) while they go visit her unhealthy father in the Czech Republic.

I also found a cheap place at the 851 Riviera. More or less all of my friends have lived her at one point.

I have also met a new girl. I know it seems like I say this every week. (or every day if you are around me enough) But I think that she might be interested in me, most of the girls this semester seemed to have other things on their mind.

It is 19 degrees outside and I don't think it is going to get over 30 today.

Oh... and for Christmas I want every camera off of lomography.
haha
I wish

I read Bukowski's Factotum and gave it to Steve to read. He is liking it. Austin is having a kid in a month. Holy shit, and Steve split with Allison so I don't know how much I will see K-ris. Joey finished the color in his tat. it looks great. and yesterday was Mike Wallace's 20th Birthday one he never saw.

lets end on a good note. I have a new long board that i am going to be working on over the break it was my biggest birthday gift. and it is going to be great to ride. it is 4.5 feet or so.

And I am drawing my tattoo idea. so once I leave the country or when I cant donate blood for a while I will get them

Saturday, November 04, 2006

K-I-C-K--A-S-S. thats the was to spell success.

the Matthew Good Band said it best.


I have chosen a path in which I can spell kick-ass.
Colin Roe Ledbetter (thats me) is now a Photography Major at the University of Utah.
I give it a year and a half till I am stable in finances, and hopefully before 201o I graduate.
check out these cool new photos

(all photos by Colin Roe Ledbetter / No digital editing. just changed a few into digital images...)
L-R
[1] Matthew Lawler @ the 851
[2] Fiona Apple Equip. @ Huntsman Center
[3] Single Female @ Redfest 2006
[4] Couples @ Redfest 2006
[5] Time and Money @ Gallivan Plaza
[6] Colin Ledbetter @ Gallivan Bridge




Monday, September 25, 2006

How to...

follow human nature.

Just let things occur.
that can't make things awkward can it?

I thought not.

by Colin Roe Ledbetter

a satire... sorta

Monday, September 18, 2006

A lover each day.

The internet is a wonderful thing. I can sit anywhere on this campus and dive in to the wonders of the internet, I can grab my portable keyboard with screen and surf the waves of information that are everflowing.
In my latest trip to this fountain of knowledge I found my girlfriend from forth grade and my girlfriend from sixth grade. What a shock to hear one is having a kid within a month, and the other has cleaned up her life from former gangster-hood

So much more is happening in the universe of "the Crew" : Colin Roe Ledbetter, Michael John Wallace, Steven Spencer Taylor, Austin Charles Stokes, and Danny High.

The thought that I am the only one that is not/ has not produced a child is an odd thought seeing that I am the one that come from the having a child too young section of the world.

take that in and think about it...
fucking hell... you know what that means...

you can call me "Godfather Ledbetter"

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Dostoevsky and Oake


literature and life have come full circle.

For the first time in my life i have found where literature fits in. Tim Kasher (cursive, the good life) from what I read is into Fante, Bukowksi, and Dostoevsky. He mentions their works in his works. After reading that he liked these authors I felt compelled to find the books that he has read to better understand the music. As I was searching for some Bukowski I recognized that the movie Factotum was at the Broadway Cinema Centre. At once I felt the need to go see it. I asked Sarah Ann Martin that is very literate if she would like to meet me for a little Bukowski and she agreed we should.
The movie and time we spent together was quite memorable. She is a very beautiful art student that made the Band of Annuals v-neck shirts-- which possibly is my favorite shirt. After we went to coffee at the Salt Lake Roasting Co., a two level coffee shop that is not the most scene coffee shop in town but it is one of the most comfortable, and we sat there for a few hours and chatted about various things like most people do.
that night I went to sleep at Ally's but my body thought to do the contrary. I was awake all night. It wasn't a comfortable awake, my body was tired but my mind was on over drive. I lied down five times just trying to force myself to sleep but opted to go into the other room and read the Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky (the picture above) . This book is amazing. I think i might now take Russian and maybe minor in it.
I never fell asleep I just seemed to loose consciousness for ten minutes in the morning before i dressed and got an early start for school.
Gallery Stroll was planed for that night; The rain wasn't. I had gone home and changed after school, grabbed an umbrella and hopped a trax train to downtown SLC. The gloom was everywhere. The gray sky set the mood for the night. I felt stuck, singled out. I walked down dark, wet streets. I still had the Bros. K in my pocket so that when i found a dry place to sit that i could begin reading if there was nothing else to do.
I walked for 4 hours, in the rain and dark. Yeah i was looking at art but i still had so much on my mind from the night before. That girl had set something off inside me. I felt the need to return to the last place we were to maybe recollect my thoughts.
Back down the rain swept street. The lights of street lamps reflected green, yellow, red. I had $1.12 in my pocket from the night before. That was 2 cents more than i needed to get a cup of coffee. I sat down. I felt something wet hit my face. The rain! I hadn't escaped it. So I shifted to the other side of the table. This is how I met Oake. Oake is a man with quite a resemblance to Dostoevsky. We sat in the chair and discussed our separate lives and the similarities between he and I; how he had found the first person he could remember he felt he could live with forever.
[to my self i said i could spend forever with that girl. She is smart, artistic, well versed in books.] But how could i tell i had only spent a movie and a tea/ 2 coffees with this girl.
at this point we getting into some very depressing subjects. I think that happens quite often in conversation. You seem to flow toward the bad side of the river of knowledge and dwell there in the slower thought water.
hark!.... Behind Oake i see something that i have needed to see all day. It was her. It was she... Oake sees my face and decides to take a smoke break in the rain while i go and speak to her. But in the end i feel it fruitless because now i see her and she doesn't look the same at me as she did before. I must have been to excited.
The end of the night comes and i wish Oake a safe trip home. We part. I wish her a safe trip home and that i see her soon, hug her. We part.
I didn't sleep again.
I have now experienced a book, a movie, a music performance of both book and movie is a sense. And lived out my own book and read from the book of knowledge of an older man.
Things are coming more into place for me. Yes they are....

Monday, September 11, 2006

The Salt Lake City Library

The library is one of the most important buildings in the world. It holds the knowledge of thousands of people.
The SLC Library is one of my favorite buildings in Salt Lake. Night or Day.
Today I am going to get a library card. The first couple books I plan to read are authors mentioned in music by Tim Kasher (Cursive, The Good Life)
I quite love when music and books go together and even more so when movies then are included.
My latest CD/book/movie have to do with Franz Kafka. The CD is Gregor Samsa 55:12, an art rock group, named after one of Kafka's characters. The book is The metamorphosis, about a salesman who wakes one day to be a giant bug. It quite ruins his world. The movie is Noah Baumbach's The Squid and the Whale, which mentions Kafka very frequently, and a part mentioning being Kafkaesque makes me giggle like a little girl.
Speaking of little girls, the movie was recommended by one, Emma Cooper, who took this picture of me in the library with the camera. Clue is solved. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

When Frequencies Collapse




One of the best local bands of Salt Lake City. If you want a copy email me @ Colin.roe.ledbetter@gmail.com
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Friday, September 01, 2006

The Life Of My Camera

The Olympus OM-10 Quartz () that uncle Stu gave me, which he used when he was on his LDS mission in Greenland, has passed away. (1979-2006)
I have had the camera coming on a year and I have never really liked the 50mm lens that had been on it since Stu bought it, because of the lens I have only taken two rolls of film with in in a year. Recently I have been looking for different lenses and different types of film and filters and formats of cameras.
But before the second roll of film could even be developed the shutter broke and I have to buy a "new" camera. I will keep the 50mm lens, but I am buying the wide angle lens attachment.
So that is the life of the om10 quartz.
While this news is all sad and what not, Emma Cooper and I ran around Salt Lake City and took pictures on the library and in a ivy covered area that we found. I will get some of those up here soon.
Now begins the life of my OM2s-program and the fish eye lens
I am going to try and use the film I had in the other camera to shoot and test this new camera.. So in a day or so i will have those.


Thursday, August 17, 2006

Michael John Wallace

My friend since 5th grade.
Born: Dec 3 1986
Died: Aug 13 2006
He had not turned twenty.
This is the last picture I took of Mike the year previous.


Saturday, August 12, 2006

first roll from my 35mm










Copyright V_30 Arts

Short Hair and Water Guns

Copyright V_30 Arts 2006

Where would we be without Elliott Smith



I could have seen Elliott Smith once, but I was celebrating the birth of my close friend Ashley Hutchins. It was his last show ever, although it was not the last I heard of him. Elliott Smith is one of my favorite musicians for two reasons: 1- His music has mad the last 2 years of my life interesting. For weeks i would have his music playing on my father's stereo while I was house sitting. I like to listen to it in the August rainstorms. 2- two of my favorite movies include his music at the point of depression or of odd happiness, and to this day when ever I here his voice i cry. That is just the power he has. The movies are American Beauty and The Royal Tenenbaums

I wish i could have been at that show sometimes

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

August is my favorite month for many reasons

August:
2003- Colin Roe Ledbetter goes vegetarian and begins his Junior year in High School @ Tooele High. This was partially inspired by Colin's Girlfriend at the time Carrie Ann Mallon

2004- Senior year in high school, Colin joins a sports team for the first time in H.S. and as it turns out he should have joined his freshman year. Cross Country was the only sport Colin liked in H.S. because he is the only one he is racing for, although they are a team, it is more about the individual. (one reason he loved to Mountain bike) Many thanks go to the 2 girls that inspired him to join the summer and school year before. Erin Christiansen and Abree Mattinson

2005- Colin Roe Ledbetter is asked to house sit for his father and partner, Cordell Taylor & Lenka Konopasek, for a month while watching Maurice(black lab) and Spot(manx tabby) in the neighborhood of 9th & 9th in Salt Lake City while his father and spouse go to the Czech Republic. Because of the wonderful influence of one Katie Patterson bringing Colin Back to the root of the idea of why he started with vegetarianism, Colin becomes a Vegan. The latter week in August, Colin begins his Freshman year at the University of Utah.

2006- A Year has now passed. I have been thinking of all the amazing things that happened in the last year and in just last August. All the amazing people that I met in a span of a year and how I am ready to met dozens more and learn more about how people are and what inspires them.
The Band of Annuals
Jessica Something Jewish
Taught Me
Brinton Jones and those I have met of Palomino
Glade Soward
Jason Taylor and Sam
anyone else that partied at Trevor and Chelsea's Bridge apartment.
Katie Patterson
Mike Garcia
Chris the vegan that once worked at HotGothic
Being Re-introduced to Kim Scott
Jill Howard
Kelsey King
Kelsey Stark
Hannah Epperson
Becky Johnson (we held hands once three years before at a Ben Kweller concert)
Kaitlin Nordloh, For what it was worth we had a good time. Then it went sour without explanation.
Colby Jon Seegmiller, Colby is my brother, my soul brother.
Chae Allen Humphries my only black male friend.
Dana Klanderud for taking me out on my birthday and always being someone cool to everyone
Keely Coxon, from the first time I was in a room with you I knew that we had to be friends
Courtney R.
Lauren Mumford and Amy Sudzinski
Amanda Salazar for being hiphopalishious
Everyone that i love from the WHEN FREQUENCIES COLLAPSE clan
Brittany Everett & Josh Dautrich for making class ohsobetter
Jamie Long for being that mysterious girl that came to be that girl that isn't mysterious at all and i wish you weren't so busy.
Lauren Mack. You were cute, and then you called me a freak. That made you less cute.
Chase WilxCore, dude, you are the dude. (the ladies just haven't noticed)
Harth Gissel you made your friends help me move because you offered them girls that didn't exist. That is true friendship
The Mechams, Lauren & Amanda! If only if only!
Jess Nuff i think we need to cuddle on the lovesac, Emily M i liked those hugs, Clayton you my friend are amazing and even more so in the year to come.
Lennie M., Josh, Steve Gerke and all other cool Utah Daily Chronicle people
Ms. Alexandra Gregory. Where would i be now?
Jackie Shelton, A legend and a saint, and a vegan!
Owen Carroll
Jessica Dunn, I made you a sandwich once and then i couldn't get you out of my head well not your face any way because i remebered it.
Jenna Klarberg and Rachel
Laura Williams, whenever we spoke I felt something great in you and i always had a good time but those moments and feelings will be cherished.
Intense Jeff Ortiz
Dane and the Deathmachine and everyone that comes in a DDM package
Jill Kidd. We only spoke a few time but ... That's all we have
Michelle and Amanda for dying my hair madness
Rachel Meyers and Jill P, I had no other reason to go to yoga. Except for the amazing music
Tiffany, Gina, Susanne, Margret random but just right.
Brady Haw and Alex W., Mark From mountain Biking
Every Professor I have had (not C.C.) any authority that i have ran into that has pointed me in the right direction.
Rachel J John. We spent the most amazing two weeks together, and since then have been best friends, never ever think i dont think about you. who else is going to help me with my life. you have helped me with all my troubles and i know you always will
Emma Cooper. You shouldn't be so far down the list but you save the best for last.

Really I met so many people it is hard to remember them all in one sitting.
But you all are remebered and loved

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Simplicity

"Technology complicates simplicity.." comes from the one man I would love to meet and converse with the most when it comes to music that I discovered and which fell into that place in my heart that set was music was and of what talent consists. This man is Daryl Taberski of Snapcase (r.i.p.) 1991 - 2005
I wonder what Daryl is doing with out Snapcase

Friday, June 16, 2006

Major Influences

So as it is I am a Mass Communications Major at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah and during my second semester I became more intrigued in my major and the people surrounding the Comm major. I read Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man and i could do nothing but love what this man said. My favorite quote at the moment is "Mud sometimes gives the illusion of depth."
I am also a Photographer and a lover for the music industry. Tom Ford is great and David Lachapelle has an amazing talent.

Tom Ford (in Vanity Fair where I found him)



David LaChapelle
(does Paris)

makes her look better than I have seen her.

I hope one day to be in the same place in others that these men are in my mind.

Colin Roe Ledbetter

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Stabby VonKillerstein makes Vans Better



So I am having Erica (Stabby) make me some wonderful Vans Shoes that are custom made. Damn this girl has a talent for making shoes look better. You should check out her work and you should also try to get some.

She went off of some images that I found and somethings that make me think about RADIOHEAD


















I will pay well over a hundred dollars for these shoes because I believe that she is asking for $80

but i like her and i love her shoes..



Erica makes shoes HERE
really go look at what she does in the blurbs section

Colin Roe Ledbetter

It is just like Sailing

I have come up with the same sort of nautical reference when I speak about life. There are many ships that may sail: Aquaintence, Friend, Relation. Some times these ship can't go from port to port. Sometimes there are Pirates afoot and they commendeer said ship. Now if these pirates stole the booty that came with the ship than you might damn well be mad.

(I would like to say that many ships come into port. but only the right ship can stay in port. there might be your first mate, or even soulmate on this ship. But these mates might be pirates also and steal your heart.)

So keep watch of your booty, you might just find an island in which you ship can dock and keep docked for life instead of burying your booty on different uncharted islands.

I am glad that our ship has been sailing for a long time. we have many in our crew: co-captains every one of us.

signed,
Sir Colin Roe VonLedbetter
Arrgh.

Steven Taylor said
"Friendship....Friend-Ship....get it?

A friendship is nothing more than a connection with a person that involves you both on the same ride.

When the friendship ends, that ride is over. Like a good vacation, you wont forget, and you have the pictures to remind you.

You wish that you can go on that trip again, but even if you did it would be completely different, even if it was the same.

So lets take down our sails, and go our separate ways.

I wont ever forget you, and I will always love you

But our ship is torn, battered, and sinking fast.

I tried to repair it, tried to mend the wounds that seemed to be filling you up

But you wouldnt accept any help, to stubborn to accept my offering for supplies

So now you are on your own, and I hope the winds blow you to bay

But I cant stay on this ride any longer, and I see this ship sinking fast.

Maybe one day you we can sail again....I really hope so....and I will always love you.

I guess im off..."

Monday, May 29, 2006

The Voyuer : The Exobitionist

So I might have been both. But I. I. I am a photographer. It is what I do, I watch, I show.

And article on Tom Ford in Vanity Fair made me want to be better at what I do.

Give me some time
I will

Saturday, May 27, 2006

I Found This. Springville

SPRINGVILLE -- A number of student artists from Utah County high schools were among the winners of the 33rd annual All-State High School Show sponsored by the Springville Museum of Art.

There were 782 entries from 71 high schools in the juried event this year.

Timpview senior David Barrett was one of three winners of the show's Master's Award for his untitled ink rendering and was named Outstanding Student of the Year by Brigham Young University's McKay School of Education.

Congressional Awards winners from the Utah County region were Kayla Wilde, first-place winner from Spanish Fork High School, for her pastel titled "Let's Pretend"; Amelia Landes, second-place winner from Payson High School with her color pencil drawing of two dalmatian puppies; and Boston Madsen, third-place winner from Springville High School for his acrylic on board work titled "Existence in Itself."

Winners' works were exhibited at the museum, and selections from the contest tour museums, galleries and libraries around the state with the Utah Arts Council Traveling Exhibition.

The show gives students a portfolio review opportunity with representatives of state colleges and universities.

Jurors for the 2005 show are Virgil Jacobsen, Springville Museum of Art curator of education; Jessica Weiss, assistant curator of education; Robert Nickelson, associate curator of education; artist Val Brinkerhoff; artist Ed Ham; Glen Richards of the Utah Arts Council; artist Ron Richmond; and museum educator Rita Wright.

2005 Juried Award Winners

DIRECTOR'S AWARD

School Name Title Category

Skyline Ellesse Sorbonne Ellesse -- Self Portrait oil

MASTER'S AWARD

Jordan Chelsea Herrmann Provophenia watercolor

Ogden Tyler J. Cragun Night Shot photography

Timpview Barrett, David Untitled ink

Viewmont Mike Patch Rusty Buckets oil

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Box Elder Cory Brown Almost Amphora clay

Brighton Katie Calvert Quiet Solitude monoprint

Brighton Matthew Barrett Innes Time Alone mixed

Jordan Katie Ross Mennenite Girls pastel

Ogden Evan Munro Untitled oil

Pleasant Grove Marshall, Jordan Myself Tribune mixed


Sky View Alise Iverson The Beauty Parlor prismacolor

Sky View Chandee Kimber Camoflauge watercolor

Timpview Myleka Bevans Untitled tempera ink

Viewmont Cherilyn Reid Jeanna's Innocence oil

AWARD OF MERIT

Bountiful Weed, Kelly Red Umbrella pencil

Brighton Angela Wight Desert Queen oil

Copper Hills David Turley Reflection 1 photography

Cottonwood Danielle Colvin Vespas by the Beach transparent watercolor

Cottonwood Mary Dodge Ripening watercolor

Cottonwood Megan Thompson After Picasso ceramic tile painting

Feemont Brayden Jensen Heceta Head prismacolor

Fremont Patrick Stotts Horse Hair stoneware

Jordan Jeffrey Davis I Plug in My Passion gouache

Logan Pace Measom Placid Ballistics sculpture

Mountain Crest Ricardo Salazar My December oil on canvas

Northridge Rachel Neil The Imprints of our Souls acryllic

Ogden Danielle Weigandt Raku Cow stoneware

Payson Amelia Landes Red State, Blue State of the Union oil on canvas

Pine View Whitney Brown Why do we kill? oil and collage

Provo Levi Jackson Trapt sculpture

Sky View Holly Hansen Spooning oil on canvas

Sky View Michelle Thorne Serenity oil

Timpview Annie Hancock Open Doors ink/acrylic

Timpview Clark A. Goldsberry Untitled mixed

Tooele Josiah Barney The Great Depression photography

Waterford Brandon Hopkins Caitlin mixed

Weber Eric D. McKinney Converse G.T.O. photography

West George Parkinson Apple oil on canvas

BYU DAVID O. MCKAY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AWARDS

Outstanding Teacher of the Year Barabara Prestwich Cedar City High School

Outstanding Student of the Year David Barrett Timpview High School

Student Honoree Chelsea Herrmann Jordan High School

CONGRESSIONAL AWARDS

DISTRICT 1


First Place Tooele Brad Gustafson Flaming Personality colored pencil

Second Place Roy Jessica M. Governale Queen of Hearts prismacolor

Third Place Park City Jenna Simkins Spoons, Knives, and Forks colored pencil

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Clearfield Heather Moss Out of the Shadow oil

Tooele Colin Ledbetter Light/Sound Spectrum photography

Sky View Casey Atkinson Motorized Bicycle of Chrome prismacolor

Woods Cross Tyson Moore Not Endangered Anymore drypoint etching

DISTRICT 2

First Place Highland Tatiana Garcia Greetings from Colombia acrylic

Second Place Alta Christopher Hogue Free Falling photography

Third Place Lone Peak Kade Roberson Sleep pencil

HONORABLE MENTIONS

East Hshailey Card The Robinson Girls oil

Wasatch Tessa Rae Bates Puka Ten mixed

Pine View Natasha Castor Old Navy ceramic

Kanab Shanna Rogers Falling Threw the Cracks photography

DISTRICT 3

First Place Spanish Fork Kayla Wilde Let's Pretend pastel

Second Place Payson Amelia Landes Seeing Spots color pencil

Third Place Springville Boston Madsen Existence in Itself acrylic on board

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Provo Canyon Sara K. Grim Garble ceramic

Timpanogos Shaun Ivie Untitled mixed

Riverton Amber Britt Mikele mixed

South Sevier Alison Brady Untitled digital photography

Copyright C 2005 Deseret News Publishing Co.

All My Prophets Are Singers Of Sad Songs

So I love the connections I have to the music industry.
I have a few new CDs:
AFI- Decemberunderground
It is very nice, I really am excited for them to come and play since I haven't seen them since before the StS days
Kill Caustic is my favoritetrack so far

Monday, May 01, 2006

I love the George S Eccles Bridge


















I think that it is quite a large part of my day, and it is amazing