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.