Noteworthy 1.2.20

Back after a hiatus, here’s a few interesting links this year:

A great write up of the state of our artistic economy in Wyoming. It’s incredible how resilient and resourceful the creative community is in our state. I am awed by the talent in Wyoming and inspired by their determination and spirit!

A bit of insight about Herman Melville’s later years as a poet. I had no idea!

This is a great throwback read on one of my favorite performances of all time. The great Vincent D’Onofrio’s timeless role in Men In Black. He absolutely destroys that part in the Eggar suit!

Hope you are all having a marvelous 2020! Make art, make haste!

j

Live at Oyster Ridge 2019: Escaping Pavement (Video)

Working on this video was interesting: I recently found that one of my cameras has an audio glitch, delaying the audio in the clips by eight seconds. Normally, syncing is a breeze since I’ve gotten really good at matching waveforms and documenting my recording start times, but it took me a few tries to figure out what was actually happening. I’m doing a reset on the thing and we’ll see if it behaves when I go and do some tests.

If you’re already longing for Oyster Ridge 2020, check out this lovely performance from Escaping Pavement to get you by! This band was slick and soulful and their sound was so inviting! Escaping Pavement have a new album out and you should check it out on their website below. They came to Wyoming this summer to offer some of their trademark southern rock-inclined, neo-country sound. I’m starting an ORMF playlist of all the awesome bands we got to enjoy in Kemmerer, can’t wait for next year!

Please stop by and support these super talented artists by visiting: http://escapingpavement.com/

If you’re in the area, we’d love to see you at Oyster Ridge Music Festival next year: https://www.oysterridgemusicfestival.com/

j

Live at Oyster Ridge: Ghost of Paul Revere (Video)

Working with Oyster Ridge has not only allowed me to capture top notch talent, but also to fulfill my goal of working as a performance arts videographer, and develop that part of my creative brain. This song stuck with me all summer and dare I say, it was one of my festival favorites. When we got back from the festival, it was the first one I wanted to edit because it was such an enthralling moment in their set. So you can be sure Ghost of Paul Revere is now a regular on my Spotify!

Now if you’re in Wyoming or neighboring areas, and are interested in learning more about Wyoming’s largest FREE music festival, please visitย www.oysterridgemusicfestival.com. It’s a phenomenal labor of love and it’s a wonder to see it come to life each July! See you next year and bring your friends!

July 24-26, 2020

So enjoy this brand of holler folk from Maine, and please don’t forget to support Ghost of Paul Revere atย www.ghostofpaulrevere.com, they are outstanding!

j

Live at Oyster Ridge: Joe Pug (Video)

Man, what an absolute pleasure it has been to work with Oyster Ridge to capture this festival and what it’s about. This year, Joe Pug was one of the highlights, in a free, three day festival of amazing acts. The man completely filled the stage with presence and shared some beautiful songs. He has taken over my Spotify playlists. I hope you enjoy!

This year leading up to 2020, I want to make sure I do my part to get the word out about this incredible event. It truly is Wyoming’s premier musical experience. And it’s free!

For more of Joe’s critically acclaimed performances and songwriting, as well as latest tour dates, please visit joepugmusic.com

Oyster Ridge is Wyoming’s largest FREE music fest!
For more info, please visit www.oysterridgemusicfestival.com

See you next year and bring your friends! July 24-26, 2020

j

At the Henning Mansion! (Video)

This past weekend, Maddie and I had the pleasure of attending the September Soiree at the Henning Mansion to benefit my friends at Wyoming Dance Arts. I knew it would be an awesome time so I brought the camera along!

The Mansion is a gorgeous building on the National Register of Historic places, so it was a delight to get to capture some of the moments of dance and good cheer at the event. Since I had no idea what was coming next and no tripod with me, I just started playing around handheld style. These days I’m looking for what I can do with less. To trim the fat of equipment but never the purpose nor direction. I’m eager to continue on my minimalist videographer pursuit and see where it goes. I also can’t wait to start our planned collaborations with WDA, lots of creativity on the horizon!

Food and drink was awesome (provided by our excellent Casper vendors), but of course, the highlight of the night were the performances, as a handful of duets and short works acted as interludes, a great evening of art. Congratulations to Wyoming Dance Arts on such a great event!

j

OKA 22 – Now Podcasting from the Basement!

Happy Wednesday! OKA brings you today:

The marvel and wonder that is Wyoming’s musical gem and best kept secret, The Oyster Ridge Music Festival. Great fun, outstanding talent from across the country, and the kindest people you’ve ever met, all in Kemmerer, WY!

Next up, we cover Andrew Yang, who is currently challenging for the Democratic nomination, as well as the fervor of his#yanggang. If you’d like to know more about the candidate, check out his JRE interview in which he concisely lays out his agenda just as he wants to. Sounds like a nice guy!

Lastly, we come to the realization that J’s sister, Brenda, has great TV recommendations. She made us watch Queer Eye and now we can’t stop. Yes, it’s still reality television, but let’s talk about what it has to say!

Have a good week, friends.

J&M