2.27.2007

Inspired.



Tunes and Tones
February 2007

What I'm listening to: The Catalog Song by Before Summer Ends

All of you bloggers know that being captivated is always just a page load away. Over the past few weeks, I have been commenting on a few sites of a group of friends that I only know through this blogland. It is the familiar scenario of one blog led to another and so on. You understand. They are pretty amazing guys with all sorts of talents in photography and music. They are regulars here on my blog so you may have seen them around already.

After putting two and two together I realized that Corey, Kyle and Jake have a band called Before Summer Ends. (I know guys, it took a while for me to figure it out...sorry). Corey is the drummer, Kyle plays bass, keys and backup vocals and Jake plays guitar and keyboards as well. The fourth member Cobey (Coreys brother) sings lead vocals and plays guitar. I checked out their bandsite & myspace page and was completely hooked and of course ordered their CD. Please check it out their music and blogs, tell them what you think and pass along I sent you!

Evan's site is where this story all started because his was the first of the sites I visited. I would see comments from Corey and Jake on his images he posted. He also has taken a lot (if not all) of the band pics for Before Summer Ends. Now I sometimes see photos as having an Evan-esque quality. Obviously it has left an impression on me. He is a spectacular photographer not to mention the other pursuits he has going on. One visit to his site and I was wishing I had picked up a camera at his age...very talented.

I have written before of how much I love music. It stirs up feelings that are hard to describe but surely I would never choose to live without. Check out my post from November called Melodies to read more there. I don't want to rewrite that post. Here I want to share what joy I get personally to watch flourishing talent like this as it unravels. It makes me a happier person and makes my life that much more sweet to be living. Not only am I challenged as a photographer but I love listening to their sound which simply pleasing to me. So thanks guys!

I took these images today of John's guitar I bought for him a few years ago. There were a couple of shots I liked so I posted both! I would love to hear what inspires you...faith, music, art, family, friends...do tell!

Check out these links...

  • Corey's Photo of the Day

  • Kyle's Daily Photo

  • Jacob's Daily Photographs

  • Before Summer Ends MYSPACE

  • Before Summer Ends

  • HAHA RADIO PHOTOGRAPHY
  • 25 comments:

    Corey Bienert said...

    Wow.

    Thanks Anna.

    My Mom is sending the CD ASAP.

    Jacob Boll said...

    thanks a lot. im really glad you enjoyed our music and photos.

    maybe if we go on tour over in london, we will stop by.

    Anna said...

    Sounds like a plan guys....and we can take tons of pics!

    bluemountainmama said...

    i'll have to go check their myspace site out...thanks for the heads-up! and i think music is probably what inspires me most...and how i express myself best.

    Mike said...

    Great photos... I particularly like the second one :).

    Thanks for the links...more sites to check out :O

    kenju said...

    There is a lot that inspires me, Anna, such as people who presevere in the face of enormous tragedy or illness, people who give up their lives to help others, music, faith and art. I like these photos (there are those lines again....LOL).

    Anna said...

    How cool! I had noticed some of their comments, but didn't realize they were in a band together either! Very cool!

    Kyle said...

    Anna, I can't thank you enough.

    This has to be one of the nicest things someone has done for me/the band in a long time!

    I am really glad we met (through blog of course), and I hope one day we will get to meet in person.

    Thanks again, your comments and posts are always something that I look forward to.

    Cris said...

    Reading good books inspire me. Right now I am reading Lysa Terkeurst's book "What happens when women walk in faith," really inspiring.

    photowannabe said...

    I think all of those things inspire me at one time or another.
    That young raw talent is a real inspiration too.
    I'm going to check out those links too. Thanks.

    Mike said...

    What inspires me....Springtime in the Rockies, a Smokey Mountain stream, Seeing the Pacific and Atlantic for the first time, Train trips in Canada, time with friends, music, art. The list could go on and on.

    Great photos Anna, thanks for sharing the band! Hope they get to tour to London.

    Anna said...

    Hey..I also meant to give you the web address where I ordered our ant farm.

    http://www.unclemilton.com/products/AntFarm/content/af_oaf_main.html

    Carmi said...

    These pics have serious soul, Anna.

    What moves me? The creative work of people who are passionate about their art.

    In other words, your photos.

    Ravenchase Junkie said...

    Nice macro shots. I like the 2nd one too.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for posting. Come on over anytime you're feeling homesick. :)

    Ash said...

    Beautiful photos Anna!

    Pat said...

    How lovely Anna for you to highlight this band! I'm going to go and check out the links!

    John Roberts said...

    Very interesting perspectives. I love close-ups like this!

    Tracey said...

    Anna, such lovely images! Thank you for sharing them =)

    Elaine said...

    Nice shots. I like both, but the second is my favorite.

    utenzi said...

    I love the second picture, Anna. The detail on that one works on me a lot more than the more placid nature of the first picture. Go figure.

    CG said...

    Great pictures, anna. I will check out the links for the band ASAP

    Chad Oneil said...

    Very nice, the second one is my favorite, because the focus is more defined.

    eurorebs said...

    LOL! I laughed so hard at your "where are you" comment b/c I was thinking today how you were probably going to come looking for me! :) I was on your site today at work, but never had a chance to comment. Bummer. I'm working "hard" to get there soon! (I hope) Love these guitar pictures, esp the second one. You know me - music does it for me. It's always been a dream of mine to be a singer/songwriter. Hm. Hasn't happened yet...

    Great post! I'm definitely going to look into BSE!!
    Love you...

    AphotoAday said...

    beautiful photos, Anna... nicely done...

    Father Mackenzie said...

    Hey, I love your pics, they're awesome. I especially like these guitar pics (no pun intended), guitar is my passion! My mom's been reading your blog for awhile now, and I've wanted to stop by, but I'd never really gotten the chance, so...here I am! Keep taking awesome pictures!