Tuesday, June 23, 2009

corner view: music










since we live in a college town, there is no shortage of indie music here. i'm not much of a concertgoer, but i get a huge kick out of scouting the poster art and the clever band names around town. i took a picture of a poster last fall that i really want to show here, but it has a very bad word in the name so i'd better not. this corner view was very hard work, i'll have you know, toting around a toddler in 100 degree weather and gawking at building walls. it all worked out, though - i stopped to have a beer and she fell asleep. silence. to me, THAT is music...

40 comments:

Demara said...

interesting corner view!

amuse me said...

We are going to see Sharon Jones and the DapKings in Ann Arbor (University of Michigan) this week. I'm wondering now if I might see a few interesting posters. If so, guess what . . . they will so go on my blog! :) M

L'Atelier said...

love the posters- was in a band, naturally we made posters which was just as much fun as the music itself..
and silence is music :)
xo

ps got your parcel Cant thank you enough and cant stop smiling :D :D :D :D

Daan said...

Love it!
Thanks for the hard work and enjoy the silence ;-)

vanessa aka Nessie Noodle said...

nice. I do love band flyers. these are great.

I have been slacking on my corner view. gotta get out tehre I guess!

cheers,
V

Lynn Fisher said...

I love these posters...especially "The Muddy Udders"!!!!

aimee said...

i love muddy udders... but billy the squirrel is good too... wouldn't it be fun to sit around for a few hours brainstorming band names?

Ces said...

The posters are terrific! I don't know any of these groups. I am so old fashioned!

soulbrush said...

i must be getting old, i don't know any of these, but i sure like the posters, all arty.

Bonnie said...

silence ... music to my ears ... i hear ya !!

jane said...

ha! ha! and we thank you for your effort! these are great! besos-jane

Anairam said...

Great posters - wouldn't it be lovely to collect them all? Oh, yes, these days I love silence - I've gone from someone who listened to music (classical, bit of jazz, bit of tango) ALL day long, to someone who savours the sounds of silence (and the distant sounds of waves breaking, and the wind ratlling around the house ...)

yoon see said...

I love music, love these creative corner.
Thanks aimee:)

Pamela said...

Another great post showing us the variety of musical options that are available these days.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

That's a great idea and nice pictures too !!! Thanks for this interesting corner view !

●• Tiny Red said...

i like those posters!!!
yay for beer in the sun :)

Nina Crittenden said...

Music to my ears! ;)

jennifernew42@mac.com said...

Briiliant idea to just shoot band posters! Clever person, you are. There's a band here that is currently using a Star Wars image on their posters and my son desperately wants to go to a show, thinking that Darth Vadar will actually be there.

Jenell said...

Aimee, taking pictures of band fliers was such a great idea. There is a real art to it. And the names can be hilarious!

Joyce said...

A sweet post. The beer sounds good with all the is hot weather.

heather smith jones said...

i always like seeing the band posters too! they're plastered all over the place, like renegade art. i like the grenade one for the granada. funny in a way.
i wonder where you stopped for a nice cold beverage? hmmm...
i have to walk downtown today, eeshh, it's a hot one, again!

painted fish studio said...

great finds! they kinda make me want to be 19 again, in college... stay cool! it's hot/humid here, too.

Cris Siqueira said...

they are great posters!!

caitlin said...

Perfect! I love how creative and perfect this post is.

cindy : quaint said...

these are the best signs. i recently learned about 'tilly and the wall' and it's a fun band.

Sarah said...

Such great posters but my favourite is the muddy udders one, it conjours up such pictures!

la lune dans le ciel said...

I love the idea to show us posters of different group !

Liz said...

Love these, but now of course I want to see the one you DIDN'T show, cuz aren't we all like that?

aimee said...

of course! anyone who wants to see it, just send me an e-mail...

travelingmama said...

So awesome! I love the posters!

april said...

thanks for your effort ;-) i'm working in a "concert place" so i like concert posters too. very much*

epe said...

I love this post! :)

kendalee said...

These are fabulous! You find such great views in your corner :)

And thank you for dropping by our picnic today... It was lovely to see you and I hope you enjoyed the relative silence. Thank you too for brining Pinot Grigio and chocolate covered strawberries... DEFINITELY a girl after my own heart!!!

MODsquad said...

Oh, I love your take!! So clever! So colorful!!

Happy Day!

janis said...

I appreciate the effort, and in 100degree weather - that is dedication! I love concert posters and interesting names too...I can remember the first time I saw the Meat Puppets on a poster (flyer)!

Jodi said...

OMG - great posters. Fun post. thanks a bunch for sharing.

Esti said...

I LOVE your corner view!

FruensWerk2 said...

great postermusic...:))) Hemorrhoids...haha

BT said...

What super names they come up with now! I wouldn't have traipsed about in 100 degrees, even with a beer! Super post, as always.

The Lil Bee said...

Great posters!