The blogger's dilemma - treat every post as a stand-alone, hello world or go with some continuity. I'm sorry 5 regular readers, I'm going to provide some context. I'll try to keep it short!

Tony and I shot a lot of concerts from late 2016 through early 2020 in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. We even started an online music blog - Rain City Collective. It was a great experience.

One of the problems with photography - be it with digital cameras, film cameras, or phones (it's 2021, we can stop saying smart phones, right?, especially since those smart phones are making us dummber) - is that everything goes into a virtual shoebox. How often do you make some popcorn, start a fire, stretch out on the couch, and scroll through your phone photos?

I am slowly making my way through my Lightroom catalog in an effort to print a few photozines from those years. It's a grind.

But it's not a thankless grind. It's nice to dive into the virtual shoebox. If only I had popcorn and a fireplace. And Twizzlers. I'm up to November 2017. I was hoping to get to 2018, but I'm easily distracted.

Tonight's distraction was a special Anna St. Lee show at Chop Suey in November 2017. I've never seen that many musicians in one place.

I think I posted some photos and a writeup on the Rain City Collective site. But whenever you revisit old photos, you see different things.

Before I get to the photos - you should listen to Fever Dream. It will resonate with anyone who has ever been in a relationship or thought about being in one.

Chop Suey Capitol Hill Seattle November 2017
This is my favorite photo from the night. Musicians and friends showing up. Chop Suey, Capitol Hill, Seattle, November 2017.
Skillet Capitol Hill Seattle 2017
Segue. I ducked out for food and a coffee. I was happy with this photo. Skillet, Capitol Hill, Seattle, November 2017.
Chop Suey Capitol Hill Seattle November 2017
Chop Suey, Capitol Hill, Seattle, November 2017.
Chop Suey Capitol Hill Seattle November 2017
Arthur James, Chop Suey, Capitol Hill, Seattle, November 2017.
Chop Suey Capitol Hill Seattle November 2017
Rory and Aleida, Chop Suey, Capitol Hill, Seattle, November 2017.
Chop Suey Capitol Hill Seattle November 2017
Sandi Fernandez and Anna St. Lee, Chop Suey, Capitol Hill, Seattle, November 2017.
Chop Suey Capitol Hill Seattle November 2017
Young-Chhaylee, Chop Suey, Capitol Hill, Seattle, November 2017.
Chop Suey Capitol Hill Seattle November 2017
Ian Ketterer, Chop Suey, Capitol Hill, Seattle, November 2017.
Chop Suey Capitol Hill Seattle November 2017
Anna St. Lee, Chop Suey, Capitol Hill, Seattle, November 2017.