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Seattle: Thank You

Posted by Scott
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· Obligatory Space Needle Shot

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Running through the set at the hotel

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· This guy is serious business

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· Sound Check

I just got home from Seattle after playing Decibel Fest on Saturday night.  The show was a lot of fun and the crowd had some amazing energy. Thanks to everyone for coming out, I appreciate you having me up and hope to see you all again real soon. The Sight Below, Deru, and Lusine were incredible, was great to be able to catch their sets on such a huge sound system. I don’t have any pics from the set so if anyone has some posted on Flickr or something, let us know.

I wish I could have taken a lot more pics around town, but time was short and I never got a day to make it out with the camera. I did manage to get one shot (above) of the Space Needle from the hotel window. I love that thing, all we have in San Francisco is a stretched out pyramid. I’ve been to Seattle in the past but it was a nice refresher course this time around. There’s really a great vibe there that reminds me a lot of SF, but with way better coffee shops. They also have some amazing food; we had breakfast at a crepe place called "611" this morning. Off the charts.

I’ll post tomorrow on the VJ who did visuals for Lusine, it was incredible.

17 Comments Leave A Comment

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Horacio says:

September 29, 2008 at 7:51 am

I must agree, the Space Needle looks great! :)
It will be great if you can post some videos of your live sets. For the ones that live far (like me) and can’t see this live. There are some random and short videos on youtube but doesn’t look too good. It will be nice too see that like it should be!

thanks!

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Sean says:

September 29, 2008 at 10:30 am

I’m sure it’s some PS wizardry that is over my head, but I’d love to know how you got the dated quality in that Space Needle shot. It looks like a 40 year old postcard.

P.S., “all we have in San Francisco is a stretched out pyramid.” Seriously? I lived in Seattle and love the Needle, but as a fellow SFer, I don’t need to point out the landmarks dotting our skyline, do I? Coit Tower, Golden Gate Bridge.

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Jakub says:

September 29, 2008 at 10:35 am

If Scott keeps giving away all his secrets than it would be no fun, he already did a computer arts magazine tutorial that obviously gets alil taken advantage of, i think you should keep your photoshopping to yourself

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Alex / HeadUp says:

September 29, 2008 at 11:41 am

I mean, one could get an effect like that as easily as with a little tweaking on iPhoto or Photoshop, it’s not the physical process of knowing which buttons to press or click, it’s having the eye (and sometimes, multiple monitors) for appealing levels and color balances…and that, I would imagine, comes with years of experiences and generations of art talent in your genes.

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Rent says:

September 29, 2008 at 12:25 pm

I strive to achieve the look in all of my photos that Scott accomplishes in his….and I’m not sure I feel comfortable just asking him how he does it, it’s a process as Alex said, in the eye of the beholder.

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Steve says:

September 29, 2008 at 1:53 pm

thanks again for putting on a great show. really enjoyed hearing your stuff life. the space needle is alright but as a sf native living in seattle, there really is no comparison between the two skylines!

hope to see you out here again sometime soon.

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Scott says:

September 29, 2008 at 3:42 pm

sean and steve-
yeah, sf has a great skyline, I was referring more to futuristic, monolithic structures in particular (as in, space needles vs. transamerica building). in a battle of those, seattle wins every time.

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gustaf says:

September 29, 2008 at 4:07 pm

Cool pic of your controller all labled-up and such. That’s one thing I’d definitely like to see here… an insight into the mechanics of a Tycho live set… What’s performed? What’s triggered? And what does THAT button do? I’d be up for that indeed.

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Kurt Lorenz says:

September 29, 2008 at 7:11 pm

Thanks for a wonderful experience. I loved the new visuals. I was curious if any of the vintage photographs in them were of people you know, family etc?

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Nathanael says:

September 29, 2008 at 9:29 pm

Six One One Supreme is definitely a great place for brunch. Their grapefruit mimosas are so delicious.