Showing posts from August, 2011

Church Window

Click for a larger view Church Window - a shot from a while back.   Something about this keeps me coming back to it.

Busy with updating lately

It has been a while since I have sat down to update the blog with much more than some photos.  One of the biggest things I have been working on has been the website update.  I have moved  the hosting to a new provider and the site seems to load faster and have a quicker response time.  The look has been greatly updated and there is some tweaking to be done to get all the pages to have the same look and feel.  I had to put the site up before everything had the same layout because my old hosting plan was expiring and I didn’t want to pay for two host.  The new layout is a template style and since I really can’t get under the hood it will save me time but I need to go back and realign things to give all the pages beyond the front page the same layout.  I should have that done soon enough. You can see the new site here . From feedback I have gotten the new site is easier to navigate and find the information you are looking for.  That makes me happy since that is exactly what I wanted. 

Raven Quinn A New Voice Of Rock

Things have been a little crazy and I haven't been blogging much the last couple of months.  Upon my return I want to introduce you to Raven Quinn, a 26 year old singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. Raven has a killer voice that can easily move from all out rock to soft and dreamy like ballads without ever sounding forced. I do find it hard to believe I have not written about this talented artist yet.  Last year she put out her self titled album.  Musically it is an interesting, diverse and cohesive piece of work.  The tracks range from all out goth inspired rockers like Stella Jane and the leading track of the disk Decadence to introspective softer songs like The Window to the full on ballad of Lotus.  Each track has it own depth and sound with a distenctive mood.  Listening to the album feels like walking through the good, bad, tough, happy, light and darkness of Quinn's mind and emotions.  Being able to put that much emotional impact in each song is quite an accomplishmen