Monday, February 28, 2011

Osage County Courthouses- Lyndon KS

These photographs on a fine fall day are from October 17, 2009.  Lyndy, Evan and I found ourselves in Lyndon, Kansas, county seat of Osage County.  This shot shows the current courthouse, which opened in 1922.  This courthouse replaced the previous building, which is still standing next door.

This courthouse opened in 1887, replacing an even earlier one which had been built in 1875.  This is a beautiful building, and very well preserved.

This is a close up of some of the decorations on the very top of the building.  If you look closely at the top of the previous picture you can see what I zoomed in on.  This kind of ornamentation is long gone in architecture.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Darren Danger and Musical Gear

Lyndy took this picture of me this evening hiding behind some of my musical gear. 

Stacked on the left are my Pearl Export drums, with the snare drum at bottom center.  Behind the snare are a couple of guitar cases. 

The guitar on the left, a 1987 Gibson Les Paul, is leaning against a small Fender Sidekick 15 Reverb practice amplifier.  The middle guitar is a 2003 Fender Jazz Bass.  On the right is my 1989 Fender Stratocaster.  These two guitars are leaning against my 1998 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe guitar amplifier.

I am leaning on a Yamaha EMX 88S club mixer/amplifier.  It is sitting on top of one of it's two speakers.

On top of the EMX is a lamp that I bought at an auction in the early 1990's, and a bronze sculpture of a guitar player that my Mom gave me for Christmas this past December. In the back right, Darren Danger himself is a 1963 model.

A Snowy View Out Our Window

A couple views from our balcony of the lovely snowscape.  It's pretty the way the snow is stuck to every limb of the trees, but it's getting harder to appreciate all the time.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hutchinson Kansas Trip

I'm writing this in the lobby of the Ramada Inn hotel in Hutchinson, Kansas.  Lyndy, Evan and I are in town for a family getaway.  We are mainly here to see the Cosmosphere.  We did that yesterday.  Today we drove downtown and visited some antique malls.  We left there, stopped to eat, and were headed toward our hotel when our Jeep started making a bad noise and then suddenly the surpentine belt that drives everything on the Jeep engine broke, along with one of the pulleys. 

Lyndy's insurance has roadside assistance, so they sent a truck to tow the Jeep, and some guys from the local Jeep dealer came and got us and took us back to the hotel.  They are repairing the Jeep at this very moment.  We are hanging around in the comfortable seats in the sunny lobby waiting on the call from the shop that they are done with the Jeep.  Meanwhile, I am posting here some of the photos we have taken so far.

All but a couple of these were taken by Lyndy.  I've been focusing on video for the upcoming theatrical release.

Our hotel in Switzerland, I mean Hutchinson.

The actual seat I am writing this update from.

Joe Cool Evan in the hotel parking lot.

The next photos were taken at the Cosmosphere.

Evan pretending he's about to get ejected.

Two famous Americans.

This is part of the Berlin Wall.

Lyndy and Evan in front of one of an Apollo Capsule.

These next photos were taken this morning downtown.

Evan and Darren Danger in the snow downtown Hutchinson.

Snowscape downtown.

The Jeep at the place we last saw it.