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Sketch of house in Port Elgin, New Brunswick

Sketch of house in Port Elgin, New Brunswick

This pencil sketch is of an abandoned house next to the Village Office in Port Elgin, New Brunswick. There are so many beautiful houses like this around, but they won’t be for long.

Working from my reference photo on an iPad mini

Working from my reference photo on an iPad mini

Eliot Porter on knowledge

Our knowledge, which we set so much store by, helps us mostly to further our exploitations, to extract from the environment what we value, and to destroy that which, in our present state of ignorance, seems to have no utility.

—Eliot Porter in Maine

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Dan Mangan live at the Vogue Cinema

Friday night my friends Kelly and John and I took in Dan Mangan’s live show at the Vogue Cinema in Sackville, NB.

The show was, in a word, amazing.

As it happens, I was first in line, so I was able to get front-row seats. Having had good luck recording video at Garnet Rogers and U2, I thought I’d give my new iPhone 4S a whirl. Sadly, I missed the first song (stupid, stupid, stupid), but I got the rest of the show in 1080p.

After the show, Kelly and John met Dan, got autographs, and had a chat. I asked Dan if he was okay with me posting these clips to YouTube, and he said you can’t stop it these days. I pointed out that if he didn’t want me to, then I wouldn’t post them. He said he appreciated that, but to go ahead.

So I have. I shot 18 GB of video, and it took almost 48 hours to upload. Hope you enjoy it. If you get the chance to see him live, do not hesitate.

Dan Managan: Sold

Dan Mangan: Oh Fortune

Dan Mangan: Post-war Blues

Dan Mangan: Basket

Dan Mangan: You Silly Git/Road Regrets

Dan Mangan: If I Am Dead/Daffodil/Starts With Them, Ends With Us

Dan Mangan: How Darwinian

Dan Mangan: Some People

Dan Mangan: Rows of Houses/Regarding Death and Dying

Dan Mangan: The Indie Queens Are Waiting
The Crackling: Keep Me Drunk

Dan Mangan: Robots/So Much for Everyone