Pictured here is Wanda Jackson at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ on August 25, 2012.
This is one of the first photos I edited with my new computer & Lightroom 4. Phase One of Operation Conn! has begun. My old pc decided he wasn’t going to connect with our new internet provider so I took him for a checkup. Said checkup revealed that his capacitors were dying. The technician said I may have a few more weeks without glitches or a few months. His last upgrade was about 15 years ago & there was also no easy way to revamp his system to make way for the extra speed & power a new camera will require. Despite knowing that a mac or at least a laptop would be more practical, I opted for a touchscreen desktop HP. I waited nearly a week to disconnect my old pal, buy Lightroom, and hook up my new friend. My old friend served me well & I still didn’t throw him out. I left him just where he has been for the past 15 years & set up the new pc in front of him.
Prior to the upgrade, Photoshop Elements 5 was my editing program but I kept reading about Lightroom 4 & how great it was so I made sure it was my first purchase (especially when I heard Wanda was coming to town). I meant to write immediately to document my return to the future (or at least the today) but, of course, I didn’t so now I am writing as a fly has landed on my screen & continues to mess with my typing & as I have 400 photos open in LR waiting to be edited. 400?! That is insane. I used to only be able to open about 20 at a time. With a week of LR editing behind me now, I definitely do not hate it the way I did on first use. I still dislike that simple terms like “open,” “save” & “close” are “import,” “export” & “delete” in LR. I also dislike not being able to add text or multiple layers but I now have Elements 10 to take care of that. I am fairly certain that all sounds pretty amateur to whomever is still reading & didn’t stop when I kept referring to my old pc as a him or didn’t stop at the mere mention of *GASP* editing photos on a pc!
What else is new?
I LOVE Gaslight Anthem’s new album, “Handwritten” & cannot stop listening to it. I am currently eating a Fruit Roll Up. Despite not watching them, the Olympics did what they have done to me every fourth summer since I was little; they made me start swimming laps again. I broke my second lawnmower of the summer & had to weedwhack the entire lawn. I ordered new red boots for my Wonder Woman costume. addicted to “Entourage” & watched the whole series in less than two weeks & have not stopped watching for over a month. I do not blog often enough but did start an Instagram to also not keep up to date.
That is about all. I am hoping Phase Two, buying a new camera, begins within the next few weeks. I am definitely leaning toward the Canon 5D MkIII but the Nikon D800 is also an option. I will have to weigh the cost of lenses & batteries for both.
Oh, that isn’t all! I love Wanda Jackson. She rocked my socks off.
I completely forgot to post these pictures from Wanda Jackson’s February 11, 2010 show at The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn.
I found out about Wanda Jackson in 2007 when we went to TN for the first time. We were in the Country Music Hall of Fame when I saw her playing “Hard Headed Woman” on the video loop. I had no idea that any woman was rockin’ like that in the 1950’s. It is with great pleasure that I must say she still has “it” at 72 years old. What an amazing show!
The Lustre Kings opened for her & served as her backing band.
Of course, the record sold out before I got one 😦