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When I started my little corner of the interweb back in 2003, I certainly didn’t think I would still be going strong in 2009. In fact, I’m busier than ever these days. But I’m increasingly finding myself editing photos when I am in front of the computer instead of blogging. This is not necessarily a bad thing. My photography has really taken off in the last 18 months or so. It’s put my already busy schedule into overdrive (and this isn’t even taking my day job into account) and because of that, down time has become a luxury I don’t really have. So after a lot of thought I have decided to shut down the leafblower as we know it.
Kind of.
Let me explain.
Since I only seem to write about the shows I shoot these days, it only makes sense for me to take that content over to the newly launched blog at Photokyle.com so I can aggregate it all there. We’ve been working for the last few weeks (and by “we” I mean my super-awesome tech guy Aaron & I) to get my new blog up and running. It’s still somewhat in beta, so please let me know if you find something that doesn’t work as advertised. You can subscribe to the Photokyle RSS feed here. Do it!
I certainly can’t update two blogs these days, but I think I can still find time for a blog and a Tumblr. So sometime later this week, we’ll redirect informationleafblower.com over to my Tumblr. I know some people don’t like the Tumblr format, but I love being able to blog things so easily and quickly. It’s been a lifesaver for me in the last few months and reinvigorated me as far as writing on the web. I kind of want to reboot things over there just get back to sharing things I like on the web for my friends as opposed to chasing page views and trying to be a “music blogger.” So head on over to the new information leafblower and check out what I’ve been up to over there. Here’s the RSS feed or if you have a Tumblr, you can just follow me.
I hope to see you in my new digs.

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Spoilers, obvs. Via Josh.

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So that’s why I had all of those Earth Day types follow me on Twitter last week.

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My little slice of the internet is six years old today. Hard to believe, I know. At times over the last year I’ve felt entirely burnt out on the whole operation, but recently I have learned to enjoy it again. The leafblower is very much a labor of love, and it’s changed and adapted right along with me over the last six years.
Thanks to everyone that stops by and reads what I have to say (and to those of you that just come for the cat photos – you know who you are).
I was scrolling through my iTunes collection last night trying to pick out a few appropriate tunes to post here, and since I don’t have Mansun’s Six anywhere handy, I decided to go go old school with a nod to my roots from the North Cackalack.
[mp3] Archers of Loaf | Nostalgia
[mp3] The Connells | Stone Cold Yesterday

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Here and here. And it’s not even 11 a.m. yet. V. Surprising.
Not surprising: One of them was written by Grambo.

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All sorts of stuff going on tonight, I don’t even know where to begin.
I think the plan is to head to the Black Cat for the Glasvegas / Ida Maria show in the mainstage and then either head downstairs around 11 for Say Hi at the backstage or walk down to Bar Pilar to catch the Duke game. Should be a fun night either way.
I’ve been spreading most of my Dookiness around on my Facebook and Twitter accounts (ACC Tourney champs, bitches!) in an effort to 1) spare all of you and 2) rub it in the faces of all of my UNC loving high school friends.
Tonight’s game v. Villanova should be a great game. On one hand, ‘Nova is the exact type of team that gives Duke problems – quick on the perimeter with tons of great shooters – but on the other hand, they aren’t THAT different from Texas, and we handled them just fine. “Nova’s big guy is better, but hopefully Lance Thomas and Brian Zoubek can contain him. My whole thing in the postseason has been if Nolan Smith plays well, we’ll be fine. So far so good.
And as much as I hate the guy, you have to feel sorry for Greg Paulus. He’s been jerked around royally this year and is basically out of the rotation at this point. Would love to know what exactly he did to get so far in the doghouse. Can’t see him getting much burn against the quick backcourt of ‘Nova.
Oh, and how great is it that UCONN IS A BUNCH OF FUCKING CHEATERS. Best.
Lastly, and on a completely different note, big ups to my boy Coolfer, who shut his blog down this week due to his new job at Billboard Magazine. Seems like only five and a half years ago that we were talking while on our way home from seeing Stephen Malkmus at the Prospect Park bandshell and I mentioned to Glenn that I had started a blog. He said he was thinking of starting one as well and I gave him a spare copy of Macworld that had a big feature on the three different blog platforms of the day (Blogger, Typepad and Livejournal). Man, how times have changed. Congrats to Glenn! He’s worked long and hard at this blogging thing and there is no one more deserving. Hopefully he can change the machine from the inside out.

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Do with that information what you will.

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Hi Everyone. Sorry for being a bit M.I.A. so far in 2009. Work’s been very hectic and Mrs. Leafblower and I just moved into a new apartment. Basically shit has been crazy. But we’re out of the old apartment and settling in to our new one and hopefully things will return to normal soon. I have 16 concerts on my calendar for March, so things should be picking up. I am doing most of my daily blogging over at my Tumblr, so check there to see what I am reading on a daily basis.
Morrissey live at the Beeb.
Obama having a beer at the Phone Booth.
The Sports Guy calls out Tracy McGrady. And rightfully so.
Safari 4 is 42x faster than IE7.
The Photographic Dictionary.
Hitsville was all over the LiveNation/Ticketmaster merger hearings.
For the aspiring photographers out there i hope this is a lesson that you never know when a dream assignment will pop up out of the blue. If it does, just say yes, even if it scares the hell out of you.
Getty Bullies Photographers After Buying Agency.
I’m a sucker for any Singles reset.
18 of the best music tumblelogs.
Confucius on the Mikki Moore deal.
Noel doesn’t like Liam.
Denton gives up on Defamer.
John Mayer gives bowl jobs.
And on a completely unrelated note, iTunes just served up Radiohead’s “How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found” and I had forgotten what a beautiful song it is.

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