Sometimes there’s no point in trying to come up with something to say. It just stands for itself. . .
So. . . here’s Jimi Yamagishi, AKA Guitar Yoda.
Flashback Friday to a phot I took of a violinist not named Lindsey Stirling or Hilary Hahn or Rachel Barton Pine. . . mostly because I’ve never had the opportunity to shoot them.
This is Lili Haydn, at the pavilion in McArthur Park, just west of downtown Los Angeles. I remember it was on my birthday, but I don’t remember the year. I just love her interplay with Romeo the drummer.
So it took me two and a half weeks to get through the over 500 photos of the concert, in a new and dark venue with a ton of tech difficulties. Maybe that’s why. . .
She really thinks she’s a unicorn
Too much alcohol or band out of tune
Someone forgot the lyrics
Somewhere in Liverpool in the 60s. . .
Shannon Hurley pretending to be Ben
Ben Eisen pretending to be Shannon
So last Saturday I found myself heading to what eventually turned out to be a small horse ranch near Vasquez Rocks, north of Los Angeles. There was a small stage, a rickety gazebo, and a few horses along with some fans and friends of the band who’d come to help shoot the video for Moonlit Kit’s new song, Simple Ways.
I volunteered mostly because I thought it’d be fun, and because I haven’t been on a shoot in a long time, but also because Kit Nolan is Lindsey Stirling‘s keyboardist/guitarist whom I’d briefly met at her concert last year. Seemed like a cool guy, and I liked the song, so why not? I didn’t expect Lindsey’s drummer Drew Steen to show up as well, but that just made for all the more fun.
Okay, on to the visual beauty:
This band has both flair and flare.
Director Christine likes close-ups
Too many jokes to settle on just one.
Daniel often has to duck under the bass.
Drew chillin’ with Kit’s replacement should Moonlit Kit hit it big.
Kelly doing her strut to the stage.
Violin Bass Guitar.
Kit showing off the heroic chin.
Ryan into his jam.
Tyler workin’ the bun.