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Does the penguin count as seafood, or...?

Probably tastes like chicken,

-Shady

I recently came across some old photos I shot over the last twenty years or so.

Rather than let them sit on a CD for the rest of my life I figured I’d save them to my desktop, dust them off, and share them with you guys one image at a time.

Hope you enjoy them.

"Marla at the Shady Bar"

Marla at the Shady Bar

I shot this image of Marla in July 2000.

She’s sitting at my grandparents’ basement bar at 905 E. Doty Place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sitting on the bar behind her is an old Schlitz bar lamp, and just above her is a vintage PBR lamp. My grandmother moved out that house in 2002, about a year after my Grandpa Shady died, and I have no clue what happened to those lamps. I do know that I would’ve loved to have grabbed them.

Hey, at least I got the steer horns and the tiger head, right?

Anyway, five of us (Jamie Coulson, Milan Zori, Jason Latta, Dave Crosland and myself, to be exact) drove up to Milwaukee that summer from Columbus, Ohio for a Fourth of July getaway. We took in Summerfest, visited with my family, and drank. A lot. A whole shit-ton, in fact.

Marla had been in Florida with her family when we drove up, so she flew in later in the week from Orlando. Marla is perpetually cold, so seeing her in a winter hat in the dead of summer isn’t that odd. In her defense, my grandparents probably had their AC blasting.

During that trip, a massive thunderstorm rolled through, and with it came a tornado warning. In the middle of it, we realized my grandparents only had non-alcoholic beer in their fridge. And so, in pouring down rain and with sirens blaring, we ventured out into the storm to pick up a case of shitty beer. Probably Red Dog.

This photo may (or may not) have been shot on that night, as we rode out the storm from the safety of my grandparents’ basement.

Years later, Marla and I would date. Years after that, we would breakup. And even more years later (to be read: the present day), we would remain great friends.

It’s hard to believe I’ve known Marla (and Milan, actually) for fifteen years now, and I’m grateful that we’ve remained close this long.

The image was shot on 120 negative film with my Mamiya RB67. I shot a bunch of images of my friends during that trip (you’ll probably see some of Jamie wearing a cowboy hat later on), but this might be the only one of Marla sitting at the bar. Or maybe not. Time has a way of blurring those kinds of details.

You can expect to see more images from this trip at some point in the future.

I miss that basement,

-Shady

Nine Inch Nails' "Hesitation Marks"

For our tenth entry, Erik and I discuss the album’s eleventh track, “I Would For You.” We also talk about Trent Reznor and Tori Amos’ weirdo date that may or may not have happened!

Sharon Tate doesn’t want us to eat this chicken!

Sharon Tate loves Mao Zedong... but hates chicken!

Listen to the song here first, then click below to download or stream our review.

Episode 10 – “I Would For You”

Number ninenumber nine,

-Shady

You’ve got red on you,

-Shady

Nine Inch Nails' "Hesitation Marks"

For our ninth entry, Erik and I discuss the album’s tenth track, “Running.” We also get to hear Erik perform key instrumental parts of the song with his mouth!

Erik is the new Bobby McFerrin!

Listen to the song here first, then click below to download or stream our review.

Episode 9 – “Running”

Remember to check out number eight… and everything that came before it,

-Shady

Nine Inch Nails' "Hesitation Marks"

For our eighth (and easily shortest) entry, Erik and I discuss the album’s ninth track, “Various Methods of Escape.” We also run a test to see who (if anyone) is actually listening to these reviews!

Listen to the song here first, then click below to download or stream our review.

Episode 8 – “Various Methods of Escape”

Seven… minus Gwyneth Paltrow’s head in a box,

-Shady

STOP ALL THE TREE RAPE!

Seriously, what the F?

At least they waited until it cooled off,

-Shady

WAFFLE FACE!

…because she just knows she’s gonna get some food balanced on her face.

That waffle got launched off our balcony two seconds later,

-Shady

Nine Inch Nails' "Hesitation Marks"

For our seventh entry, Erik and I discuss the album’s eighth track, “Satellite,” which, believe it or not, is not a Dave Matthews cover!

Listen to the song here first, then click below to download or stream our review.

Episode 7 – “Satellite”

Six, six, sixth… the review of the Beast,

-Shady

…tackles Star Wars’ “Imperial March.”

I hope there are more coming,

-Shady

Old Poop!