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ANOTHER KNOXVILLE PHOTO, in response to reader Sam Hung’s request. This is from the Farmer’s Market on Market Square.

READER AND KNOXVILLE-EXPAT SAM HUNG wrote the other day asking for more Knoxville pictures, which made me realize that I haven’t posted any in a while. So here are a couple from the Farmer’s Market downtown. This is the Cruze Dairy ice cream truck. The Cruze Dairy folks have a blog, too.

SO LAST NIGHT my brother Brad’s band Copper, which has been on hiatus for a while, put on a new show at the Valarium as they gear up again. My other brother Jonathan came down, and we went — along with my sister Katy — for a family musical reunion. (All pics taken with the Lumix –the old one, not the new one. I took the old one because a rock club is a high-threat environment for cameras. . . .)

A rare appearance by all three Reynolds Brothers at once:

Brad hasn’t lost his rock & roll moves:

And a good time was had by all.

For those unfortunates who weren’t there, here’s a song. It’s one of my favorites, and not just because of the cool bass-solo intro by my brother.

UPDATE: Reader Light Maleski emails: “I just bought their latest album. The kicker was the youtube video you posted. Perhaps you could post their MySpace page which has more music to listen to, after which I went to their website and bought the CD. I’ve been reading you for a decade, but this is the first I’ve bought or even really listened to music from Copper. They have a great sound.” Yes, they do. Here’s the MySpace link.

Knoxville, Tennessee.

Knoxville, Tennessee. Market Square. Taken with the shirtpocket Sony.

Durham, North Carolina.

Knoxville, Tennessee. Dead End Barbecue, on Sutherland. Despite the slogan, their prices are quite reasonable.

Knoxville, Tennessee. Taken with the Sony that I just happened to have in my pocket.

Knoxville, Tennessee. Taken with my new pocket Sony. I don’t think it’s quite as good as the Lumix, but it’s less than half the size, which is worth something . . . .

Knoxville, Tennessee.

SOME PICS FROM SARAH PALIN’S SPEECH. I had some idle time backstage, and my Lumix.




UPDATE: Here’s what it looked like backstage, with the PJTV video crew.


A TEA PARTY CONVENTION TEA PARTY PROTEST: This is Antonio Hinton, one of the organizers of the Knoxville Tea Party, one of three folks from the Tennessee Tea Party Coalition who showed up to remind people that there’s more to the Tea Party movement than this convention. The press tried to get him to say something bad about Sarah Palin, but he called her a “breath of fresh air,” instead. It’ll be interesting to see how the story gets played.



UPDATE: More here.


Taken with the Nikon D300, with the 10.5mm fisheye lens. From the Popular Mechanics assignment mentioned below.

UPDATE: Okay, I thought the uncropped version, where you could see my feet at the bottom, gave a cool you-are-there effect, but enough people made fun of me that I’ve posted the cropped one instead.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Reader Brian Biesenkamp writes: “Put the picture back up with your feet in it (or at least include a link). Half of the fun of shooting with a 10.5 is that it is so wide you need to know where your feet are at all times. Aside from that, it would give it more of a Lee Friedlander aesthetic that I already see in many of your shots of reflective surfaces. Don’t cave in to pressure from people who don’t know the difference between a fisheye and a fish’s eye.”

It’s funny you say that, because I do like Lee Friedlander — one of my friends even dated his daughter — and William Eggleston, as well as the father of all such, Walker Evans.


Knoxville, Tennessee. The Crown & Goose, in the Old City.


Knoxville, Tennessee. Upstairs at the newly reopened (after nearly 30 years of closure) S&W. And here’s a landmark many old Knoxvillians will recognize.


And the old S&W didn’t have a bar, but the new one has two. Progress!


Plus, a friendly, upbeat staff!



Knoxville, Tennessee.

SO I WOKE UP EARLY to find the Insta-wife already surfing, her face gently lit by the Asus-glow. I snapped a picture — and then went back to sleep.



Knoxville, Tennessee. Getting ready for Sundown In The City.


Knoxville, Tennessee. Another picture of the deflated credit ape. Poor guy; it’s kind of sad.


Knoxville, Tennessee. Gay Street, at lunchtime.


Knoxville, Tennessee. Krutch Park, downtown.


And after:



GRAND CAYMAN, BWI. For when only an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent stylist will do . . . .


GRAND CAYMAN, BWI. The blonde blur in the foreground is a waitress named Fiona from New Zealand; after seven years her Cayman work visa is about to run out (more on that topic later) and she’ll be moving to Sydney to be a personal trainer.