Tuesday, April 27, 2010

04.27.10 horse and sky

Kinda looks like a mountain range to me.

I shot a very friendly equine veterinarian today. One of the last things he did before I left was a procedure called floating. It's where he grinds the horse's teeth because, like bunnies, their teeth continue to grow throughout their lives. When I told him I was leaving he pulled his hand out of the horse's mouth and put it out for me to shake. I looked at it like he was kidding and then sucked it up and gave him my hand. This reminds me that I need to buy more Wet Wipes to keep in my car.

Monday, April 26, 2010

04.26.10 Mudbugs

Trying out different ideas for our cd cover. I shot this at the birthplace of the Mudbugs Cajun & Zydeco Band. Mmm, mmm, tasty noms.

We're going to be eating plenty of Cajun food this weekend. The Mudbugs will be headlining "Mudbug Madness" at Prairie Pines. It's an old-fashioned crawfish boil with live crustaceans running around and giant pots of jambalaya. We did it last year and it was a blast. Can't wait to do it again.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

04.25.10 Let the good times roll!

We Mudbugs are busy getting our record done (this is a still from the video documentary I'm making). This is us in the studio doing a group vocal for a song Carter and I wrote on Christmas Eve called "They Say You Can't Play Cajun In Kansas." It was inspired by a conversation I had with then-Governor Kathleen Sebelius. A mutual friend told her about the Mudbugs and she said, "What do a bunch of Kansans know about that?" I'll definitely be sending a copy to the White House.

04.24.10 looking through my sunroof

cloudy

Thursday, April 22, 2010

04.22.10 Happy Earth Day

I desperately need one of these shirts.

04.21.10 shower

Turns out our friend Julie has been living a secret life as a knitter virtuoso. She made several beautiful pink creations for Lindsey's second baby girl including this incredibly soft blanket.

Monday, April 19, 2010

04.18.10 Top Of The Rock

A wonderful way to end our trip.

04.17.10 waiting to RAWK!

Sorry I am late with this post, but we've been a little busy bringing the RAWK! This experience has been un-freaking-believable. I shot this on the side of the stage just before we did our thing.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

04.16.10 Um, WOW!

Checking out the stage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center during tech rehearsal. Garrison rented a bus and took us on an incredible tour of Manhattan followed by dinner at an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn.

The highlight of the evening for me was when CRG and GK sang a duet at the end of the evening, although having our very own dressing room is pretty damn cool, too.

Check us out tonight on "A Prairie Home Companion."

Thursday, April 15, 2010

04.15.10 The Diva Den

I stopped in at the Diva Den before the opening show to say hello to the birthday girl. Gridiron was fantastic and you have two more days to see it!

04.14.10 Get Your Ass Up There

We Mudbugs got together to practice, eat and watch "A Prairie Home Companion" movie. I'm sporting the shirts we surprised the band with on Sunday. It's from one of our favorite Zydeco greats, Chubby Carrier. We opened for him at the Wichita River Festival in 2009. Moments before we took the stage he said to us, "Now get your ass up there and play some music!" Amen.

Monday, April 12, 2010

04.12.10 Gridiron

The Mudbugs took the night off coming off of our very raucous sendoff party (we actually leave very early Friday morning). I stopped at the Orpheum to say hello to the Gridiron gang. It's gonna be a great show and shame on you if you haven't gotten your tickets yet.

04.11.10 fais do-do

That's KWCH's Dave Roberts interviewing the little CRGs before our sendoff party. I can't find his video, but here's some footage Denise shot for us. It was a blast and we definitely felt the love. Thanks.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

04.10.10 Robin Sparkles

Denise modeled a cute (although, we both agreed it was somewhat 1983ish) Ralph Lauren dress in a fashion show at the MALL to raise money for Dress For Success.

Just being at the mall reminded me of one of my favorite HIMYM episodes. Come on Jessica. Come on Tori. Let's go to the mall, you won't be sorey.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

04.09.10 GK

If you look closely you'll see CRG doing Brian's impersonation of Garrison Keillor and, even though it's twice removed, it really does look like the real thing.

Friday, April 9, 2010

04.08.10 Sheplers

Good from far, but far from good. I'm still looking for the perfect shirt for our gig.

We're having a sendoff party at Heroes on Sunday from 5-7. Good times will be rolling.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

04.06.10 a masterpiece

The Mudbugs Cajun & Zydeco band illustrated (mostly) by A.A. Jungman.

04.05.10 Mudbugs hard at work

Practicing in the studio for our big gig. We're having a send-off party this Sunday from 5-7 at Heroes in Old Town. Bring the little Mudbugs. This gig is kid-friendly and everyone knows children love Cajun music.

Monday, April 5, 2010

04.04.10 Noah

My sister-in-law's bird Noah. When you knock on the front door he says, "Come iiiiiiin." I tried shooting his salutation on video, but he wasn't going for it.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

04.03.10 Oops!

I remembered on the way home from dinner that I had forgotten to take a picture all day. My crippling afternoon headache (the worst I've ever had) made me not want to open my eyes. It was all good by the end of the day, though.

04.02.10 The Big Apple

We Mudbugs (minus Greg & Juliah who were there in spirits in the form of the margarita money the sent for our celebration) got together to party and then practice for our big trip. We are trying to put together a sendoff show for us that will be on Sunday afternoon on April 11. Stay tuned for details, my friends.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

04.01.10 the fine print

Shot Taylor Swift tonight and I was hoping to post a pic or two on this blog but then I read the waiver underneath my press pass. The legalese was thick but I am pretty sure I can't post the picture here, but you can look here to see a bunch of them.

03.31.10 cast pics

Shot the cast of Gridiron for the show's program. I'll miss these faces. I had to bow out of the show on Monday after I received the news that the Mudbugs are going to be playing for 4.3 million listeners on Prairie Home Companion the same weekend as Gridiron. That's right, we won a national contest to perform on the show live from Newark, New Jersey on April 17. Exciting times and I feel like such a rock star!

The show's host Garrison Keillor asked for a band that will get people dancing. We entered this tune, an original that Carter wrote in French. If it don't get you outta your seat, well, you must not have blood pumping through your veins!