There comes a time in every Time Lord’s regeneration where they must face the forces of Comic-Con. Peter Capaldi, who succeeded Matt Smith in 2013, received a brief respite when BBC America decided not to have a Doctor Who presence last year. Although he might not have the youthful looks of Smith, or David Tennant before him, the Scottish actor has now proven he has the same vigor as his predecessors; the gent hauled his severe eyebrows to interview after interview, panel after panel, and even the Hall H line. When it finally came time for him to step into the spotlight, there was a moment where he locked eyes with his co-star and Comic-Con veteran Jenna Coleman, who smiled back as if to say, “See, I told you it was bigger on the inside.”
Here’s one mark of a great song: It transcends the moment and genre of its creation. A song is a generalized map, not a set of GPS coordinates; its ideas can be adjusted and altered in a zillion different ways.
rollingstone: ‘#JustinBeiber had just arrived and was walking the red carpet to attend his own personal #ComedyCentralRoast, which was being hosted by Kevin Hart. He had just finished the general press line and was walking towards the studio entrance when he was stopped by the sound of screaming fans all stacked on top of each other trying to get a photo with him. They were obviously infected with Bieber Fever’ As told to @RollingStone by @PolkImaging
The first album sort of established us in a certain way with a certain sound, although I think that sound was probably more varied than the singles represented. The songs known by people who haven’t seen us live are more banjo-heavy songs, where actually in a set we have songs on both albums that have the same setup that we have on ‘Wilder Mind’ – they just didn’t get as much attention.
Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, on how the “new sound” on Wilder Mind isn’t actually as new as some may think.
Jon Foreman of Switchfoot taken in Minneapolis. I pushed the shutter down and shot 10 photos in a row of the crowd pushing Jon vertically above them. This shot “felt” the best. I kept shooting all night and but kept racing back to preview this one shot in my camera. I left to the green room and began working on this image before the show even ended. I had finished this image before their encore began. There is something so incredibly satisfying you feel when you captured such a rock n roll moment at just the right time. The trick is to keep it fresh, original, and to shoot where not many people have shot before. Climb, jump, reach for that perfect angle, and take risk. Be bold in exploring your photography, you don’t have to have a MFA to do it all right. Just put your heart in it and continue to grow because you love it so much.
“I feel like the Strokes is an oak tree, and this [the Voidz] is a new plant. So I’m focused on that right now. The plan is to eventually have two trees and swing in a hammock. One side nailed to each tree. It would be cool playing shows with the Voidz and the Strokes, that could be a cool model.”
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