I was fortunate to catch … and photograph a recent performance by Dream Secoya aka Sean Regan at Perks Coffee Shop in Norwood MA (December 13, 2012).
Sean played material from his current album and a few from his new album which will be completed soon.
The coffee shop performance circuit is alive, but saddly not well attended.
Think back to the days of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Bruce Springsteen … yea, I’ve seen Bruce perform in a coffee shop. Back when he was driving across the bridgefrom NJ into PA with his band in an old station wagon for a gig. The next year he was on the cover of Time and Newsweek and everything changed.
You see, the venue, small as it may be is often a launching pad for an entertainer.
So let’s hope that one day we can smile and remember that night when we saw Sean Reagan in a little coffee shop. I know that he will never forget the friends who came out to see him.
And I prepare to ring in the New Year I think about all the years gone by.I have been more than lucky to be sure.
Each year, I create a calendar with images from a few of the photo sessions I’ve done … more as a celebration of the moments I’ve been asked to capture. To say that I put my heart and soul into each session is such an understatement. It’s always hard – but creating this year’s calendar was a labor of love but was also especially hard to pick which images to include of the hundreds and thousands and millions and … well not millions – but lots of images of the beautiful people and events I was honored to photograph.
So next year, I‘ve decided that I want a billboard, placed prominently on a major road so that I can celebrate a 1000 images on my calendar!
My thanks go out to all of you for choosing me to photograph you . You rock!
Now, about that billboard … any one got one that they aren’t using ??? HA!
Jo is an actor with a medical background … which makes him the perfect person for those TV shows and movies where the actors need to say those long diagnostic terms. And he’ll actually know what they mean ! Like “Gastroesophagealduodenoscopy” … which Jo mentioned he can pronounce … and I do not want to know what it means … or is for that matter … HA!