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That brings up a good question... is Milwaukee dead at night? Where are the vibrant, happening areas there - with bars, restaurants, clubs, etc? Have they been lost to the suburbs? Just curious since I've never been there.
i really don't know much about photography.
i set the digicam on whatever flat surface i could find,
set it to night shot for the long exposure or whatever,
turned off the flash,
lined everything up on the screen,
pressed the button.
repo man (or anybody),
if you want a big version of any of these let me know.
i have to shrink them considerably to post them here.
Maybe this belongs under a music thread, but...
Pete Rock's last comment made me wonder something:
I would argue that "popular music" (the music that dominated popular culture) reached its absolute qualitative peak during the big band/jazz era. Look at the sheer musicianship, the sense of style, the heart. Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and the like are so far above the Paula Abduls, NSync's and generic dance pop that dominates Top 40 today. (although you could easily argue that rap is a dominant popular music form today, just for the sake of my argument. . .)
Is one of the reasons for this maybe that jazz is a very urban, chaotic music that reflects cities during their urban high point. And that bland, safe R&B/Pop music, while borrowing from urban blues music, represents the safer, blander identity of suburbia?
I admit I grew up in a suburb and live in a suburb, but. . .