I recently wrote a story about Lake Worth band Invisible Music for New Times. Because I enjoy the band and think the members are fabulous people, I found it charming and astonishing that percussionist Tiffany Jezek, violinist Susan Snow and frontman John Ralston’s wife Val were all pregnant at the same time. So, when photographer Monica McGivern shot the three of them together, I thought it was a good opportunity to write about them. McGivern, in turn, wrote about it on her website, foodshelterart.blogspot.com — she’s on top of stuff. While I was reporting the story, drummer Jeff Snow, husband to Susan, sent me a fabulous sonogram photograph of Harrison, their soon-to-be son, flashing devil horns in the womb. If you haven’t seen the photo yet, check it out over at New Times, where Music Editor Reed Fischer gives full treatment to all angles of interpretation. The photo is getting a lot of buzz (it even got picked up on the TODAYMoms blog), and it’s deserved, of course. How often do two musicians get such concrete proof of the awesomeness of their union?
By the way, thank you City Link Magazine for legitimizing Moodvane’s existence with a best of award. The last thing I won was a teddy bear at Cosmic Bingo, so I’m pretty psyched. Also, I think the best of nod to Rob Ruth is particularly righteous. Who has documented live music in South Florida over the last few years better than he has on his YouTube account Gingerman309? To my knowledge, no one.
Still thinking about pumpkin carving at Poor House tonight. The pumpkin has got to get carved some time.