Monday, August 2, 2010

Going Medieval With the SCA

As a retro kinda guy who often thinks music and clothes have not improved since 1965, I've always been interested in people who work hard to live in the past. So I was intrigued to come across a book of photography by Venice,  CA., based E.F. Kitchen, which captures chain mail-clad members of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

HERE is my brief piece in Sunday's LATimes on this photographer who works in platinum prints and other large format, old-school styles. Her book, Suburban Knights, is elegantly produced and just out on PowerHouse.

Part of what's fun about the book is the quotes from these weekend warriors. Some of them sound quite desperate. Says one: "If I hadn't found the Society for Creative Anachronism, I would probably be in prison, dead, or on a wanted list somewhere."

Photo credit E.F. Kitchen


Chrysovalanti Chrysti Walters said...

Hey Scott,
My name is Chrysti Walters and I am an independent music coordinator at Platform One Entertainment, a music and event marketing based in Chicago. I wanted to reach out and introduce myself. I am a big fan of the work you post on your page. I was hoping to hop on a call with you in the near future so I can introduce myself and see if we might be able to collaborate.

There are several artists that we work with that I think might interest you and would fit nicely into Misread City. Specifically, we are currently working with a band from Northern California, Lloyd’s Garage. Lloyd's Garage has a sound similar to that of The Black Keys and The Raconteurs with that intermingling feeling of indie rock and alt. country.
I would love to hear your thoughts on their new album. I really think you will like the song “First Fight”.

Even if Lloyd’s Garage isn’t your cup of tea, I would still like to chat with you and see if any of our other artists fit in with your site.

In the meantime I invite you to check out our website

Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing back from you!

Platform One Entertainment
1467 N. Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
Ph: (773) 486-4000

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