My October 2020 Photo of the Month is SN22, taken of the Old Highway 40 Rainbow Bridge near Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada.
The Dodgers have won the World Series for the first time in 32 years1.
With the Lakers winning their 17th NBA title tonight and finally catching the Celtics for most titles, I found myself struggling to celebrate. With 2020 being a year like no other, even something as great as a beloved sports team winning a championship is a strange thing to ponder.
The biggest problem with photography is that there is too much photography. While processing a few photographs for my Unprocessed Sunday blog post series, I would like to explore the issues I have been thinking about with this medium in 2020.
The Mad Platter, my favorite record store back home in the Inland Empire, is now closing permanently due to consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am very sad about this, and I wanted to take a few moments to thank the store and its employees for nurturing my interest in music.
(Ed. Note – I was writing this post when news showed up that Eddie Van Halen passed away. RIP, EVH. I need to write some thoughts about you and Neil Peart very soon)
Full disclosure: The bribe happened way back a few seconds ago.
To put some of this in perspective, two separate events merged to make this unfortunate event happen.
I don’t remember if I purchased Radiohead’s Kid A on exactly October 2, 2000. I probably did. Back then, it was a quick lunch-time trip to Best Buy to browse their massive Compact Disc layout that took up most of the retail floor space. On an end-cap, you would find the displays with all the “New Releases.” I would have paid in cash. Probably after I made the trip to the bank to cash my paycheck. I don’t think I even had a credit card in 2000. I am not sure if I even had a checking account.