Saturday, January 31, 2009
A short trip down to Sebago Lake village and out on the ice this morning was met with bleakness and gray skies. The ice shacks look pretty lonely, don't they. Desolation Row? Thought of this after viewing "Back Stage Pass: Rock & Roll Photography", the new show at the Portland Museum of Art last night, that chronicles the history of our rock culture. Elvis to Punk to Rap and beyond-- over 300 shots, of our rock icons caught off guard and off stage, grace the walls. My favorites were the candid moments of Dylan, Nico, Brian Ferry, Aretha and the Stones. What? No Kinks? These are wonderful pictures that I have never seen before. The evening was jam packed with fans and nostalgia. If you are a rock fan and near the city, this is a DON'T miss!