Posted tagged ‘IU Auditorium’

Hoagyland!

June 14, 2010

If you’ve been reading this blog you know I’ve been keeping an eye on the Hoagy Carmichael statue outside the IU Auditorium.  I’ve taken so many shots of him and the various items that people have left him over the last few years that I’ve started a new blog about it.  I give you:  Hoagyland! Please feel free to check back often!

A tea rose for Hoagy.

Hoagy Carmichael

May 14, 2009

One of my ongoing projects is taking pictures of Hoagy Carmichael.  Yes, I realize he died in 1981, but a statue of him was placed near the stage door of IU Auditorium last fall.  He’s very popular.  People like to leave him things.  I like to think they are offerings to a legend as a way to ensure a good show for those about to perform.  I plan to take pictures of as many of these items that I can.

Hoagy see Showalter

Hoagy sees Showalter Fountain

From the Dedication

From the Dedication

Hoagy in his new spot

Hoagy in his new spot

Winter Hoagy

Winter Hoagy

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Inspirado

January 31, 2009

I’m sitting at work, waiting until the people on the stage floor (70 feet below me) need me.

The view from my chair

The view from my chair

It’s the first big show of the new year.  I should be excited just to get my hands back into the game.  So, in my down time, what do I think about?  Staining wood.  I’ve been mentally working out a problem with mounting some wall pieces that I’ve been working on, and suddenly had and idea.  I’m goin’ industrial.  Tek screws, maybe.  Then, another idea.  Using initials with simple patterns, both inside and on the background.  I’m looking around me for a piece of paper or pen or anything to write on, and nothing.  Another idea, and at this point I’m almost frantically trying to remember all of these ideas.  I can’t forget!  Who knows when I’ll be able to sketch something.  Of all the unlikely places to get inspired….

My workspace and tools of the trade for the day.

My workspace and tools of the trade for the day.