Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lady Gaga concert in Portland

Odd restrictions on this one... Showed up at showtime, as is normal, but had to wait an hour or so before being escorted into position, which was soundboard, terrible static angle. Thanks to seasoned photojournalist Thomas Boyd for having some extra glass!! Further restrictions were explained to us as we were all herded in through the backstage area..."don't shoot the crowd, especially during the moments as we're walking in. If your lens swings towards the crowd, you'll be tapped out. And don't make me run, I hate to run... You've got two songs. When you're done, we'll walk you out. And oh yeah... you must surrender your credential before we get to the back door, other photogs have tried to re-enter after leaving." Dude... Really? Walk me out to my car already, that Gaga credential on my 'Wall 'O Fame' is gonna get me sooo far, really dude.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

TNT Ice Cream

Timothy Croghan makes Ice Cream, with a kick. He infuses his confections with heavy-hitting liquors such as Maker's Mark, Clear Creek Brandy, and Chipoltlé Vodka, and the results are smooth and flavorful. Most of the alcohol is cooked out in the process of tempering the cream, but the bold flavors of the booze remains. Currently, TNT Ice Cream is only available at Pope House Bourbon Lounge in NW Portland, but Timothy has plans to start serving his goodies from a cart, so keep an eye out for him at your local farmer's market soon.