Following in the path of the previous entry, I thought I'd quickly note some recent accomplishments by a couple of my other friends:
- I've known Mike Gillilan since our days tearing tickets and running 35mm film projectors together at good ol' Movies 7 (later Movies 9, after the addition of a couple more auditoriums), way back in the early '90s. He was an accomplished photographer even then -- he took some of my favorite pics of myself from that time period, several of which I have hanging on the wall of my living room -- and now he's teetering on the razor's edge of finally going pro. He's particularly interested in high-performance cars and Le Mans-style racing, and he's currently a contributor to a motorsports blog called The Daily Derbi. Got all that? Okay, well, last week, Mike posted an image he took of a Honda Fit doing its thing in the Pirelli World Challenge to the Daily Derbi's Weekend Wallpaper feature (Mike's regular gig with the Derbi). Not long after that, the official Honda racing team, a.k.a. Honda Performance Development, tweeted a link to Mike's photo. Way to get noticed, man!
- Meanwhile, another friend, Melissa Warner, is part of a musical group called The Royal We (official Facebook page here). With an acoustic sound built on the vocal harmonies of Melissa and bandmate Stacey Board, they're somewhat reminiscent of Shawn Colvin, and they've now got a six-song EP available for download at CD Baby. Go test drive a couple of tracks and see what you think!