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Month: February, 2013

The Lights Go Out In Your Building…

by Ellie McHale

A couple years ago, I happened to stumble across a nugget of musical joy. It was early afternoon on Saturday, day 2, of Coachella in 2011. I ventured into the fields to check out a band, getting to the stage early. There was this tall, lanky man with fantastic black hair dressed in all white. Watching him move and listening to his voice, I instantly fell in love. And, I’ve been in love ever since. That man is Francis Farewell Starlite of Francis and the Lights.

I can’t quite describe his sound. Prince comes to mind often, but they’re not exactly the same. There is a complicated simplicity to FatL. Yes, I used a cliched oxymoron, but that is the best way to describe this music.

Words can’t do Francis and the Lights justice. I shall leave you with a live set Francis did solo. This is my favorite thing to put on when I’m driving or cooking or with friends or want to relax. Please, enjoy.

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Help! I Need Somebody!

by Ellie McHale

Hey Lil’ Biscuits!!! Hope all is well out there in the world!

I’m coming to you today to ask for a huge favor. While music & writing are huge passions of mine, photography is something I’m trying to actually persue as a way of making money (even if it is just a hobby I’m getting paid for). Come to think of it, my dream job is to travel around the world, talk to people about their cultures & sense of community, figure out what makes them happy, use music as a communication tool when words fail us, hope they’ll allow me to take their pictures, and relay our stories onto paper to share with everyone else. That’s just a dream, but one I hope to accomplish by the time I’m 70. I’ve got 39 years to do that.

While we’re on the topic of a sense of community, my favor I am asking is that you, any of you, donate a dollar, 5 dollars, any kind of dollar amount to my project & general startup that is Ellie McHale Photography. Right now, tangible rewards are limited. A few high ticket donations will get 30 lucky people a (tasteful) print or two of mine (of my choosing), along with a thankful shout out here & a YouTube shout out. Everyone else will get, at least, a thankful plug here, possibly a video of acknowledgement on YouTube. Yes. I will get in front of a camera, show my face to the world, and talk to you, funny accent and all.

So, please, if you find a sliver of compassion and/or the giving spirit, please mosey over to my fundraising page and help a sister out. I promise that any monetary donation will be used on nothing but photography equipment & photography business related items. For example, I will spend said donations on photography software, memory cards, extra batteries for my camera, website hosting to show my work, printing supplies, actual prints for my portfolio, lenses, printer(s), paper, ink, flash(es), lighting, studio equipment, etc.. You get the idea, yes?

I do thank everyone in advance for taking the time to consider donating… And, for donating if you do. You are phenomenal, and I wish you all the best!!

For the time being, please go to both Ellie McHale & Ellie McHale for a tiny idea.

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