is a traveling art show and performance venue in Pittsburgh.
Flux takes place
about once every 2 or 3 months, for one night only, in a different
location each time. April's Flux occupied 3 distinct locations in
Oakland near the Pitt campus. The most prominent being the old King's
Court Theater on Forbes Ave. The other 2 locations were: Kiva
Han Coffee Shop at Forbes & Meyran; and Euler Way, an alley
between Meyran & Atwood.
Every time I
attend a Flux event in Pittsburgh, I end up seeing old friends.
This last Flux was no exception, especially since some of my friends
were participating in the event itself!
I got to see
ATS, who I haven't seen in ages! Boy, does that bring back memories!
It's always fun to watch people you actually know creating live
music right before your very eyes! And it was great to see Alycia,
Sandy, & Bella!
I was excited
for my friend, Dave Flynn, who was displaying his art work for the
first time publicly at Flux! Dave has become a prolific painter
of abstract art in the last 3 years, producing dozens of wild paintings.
A few months
ago Dave asked me to photograph about 30 of his paintings, so that
he would have them in digital format. I'm
still trying to convince Dave to let me make him a web site! But
for the time being, he has given me permission to display some of
his paintings here on my web site!
I also got to
see my friends Gabrielle Marsden & Bob Spieler. This husband
and wife team are the backbone of the Pittsburgh band, Master Mechanic.
And I've known these folks for 20 years! I met them both back in
1983, and I remember the year because it was the year I graduated
It was long
before they were married, so I don't know if Bob & Gab knew
each other back in 1983, but I remember knowing each of them from
parties and going to hear bands around the 'Burgh!
I also remember
"Movie Night" at Bob & Gab's house back in the 90's.
Bob has an amazing collection of old time classic movies on actual
FILM, which he likes to share with friends. What ever happened to
MOVIE NIGHT??? Those were some fun times! BRING BACK MOVIE NIGHT!!!
played that night in the alley known as Euler Way...OUTDOORS! April
weather can be unpredictable, and on the night of April 5th, 2003,
Pittsburgh was in the grip of winter-like freezing temperatures!
Friends and fans endured the bitter cold in support of their local
I'm sorry to
say that I was fighting off a nasty head cold that night, and did
not have the privilege of hearing them play. But I did manage to
take 2 fun photos of Bob and Gabrielle! :-)
I'd like to
invite you all to visit the Master
Mechanic web site, which I found to be highly entertaining!
And hey, I'm a webmaster...so if I like it...it's GOT TO BE GOOD!
due to my cold on the night of Flux, I'm sad to say that I didn't
take very many photos. Those of you who know my photographic tendencies
will be quite surprised by how few there are, but like I said before,
I was under the weather that night! I promise I'll make up for it
at the next FLUX! :-)
I hope you will
enjoy the few photos that I did take...of Bob & Gab & my
friend Dave's art work.
you at the next Flux!
& LOVE TO YOU ALL,