The end of the year is approaching and it's that time when we all tend to look back and assess the year that was 2008 and prepare our "best of" lists. I'll probably compile a few of my favorite albums of the year at some point, but in the meantime I wanted to give credit where credit is due, specifically the amazing photos on the blog.
From accompanying me on the "Get a Life" tour, including interviewing bassist Jeph of The Used on their tour bus, to assisting and photographing my interview with frontman Kris Roe of The Ataris in the basement of Maxwell's, Wendy was there for it all. Not to mention her pictures — have you seen them? All the super clear, up-close concert photos on my blog are courtesy of Wendy. I don't know what I'd do without her!
Sure, I write the reviews, but as they say, "A picture is worth a thousand words" and I have to agree. I try to be overly descriptive in my concert reviews, but seeing a photo as a musician performs, leaning closer and closer to the edge of the stage while every hand is in the air in hopes to shake the hand of their favorite band (see photo above) is priceless. So thank you Wendy for contributing to my blog this year and as a special feature I figured I'd compile a "Year in Photos" post featuring some of my favorite shots from Wendy this past year. What do you think? Here's her Flickr account, did I leave out a photo I should have included? Enjoy!