A man named Les wasted no time removing all hair from my head. Cold metal to the dome. No small talk typical of the barber chair. Just sit down, click on the clippers. And watch the hair fall to the floor.
It’s not a far step for me to go from Guard #2 to bald. So it’s hardly any sacrifice at all in my case.
St. Baldrick’s is a wonderful event: raising money and awareness for kids with cancer.
But I must admit, it is a strange feeling to have this little amount of hair. It’s one thing to feel the strangeness of stubble on top of my head. It would be quite another situation to deal with an illness and all the tragedy associated with it that caused hair loss.
I cannot imagine the bravery of anyone with cancer. But especially the terror kids with cancer must face.
A couple hundred people stepped on stage Sunday outside VZD’s, donating money and letting a stranger wrap them in that barber cloth and work them over. Men, women, kids. All shared the coldness Sunday brought and some cash for the cause. Over $100,000 raised Sunday.
Cold breeze and no hair. It’s a strange feeling.
I’ve produced a few other videos with Cami Stinson. Most recently, she performed with Cara Black on our Static Holiday Sessions, giving “Silent Night” a chilling sweetness with a side of gospel. Maybe some soul.
Cami also performed a solo set earlier in 2010 in a Static session at the OPUBCO Studios.
Cami is headed to perform with world renown musician Mark O’Connor in North Carolina tomorrow night. Watch the video for more background on that angle.
I’ve also caught Cami’s performance at the Prohibition Room in OKC. Great jazz. And atmosphere. With a roster of beverages and an open-late kitchen. One of OKC’s better late night gems. Even my Dallas friends enjoyed the past-midnight corner booth. That was a few months ago.
I’m looking forward to an upcoming Prohibition Room session, details to come.
Earlier today, thanks to PR ace and friend Rob Crissinger, I caught up with Cami during a noon break at ACM@UCO.
She expected a print interview.
I had a camera bag and tripod. We knocked out a quick 10-15 Q&A. I mixed in a few past tapings and downloaded her latest song. The above interview is a decent look at the talented singer-songwriter. Go see her and the other jazz wizards on a Monday night at the Prohibition Room. Maybe take a class from her at ACM@UCO.
And best of luck to her this weekend performing with one of her heroes.
The above video was shot by Max Homerding. He spoke with The Oklahoman’s Robert Medley this morning following the major earthquake in Tokyo. Below is his email to the OPUBCO Studios, he shot videos and photos with his iPhone:
Video is taken from the 26th floor of the Shinjuku Maynds tower near Shinjuku Station, Tokyo Japan.
This video has been highly compressed due to email issues. Original video is high quality but cannot seem to email.
University of Hawaii Japan MBA program.
Yukon Miller forever.
Here’s a second video:
He also sent us the below photos, click on each to see larger images and to zoom:
If you go to YouTube, there is a growing amount of footage from the disaster in Tokyo and the tsunami from around the world. YouTube citizentube channel.
Videographer Tim Money, he’s a pro. The above video is from Tim shooting OSU players who want to be pros.