Oklahoma City’s The Uglysuit has released what will likely be its final album.
Awwww, Schucks comes as a welcome serving of leftovers after the band decided to break up last summer.
The Uglysuit was always one of my favorite bands from the state and getting to film with them more than a year ago was one of my most memorable music moments.
Shooting for “on.”, my good friend Steven Hopkins, former NewsOK intern Nathan Poppe and I filmed the band in the bell tower of Oklahoma State’s Edmon Low Library. After they finished singing Pen and Self, the three of us looked at each other in awe of the special moment that we were sharing.
On Saturday, I had an assignment in Stillwater that completely fell through as I was halfway up the turnpike on my way into town. It was my only assignment of the day, so I thought I might as well go ahead and take a trip to my old college town and see if I could find a picture in the way that Oklahoman photog John Clanton often does on Sundays.
I drove around for a while, but when the temperature is more than 100 degrees, there aren’t a lot of people who stay outside. So with my gas gauge drooping, I decided I had better leave town.
My last-ditch effort was to take a route that goes between Perkins to Guthrie instead of heading straight for I-35. Every time I go this way, I notice all of the mini horses and desperately want to stop.
It would turn out to be my lucky day as I noticed a woman out and about around horses. I quickly pulled in and introduced myself to Mary Shellhammer.
After following her around for a few minutes, she invited me inside to share about her life and her love for horses.