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Sax and Violins with Common Rotation - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
March 27th, 2007
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Sax and Violins with Common Rotation
Whooooot! Possibly the nicest pics I've ever taken of Common Rotation. These are at The World Cafe, a great venue in Philadelphia near Drexel University (just over the Schuylkill River from downtown Philly). The lighting was beautiful on Adam - great singing photos, and I was even able to photograph him on sax and glockenspiel. And, for once, Jordan wasn't completely in shadow. Eric's pics aren't bad, but it was really Adam and Jordan whose pics came out best here. They were followed by David Berkeley, who played with a bassist (name?) and was helped out by Jordan.
First the sax... yep, Adam on sax!
First the sax... yep, Adam on sax!
And the ever-popular glockenspiel...
And the ever-popular glockenspiel...
and singing wonderfully (great light!)
and singing wonderfully (great light!)
Eric looking very fuzzy-faced
Eric looking very fuzzy-faced
Jordan doing double duty on trumpet and banjo
Jordan doing double duty on trumpet and banjo
A very sincere Adam
A very sincere Adam
A slightly sweaty Eric
A slightly sweaty Eric
And... here's the (bass) violin!
And... here's the (bass) violin!
David Berkely and bassist
David Berkely and bassist
Jordan wailing on the banjo with D.B.
Jordan wailing on the banjo with D.B.

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From:gayalithiel
Date:March 28th, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)
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Oh good lord- I read that as 'Sex and Violins!'. I never change. Time to go to bed, I think.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 28th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
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*G* I shoulda known that would catch YOUR eye!

BTW, sorry to hear about your sickness; hope you're better soon. (((hugs you carefully)))
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From:anonypooh
Date:March 28th, 2007 12:10 pm (UTC)
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um. wow! They are super gorgeous..and so are the photos...proper review when i'm home and awake!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 28th, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
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(((hug))) Hope all is still going well in NY; I know the colder weather is sneaking back, so hopefully you brought a coat! Thanks for taking a quick look. I'm really in love with the Adam shots - for once they're sharp and nicely lit/shaded.

Have fun! *waves to Hedwig - and Lisa, if she's with you*
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From:quietlychaotic
Date:March 28th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
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You really do take the most wonderful pictures: )
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 28th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
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Thank you very much! *S*

(love your "save the beard" icon!)
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From:bluelily17
Date:March 29th, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
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I enjoy common rotation ever since a big group of us saw them at Uncommon Grounds- where I was at coincidentaly on Thursday(?) last week for a coffee break before I went to my friend's play.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 29th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
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It's a cool place; I'm glad that going to see them made me aware of it.
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From:pohewa
Date:March 29th, 2007 08:08 am (UTC)
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Awesome piccies (as usual)! Thanks so much for posting them hun'! I was just listening to them today and I realized how much I miss these guys!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 29th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
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I bet you do - (((((((hugs)))))) Keep at 'em to do YOUR living room in Australia (oops - or are you in NZ now?)!

(p.s. who's in your icon pic?)
From:schnoogles
Date:March 29th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
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Hey, who are those guys? I mean, besides their name.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 29th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
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Well, a lot of their fans first learned about them because Adam Busch (who might look familiar) was on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as one of the Geeksome Trio (the evil one). As a result, they've done a handful of cons.

But they're a lot more than an "actor band". Adam and Eric - well, think of them as similar to Simon and Garfunkel. Two guys that grew up together and shared a passion for music in New York City; one Jewish and one not; excellent harmony; a bit of a folkie sound, but with hooks; Adam with that kind of short, funny, self-deprecating persona and Eric with the "wants to look like Woody Guthrie" folksinger persona. The biggest difference is that both of them write, and they take turns singing lead. There's also Jordan, who adds trumpet and banjo to the occasion, as well as the occasional harmony.

They're easy to check out; just go to www.commonrotation.com, or go to their MySpace. They're dedicated to sharing their music, so they regularly (sometimes daily) post a new song or a new rendition of a song up on their "Union Maid" part of the site.

They're still at the small venue (i.e., coffeehouses) stage, and they put on a show that's both musical and fun, so check them out if you can!
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From:gamiila
Date:April 1st, 2007 12:17 am (UTC)
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Ah! So good to see pictures of that show, makes it all come back to me! It's was great fun meeting you, by the way, hope we can do it again some day!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 1st, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
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Hellloooooooo!!!!!! *glomps* Stupid me, I forgot to friend you when I got back! It was great meeting you, too - *G*. I can't wait to hear what you and Jules got up to for the rest of your trip!
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