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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A Southside Chicago House Show featuring Taylor Sorensen of The Trigger Code & Skot Shaw of Leper (06.26.15)

Early in 2015 I got a request from my cousin, Taylor Sorensen about doing a show in Chicago. He was looking to do living room shows for a tour & wondered if it could happen in the place I had been moving into here in Chicago & so we worked it out. After a change of dates, Friday June 26th was settled on & the word was spread to friends.

There were a few other events that interfered with this one as far as friends who could attend by it was a good evening.

1. Harken (Ascolta)
2. The First (Primul)
3. Jet Black Tears (Lacrime Nera)
4. I'm Not Afraid To Sleep Anymore (Non Ho Piu Paura Di Dormire)
5. 13 Silver Bullets
6. Haunt (Perseguita)
7. I Hate Everything (Odio Totto)

Skot Shaw opened the night with a semi-acoustic set of Leper material. It was different but was cool nonetheless.

1. Home
2. Come On Let's Do It OK!
3. What Love Is
4. Head On A Swivel
5. Move The World
6. On My Own
7. Anybody 'Round Here Heard A Thing About Love
8. The Fugitive Kind
9. Papa
10. Red Lights
11. Leaving Woman
12. Never Say Die

Taylor Sorensen then took the floor playing a mix of older material & some from the new project he is working on as The Trigger Code. The set was very intimate as he was going for on this tour. He explained the songs & bantered with the crowd throughout the night allowing a conversation to occur.

It was a good night overall. Hopefully the next time we can get a few more folks to come out.

Filmed LIVE during a House Show in Southside Chicago, Illinois on Friday June 26th, 2015 using an JVC HDD Everio. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini.

Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson

Thursday, October 15, 2015

A Shared Life: Spring in Chicago & Show Footage (April - June 2015)

The Spring in Chicago edition of "A Shared Life" video project includes footage from April through June of 2015.


***It seems it's possible this video is blocked for most of you that would find it worth watching. I attempted to "mute" the part that causes this problem but YouTube says that it could not remove the audio from that part for some reason. It worked with another video so why it wouldn't work with this is a mystery to me. If you can watch it, enjoy. If you can't, my apologies.***

The footage starts with an Easter trip to Pennsylvania & back from April 2nd through 4th. On April 6th an experiment involving a Peep & microwave occurred.

There were some Nocturna & Neo events (April 18th, May 15th, & June 20th) including a special song request on June 20th.

I watched some Pittsburgh sports at Durkin's a few times in April. It seems I am subject to seeing loses when I go there. On April 27th we had a very noisy work day in Uptown. I went to several Pirates games at Wrigley Field versus the Cubs (April 28th, 29th, May 15th, 16th, & 17th ) & at U. S. Cellular Field versus the White Sox (June 17th & 18th). On April 29th I got to see the Pirates beat the Cubs for my birthday. Stewart attended the old ballgame with me on May 15th.

Other footage of my birthday is included too. Elphie's birthday celebration on May 13th is also included along with a few other parties. On May 2nd we attended the wedding of Sarah & Ryan Wendt then went to Montrose dog beach to hang until the reception. After a ballgame, we hung at Millennium Park on May 17th. We did the Hunger Walk on June 20th then went to Lincoln Park Zoo on June 27th.

Soundtrack is "Separate & Sprout" by Cut The Red Wire

Elphie & I got married in June as well. Another post will be made once all the footage is edited but here is the LIVE stream & a related playlist:



LIVE Concert Footage:

"In A Sweater Poorly Knit" by mewithoutYOU LIVE @ House Of Blues (04.11.15)


"Spirit O Spirit" by Dr. Dog w/ mewithoutYOU LIVE @ House Of Blues (04.11.15)


Must Be The Holy Ghost LIVE @ Reggie's (04.27.15)


"Attack Of The Dungeon Witch" by He Is Legend LIVE @ Reggie's (04.27.15)


Destroy Nate Allen - full set LIVE @ The Wilson Abbey (05.01.15)


Danielson LIVE @ The WIlson Abbey (05.01.15)


"Standing In Line" by Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil Live @ The Wilson Abbey (05.01.15)


Fances Luke Accord LIVE @ The Wilson Abbey Red Line Room (05.03.15


"Chicago Pier" by Timbre LIVE @ The Wilson Abbey Red Line Room (05.03.15)


"San Dimas High School Football Rules" by Kris Roe of The Ataris LIVE @ Concord Music Hall (05.16.15)


"Into Your Veins" by Five Iron Frenzy LIVE @ Concord Music Hall (05.16.15)


"Chick Magnet" by MxPx LIVE @ Concord Music Hall (05.16.15)


Lithuania LIVE @ Abbey Pub (06.11.15)


Foxing LIVE @ Abbey Pub (06.11.15)


"D-Minor" by mewithoutYOU LIVE @ Abbey Pub (06.11.15)


RAWk n Roll Wedding Celebration sets:
Spirit & The Bride


Destroy Nate Allen






Grave Robber - acoustic


House Show sets:
Leper Semi-Acoustic


Taylor Sorensen of The Trigger Code


Filmed using an iPhone 4, iPhone 6, Sony HD Bloggie, & Canon Power Shot SD 780 IS by Elphie & Joel A. Swanson

Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini by Joel A. Swanson

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A Shared Life: Winter In Chicago & Footage from Shows (January - March 2015)

With my relationship w/ Elphie, recent move, & change of scenery to Chicago, I started naming the video clips of life as "A Shared Life." Instead of the past clips being compiled monthly I decided to move to seasonal. I did this in part to make it easier to try to catch up since I seem to always be way behind in posting video recently.

This is a compilation of footage from Winter In Chicago from January through March of 2015.


After celebrating the New Year with my new Chicago neighbors...


On January 3rd, Elphie & I attended Nik & Renathe's Wedding at JPUSA's Wilson Abbey as well as the reception. It was fun & provided some ideas for our wedding that was coming in June. January 4th I filmed a short clip from the first service we attended @ Risen Savior. At that time, the service was bilingual which was interesting. On January 30th we hung out w/ Moses & Jennifer @ Pick Me Up Cafe & then went to Chicago Comics. Later that evening got to hang w/ Derek Zanetti @ Reggie's during his show w/ AntiFlag.

On February 1st, Winter Storm Linus descended on Chicago so we built a snowman of the same name, February 2nd, Groundhog Day, I filmed the conditions while traveling to work by CTA. On February 7th, we hung out in Uptown where we encountered a strange street preacher then traveled w/ Leper to Aurora & Kalamazoo, MI the following weekend on February 14th & 15th. February 18th brought some birthday Back To The Future hangs w/ Josh Robieson @ The Duffors. Lisa visited us on February 19th while she went to a convention. I decided to walk on the lake @ Montrose Beach on February 20th. On February 27th Josh had a hotel birthday bash where we enjoyed the hot tub & a game of Cards Against Humanity.

March 6th brought Sean & Marissa to visit as they travelled. We got some good pizza with them. St. Patricks celebrations began on March 14th so we braved downtown Chicago to see the green river & also bought a soda of that name. It was pretty good. On March 15th, we took in a minor league hockey game between the Chicago Wolves & Rockford Icehogs. March 21st, we checked out the food @ Lindy's & Gerties. March 28th we watched our friend Courtney do Roller Derby.

Winter in Chicago was relatively cold as one would expect but it wasn't too terribly snowy. While it was happening it didn't seem that eventful but looking at all the shows it was busy enough that's for sure. We survived the winter months & all it had to throw at us.

Soundtrack is "Winter In Chicago" by 6' 10.

LIVE footage from January - March 2015

Playlist from The Don Hill Benefit @ Wilson Abbey (01.17.15)
(featuring Tony Scharf, David Shock, Candle Nine, Aphorism, Justin McGrath (Polyfuse), Noise Theorem, PBK, mindfluxfuneral, & Chicago Drone Esemble)


United By Defiance by Still Alive LIVE @ Reggie's (01.31.15)


Musical Preference by The Homeless Gospel Choir LIVE @ Reggie's (01.31.15)


Nauseating by Such Gold LIVE @ Reggie's (01.31.15)


Power To The Peaceful by Anti-Flag LIVE @ Reggie's (01.31.15)


Lies That Bind by Leper LIVE @ Mike & Denise's (02.07.15)


Inaction In Action by Jonathan Hape LIVE @ The Burlington (02.09.15)


13 Silver Bullets by Leper LIVE @ Papa Pete's (02.14.15)


Modern Chemistry LIVE @ Reggie's (03.01.15)


Normal by The Homeless Gospel Choir LIVE @ Reggie's (03.01.15)


Boxcar by Frank Iero & The Cellabration featuring Derek Zanetti LIVE @ Reggie's (03.01.15)


All Eyes West LIVE @ Reggie's (03.13.15)


The Beatdown LIVE @ Reggie's (03.13.15)


Killigans LIVE @ Reggie's (03.13.15)


Brother, Brother by Flatfoot 56 LIVE @ Reggie's (03.13.15)


The Way It All Unfolds by Leper LIVE @ GrandBar (03.16.15)


Straight To Hell by Grave Robber LIVE @ GrandBar (03.16.15)


Winter In Chicago by Flatfoot 56 LIVE @ Ballydoyle Pub (03.17.15)


Timothy by 6'10 LIVE @ Ballydoyle Pub (03.17.15)


Amazing Grace by Flatfoot 56 LIVE @ Ballydoyle Pub (03.17.15)


The Crossing LIVE @ Wilson Abbey (03.20.15)


Chicago Brick Crew (C.B.C.) by Brick Assassin LIVE @ Quenchers (03.22.15)


In Exile LIVE @ Quenchers (03.22.15)


Lawskof LIVE @ Quenchers (03.22.15)


"Da Boss" by 6'10 LIVE @ Quenchers (03.22.15)


End Of The Ocean LIVE @ Beat Kitchen (03.23.15)


"Cheers (Here's To Life)" by Gasoline Heart LIVE @ Beat Kitchen (03.24.15)


Filmed using an iPhone 4, Sony HD Bloggie, & Canon Power Shot SD 780 IS by Elphie & Joel A. Swanson

Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini by Joel A. Swanson