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So as I set up a new home for the blog, I realize that now is a good time to make a few changes. I will be incorporating the new blog, as well as few other things into a brand new website. All of this will be found at Kellbaldwin.com. There is no set date for all of this to happen, but the plan is to have it all done by this summer. There is a lot of work that needs to be done first. This means that after more than 10 years the Angry Martian name will finally be put to rest.

Until then all new photos will appear here:

And new video will appear here:

…and the search goes on.


As many have noticed I have not been blogging much as of late. Sadly, I have to temporary discontinue blogging for awhile. It’s sucks, but due to changes with WordPress.com I am no longer able to post blog entries like I have done in the past. Also due to these changes, I cannot post in a way that I find to be acceptable to the standards that I would like achieve.

It’s funny, but a year ago I moved from Blogger to here for very similar reasons. Now I find myself once again on the move.  The blog will live on, but for now I have to search  for a new home.

Please be patient, I will return.

A true definition of hardcore.


hard core

noun

  1. the permanent, dedicated, and completely faithful nucleus of a group or movement, as of a political party.
  2. an unyielding or intransigent element in a social or organizational structure, as that part of a group consisting of longtime adherents or those resistant to change.

Hardcore is an often overused word that has many definitions and uses. It is sometimes used to describe certain individuals, and it also a genre of music. For the purposes of this post it will be used as both.

I saw a prime example what can be considered hardcore last light while working a show at my hometown venue Hodi’s Halfnote. It was metal night, and as many know, I am a fan of most kinds of music, but there is a special place in my heart for the harder genres. To me a true definition of hardcore is  when your guitar player breaks his neck three days before a show, and still makes the gig.  I can’t give much about the story of Fort Collins metal band Unreasonable Human. I had not heard of these guys before they took the stage. But if the dedication of guitarist Brandon Christenson is any indication of what the rest of his bandmates are like, then Unreasonable Human is a band that is truely hardcore.

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First Post of 2012


I guess it’s about time I got around to updating this blog again. So far, it has been a busy month. But, most of what I have been up to cannot be posted here, at least not yet. This seems to be becoming the theme for this year. There are some exciting projects in the works. Blog post may not come as frequently as they have in the past, but they will be more exciting.

Anyway, I’ll get on with it. I give you video from a recent show with the Fort Collin’s band Wire Faces. If you haven’t seen these guys, you should. They are a great little three piece rock outfit with beats that will get your ass moving.

 
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The Last Post of 2011


In the last post I said I would be taking a break, and I did in a way. The last couple of weeks have been spent focusing on other things, and preparing for next year. 2011 has been a great and productive year; next year looks to be even better. I have a feeling that 2012 will bring about big things, but first I’m going on vacation. Until I return,  I leave you with this. I have worked on a few different projects throughout the year, some have made their way to this blog and some haven’t.

Here is a collection of photos and video from this year that for one reason, or another have never been posted.

A quick slideshow with photos of  Justin CharboneauPost Paradise,  The Rewards, and a short photo essay of a recording session with Ghost in the Machine(collective) at The Haus of Kraus. I would like to thank Kris and the gang for inviting me out. I was an awesome experience getting to see that side of things.

(WordPress doesn’t let you do more than one different slideshow in a single post, at least not with the version that I’m using.)

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I started various projects throughout 2011, one of those was a documentary project. It’s a work in progress that I hope to have completed by the end of 2012. The following is a some outtake footage from a shooting session with local musicians Sam! Well Hell and Nick LoFaro of Common Anomaly. It was a fun day, but sadly the winds of Eastern Colorado did not cooperate and it was not a good day for recording audio.

No Rest for the Wicked…


As the holidays approach and the year is ending, I have decided to take a break. Well, a break from blogging that is.There may be a photo or a video posted once in a while, and you never know, this could be a complete lie. But anyway, this has been one of the busiest and most productive years that I have experienced in a long time. I am grateful, and feel that I earned a little break.

I will be taking the rest of the year to work on a few other things, and rest up a little before next year starts. Next year is going to be a big one, just wait, lots of things in the works.  Until then, I leave you with photos from one of favorite local bands, Post Paradise.

See you next year.

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The Art of The Zombie


2011 has been the year that I have gotten back into creating art. This all started a year ago, after I completed editing photos taken at the Fort Collins Zombie Crawl. During the editing process, sometimes I can spend a bit of time staring at the details of a photo. Sometime during that process I find myself looking at a picture and thinking that it is missing something, or that it could be something more. Something about these photos affected me more than normal, could have been that  the approach of winter is usually the slow time of year for me and that I looking for a project to keep me busy. It could have also been that I didn’t feel that these photos had the impact that I was hoping for.  They are pictures of zombies, they should scary and disturbing.  At that time I was looking for project ideas, and I was looking to do something that was completely different from anything that I had ever done before. This became just that project.

It was a short time later, but the inspiration struck and I started going back through these photos to pull out certain ones that I felt I could do some interesting thing to. I created a series of digital art pieces and then kept them hidden for nearly a year. This was something I wanted to do a show with instead just placing online; I would need to wait for the right time to show them.

Throughout this year’s Zombie crawl and during Halloween, ten of the pictures were on display around the town of Fort Collins, Colorado. Now the entire series is online for the rest of the world to enjoy.

To add a little something special, I created the following video with the before and after version of each pieces.

 

 

 

With the holiday season approaching, and as I mention above, this my slow time of year.  Post on this blog may get a little inconsistent over the next couple of months. I might even take a break for a short period. If this happens, don’t worry, I will be back. We all got to rest a little from time to time.

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