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Playing at Louie Lee's

Issue 152Parting Shot

Dale Watson, performing at Lee’s Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis (Issue 107's Parting Shot). It was the penultimate show at the venue, now closed. Dale was so fond of Lee's that...

The Nightingale Has Landed

Issue 151Parting Shot

Taken at the Aztec Ruins National Monument in Aztec, New Mexico. The nightingale is part of a mural depicting the ancient site. The arm and hand are more recently posed!...

Stellar Strata

Issue 150Parting Shot

Taken at Monument Valley, which straddles the Arizona/Utah border. It’s a classic Western movie location. I found it interesting that the visitors seemed somewhat disinterested in the majestic vista.

Music In Hyperspace

Issue 149PARTING SHOT

Beck in concert at the Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, during the CNET CES 2016 party.

Halloween Spirits

Issue 148PARTING SHOT

For Halloween, some street art: these ghostly fellas are painted on an alley in Bisbee, Arizona. Bisbee, a former mining town, is a remote community where artists have discovered the...

Hole in the Wall

Issue 147PARTING SHOT

It was the perspective through the hole in this stone wall that enticed me to take this photo on the grounds of the Tower of London. There are moments when...

Wizened Tree

Issue 146PARTING SHOT

Near The Valley of Rocks in Lynton, England is a coastal stretch of land that is truly dramatic, with a landscape that has endured intense weathering. Here it is rugged...

Getting to the Point

Issue 145PARTING SHOT

Zabriskie Point, California, in Death Valley National Park.

Up In the Cheap Seats

Issue 144Parting Shot

The Coronado Performing Arts Center, Rockford, Illinois, Row NN, Seat 13. Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick was an honorary member of the committee to restore the theater, and donated an...

Special Delivery

Issue 143PARTING SHOT

This photo was taken on historic Allen Street in Tombstone, Arizona near the O.K. Corral.

Organ Donation

Issue 142PARTING SHOT

The Spreckels Organ Pavilion houses the open-air Spreckels Organ in Balboa Park, San Diego, California. It's the world's largest pipe organ in a fully outdoor venue. John D. and Adolph...

Eye of the...Donkey?

Issue 141PARTING SHOT

This donkey, Mister D, lived next door to where I worked. He had a great “hee-haw” bray that I recorded. My boss used it for a ringtone. Click here to...

Alone Together

Issue 140PARTING SHOT

Devils Golf Course, Death Valley National Park, California, October 2018. The rock formations are about knee-high and sharp enough to cause cuts.

Well Traveled

Issue 139PARTING SHOT

These boots were made for walking. Cowgirl, Sonoita, Arizona.

Song of the Nightingale

Issue 138PARTING SHOT

“Before the morning comes, will I hear your song?” Roxy Music, “Nightingale.”

Reflectivity

Issue 137PARTING SHOT

Photo shot at Peña Blanca Lake, Coronado National Forest, Arizona.

Point Taken

Issue 136PARTING SHOT

I met and fell in love with this succulent at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden. He's gorgeous, sturdy and logical, but just a little prickly.

Reclamation Project

Issue 135PARTING SHOT

A commercial building in Lake City, Minnesota, near the Mississippi River. The foliage is slowly reclaiming the building.

For the Forest and Further On

Issue 134PARTING SHOT

“When the wagons leave the city, for the forest, and further on...” Lyrics from “Theme for an Imaginary Western” by Jack Bruce and Pete Brown. Located in Arizona, Grand Canyon...

Up Close and Personal

Issue 133PARTING SHOT

Tommy Castro plays some soulful blues on a well-worn Stratocaster.

High-Performance Driver

Issue 132PARTING SHOT

The last ray of the setting sun catches Jimmie Johnson setting a new lap record during qualifying as he enters Turn #1 at nearly 185 mph. Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale,...

Rave New World

Issue 131PARTING SHOT

Taken at the Electric Zoo festival, Randall's Island, New York, 2017. By Michael Vazquez @musicfestivalstreetphotography, copyright 2021. Canon EOS-1D X Mark II camera with Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS...

Green River

Issue 130PARTING SHOT

“Take me back down where cool water flows…” A view of the Green River from the Cart Creek Bridge, located in the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area in northeastern Utah. Sony...

Glorious Symmetry

Issue 129PARTING SHOT

This is one of several spectacular vaults of York Minster, the huge Gothic cathedral that took centuries to build in the walled city of York, England.

Mission Girl

Issue 128PARTING SHOT

Photographed in Tucson, Arizona.

The Pink Robot Welcomes You

Issue 127PARTING SHOT

Photo by Michael Walker, taken in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the entrance to the Meow Wolf immersive art museum.

A Holiday Gala

Issue 126PARTING SHOT

The 2018 Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society annual gala. A reminder of times past, and times to come. Bob Levi (in the black coat, standing, on the left)...

The Good Old Days

Issue 125PARTING SHOT

“You’re not likely to believe this son, but when I was your age, you could walk into Disney Hall almost any weekend evening and enjoy a fantastic concert without being...

Shapes of Things

Issue 124PARTING SHOT

When my cat had finished playing with his tennis ball, it was in just the right spot in the shadows of the vertical blinds. Photo taken with a Canon PowerShot...

I Was Standing on a Corner in Clifton, Arizona

Issue 123PARTING SHOT

Clifton, Arizona. I like the fact that it's always easy to find a spot to park your motorcycle. What I find disturbing is that there isn't a single audio shop...

Above These Badlands

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Badlands National Park, South Dakota, July 2019. The nearby town of Wall is known for Wall Drug, more of a tourist gift shop than drugstore. Taken with a Sony A77-II...

Social Distancing

Issue 121PARTING SHOT

Inside Lee's Liquor Lounge, Minneapolis, Minnesota, now closed.

Majestic Mountains

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Annapurna Massif, Nepal, looking at Annapurna I peak, 8,091 meters (26,545 feet) high. The photo was taken near the ancient Tibetan village of Phu near the Nepal-Tibet border. That is...

Chicago Boogie

Issue 119PARTING SHOT

Summer CES 1993, taken before The Mondial Experience jam session and party. For a few years, former audio manufacturer Mondial Designs would rent a club or big room, supply a...

Well-Played

Issue 118PARTING SHOT

Busker James Anthony Johnson playing a broken-in Martin. Taken on Congress Street, Austin, Texas.

I Know What I Like, and I Like What I Know

Issue 117PARTING SHOT

So say Genesis in “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe).” Taken at a fix-it shop in Dripping Springs, Texas.

What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Issue 116PARTING SHOT

"I call shotgun!" We can guess what's on that iPod: "Tears of a Clown," "Send in the Clowns," "Cathy's Clown," "Everybody Loves a Clown," "Death of a Clown" and a...

After the Fire

Issue 115PARTING SHOT

Taken on the Mendocino coast of California, March 2008 with a Canon PowerShot A710 IS. This is an unprocessed color shot, not black and white.

A Love Supreme

Issue 114PARTING SHOT

Members of the San Diego Music and Audio Guild visit a fellow member in Encinitas for music and scotch. The Marten Coltrane Supreme 2 speakers from Sweden stand almost 6...

There She Goes Again

Issue 113PARTING SHOT

Americana artist Bonnie Whitmore.

Riders in the Sky

Issue 112PARTING SHOT

Contributed by reader Michael Walker. These bicycles look ready to go places.

Where Cool Water Flows

Issue 111PARTING SHOT

The Cart Creek Bridge at the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area in the eastern corner of Utah. The water is part of the Green River.

Getting to the Point

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Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah. Though the environmental and temperature conditions are extreme, the plants and animals have adapted.

A Mecca for Sunsets

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Mecca Beach, the location of this shot, is not on the ocean. It's on the shores of an inland lake named the Salton Sea, the product of a Colorado River...

Last Call

Issue 107Parting Shot

Lee’s Liquor Lounge, Minneapolis. Once a vibrant music venue, it closed in 2019 after 62 years.

Seeing Stars

Issue 101PARTING SHOT

The Star Wars Death Star looming? Fear not, it's just the top of a pressure-treated fence post. Photo courtesy of Rich Isaacs.

Jewel of California

Issue 100PARTING SHOT

La Jolla Cove, California. B. Jan Montana drove his 1931 Cadillac V-16 here during the 2019 Concours d'Elegance.