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Sweet Sounds, A Catchy Phrase, 1000 Miles and a Company was Born   Leave a comment

Looking East And West

Bryant Park, N.Y.C- Looking East And West At 41st Street

“Lollipops and candy apples, sweet as sugah, yeah, take me in your arms and hold me, baby would you, yeah yeah, sugah, would you, ¬†would ypu, oh sugah, vibrations coming from inside you makes me know your into Living from The Mind” Lyrics by the funk band Brick. Boy was this sweet. Yeah year 1977 I moved to a City called Los Angeles. You say L.A.-Say What! I hated every thing about it, but a few young ladies and the weather. Time to smoke some bo get drunk to help me find the funk. Yeah they used to say that behind pink star sun glasses with curlers in their hair. Culture shock-fish out of water-I need to catch a plane back to the future or at least N.Y. They¬†were into funk, New York was into Disco. There was nothing like seeing a block setting up for a block party in N.Y. DJ with the massive speaker system and dual turntables. Crowds of folks coming from every where, to hear the mixes and hustle baby. Folks would dance to endless DJ mixes. Phasing from one part of the same song to another. This creates a mid range sans bottom. Well Brick incorporated this mid sound in Living From The Mind I was used to hearing in N.Y. That was extent they caught up. I left for N.Y. in 1979. Love Funk now and never forgot about my band Brick.

Mechanisms, instruments, optics and lenses=Minolta. I played out side from sun up till well someone told me come home. Kick the can was played at night. So you may not find me, cause if my Mom said so, I went inside. Are you still looking? The bits and pieces of watching television were usually cartoons. No there was not a cartoon network. This was a morning venture only. You have to remember the action was outside. The little I did watch tv as I grew older, I liked the Minolta commercial jingle “Only From The Mind of Minolta” Some things just stick with you. Time frame mid ’80’s

World Trade Center and Upper Bethel, Pa. After commuting to my W-2 in New York City via my car, ride share or commuter buses. I had to make a decision due to congestion from the closing of the tunnels into N.Y. So I transferred to Staten Island. Some time within the year and a half I spent there I decided to photograph all the beautiful sunrises, sunsets and the trip itself. So I found a woman in Upper Bethel whom was selling a Minolta camera. Remembering the jingle, I felt how can I go wrong. Quickly getting the bug, I was handing The Ritz a roll of film a day. A two hour drive would turn into four. When i bought a tripod, I would pull over onto the shoulder and snap my photo as cars wizzed by. Or I would here and smell the sounds of farms. Sometimes both, cars and the farm. You have to love it-you do strange things when you do.

“Oh I Wish I Had A Picture”

Anthony Leyro-Images 4 Your Mind, LLC