Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sketches of Fishtown # 91 - Salon Blush

Alanna Ralph is a very talented, creative Fishtown business woman. She works tirelessly with her salon and photography. There is always a new facet of her expanding business. Stay tuned to Salon Blush over the coming months to see what new adventurous and creative endeavor she has in store. She always keeps it interesting and lively.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sketches of Fishtown # 90 - Ike Williams

Kathy Westfield over at Spirit Newspapers wrote this really heartfelt quote about her Ike. I've know Ike my whole life growing up in Fishtown. Most people have. I even taught his son Nick my first year at North. Ike was always good to me and a lot of people...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sketches of Fishtown featured in Philadelphia Neighborhoods Project for Temple U

I just came across this post accidentally on the web while searching "Fishtown" on Google:

Philadelphia Neighborhoods Project - Sketches of Fishtown

Melanie Menkevich and Jenn Matusiak came out late last year to interview me for this project run by Temple's journalism school. I was happy to participate, being a Temple grad. Plus, Melanie's brother is a North Catholic student, where I teach and went to high school. So it was an honor.

It was a super rainy and cold day. We originally went to the Milk Crate Cafe to shoot on Girard Avenue. But our plans were halted when a larger film crew came and started shooting at the same time on the same day. So we shot this at my apartment. They ladies were real good sports about it.

There are some video clips that remind me that I have a face for radio. But they were really cool in their story to mention key people like my cousin Sean and Hooker Lynch and stuff.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Sketches of Fishtown # 89 - Fishtown Beer Runners

This one is brought to us courtesy of my buddy David April. Also, I should mention that Brian Potash (of Devilfish Ink) designed the FBR logo. Happy New Year!