I managed to get around to some long overdue site updates and maintenance this weekend, and now have some treats for your viewing pleasure.
A new set of photos called Procession of Saints which were taken this weekend in Bella Vista (in South Philadelphia) during the Bella Vista Festa. The Procession of Saints is a parade of sorts where a throng of churchgoers hoisting large wooden statues of saints are led through the streets by a marching band. What’s more, people are invited to pin monetary donations to the statues for prayers and such. This was truly a odd spectacle to behold and even more fun one to document. I am told this stuff goes on in Italy just about every weekend.
I have also updated my portfolio with some new projects. First up is Sideshow, which you may have already seen. If not you can read more about it here. Second is the Funk Brothers microsite promoting the release of the Funk Brothers documentary DVD and subsequent live show last week. The Funk Brothers are the studio band responsible for some of the greatest songs of all time. More on that here. Lastly, something new I have been wanting to try, displaying some designs that were shot down or retired early, Unselected Designs, vol 1. It always bugs me when I design something I really like and it never sees the light of day. No more! This is where my good, rejected, designs go to die.
Finally, I have installed Jay Allen’s much ballyhooed MT plugin, Blacklist. Thanks to Jay’s work, my site has blocked over 30 spam comments in the last 3 days. Jay has said he plans on porting Blacklist over to MT 3.0. Considering I have heard that people have still gotten spam comments in 3.0 (even with TypeKey), the day Jay updates Blacklist will probably mark the day when I will make the jump over. Until then, I can’t help but feel a bit bad for all of the penis enlargement pills that will go unsold.