Ray Benson, Director, Truman Capote discussed on The Frame

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Tour. Truman Capote was supposed to be writing. Something for rolling sound never didn't make. He didn't make deadline. Right. Exactly. So I went to two or three cities, and I got to watch Robert Frank work. So in seventy five when Mick Jagger said would you be photographer? I was on board. I really wanted to do it. And I didn't know what I was walking into still very nice. I took my tennis racket with me thinking I was going to anyway, but it was twenty seven cities. And again, I think the underlying story in this show or this work with is headed is what it means to be young photographer and out there and taking pictures now, this you can see it in the earlier work that I thought that if you just become part of what's going on. You can take the best pictures and this almost kill me. I really was almost the death of me because I was really in over my head. And it took me a long time to get off the tour people said, oh, how is the concert? I never heard the concert. I didn't hear the music. I was so concentrating on taking the picture so much. I I never, you know. You know? And then I'll you're at the mercy ETA whoever's in the lighting, and they're all on drugs and his. Whatever I mean, I was just last question. I was talking on the way over here about a novelist. I know who said it's very hard for him to read something that he wrote even a year or two ago because he sees his mistakes and his development. Are you self critical that way as well? Do you look back at early pictures and say I should have done it differently. Or are you really pictures? I mean every day, you know, I was very lucky I had be a fighter as as. An art director of her few years and she had worked at Rolling Stone. And MS and a shoes, you know, this very famous art director from Harper's bazaar. She told me early on that the way you are going to to learn of what to do to go forward is you have to look back, and I took that pretty pretty seriously. And I all along the way I worked on edits, and my work and and done books and stopped at some point the first first one was nine hundred seventy nine hundred ninety twenty years of work. And I went back and looked to the work, and I saw then this work. And I said, oh my gosh. This is really interesting this repechage, you know, it's like I realized what I had sort of lost. You know that I wasn't doing that anymore. Couldn't go back to completely. But you can learn from anything come on the show is great. Thank you, very. Anti LeBron bits exhibit is at the house Ron worth gallery through April fourteenth coming up on the frame. The venerable country swing band asleep at the wheel hits the half century. Mark. Asleep at the wheel has been making country. Western swing music for nearly fifty years at this point. They've carried on a tradition which started in the nineteen thirties longer than the genres creator. Bob, wills the king of western swing? Mary back asleep at the wheel founder Ray Benson. And the band's fiddler and singer Katie shore visited the frame recently to talk about the band's latest album. It's called new routes. It features originals written by both shore and Benson as well. As a few cover songs by guy Clark and Johnny cash unifying. It all is a love for the foundations of American music. My name's Katie short. I'm the female vocalist in fiddle player. I leap at the wheel Benson. And I've lived has been for forty eight years down, so strange paths. With a heart of gold in ways of gentlemen, until the cat is nineteen sixty nine. College and was film director and then decided to play music, I've always played meetings. A child performing played folk music rock and roll jazz. But anything. And I said I wanna start a a American roots. And it plays the music seems to be forgot. Their self thirties forties inspiration on the western side, Bob wills, and it takes playboys and many others mulligan, and then but save deals morphed into over the years has been a fiddle based swing. Here is one of the fillers. And mouth of Trump. And so. I guess my first fiddle contest was probably when I was seven years old and growing up in Texas, my Granddad played the fiddle and used to play for us at home, and I really loved it. And so there was a fiddle community in Fort Worth. And the contest was a part of it. I want one in sixteen when probably will the cabbage down.

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