Bob Linder Digital Media: Blog http://www.boblinder.com/blog en-us (C) Bob Linder Digital Media blinder@mac.com (Bob Linder Digital Media) Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:31:00 GMT Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:31:00 GMT http://www.boblinder.com/img/s/v-5/u1017716844-o1035921157-50.jpg Bob Linder Digital Media: Blog http://www.boblinder.com/blog 103 120 Jimmy and Lou http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2014/10/jimmy-and-lou Wunderle's words:

"It was the height of the punk rock/new wave craze. The beer cans strewn about the stage floor were thrown at the band at the urging of Wunderle and Lou. Someone, somehow, completely destroyed a toilet that evening. Holly Coffman got hit on the head with a chair and had to get stitches. Fools Face opened and The Symptoms closed. In this photo, left to right: D. Clinton Thompson/guitar and vocals; Ron 'Rongo' Gremp/drums; Jim Wunderle/vocals; Lou Whitney/bass & vocals. Not pictured: Maralie Whitney/keyboards & vocals.
Thompson and Whitney formed The Skeletons and The Morells after the Symptoms. They've also been in bands backing national acts Dave Alvin, Robbie Fulks, Steve Forbert and Syd Straw. Gremp is playing with The Ozark Mountain Daredevils. The Skeletons re-formed in 2011 adding Wunderle.
I found these stocks in the basement of the Legion Hall. I had no idea what the Legionnaires might possibly have used them for. I figured it was some sort of secret ritual. All I knew was I was gonna sing in them.An opportunity like that only comes along once in a lifetime.
It was and remains the craziest gig I've ever played."

– Jim Wunderle Legion Hall 1978 - The SymptomsLegion Hall 1978 - The SymptomsIt was the height of the punk rock/new wave craze. The beer cans strewn about the stage floor were thrown at the band at the urging of Wunderle and Lou. Someone, somehow, completely destroyed a toilet that evening. Holly Coffman got hit on the head with a chair and had to get stitches. Fools Face opened and The Symptoms closed. In this photo, left to right: D. Clinton Thompson/guitar and vocals; Ron 'Rongo' Gremp/drums; Jim Wunderle/vocals; Lou Whitney/bass & vocals. Not pictured: Maralie Whitney/keyboards & vocals.
Thompson and Whitney formed The Skeletons and The Morells after the Symptoms. They've also been in bands backing national acts Dave Alvin, Robbie Fulks, Steve Forbert and Syd Straw. Gremp is playing with The Ozark Mountain Daredevils. The Skeletons re-formed in 2011 adding Wunderle.
I found these stocks in the basement of the Legion Hall. I had no idea what the Legionnaires might possibly have used them for. I figured it was some sort of secret ritual. All I knew was I was gonna sing in them.An opportunity like that only comes along once in a lifetime.
It was and remains the craziest gig I've ever played.
– Jim Wunderle

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blinder@mac.com (Bob Linder Digital Media) http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2014/10/jimmy-and-lou Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:21:48 GMT
Mind's Eye http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2014/10/minds-eye For the second year I am very proud to have worked with the Missouri State Univeristy Office of Publications staff to produce the Mind's Eye publication highlighting research and scholarly activities. The publication staff is a talented group of journalists and designers and the University faculty members are an interesting and dedicated group. From RNA sequencing and nanotechnology to identifying developmental delays in babies by eye-tracking to volcanic activity at the South Pole, the research activities at MSU have been fascinating. I've even learned stuff...

Dr. Wenping Qiu in the vineyard at the MSU Experimental Fruit Station in Mt. Grove, Missouri. Babies who are 3 to 4 months old may look at a new object for as long as eight minutes, learing to process it. In just a few more months, if they develop normally, they scan the object swiftly. 7-month old Hazen Parrish compairs a diagram she has seen before to a new one with added shapes. Using the Tobii eye tracker Dr. Wayne Mitchell and his students can compile information about where she looked, how many times, how long and how rapidly she responed to different areas.

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blinder@mac.com (Bob Linder Digital Media) Chu Eye Linder Minds Missouri Mitchell State University http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2014/10/minds-eye Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:22:35 GMT
Ghost of the Sierra Nevada http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2014/7/ghost-of-the-sierra-nevadas Nothing says the American west like a ghost town and there is probably none better than the old gold mining town of Bodie, California.

 

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blinder@mac.com (Bob Linder Digital Media) http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2014/7/ghost-of-the-sierra-nevadas Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:32:16 GMT
Charlie Haden http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2014/7/charlie-haden I am saddened by the loss of Charlie Haden. I only met him once many years ago but was impressed by his soft-spoken manner and his determination to make the world a better place through music. I met him with with writer Bil Tatum and Bil wrote these worlds:
 
"Perhaps the jazz world's most renowned bass player, Charlie Haden was moving from New York to California in 1979 when he stopped in Springfield to visit his family and sit for photos and an interview about his music and his politics. "It's an ongoing responsibility," he said, "to improve the world with music and make the world a better place for the children..."
 
Haden - whose career began playing country music in his family's band on Springfield radio in the 1940s - had already made a name for 
himself with his association with Ornette Coleman, Keith Jarrett, and the Liberation Music Orchestra and went on to successful collaborations 
with Ernie Watts, Alan Broadbent and Lawrence Marable in Charlie Haden Quartet West and later with Pat Metheny and others.
 
Charlie HadenCharlie HadenPerhaps the jazz world's most renowned bass player, Charlie Haden
was moving from New York to California in 1979 when he stopped in Springfield to visit his family and sit for photos and an interview about his music and his politics. "It's an ongoing responsibility," he said, "to improve the world with music and make the world a better place for the children..."

The musician - whose career began playing country music in his family's
band on Springfield radio in the 1940s - had already made a name for
himself with his association with Ornette Coleman, Keith Jarrett, and
the Liberation Music Orchestra and went on to successful collaborations
with Ernie Watts, Alan Broadbent and Lawrence Marable in
Charlie Haden Quartet West and later with Pat Metheny and others.

In 2011 Haden toured in Europe and released his newest album, "Sophisticated Ladies," with guest artists including Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Renee Fleming and Diane Krall.
 
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blinder@mac.com (Bob Linder Digital Media) Haden Jazz Linder Music Ozarks http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2014/7/charlie-haden Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:38:57 GMT
Oswald's View http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2013/11/oswalds-view In the summer of 1984 I was part of a team of photographers covering the National Republican Convention in Dallas, Texas. Mid-week during the slow part of the day I walked over from the Convention Center to Dealey Plaza and the former Texas Schoolbook Depository, scene of the Kennedy Assassination. At the time there was a small museum on the first floor of the building and I browsed through it. Somehow out of the blue a security guard there asked if I wanted to go to the sixth floor. It took a minute for me to realize if I heard him correctly. "Sure," I said, and so myself and a couple of others who were standing nearby were transported back in time to the nearly empty 6th floor where Oswald fired down on the President. Today there is an exhibit there with the corner of the 6th floor behind glass but at that time the single dusty big room was mostly a few boxes and the old "Texas Schoolbook Depository" sign… and the window. The guard lifted the window open and there before the viewer was the perfect perch to see the gentle curving street below. I just don't know how to describe it except chilling.

 

 

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blinder@mac.com (Bob Linder Digital Media) http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2013/11/oswalds-view Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:26:54 GMT
Scare To Learn 2.0 http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2013/10/scare-to-learn October means it's time for Care To Learn's celebrity challenge, "Scare To Learn." It was a lot of fun making this photograph with the help of make-up artist/actor/director Nathan Shelton to disguise a well know local Springfieldian. Can you guess who it is? Daily cues can be found on the Care To Learn Facebook page.

 

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blinder@mac.com (Bob Linder Digital Media) http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2013/10/scare-to-learn Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:21:38 GMT
Chocolate University call for applications http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2013/9/chocolate-university-call-for-applications

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blinder@mac.com (Bob Linder Digital Media) Africa Chocolate Tanzania University students http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2013/9/chocolate-university-call-for-applications Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:48:37 GMT
Green Mountain http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2013/4/green-mountain The sun just kisses the tops of the hills and the ground fog drifts down the long valley. The warm morning sun makes the new tree buds look more like fall. This hill along U.S. 65 south of Ozark, Missouri always speaks to me. Spring.

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blinder@mac.com (Bob Linder Digital Media) Hills Ozarks Spring landscape mist morning http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2013/4/green-mountain Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:44:01 GMT
That's bunch of credentials http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2013/1/thats-bunch-of-credentials I've been going through a lot of old images recently to put together a retrospective exhibit at Drury University in March. In doing so I've come across a few (and I say a few because I usually threw them away) old media credentials. It's been fun to look through them all.

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blinder@mac.com (Bob Linder Digital Media) http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2013/1/thats-bunch-of-credentials Tue, 01 Jan 2013 21:05:22 GMT
The Texture of Industry http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2012/7/the-texture-of-industry There is something about the industrial process that fascinates me. I enjoy the texture of the objects and seeing skilled people work with tools. The sounds, smells and images all come together to make something special. My new industrial client, Alliance Industries, remanufactures automotive components for one of the "Big Three" automobile companies. 

 

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blinder@mac.com (Bob Linder Digital Media) http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2012/7/the-texture-of-industry Fri, 27 Jul 2012 14:11:52 GMT
Chocolate University in Tanzania http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2012/7/chocolate-university-in-tanzania There are times when looking through the viewfinder when you know you are watching history in the making. When lives are being touched and changed forever.

It happened earlier this month in a simple school building near near the tiny village of Tenende close to the western border of Tanzania in east Africa. Kelsey Esther, a junior at Springfield Central High School demonstrated a laptop to students at Mwaya school, many of which had never seen a computer before. The sound of an electrical generator droned in the background of a school without electricity, plumbing or even glass in the windows.

Twelve amazing Springfield high school students and three from Drury University set up a computer network, recorded health data and began a sustaining food program with the Mwaya PTA (yes they have a PTA and you should see the turnout) that is just the start of something special.

Chocolate University is a community outreach program of Askinosie Chocolate where students are exposed to business and the world beyond their own. The experience is touching lives on both sides of the world. In one short week I witnessed fifteen students change their lives and those of hundreds in Tanzania.

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blinder@mac.com (Bob Linder Digital Media) Africa Charles Chocolate Drury Kyela TZ Tanzania Taylor Tenende University co-operative computer farm school students http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2012/7/chocolate-university-in-tanzania Sun, 15 Jul 2012 10:03:12 GMT
Netting bats at Sequiota Cave http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2012/3/netting-bats-at-sequiota-cave It was really fun to watch Missouri State graduate students net bats at the mouth of Sequiota Cave Monday night. They examined several species but were primarily interested in the endangered Gray bat.

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blinder@mac.com (Bob Linder Digital Media) Gray bat Missouri State University Myotis grisescens Perimyotis subflavus Tricolored Bat bats endangered students http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2012/3/netting-bats-at-sequiota-cave Wed, 28 Mar 2012 08:15:38 GMT
Big water at this year's Missouri Whitewater Championships http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2012/3/big-water-at-this-years-missouri-whitewater-championships This year's event had the most water I have ever seen. Saturday's competition was delayed for four hours to allow the water level to drop a bit. I went to photograph the races with my friend and excellent outdoor photographer, John Dengler. http://denglerimages.com/

It was challenging for even the most experienced paddler. In this photo Kurt Pelzer of Tipton, Iowa, nears the finish line where the most tubulent water made clearing the gates let alone staying upright a real chore.

 

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blinder@mac.com (Bob Linder Digital Media) 2012 Missouri Whitewater Championship Millstream Gardens Saint Francis River canoe kayak paddlers http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2012/3/big-water-at-this-years-missouri-whitewater-championships Mon, 19 Mar 2012 14:06:08 GMT
2011 AP Photojournalism Awards http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2012/2/2011-photojournalism-awards My favorite photo from 2011 was also the judge's favorite. A photo from Arkansas' Glory Hole Falls won first place in the Features catagory in the Associated Press Mo. 2011 Photojournalism Contest.

I'm glad Jessy decided to take that impromtu shower in the falls!

Glory Hole Falls

 

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blinder@mac.com (Bob Linder Digital Media) Arkansas Buffalo River Glory Hole Falls Ozarks National Forest waterfall http://www.boblinder.com/blog/2012/2/2011-photojournalism-awards Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:30:00 GMT