Lost in the shuffle of taking all those pics at Doral and the Pro Bowl is my disappointment with the Kodak ZI8. As a handheld HD video camera, it does what I ask. As you can see in the video below, it’s pretty clean and easy to watch… and definitely easy to carry around. The video is from the NFL Tailgate before the Pro Bowl. The band is called The Flutie Brothers and, if you look at the person playing the drums, you might notice someone by the name of Doug Flutie.
My disappointment with the Zi8 is the pictures. Only about 1/3 of the pics I took were clean enough to keep and upload. Part of it is the fact that there’s no flash, so night pics aren’t going to be clean. Then, when you press the button on the back to take a pic, it’s shakes, causing some blurred pics. I refuse to blame my own shaky hands for the blurry pictures . So, on rare occasions I’ll be able to take just the Zi8 with me, but will mostly likely be forced to make a decision when heading out if I wan to take my point and shoot camera, the video camera, or both.
btw – this is my first video upload on YouTube and, hopefully, not my last.
Last night I got to do something for the first time, see the Dave Matthews Band live at the Pepsi Center here in Denver. They were great, I didn’t sit down from the second they entered the stage until they finished the encore.
I’ve been a DMB fan for over 10 years now. It all started at some point in college. I probably wasn’t sober when I first became a fan. DMB always seemed to be on the stereo during our beer pong tournaments or at the bar. The 3 CD set from their live concert at Central Park has been in my car for the past few years. I have a 6 CD changer in the car and the other 3 slots are rarely used.
DMB made a name for themselves as a tour band in the early to mid 90′s and are known for their live concerts. They didn’t disappoint last night mixing in some older music with some new. It’s great how they’re able to bring together so many diverse instruments to create a rock band. Dave Matthews seemed to enjoy every minute of the act. Other than Dave, the violinist (Boyd Tinsley) is unbelievable and had a couple of great solo’s. He’s able to bring to life the same sound I hear on their CD’s. I’m still trying to figure out who was pictured on his T-shirt. Jeff and I think it was a young Al Pacino.