Jon Crispin's Notebook

Tom

Posted in Friends, Jon Crispin, People, Uncategorized by joncrispin on 08/05/2017

tom

I am sitting in a local coffee shop working on email and while looking out the window to see how much time I have left on my parking meter, I noticed my pal Tom Schack making a radical 5 point turn in the middle of Amity Street.  I grabbed my camera and took a quick photo before he went into the bank.  That is the Outer Stylie van in the background.

Have a great week, everyone.

Chickens / Transperformance

Posted in Music, Uncategorized by joncrispin on 30/08/2016

chickens!

 I have been seeing these chickens and their mobile home in Hadley for a while now and the light was nice tonight so I stopped.

I passed them as I was driving over to Northampton to see my friend Tom Schack’s band Outer Stylie perform as Talking Heads in the annual Transperformance show at Look Park. It is an annual event that benefits the Northampton Arts Council and is huge fun.

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Outer Stylie

Here’s Tom rocking out dressed as Tina Weymouth.  He is the sweetest guy in the world.

outer stylie

And here’s the full band.  They sounded great!

3 County Fair / Outer Stylie

Posted in county fairs, farm animals, ferris wheels, Music, piglets, pigs, psychedelic bands by joncrispin on 08/09/2015

I went over to Northampton yesterday to catch the end of the 3 County Fair.  My friend Tom Schack’s band Outer Stylie were playing, which was my main reason for going.

Here’s Tom lookin’ good. He is the nicest guy in the world.

I haven’t been to a county fair in a very long time and it was fun to walk around.  This looks like the second place okra winner.

Here’s Henry, a massive Yorkshire Boar.

What a stud!

It is very likely that Henry is responsible for these little guys.

It was very hot and muggy and the ride operators seemed eager to shut things down.  This was the final ride on the Ferris Wheel.  Not quite the London Eye, but still pretty cool.

Tom Schack

Posted in Friends, Music, People, Work by joncrispin on 12/09/2011

In a way, this isn’t really fair.  Tom is always smiling, and this doesn’t really represent who he seems to be.  But I really like this picture. /  I spent part of yesterday morning photographing his band Outer Stylie and it was loads of fun.  Really nice guys.

Tom

Posted in Automobiles, Friends, People by joncrispin on 25/08/2010

One thing I really like about living near a small town is getting to know the people that you see on a regular basis.  Ren’s Mobil is in the center of Amherst and Tom has been pumping gas there for a long time.  When I first met him he was a student at UMASS; now in addition to working at Ren’s, he plays bass in the band Outer Stylie (Psychedelic/Rock/Soul).  It is always great to see him, talk about music, and get some gas.  He is consistently cheerful and totally cool.

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