On this site, I posted a picture (almost) every day, from December 3, 2010 to December 3, 2011. Only 16 days during that period are without pictures. All but two pictures were taken on the day of the post. Sometimes the daily picture represented the day in a larger way; sometimes it was just a picture. Since I posted so often, some pictures are more interesting than others.

After one year of posting a daily picture, I posted pictures less frequently - whenever I had something worth sharing.

After two years of more casual posting, I decided to once again post a daily (or almost daily) picture in 2014.

I'm not a photographer, and most of these pictures were taken with an inexpensive digital camera. A few were taken with a cellphone camera. Click on any picture for a larger view.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Record Sleeve

When I was twelve and had just taken up the saxophone, my mom brought home a jazz record for me - Budd Johnson's Ya! Ya! on the Argo label - because it had a picture of Johnson and his saxophone on the cover. I was disappointed; I would have rather had a rock record at the time. But I listened to the album and enjoyed it, and pored over the inner sleeve, which was covered with pictures of other Argo albums. These fascinated me. I didn't know many of the names, but they seemed "important," and it turns out that many them were important in the jazz world. In any case, I knew that I wanted to hear as much of this music as possible. I now have (on LP or CD) over a fourth of the albums pictured here, plus many from the other side of the sleeve.

Jazz lovers should click to enlarge the picture - see how many of these you have.

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