John Doe and the Orbs

John Doe, co-founder the of LA punk band, X, sang to a full house at the Bisbee Royale last night after Michael Blake’s talk about writing Dances with Wolves.

The orbs were as numerous as the audience who gathered to hear John Doe’s acoustic country-folk-punk songs of love and anguish.

The orbs hovered intently to not miss a word from John Doe, an actor as well as musician, who has appeared in the TV show Roswell, and movies Road House, Great Balls of Fire, and Boogie Nights, to give you a selection of his acting career.

One thing I’ve noticed about orbs is they really light up for performers who can belt out at song. Although I presume their ability to listen closely as a descriptive device, they do seem to respond to strong vibrations.

Sometimes the flash doesn’t go off and the orbs remain invisible. But the show does go on thanks to John Doe who still performs with the bands X, and The Knitters, writing and co-writing songs that earned Record of the Year from Rolling Stone for X’s Wild Gift.

For those of you who are new to this blog or would like to revisit the explanation as to what orbs are, this might be of help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/closeup-on-orbs/

Dances with Wolves meets Orbs

Meet Michael Blake who wrote Dances with Wolves while he was living in Bisbee, Arizona.

Michael Blake was onstage this evening at the Bisbee Royale showing us posters of some of his books. He has a powerful presence that intrigued the orbs.

Here is what we can see with our eyes. With digital flash the next photo will let us see beyond the narrow spectrum we are accustomed to:

Michael Blake has won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay, the Golden Globe award for best screenplay, the Eleanor Roosevelt award for work with minorities, The Animal Protection Institute’s Humanitarian of the Year award, and the Americanism Award from the Air Force Sergeants Association, to name just a few highlights of the many honors he has received.

This is what I love about Bisbee, you simply can’t make assumptions about people merely by glancing at them.  Oftentimes they are true gems whose lives extend far beyond our little border town.

For those of you who are new to this blog or would like to revisit the explanation as to what orbs are, this might be of help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/closeup-on-orbs/

Orbs Above Politics

Most people had already voted, but the polls were still open this evening in Bisbee, Arizona. Orbs waited in expectation.

Although staying above politics, the orbs lit up for the cheers of the crowd at the Bisbee Royale on election night 2012.

The race was close and no one was quite sure how it would turn out.

Orbs kept their opinions to themselves.

However, for the first time in my hundreds of photos of orbs, I found a golden orb.

Suddenly we had a projected win and the crowd was on its feet.

The orbs grew large with radiant excitement.

Babes in arms filled the dance floor.

The small town of Bisbee became one with the mass of political supporters throughout the United States.

President Barack Obama wins the re-election and even an orb gave a squiggle of delight.

For those of you who are new to this blog or would like to revisit the explanation as to what orbs are, this might be of help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/closeup-on-orbs/

Orbs Glide Room Waiting

What happens when there is no band to excite the orbs? Just like us they continue to exist.

This stage has served many purposes. It was once the focal point for a church congregation.

The inside of the Bisbee Royale building was completely remodeled in 2011-12, but years of good vibes remain.

Long after the church sold the building it was the place for Bisbee to create theater.

You have probably been wondering about all those orbs. Are they just a result of theater lighting? This is what the stage looks like when my flash doesn’t go off. The colors are richer, the image isn’t as grainy and low contrast. If I wasn’t questing for orbs, I certainly wouldn’t be taking flash photographs.

Here is the same angle with flash. As I’ve mentioned before, Dr. Miceal Ledwith, co-author of The Orb Project, thinks that the orbs are revealed by a florescence by which the flash excites something in the orbs which makes them flash back at the camera. Brilliant sunlight can sometimes have the same effect.

But it’s night-time, and I was taking way too many flash photographs of the Andy T Band featuring Nick Nixon. Just couldn’t help myself. So, I stepped outside to break the grip of attraction and see if any orbs were on the loose in town.

I’ve shown a picture of the Bisbee Royale’s box office before, can’t remember if it was painted the last time I photographed the building. The white globe on the side really is a light bulb. However, that isn’t the moon or a star or a street lamp high up on the left.

For those of you who are new to this blog or would like to revisit the explanation as to what orbs are, this might be of help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/closeup-on-orbs/

Orbs Gather for Andy T Band featuring Nick Nixon

I wandered into the sound check of the Andy T Band of Nashville, Tennessee this evening while questing for orbs.

Markey, the female backup singer, is already an orb enthusiast.

Friends and family of the band amused themselves playing “catch the orb” while we waited for the show to start.

Sound check had the orbs interested, but when Nick Nixon, formerly of the New Imperials, took center stage, the orbs turned up their wattage.

The band has been crisscrossing Arizona for a few weeks and are homeward bound for a day in Nashville.

They obviously enjoy working together. And their music brought out the best in orbs.

I must admit that every time I got an extra-large luminous orb in my camera I showed it off to friends in the audience. Can’t help but share the joy of orbs with each and everyone!

I gave up my rule about only one flash per song. There are too many choice moments to see how the orbs are reacting to the music.

Nick Nixon trained to sing opera when he left high school, which he had to unlearn when he took up rhythm and blues. But, man, he can really light up an orb when he lets loose with his full-bodied vocals.

To learn more about this Chicago, Texas, New Orleans, Blues, and R&B band whose hometown is in Nashville, Tennessee you can find them on Facebook listed under Andy T – Nick Nixon Band. The Andy T Band also has a website:http://www.andytband.com/Music.htm  This will direct you to their Facebook page where you’ll get to hear some soul-stirring, wish you were there, music.

Thanks to the Andy T Band: Andy T – guitar, Nick Nixon – vocals and guitar, Larry Van Loon – keys, Bill Blois – bass, Jim Klinger – drums, Markey – backup vocals.

And, thanks to Shawnee Hicks, sound engineer for the Bisbee Royale.

For those of you who are new to this blog or would like to revisit the explanation as to what orbs are, this might be of help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/closeup-on-orbs/

Not Halloween Orbs

There’s something about a full moon on Halloween that makes me stay home. Even though there’s a hot and exciting band playing a short stride downhill from my house.

So, I looked in my files for another costumed night at the Bisbee Royale and found these men dressed in red and looking for their own hot night on the town.

I hope you all stayed safe and are recovering from the storm.

For those of you who are new to this blog or would like to revisit the explanation as to what orbs are, this might be of help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/closeup-on-orbs/

Incendio Incites Orbs at Bisbee Royale

The orbs were with Incendio playing at Arizona’s Bisbee Royale on Friday, October 26, 2012

Artists and musicians in the attentive crowd were mesmerized by the latin-guitar-world fusion groove that Incendio lay down with haunting passion.

It was a night of enthusiastic response to intricate rhythms and guitar riffs.

Bisbee belly dancers joined the band for the second half of the show.

The orbs gave full approval of the band and dance combo.

Once again the Bisbee Royale lit up the universe with an otherworldly fusion of music and orbs.

Thanks to Jean-Pierre Durand, Liza Carbe, Jim Stubblefield, and Nicole Falzone of Incendio.

Sloane Bouchever, proprietor and general manager of Bisbee Royale.

For those of you who are new to this blog or would like to revisit the explanation as to what orbs are, this might be of help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/closeup-on-orbs/