MIKE GERBER • Devin has called Tom Sutpen’s blog “If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, There’s Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats” the best blog ever, and you can add my voice to the chorus of praise. I’ve been browsing it for years, and find it all the stuff that dreams are made of. Sutpen’s beat is the same 20s to 70s culture I love myself, and while I haven’t listened to the podcast (opinions?) his eye for the odd or arresting or simply beautiful photograph is quite remarkable. This talent particularly comes through in cases where the subject is over-exposed; as with Sutpen’s series on The Beatles, “Moptops In Action.”
My guess for the photo at left—shared by one of Sutpen’s commenters—is that Paul’s recording the gunshots for “Oh Woman Oh Why,” the B-side to “Another Day.” He doesn’t seem like the shooting-range kind of guy and, well, the beard gives it away.