G. Love and Special Sauce

Until last week, I had never heard of G. Love and Special Sauce. I still couldn’t tell you much about the band except they are a bluesy, hip-hop alternative band and I kind of dug their music a bit when I listened to a few songs this evening. Then I saw some YouTube videos where they sang along with the likes of Tristan Prettyman (here) and Jack Johnson (here)…and, well…they are kind of awesome and I may need to buy a CD.

So where did that name even come from? Well, I honestly am not even sure it relates to the image above, but when I showed it to my buddy Brian Matiash and told him it looked like “Ghoul” to me, he said, “I think it says G Love.”

Well, I think the second letter is more likely an “L” than an “H”, so it may as well be G. Love for all I care. Either way, it’s kind of a weird word to be seen on an old loading dock doorway such as this one. Found in a back alley near Coach & Willy’s in downtown Phoenix last week, I didn’t even see the letters on the door until I started processing the image. Then they kind of stood out to me a bit more.

Also, I processed this image using Phototools and a little bit of Graddad Mike O’s Secret Sauce…Special Sauce…and that’s kind of weird how it related to G. Love on yet another level. Deep stuff. Does your head hurt?

So…I think when stormchasing is in the off-season, urban exploration is slowly becoming my secondary passion. Now I need to get me inside a building.

And listen to some more G. Love baby…mmmhmmmm….

(PS. If you are new to the blog today and coming from the Digital Photography School, I hope you have a look around and check out some of my work! If you are looking for the Backlit Nebraska Storm blog post, it’s right here. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me!)

  • http://brianmatiash.com Brian Matiash

    G- Love all the way! 🙂

    Actually, it does kinda look like ghoul, too.

    What have we done?

  • http://www.joshandchardewey.blogspot.com Char

    yes, G. Love! I like that band, have listened to them for quite some time. Crazy how you didn’t see it until you processed it. Great image either way and what a great introduction to a new taste of music!

  • Mike

    It most likely isn’t either of them, but I’m just glad I found some new music 🙂

    Thank Char!

  • http://www.behindmyeyes.me Jim Denham

    My screen at work is too dark and the letters are barely readable, however, I love the grit of the shot!

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  • http://www.stevebeal.com Steve Beal

    Love the processing – I’m upgrading to the new version of PhotoTools today 🙂

  • http://www.stefanie-hoepner.de Stefanie

    OMG, I’ve been a G. Love fan for years! 🙂 Glad you found out about him and the special sauce. Enjoy! 🙂 Love the processing.

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