Thursday, July 22, 2010

Black Leather Days......

Once upon a time.....what seems like forever ago, though it really is not, I used to do a variety of modeling. And I enjoyed it and in this case, the young photographers I had the opportunity to work with, getting them accustomed to live models. (and believe me, I was very lively then!)


This is a shoot I did with a group at a tech school (an adult evening class), thus the difference in color and saturation of photos. That blue bass is the one I let get away....*sigh*....it had a fast neck and the most wonderful pickups for harmonics! How I loved it......man, could it sing. I have a different one to take it's place, but this one was special. It was the perfectly balanced, perfectly constructed, most wonderful piece of Fender Jazz Bass history I have owned.


I will always be glad that I have the pics I do from this session, though after scanning and resizing, they do not have the quality of the originals.
What fun!
And how I loved those kid leather pants! YOWZA BABY!!! Like a skeleton slipping into it's skin! LOL!!!! (seriously, get out the cooking spray and the slide me into them....)


Some of the students really caught the essence of *me*...the photo above was one I was fond of though the lighting was a bit harsh. (where was gaussian blur then???LOL!!!) I like the highlights on the tuner keys......yeah, it's a bass player thing.


This is another that lost quite a bit in reducing the size to post so that it would not take up all my free storage.....try clicking and see if it is any better.


I was always fond of this, taken as an off-camera moment....photo floods are sooooo hot, especially when you are wrapped in a cow! HA! My expression seems to be one of *get the shot and let me move....*


This is by far my favorite; I think I had posted it on Face Book once, or maybe it was here...who knows, I can't remember...and Tristan said I looked like a Punk Madonna. (as in the religious one and NOT the singer...*ahem*) That was about the highest compliment I could get! :-) I always liked the fact that the cross I had worn that evening really showed; it was one Gary purchased for me when he was TDY in England.


Toward the end of the shoots, there was always wind down time, and I was sick of smiling and hot and needed to powder down. But sometimes a gem like this would come along.....however, usually.......I was like everyone else at the end of a hard days work.


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   
LOL!!!!
As an aside, it took two men to help me up from this shot. The combination of nose-bleed stilettos and skin tight drawers made me much like a bug stuck on it's back. There I lay, saying "Get me up, please!!!!"
I cannot wait until Fall, when I can don my leather jacket and gloves, my Doc Martens or Harley boots and go out into the brisk air! I treasure the cool mornings and nippy evenings, the scent that is sweet in the air as the leaves begin to turn, and everything in the world is right again.
Thanks for coming along for a laugh.....this old school punk misses the days of late concerts and playing so loud I half deafened myself, of beating the hell out of my bass and the amazing calm the sound vibration sent through the whole of your body.
I miss my music much.
Alas, we move on.
Have a good one...some fun...some laughs...just don't get stuck!

Pax....

69 comments:

Marilyn said...

WOW.....There is another side to Anne!! (The dark mysterious...)
Great Photos!!
Have a Wonderful Day!!
Love,
Marilyn

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

(she smirks..)

Yes Marilyn! I am a woman of many mysterious sides!
Especially at the moment when I have a lot more *side* than I did then! LOL!!!
HAve a good one!

XXOO!!
Anne

Ces said...

AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!! HUBBAHUBBAHUBBBAHUBBBBA!!! You were not kidding. I can imagine those leather pants. Like the support stockings we used in nursing school - except your pants look much cooler and come to think of it, we did not wear stiletto shoes.

Do you know why they are called stilettos? A stilettos is an Italian knife or dagger. Yes, those shoes could kill; the man lusting at the woman or the woman breaking her neck from falling.

These are great. You are SOOOOO VERSATILE!!! Marilyn is right, another side to you! What else is next? I can't wait. There is so much to you, but the best part - you are truly wonderful, mental-ninja, stimulating, kind, wonderful, loving friend!!!

YEAH!

Ces said...

I forgot! You and Deborah should have a photo shoot together!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Well Ces!!!

What kind of nurses were they training??? I thought they all wore those sexy white stockings and high heel with a shorter skirt...to keep the patients HAPPY!!! (think, leaning over the bed of some old dude!) Ah-hahahahaha!!!
I have many side....
I figure the world can only handle SO MUCH at once!
I do still have the pants, jacket and shoes.
And yes, those are a pair you could drill a heel into someone's head and do damage! (I've never fallen out of a pair...low heels however...)

XXOO!!!
Leather-Chick

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

OMG Ces....do you think a photographer could handle Deb and I both at the same time???? :D

XXOO!!
A.

Susie Jefferson said...

Wow! Woman, you are DANGEROUS! Wowza, hubba hubba and all that stuff. I'm not surprised you treasure these - I'd have them all blown up really large, and on my bedroom wall!

Ces said...

Hubbahubba for him. He better have a brown paper bag handy in case he hyperventilates. Can you imagine Deb and you then? Anyone would have been lost in all those legs! Okay. I shall refrain from writing too many details. I can't believe I forgo coffee for this. I am pouring myself a cup.

Good morning! I just stopped by at Deborah's! She is saving lives over there!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Susie!

Hey, now, theres a thought!!! And would be easier than painting too! HAHAHA!!!!
I'll tell GAry he can foot the bill.... <:)

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Ces,

Debs legs are longer than mine. asked her once where she got jeans, what her inseam was....and that was how I discovered someone actually has longer legs!
HA! The photographer! Better have an iron will!!!
Yes, I read her blog last evening....oh my. What a girl.
Need coffee....

XXOO!!
Anne

Janet Ghio said...

Such fun to see the photos!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Janet,

Can you spell *HAM*????
LOL!!!
It was a delightfully fun part of my life. Up until the hip transplant--or whatever you want to call it--I still did ramp modeling for charity fundraisers. I am hoping to get back to being able to do that....maybe!

XXOO!!
Anne

Silke said...

Lordy, Anne! I'm mopping my brow and feeling like a tiny wallflower next to gorgeous, stiletto'ed you! My goodness!! That outfit and the guitar! Yowza!! Ok, might have to spice up my life a big - I feel too tame after looking at this... You go, girl!! Love, Silke

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Silke!

I think it is time for "Silkie & her Powers" to take center stage!!! :D Yes???
Oh....I loved that bass. That was the best I ever owned. I have a couple of good ones now (hands are so bad I really cannot *play* but occasionally make noise!) but they are not the same.
I miss it!
Now, go get those feather fans or something! LOL!!! ;)

XXOO!!
Anne

yoborobo said...

Anne - what is wrong with me that this is EXACTLY have I have always pictured you? Okay, I pictured tatts, too, but these pics are truly my mental image of you. :)) You da bomb, girl. xoxox! Pam

PS My word vert is 'zookee' as in "Anne is one rockin' zookee girl!"

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Nothin' wrong Pam! I do have a tatt---it's just not where it shows!!!
Zookee Girl---I like that!!! Yeeeeaaaaahhhhhh...... >:)
LOL....this is me, as much as the other calmer pics....but this is me inside the most, I suppose!

XXOO!!
Zookee Grrrrrrrrl

audrey said...

You ROCK, Anne!!!
♥ audrey

Georgina said...

Black letha and metal...holy moly, woman!! These are great pics of you and what a display!! I never did any posing in school during my college days, I just did live model drawing...neeked as bluejays. My fav was this middle age African-American woman...an absolute beauty...great fun to draw her. Then there was Speedy Gonazles...I think I told you about him...if not, remind me next time we talk.

You are definitely a friend to the camera...wonderful, Anne...these are great!!

Love ya,
G

Sympathy For The Devil said...

hello?
i kinda need my leather pants back...

Sympathy For The Devil said...

oh but you can have the stiletto, its okay!
i just got some new ones from Manolo Blahnik.

i think all Grandewitch's friends are very funny :D

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh Audrey...

I ♥LUV♥ you!!!!
I used to rock...seriously.
Now my shape is mostly *roll*....AH-HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!


XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Georgina....

I have not heard about Speedy---and I will DEFINITELY be looking forward to THAT story! LOL!
I'll have my rescue inhaler handy!!! :D

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Lil Devil....

I would send them but they are like wallpaper.
I have to keep up my image as the resident Wild Woman. I think the Grandewitch expects that from me, as we must keep her laughing! :D
Glad you stopped by....yes, we are all humorous.....or crazy.
I am not sure which!

XXOO!!
Anne

Jan said...

Hello! Picking myself up off the floor where I fell when I was blown away by these photos! I want to see you in this outfit holding your scythe!! You would draw people in while simultaneously scaring them away! Oh for the days, glad we lived them, I'll never be in that kind of shape again, thank goodness for photos!!

Rock On Anne!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Jan....

Jan?

JAN!!!!
(throws smelling salts in the air abundantly...)
Oh good, you're there now! LOL!!!
Yes, if only I had had the scythe with me that night! I actually need a new shiny one---for photo ops only, of course! :D
Yeeeeaaaaaah, I want to see me in that outfit again too. Got a shoehorn and some axel grease? It might happen....
And then again.....
LOL!!!
Thank heavens for photos! ;)

XXOO!!
Anne

Jan said...

I could still wear my outfit (posing bikini) but it would not be a pretty sight! People would run in fear of a different sort!

Ha, my vert word is haftome! Have to, me?

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

OMGosh--today is the day for the funny Vert Words! LOL!!
I think that one is appropriate for any of us at this point;
"Have to.....me????"
LOL!!!
yes you have to.
Go put it on. >:)
I don't think I still own a bikini.
If I do, I am sure it would be considered cruel and unusual punishment! HAHAHAAH!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Karen S said...

Oh man -- you were hot! Oh wait...I do remember the scythe pics -- you're still hot! Makes me want to stop eating pizza and ice cream so I can fit into my leatha jacket -- maybe in time for fall...

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Karen,

I vote for the *in time for Fall* thing!
Summer just really does a number on the old appetite; I have not eaten like I should.
But there is that lovely Schott motorcycle jacket waiting for me....and I better lose a few inches.... :)

XXOO!!
Anne

*Ulrike* said...

Always had this thought that you were a hot mama!!! Probably still are, but as my daughter would say we won't go there!!! Man, and I thought that I wore super high heels when I was young, but you got me beat!!
I enjoyed looking at all of the photos, and Anne, you still look pretty much the same!
Take Care,
Ulrike

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I've got to tell you Ulrike, those heels were wicked! I have a couple of other pair like them; they never used to bother me! LOL!!!
Of course, that could be why I have some knee issues now!
It was fun sharing...ah yes...US, in the day! :D

XXOO!!
Anne

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Anne,
"YOU SEXY THING"
Great shots and looks like sooo much fun!

Why do you miss your music?
Hugs,
Anna

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Anna,

Basses are notoriously heavy. The weight of the wood gives the deep, lush tone. But having that hanging on a strap around your neck, with migraine issues and then arthritis in my hands, makes it almost impossible to play anymore.
I was very good; the guys at the music store where I hung were trying to get me in bands after a couple of lessons (I have a good ear for bass...it was just a natural thing).
But the reality of joint issues has prohibited me from playing like I used to. And I do so miss it.
BUT!!! I have the wonderful memories! (and good friends here!)

XXOO!!
Anne

The Garden Bell said...

I knew it... You are and always were one crazy, classic, Rock n' Roll lady. What a delightful postings. LOL - at the shoes in the last one.... Stilettos, my friend....and why do we have back problems now... he-he....

So glad to have stopped by. Been racking my brain over in blogger with those new design templates. Centering the header took like for ever.... HTML code change...wow, I actually am editing code now.

Toodles,
Kate

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Kate!

Hey, you know I have problems with some of those new blogger templates loading? I refuse to give up my old one....wonder if they were trying to get us to not have so much *stuff*....LOL!!! Like that would work with women!
Yep, that's me...but you guessed it when I was suggesting songs for the CDs you burned! :)
I miss the mosh pit.
I miss being able to wear heels that high!
And no, the back was from wrestling the fallen tree and numerous other *work-related* adventures! ha!
Glad you came by...clears the brain, eh?

XXOO!!
Anne

Sandy said...

wHOA! Those are some sexy shots. You look marvelous. Wow, it's amazing to go back and see the younger "we". You rock.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

You know Sandy, it wasn't *that* long ago, but I am not sure I have the shots dated, so it makes it iffy to remember!
Of course, I forget what I'm doing anyway....LOL!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Gloria said...

Anne...I always knew you were a leather type gal. After seeing you as Scythe Woman, I had a feeling there was a little more we needed to know about you and now we know. You are not just Scythe Woman, you are Black Leather Woman!! But I always knew you were holding something back. Listening to your sexy music prompted me to think a little more of what it is that makes you the classy woman you are and now I know. Sometimes you have to resort to the Scythe and other times it's Black Leather time. Yep, your good to go. :)) Very nice pictures Anne. You are a very beautiful woman. Thanks for ahem..."enlightening" us. :DD

Ces said...

I just heard Rod Stewart sing i=on the radio "If you want my body, and you think I am sex, come on baby, tell me so."

Well, I think you are sexy!

Hummanahummana!
Danf! All of a sudden my erector pili have have been stimulated. Oh that's right! I just ate a bowl of peach ice cream!

Good night. Tsup!

marianne said...

look at you! confirming my theory (which doesn't always hold true) that the bass player is generally the coolest one in the band :)rock on!

Jan said...

That Ces, what a kill! Too cold for ice cream here. But she's right, you too sexy for those shoes....

hey, we do our best;-D

Ces said...

These photos -
better "lift-me-up" than coffee,
better candy than gummi bears,
better cake than chocolate fondant,
better bread than Hawaiian sweet rolls,
better ice crean flavor than pea... peac...peach...
sorry Anne, i will keep the peach ice cream but I STILL LOVE YOU!!! TSUP!!!

Ces said...

Hiw come my comments immediately posted?

Ces said...

Like the two above...

Ces said...

and again
HOT LINK

Ces said...

HOT LINK!!!

Ces said...

VERY HOT LINK!!!

Ces said...

SIZZLING LINK!!!

Ces said...

SCORCHING LINK!!!

Ces said...

Okay sweet, gotta go now. Thanks for letting me play. TSUP!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

LOL!!!!
Oh you people are TOOOO funny!
I had turned off comment ver. because I knew I could not get to these today--busy--then blogger would not let me post to my own comments! ACK!
I am so angry!!!!
HAve fun Ces---you can have a free-for-all!!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Christine's Beadworks said...

Wowzy, wow, wow....Great pictures Anne, you are an amazing woman, the students must have been in heaven during this photo shoot.

Karen S said...

Sigh -- I had pizza for breakfast today. But I'll stay for the whole zumba class tonight!

It will make you crazy if you don't play music. --ask me how I know...

studio lolo said...

Oooh, I'm late to this shindig!! Relatives are here from germany so my hours are getting filled.

Wow!! Great photos and outfit..holy moly! I remember looking that good a while back...:(

My favorite photo is the 3rd from the bottom. Very nice.

And I had no idea you played bass! I do love that electric blue guitar.

Nice stroll down memeory lane Anne ;)

xoxo
lolo

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Blogger was toying with me again....grrrrrr!!!!!
Yes, the bass player IS the coolest one in the band! (DH plays guitar so I am whispering that...heehee!)
OMG---you all are tooooo funny!
Hugs to everyone, and leave it to CES to put in the hotlinks.
Naughty girl! >:D
Now I am off to the mundane world of pick up and put away and unearthing things from the basement studio I need in the UPSTAIRS studio, even for a short while.....
I'm around.
Just working.

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Yeah Lolo, we're just having a little party here! hahaha!!!
That one you mentioned is my fave too, though usually I feel more like the bottom pic! HA!
Off to be the domestic warrior-woman. OY.

XXOO!!
Anne

Deborah said...

OMGosh OMGosh OMGosh, HOT HOT HOT. I am madly in love with you, Anne!!! Why did I not know you played bass? Doc Martens???? Oh you wild wild thing. **head spins and pops off** OOoooooooo we should have a history day post, every one dig out the old shots. FUN! I love this Anne. You are fabulous. **kisses** Deb

Deborah said...

Yes. A photo shoot of us together. And just for good measure, we'll bring in Bad Alice. She is tiny though. We will have to put her in platform shoes and stand her on a box. Legs. We will do leg shots. OOOoooooo I shall get out my toe shoes!!!YES. YIPPEE. I knew I was saving them for something. I will be wearing my Black Market leggins though... Does your Gary bow down before you each morning? He should! ♥♥♥ Deb

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

(sighs and demurely rolls eyes)
Why thank you Deborah Darling!!!
I love you too. We are HOT BABES, and I don't mean the weather!
I guess I never mentioned the bass?
Hmmmmmmm.....slipping in my dotage!
Yes, I want to see a pic of you as a dancer!!!!

TSUP!
XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

In reply to your second comment Deb, yes we SHOULD have Bad Alice too!
The secret is having her further out front, then our long legs even up with her!
But she should still wear platforms; she HAS to be Bad Alice! ;)
And I do have him trained to bow....LOL!!!

TSUP!
A.

Robbie said...

LOVE IT..LOVE IT...LOVE IT!!! What a joy you were and still are!!! The best post yet!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Robbie, I have had so much fun with everyone with this post, I don't want it to be over!!!!
How many laughs we have had, and then of course the realization of the body *in the present*---HAHA!!!
It has been fun.
But it is because The good people who come here are fun! ;D

XXOO!!
Leather Grrrrrrrrllll hahahahaha!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I really do not know who had more fun...you as the beautiful model or the wonderful students. You made me smile inside and out. Have a great weekend! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Ces said...

Is that a real tattoo?

Silke said...

Good morning, gorgeous!! I see you are still decked out in leather having fun with your bass! That's how it should be!! Enjoy your day!! TSUP!!! Silke

Ces said...

Hey good lookin'!
What you got cookin?
Nice music!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Okay, I missed some comments...well, it is so hot I am missing A LOT!!! HAHAHA!
Yes, I have a real tattoo. The one in the photo is not it. I would not pull my pants down so it would show! ;D
It is too hot to cook.
I am too hot to cook.
I am just TOO HOT! LOL!!!
TSUP!!!

Anne....Leather goddess....

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Well. I'm off the computer for a couple of days and what happens while I'm gone but a hawt mama with a sexy blue geetar comes forth. Wow! As for those shoes - I could never attempt to totter in those - I'd be getting nosebleeds for sure. Yipes!

Ces said...

Today is Sunday
Maybe you will pray
And later on you will play
So we will all be gay
Unless another storm drives you away
Which to my dismay
Makes the lines all awry
I will not hear you sigh
But maybe later by and by
We will be able to say a proper goodbye
or hello
while I eat jello?

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