Photographic Melodie’s Best Rhymes, Reviews, and Interesting Tidbits of 2018

Article & photos by Melodie Yvonne

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (January 1, 2019) – 2019 is here, but I’m kind of sad to say goodbye to 2018. Check out Photographic Melodie’s top 10 concert reviews, interesting tidbits, and rhyming & lyrics of 2018, and share your favorites with me in the comments!

Top 10 Concert Reviews of 2018

*top 10 is based on views during 2018 not publish date

1. Upchurch The Redneck A Full House At Lafayette Theater

2. American Idol Live Enchants Indianapolis

3. Gypsy Road Leads to Vogue for Night Songs With Tom Keifer

4. The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band An Extraordinary Black Friday Extravaganza

5. David Allan Coe Classic At Lafayette Theater

6. Blind Melon Dazzles Denver

7. Guster a Glorious Musical Gala at The Vogue

8. Easton Corbin Phenomenal At Lafayette

9. Jomberfox Hypnotizes HI-FI with Recent Record Release

10. Jason Wells and Friends A Phenomenal Festival of Music

Top 10 Interesting Tidbits of 2018

*top 10 is based on views during 2018 not publish date

1. A Community Divided After Attack On Theater

2. The Men Behind the Music at the Lafayette Theater

3. The Legendary Legacy of Shannon Hoon

4. Photo Gallery – The Beaux’ Stratagem @ Purdue Theatre 2-14-2018

5. Ariane Cyusa Spreads Love Through Spoken Word

6. Visual Snow, the Film Grain Over the Universe

7. Studio 37 Ready to Ride Life’s Sound Waves

8. Photo Gallery – Clybourne Park @ Purdue Theatre 4-11-2018

9. Sunday Service at CityLife Serves Solace

10. One Pizza to Rule them All

Top 10 Rhyming & Lyrics of 2018

*top 10 is based on views during 2018 not publish date

1. Seed Guzzler Part Six Feet Under the Bridge: The Trip Trapping Troll

2. Lost Human Race

3. Maybe

4. Taste Life

5. Hurry

6. Something to Tell You

7. Cold Concrete Home

8. I Just Get Addicted to Things

9. A Melodie’s Prayer

10. Yours Everlong

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne Ramey, owner, editor, & contributor at Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the young age of 5, and was immediately hooked. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos.

Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Hoosier photographer Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up with photography and listening to amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when they hear the music. She wanted to help people SEE the music by capturing every magical moment of concerts that she could only dream about as she gazed into music magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to even being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning, a collection of poetry, in 2011, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens, her first photo book. Melodie currently acts as publisher, editor & lead contributor at Photographic Melodie and does freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and artists.

Melodie says, “I started out with a Tweety bird camera and a dream and I never let go. I will always love photography and the vessel it has given me to share the images of my heart and mind with the world. I have found that every single person on this earth visualizes the world in very different ways. Some people are optimists, some are pessimists. Some people are daydreamers, and others keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. Photography allows me to show some of these different visualizations. It allows the rationalist to see that it’s okay to dream, it can show the monsters hidden in the dark, and it can show even the saddest of people that there is still joy in the world.”

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