Welcome to the new NickCaito.com!

For quite some time now I've been hearing from friends and colleagues that I need to start blogging. For a while I did- for the Hartford Courant, as their primary music writer and blogger.

Here I'd like to continue writing about music, but adding in some other things I love, namely food and cameras.

Together these subjects make up about 80% of my waking hours. Why not make it 90%?

So we have Cameras, Cooking, and Chords.

Photographing The Flaming Lips and Spiritualized at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT 15 July, 2013

Cameras: I'll talk about the work I'm doing, the situations around a particular shoot, and even what went wrong or what could be changed next time. Everything is a learning experience, and that's something I'd love to share.

Cooking: Making food amounts to more than creating sustenance. It's a way to unwind, create a distraction from work, or treat others to something delicious. Though coming entirely from Italian ancestry, I primarily cook Indian and Asian foods. The cuisines can seem pretty intimidating, so I'll try to show a few experiments and give some tips. A big chunk of my work also involves writing about food, so I'll share some of those pieces too.

Chords: Like so many people, music has been a huge part of my life. I've been lucky enough to interview and photograph some fantastic acts over the years, and intend to keep doing so. I'll share concert reviews, live photos, and anything else music-related.

Using my carbon steel knife for the first time to make a favorite recipe, banana curry.

Thanks for reading!