We are in our second day of the great Midwest Polar Vortex. I’ve honestly never heard of a polar vortex before, but it’s kind of a cool name. And really, something that’s allowing me to stay home from work for the second day in a row can’t be all that bad. My boss called last […]Read More The Polar Vortex…not like other vortexes
The last twenty four hours I’ve thought a lot about friendships. You go through life and create many friendships. Some are tried and true, while others are great while they last but eventually fade. I have a very small handful of friends that I’ve known and loved since childhood. I would do anything for these […]Read More Nineteen Years
Yeah, I know. It’s THAT time of the year where everyone looks back on the past year’s failures and wishes them away with a New Year’s resolution. “I’m too fat. I’m gonna lose 30 lbs.” “I drink too much. I’m gonna quit drinking!” “I’m gonna stop smoking in 2014. That’s my resolution!” Yeah, well let […]Read More Resolutions? We don’t need no stinking resolutions!
Technically my week-long sabbatical from work is over. It’s Friday evening, 6:38pm to be exact, and this would now be considered just another Friday night. But fear not, I’m not letting technicalities bring me down. No way, pal. The big cold shoulder from Mother Nature is on it’s way, and she’s making it extra cold. […]Read More Ole. Okay?
I think I’d read the name Steve Reich recently, that’s why I’m writing what I’m writing at this very moment. Now, I’d heard of Steve Reich before recently. In fact, I’ve heard his name mentioned many times over the years. I never seeked his music out. I was never one to check out modern classical […]Read More Music For 18 Musicians
Ripley Johnson and his bearded friends in Wooden Shjips have made a name for themselves as master purveyors of psychedelic stoner rock. A mix of heavy drone, motorik beats, and a healthy dose of 60s garage rock blues these Bay area fuzz Gods have been putting out stellar albums for years now. Back To Land […]Read More Wooden Shjips :: Back To Land
Well we’ve made it. 2013 is nearly over and we’re staring 2014 right in the eyes and saying “Bring it on.” I’m looking back on 2013 not with any regrets or how I would’ve done things differently. I’m looking back and wondering where in the hell did it go? It’s as if someone cranked the […]Read More New Year’s Eve At The Village Vanguard