My friend Miranda Bouck came up with a wonderful idea: creating a list of thirty things to do before she turned thirty, publishing it on her 29th birthday. Is it inspiration if you just outright steal someone’s idea? 🙂 So here are forty things I want to do before I hit forty, in a year’s […]Read more "Forty Things Before Forty"
There’s a lot of songs and albums that, for some reason, are tied to seasons and weather in my head. Probably mostly based on what time of year the album came out, and if I wore it out. The slow tunes from Ben Folds Five’s Whatever And Ever Amen will alway remind me of cold, […]Read more "Heartbreaker"
Say what you will about Kevin Smith. There are plenty of folks ripping him apart, and just as many putting him on a pedestal. I love Kevin. I think he’s awesome. He sways into crass-land a bit much, nowadays, but, whatever. I’ve watched his speaking specials more times than I’d like to count. He weaves […]Read more "Kevin Smith on life as an artist"
Didn’t get to spend as much time with albums this year. Been more of a singles years. That said, two albums were released this year that are tremendous efforts. One, a long-awaited album from a singer / songwriter. The other, a coupling of veteran rappers in a follow-up to a decent album. Damien Rice – […]Read more "Top Albums 2014"
A friend, Nate, tasked me with listing out 15 of my favorite albums. Well, I went for top 15 albums that influenced / impacted me, instead of top 15 favorites. Not poking at anyone who’s done this before me, or will do this after me, but I didn’t set my sights on seeming cool. I’m […]Read more "15 Influential / Impactful Albums"
Every October, I celebrate 3 big anniversaries. 2014 marks: 22 years from when I walked into Mr. Miracle’s Graphic Arts class, at Fulton High School, thus choosing graphic design as a career. 10 years since I purchased my home. I didn’t move in ’til the beginning of December of that year, but I bought it […]Read more "Octoberversaries"
Uploaded photos from trip to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery here.Read more "Photos from trip to Jack Daniel’s Distillery"