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Vinyl

Vinyl

My friend Braden used to claim his favorite thing was to sit on the floor and listen to records. I always figured he was just a quirky hipster and didn’t think much of it. Then I got a bunch of [...]

March 26, 2013 Blog, Music
Quoting

Quoting

The other night Kristin and I had a couple of friends over for dinner and beers. Kristin was chopping some vegetables for a salad and I asked if I could help. It was a one person job, fairly rote, and [...]

March 4, 2013 Blog, Goofiness, Music
Speculation

Speculation

This is Geek Bowl wrap-up week. Every day this week, I’ll post something from our recent trip to Austin for Geek Bowl VII. What do you know? VS What do you think? Here’s what we know: After Geek Bowl, we [...]

February 27, 2013 Blog, Goofiness, Music, Travel
Radio

Radio

In general, I don’t listen to but one radio station in my hometown, but while on the road, I scan the airwaves. I do this for the same reason I always try to catch a local newscast. Listening to whatever [...]

February 19, 2013 Blog, Music, Travel
Siriusly

Siriusly

I cannot fully grasp how Sirius XM satellite radio makes money (it’s possible they don’t and their whole house of cards could come crashing down any minute), but I don’t give a shit. All I know is that I paid [...]

February 1, 2013 Blog, Music
Rawk

Rawk

Thanks to recent events in my professional life, I seem to be made of pure hate these days. I breathe distilled anger and shoot rage out of my glaring, black eye sockets. I’m on the verge of a panic attack [...]

January 14, 2013 Blog, Inside My Head, Music
Superstardom

Superstardom

I always feel like I’m on the verge of writing the next great pop song. I feel the art within me dying to break free and a big, beautiful hook that enraptures the masses with its incessant catchiness and wins [...]

December 27, 2012 Blog, Goofiness, Music
Covered

Covered

Today is Christmas Eve. You are almost certainly preparing for/looking forward to/dreading spending time with your friends and family today and/or tomorrow. Good luck with whatever the hell you’re doing the next two days. I imagine within the last two [...]

December 24, 2012 Blog, Music
Fish

Fish

I was hungover for seven fucking hours in the car. It was worth it though because the wife and I were in the thick of a brutal three week travel stretch where we were little more than two ships passing [...]

December 19, 2012 Blog, Inside My Head, Music
Bills

Bills

“A scrub is a guy that thinks he’s fly, but is also known as a ‘busta.’” Truth. Released in January 1999, “No Scrubs” by TLC became the group’s third #1 single eighth Top 10. It’s also a song I unabashedly [...]

December 5, 2012 Blog, Goofiness, Music