Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I am done working two full time jobs. Do not try that.
I am gonna go haul a shitload of manure to my house for garden goodness this spring.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Last Day Elation

Monday night will be my last shift at Nap's Thriftway. I gotta say, I am really excited to not be working two full time jobs. It really does put into perspective how hard some Americans have to work to maintain stability.
Since I am fortunate enough to not have to work two full time jobs, I am not going to anymore.

....I QUIT!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Xmas in Newberg

I think we got an awesome tree this year from a nice man outside of Newberg. The weather was stormy, but there is something endearing about that. We rooted through the attic for all the decorations, and got to it.
Last year money was tighter than this year, and the year before that we really were not that interested in dealing with getting a tree and all. It's been awhile but I think the decorations we have are delicate and nice.We have a bunch of animals that get to have gifts as well. We figured we could fill up their stockings with cat food and catnip and let them just go at it.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Great show

The drive up to Seattle was rainy and uneventful. We made it into Seattle with plenty of time left, so we went to the Pyramid Brewery to grab a meal and some awesome 9% beers that tasted amazing!

The show was awesome! We decided to lose our minds and go up front to get a good view. Visqueen was the first band, and they were good. Vampire Weekend was next, and their set was great.

Then Phoenix performed, and they were actually pretty good too. The energy went up a notch when they played.

Metric was next. Trox and I both agreed these Seattle heroes weren't very good.

Then Thirty Seconds to Mars played. I gotta say they were pretty awesome. I think they played with the most passion and energy of any of the bands that night.

The crowd started to get crazy because Muse made us all wait forty-five minutes before showing up...

So, Trox and I had to get out of there, and we listened to Muse's set farther back. The camera doesn't like to take a good picture in the best of environments, so no photos of Muse. The show was great, all the bands rocked hard.

The drive home was ROUGH! I was so tired, but we made it home and passed out, ears still ringing.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Muse and Vampire Weekend!

So, tomorrow Trox and I are going to take a much needed roadtrip up to Seattle and go see Muse, with Vampire Weekend opening for them!

I mean, holy shit! First off, getting to see Muse is going to blow my head open in and of itself... The luck of the draw that Vampire Weekend is one of the openers is additionally mind numbing.
The Deck the Hall Ball 2009 show is at the WaMu Theater, so I hope I can get a few photos and videos of the show.
At any rate the show is gonna kick ass!

Go to for show info.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Holy Jeez

It's getting tougher and tougher to continue this scarce sleeping schedule. Neither of the jobs are hard or strenuous, however, the never ending cycle of it all is getting to me greatly.

I just have a few more weeks or months and I will be done working two full time jobs.
I really, REALLY want to work on the next music project with my buddy Seth.

I think that through the long span of our musical relationship we have made some amazing music...I think, moreover, that the music we are making now is the best I've heard us make yet.

So, the summer needs to be filled with many trips in the woods, playing acoustic guitars, and wondering about things. My priorities have been set.