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Bonnaroo 2009: Wrap-Up

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Image by Olaf via Flickr

It has been a year since I went to Bonnaroo and I’ve just realized that I never wrote anything about the experience. At least nothing of any real length. Since it has been so long, I’m just going to hit on two things that really stand out in my memory.
For those [...]

Matisyahu – Light

Friday, August 28th, 2009

My friend, Carlos, brought to my attention Matisyahu a little while back. As of the 25th, he’s released a new album titled “Light” and I’ve just pulled it down off of the Zune Marketplace. It features the previously released single, “One Day,” which my son began singing after just a minute of exposure to the [...]

It’s Official, Bonnaroo is a Go

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

I hadn’t talked much about this to anyone yet because I wanted to get verification that I was actually going. I didn’t really believe it myself – still don’t in a way, but only because I don’t have tickets in my hands. My first trip ever to Bonnaroo will be to work with Stan Secrest [...]

“No Bones About It” For Sale

Monday, September 8th, 2008

I used my wife’s advice and chose to create a Zazzle.com account. It didn’t take long at all and I was able to setup a front and back, long-sleeved, black t-shirt for the Threadless “No Bones About It” submission. I didn’t win on Threadless, but I can still have my designs printed should [...]

Hide and Seek

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Sometimes a new song is played and you instantly fall in love with it.  It could be that it’s a great emotional swelling in your body, or just something so groovy that you can’t keep still while you listen.  Other times, it might be a contextual reference that gives the song a special relativity.
Imogen Heap [...]

Zune 2.x

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

You may recall that I had written up the Zune Wish List a couple of months after I received mine in December of 2006. I took the time to assess my needs and what the Zune hardware and software could do to meet those needs. It has now been nearly a year since [...]

Fido: The Movie

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

I spent the evening with Jeff and Amanda and friends watching a zombie flick. We saw “Fido,” a selection brought to us by Ted. The movie isn’t your classic zombie flick, but it’s a classic of another sort. Carrie-Anne Moss played the mild-mannered house wife, typical of our 1950′s. The whole [...]

Breakfast with Rodeo

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

We’re at Chik-Fil-A this morning for some Black Friday breakfast when I see a familiar face/figure in our midst. I tell Amy to go check it out for a confirmation…she hits the women’s restroom, checks twice, and then strikes up a general conversation with Rodeo from VH1′s “Rock of Love.” It’s fitting if [...]

Status Upgrade: “Celebrity”

Monday, October 29th, 2007

An associate from work recently pointed out to me that the likelihood of the names, “Fox, Olaf, and Balthazar” from Gainesville being someone other than my family is a losing bet. A bit like solving the geometric theorem that three points make the line, I presume.
It turns out that a picture of my wife [...]

A Night of Amazing Celtic Music!

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

My wife and an old high school friend of ours, Colin Blackledge, have put together a most remarkable double-event concert this Friday off the downtown square in Gainesville. Seven Nations and Emerald Rose will be performing in the small pizza bar venue that is the Monkey Barrel. For $15.00, you can get in [...]