09/29/2013 09:19 PM Filed in: Blog
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been out of High School for 20 years. My class decided to have our 20th class reunion on October 5th (which happens to be my 39th birthday). When I think about it in those terms, it’s a quick reminder that I’ve been out of school for a while. Don’t get me wrong, it’s more than half of my life ago and it truly feels like a lifetime ago. It’s gotten easier to keep up with my fellow classmates through Facebook and I already know what many of them have been up to. So instead of saying “What are you doing these days?”. I can say, “How do you like your job at the bank?”. This is certainly our first “post Facebook” reunion so thank God I won’t be shocked when I see everybody. Read More...
09/22/2013 09:40 PM Filed in: Blog
What a busy week! I did four gigs this week and still managed to work my normal teaching schedule. Just thought I’d drop a quick blog together about the week.
Thursday: Ashlee and I played acoustic at the bank for Business After Hours.
Friday: Ashlee and I played for Celebrate Recovery at Mill Creek
Saturday: 1st Gig - Matt, Ashlee and I played an acoustic gig at Hunter Cattle.
2nd Gig - CMB played at Gnat’s landing.
I slept until 11:00 the next day. I don’t remember the last time I did that. So when you see me sitting in this picture, it’s because it’s my second gig that day…
08/19/2013 09:09 PM Filed in: Blog
It’s been a while since I posted a blog. And for good reason.
I’ve been busier than I ever have been in my life. I told you guys I would write more when I had time and finally I’ve got some ambition to write. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to write in a while. It’s just that I haven’t had a ton of time. Over the past year, we’ve launched Devilcat Amplifiers, Developed our guitars, and managed to grow our Band and Orchestra Division at Pladd Dot beyond our expectations. Nonetheless, inspiration comes in different forms and my inspiration to blog again came with the website re-design. I felt like it was about time for a re-design of the site and when I found the right color palate and theme, I just went with it. As usual, I’ll be tweaking the design for a while but I’m pretty happy with where it is right now. I wasn’t really trying to go for a “flat” design and I’m certainly not against skeuomorphism. I just felt like with the new album on the way, it was time for a different look and feel. Speaking of which, the album is designed to look like something it’s not, while hiding another look. I’ll give you bonus points to the first person who can tell me what it is. : ) Read More...
01/12/2013 09:40 PM Filed in: Blog
I love going to places off the beaten path. I also love eating at food joints that in no way resemble corporate chains. Yesterday on my trip to Randy Wood’s guitar shop, I stopped by this place called Mac’s. It’s attached to the stage area of his place and it’s fantastic. I had an awesome pastrami sandwich. I like the little touches of the decor (like how they put the BBQ sauces in a crush bottle carrier. Very cool indeed.
I’m not really into twitter and I only tweet a very little. I am digging instagram, however. Photos with sweet filters and text. What else do you need? So instead of telling you more…. Here’s this week’s instagram pics. If you want to follow me, just look up pladddot on instagram and see what I post.
01/07/2013 08:20 PM Filed in: Blog
Most people don’t know that the end of the Christmas season is actually the Epiphany. It ends generally around January 6th and it celebrates the time in which the Wise Men made it to see Jesus. I like it for several reasons. First, it allows me to celebrate Christmas (and my decorating) for two weeks after Christmas.
The sad part, however, is when the decorations come down.
In other words, yesterday was the saddest day of the year.
I bought a few extra decorations this year (and got great deals I might add) and this year I really look forward to adding more. That’s right! Christmas decorating is only 10 months away! WOO HOO!!!