05/26/2018 04:01 PM Filed in: Blog
Okay. Let me first preface this by saying that I have been trying to get Ashlee to go camping for about 15 years. I know it sounds like nothing major, but it was easier to convince her to let me start a guitar company, an amp company, a band and orchestra division, a software company, a toy company, and open two Music stores / schools than it was to get her to go camping. So naturally, I thought I'd blog about it!! Read More...
02/04/2018 04:52 PM Filed in: Blog
Wow. I just realized that I haven't written a blog in over a year! Oh well…. time flies.
Gotta say, though—I'm pretty happy about the days ahead. We've started playing with a new guitarist in the band named Keith Barber and he's very good. As in REALLY GOOD. I've been studying Jazz with him since December and I'm more than happy that he's playing with us with CMB now.
But alas—this blog is not about music. Nope. It's about one of my other passions.
The Legend of Zelda. Read More...
12/25/2016 09:19 PM Filed in: Blog
There are moments in time that define you. There are events that happen in your life that shape who you are and that put an imprint so deep in your soul that you’ll carry that mark forever.
For me, that moment was Christmas 1986.
Hard to believe it was thirty years ago. Before we make it to Christmas, let me give you a little background… Read More...
10/08/2016 10:54 AM Filed in: Blog
Sebastian came into my life in April of 2000. I had recently graduated college and was dating a girl named Sarah at the time. She saw an ad in the Statesboro Herald that there were kittens being given to a loving family. She told me that she thought that "we" should get a cat. Let me be clear here - I wasn't in what you'd call the healthiest of relationships with Sarah. We weren't actually getting along. I have no idea why I thought getting a cat with her would be a good idea.
We show up to a trailer park occupied by college students and there was a young college girl there that obviously cared deeply for these kittens. She had them in her living room in a box with the mother and was very welcoming to us picking out the one we wanted. We looked at the whole litter and I saw this one little dude that had cool tiger striped legs and a nice tabby coat - but that's not what I liked about him. He was a little fireball. He had spunk, was the most rambunctious, and was my pick of the litter. Read More...
12/29/2015 12:47 AM Filed in: Blog
Let me first say that this has MAJOR spoilers ahead so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, don’t read this.
32 Years. That’s how long I’ve waited to see what happened to Luke Skywalker. I was eight years old when I saw Return of the Jedi in the theater and I’ll never forget it. I was blown away by the movie and the Star Wars Universe as a whole. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve recited lines that weren’t on script or how many times I’ve acted out roles that were “just out of camera range” while running around the yard with a Rayovac “lightsaber” hilt fighting off stormtroopers and Darth Vader.
I can tell you this - it made my childhood awesome.
As my dad once said: “Star Wars for you is like Westerns were for my generation”. He was right. Instead of pistols and horses, I traded up for lightsabers and X-Wings.