Chris Mitchell Music

Christmas 1980

I ran across this picture tonight on Facebook. One of my classmates posted it online and I haven’t seen it in a couple of years. I remember exactly how the school looked, how it smelled (especially on soup and peanut butter sandwich day), and how much I loved Christmas even as a kindergartner!

God, I think I’m going to have to make those paper countdown links again! From what I can tell by counting the links, this was around 9:00AM on December 15th, 1980. I know it’s 9:00 (because of the clock), I know it’s 1980 (because that’s when I was in Kindergarten). And I’m pretty sure it’s close to 10 links on the shortest chain. I’m assuming some kids chains were longer than others because of absences, etc..

It’s odd for me to think that I’m older than both Mrs Lynn (to the left) and Mrs. Todd (to the right) now than they were at the time of this picture.

Anyway, to all my Classmates–Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everybody! I just wanted to take a little time out of the day to sit and blog a little about my favorite holiday.

The picture is from Christmas 1976. I was two years old in those Hee Haw Overalls. That’s my Grandmother Margaret (hence the guitar’s name), my sister Melissa, and my brother, Mark. As you can tell, I don’t need instagram to have vintage photos. I lived in a few of them!

First, I’ve been blessed beyond belief. I have an amazing family, an awesome job, and the greatest wife that anyone could ever ask for! She is the love of my life and she makes every single day a special one. Second, it’s Christmas–my favorite time of the year! I love the smells, the decorations, the family gatherings, the music…. honestly, I love EVERYTHING about Christmas! Each year I read A Christmas Carol and watch as many Holiday movies that I can fit into my schedule. I’m not done yet.

The Diet

Most of you know that Ashlee and I went on a diet in June. By the time september rolled around, I had lost 43 pounds. I honestly didn’t realize that I had gotten that big until I saw these pictures back to back.

Wow. What an eye opener!

People’s number one questions is “How did you do it?”

It’s simple and here’s how we did it:


Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody! I’m back to my blogging self so I just thought I’d share a little web comic and wish you all a happy holiday! Everybody that knows me knows that I’m a huge Star Wars fan. People have asked me if I’m happy about the Disney / Star Wars acquisition and I’m honestly very happy about it. Lucas gave the world an amazing franchise (that I spent MANY hours daydreaming about as a kid) and he’s also done an awesome job at being a true philanthropist. It will be very nice to see different directors and writers lend their hands and talents at telling their version of an amazing story. Read More...

Being Me

2012 has been a busy year for me. In this one year, we’ve launched our guitars, amps, and our B&O repair facility. This means that we’ve started a factory to build the guitars, amplifiers, and our repair facility. Just working through the design process is challenging enough. Then moving the equipment, buying the new equipment needed to build, and working through all of the kinks in materials, build style, and EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE has been a challenge. Read More...