Friday, February 29, 2008

jam session 1

Ok, so here's that audio from the jam session party I promised you.
I'll make sure and post a few more of the tunes when I get them... but for now, this is all I have.

Take a listen!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


What a crappy time of year.

The weather is terrible, cold, and wet... And for the last month and a half, we've had at least some type of major storm every week... most of the time on Tuesday. Storms, tornadoes, snow, ice... any kind of storm or severe weather you can think of, that doesn't have to do with a tropical paradise... we've had it at least once since the new year. Even had a night without power in the new house, and about 36 hours without power at work during the ice storm one. Trees down in the yard, etc. Just nasty stuff. I love the term "wintery mix" by the way... It basically means, ok this weather is so bad, we don't know what to call it, so we're going to make up a cutesy term to make it sound less threatening.

Spring is supposed to be right around the corner, and I feel like I've got nothing to look forward to!

Even the pro-bowl is over... And there's no football left.
I guess there's some pretty good basketball coming up, but right now it's just speculation on who's getting to go to the big dance.

Just depressing.

I did have ONE semi-bright spot this past weekend though. My coworker/boss has been playing bass for a very long time, and he's very good at it as well... So needless to say, he's played with a lot of musicians over the years. Well, several years back... they threw a surprise birthday party for him with all the people that he had ever played with... they got together and jammed all night! It was so much fun that it became a yearly tradition... (I hope I told that story accurately!) Well the time came this year, and he invited me to play percussion with him in one of the "main attraction" groups! Which also needless to say, is awesome! We put together about 6 tunes, practiced early that afternoon... then that night, when our time was up... we jammed! And it was fun... There's been very few bands I've played with/been in where I've felt like I might be the "low person on the totem pole" but this was one of them. It's not that I played bad, because I didn't... The group that was playing was just that good! Even the drummer for the group I played with, graduated from Murray State, and studied under Tom V. too! Fun stuff, considering I hadn't played with any group in probably 2 years! Even got to play some kit with one of the "you play this time!" groups. It was all just a very fun night that I think everyone enjoyed that was there... even people that didn't play. I hear there's a video and possibly a good audio recording of the night... if there is and I get my hands on it, I'll pick out some of the better tunes and put them up on the site.

See... now I'm done talking about the bright moment, and now I'm slowing coming back down to earth... my legs are getting cold again, I'm wishing the heat would kick on, and the snow just keeps falling outside.

Nothing much else going on really. is a lot closer to being done if you want to check it out.
I've been slowly updating this site as well. Things that are just out of date, etc. So if you can think of something I'm missing, or you see something that needs to be changed... please let me know before I get started on another project as I've got a few others lined up.

Hope things are well in your world...
I'll holla! :-)

Friday, February 8, 2008


Do not edit this page

Close calls (edited)

Not like I can top the last post... but as they say in Hollywood, "The Blog must go on!"
Or something like that.

I'm sure many of you, if not all of you, heard about the storms that ripped through the south on Tuesday. And maybe some of you saw the destruction of Jackson, TN... the city I just moved away from. I do feel for the city residents, and friends left behind in Jackson... but a part of me can't help but think... "man I'm glad I was out of there." Because literally, the tornado hit the north end of town... guess where I lived, along with a bunch of my friends too... The north end of town. Kind of scary when you think about it. Even though there weren't as many deaths around there as there were in other parts of TN... It's still a close call, and there are several injured students at Union University.

Brooke's parents also had some damage on the property up in Indiana, but luckily no one was hurt, and all the animals escaped without a scratch as well. Pretty close call for them though, and I'm glad the worse thing that happened was a grain auger tipping over.

That's two weeks in a row that Tuesday's have produced pretty dangerous storms in Paducah, and the area. I'm really hoping that this Tuesday doesn't bring the same thing. I don't know how much more we can all take.

Other than wx stuff, things have been pretty good. Big congrats to the Giants who knocked off a giant. What a huge couple of years for the Manning family! I can just see the manning family gathering around the dinner table on a Sunday during the off season with the boys comparing Super Bowl rings, etc. Fun times!

Oh, and the Cats are on a great little run! We might make the tourney after all! Several big time wins, and we're starting to win on the road now too! Maybe this Billie G guy actually knows what he's doing!

(Edited part)
Anyways... I WAS planning on going home this weekend to see the work Dad did to the basement ceiling, and it was hopefully going to inspire me to do some work on the house... Like I needed another reason. But instead, we're staying here this weekend to catch up on everything. Hopefully I'll get up and edited, etc. I've also already done some work on this site as well. You know, changing 'About me' sections and such. So check out the whole site, and see what I've forgotten.
(end edit)
Getting tired of writing, and it's getting close to quitting time on a Friday!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Now playing: Incubus - Soft Sculpture
via FoxyTunes