The Wanderer

In New Mexico, we met Cassandra. At least, I think that’s how you spell her name, I never asked. She was living out of an old Dodge camper crammed with all of her possessions. When she invited me to look in her van I hesitated because I could see through the window. She politely moved...

Paid in full.

Yesterday was a long drive day. We arrived at our campsite at around 6 and the host met us at the site and asked if we’d be paying cash or check. 1. We don’t even have checks. 2. We had $2 cash. We usually have more we just forgot to get some. 3. The closest...

I’m not a blogger. (Everything is the same.)

Let’s just set it straight. I’m not a blogger. I’m not good at logging on, crafting an idea, editing the post, putting the perfect photos out for all to see. I’m not even that good with grammar. My wife thinks I’m “too deep” with our shared Instagram posts so I try to keep it light. I...

Our big adventure so far.

Right now I’m sitting in a kitchen at my mother-in-law’s small 1 bedroom apartment. In the living room my wife and 4 young boys are asleep. We’ve been traveling non stop for close to 8 weeks and it’s been a blast. The goal is to keep going for a year at least, my personal goal...

College taught me that music taught me more than college.

I’ve been a musician longer than I’ve done anything that would be called a skill. I’ve been a father for 9 years and counting. Somewhere in there I grew up enough to know that if I want to feed these kids I have to do something a little different. I went back to college in...

Every future makes the past look better.

Watching what you’ve made is the quickest way to understand the mistakes you make. Listening to what you’ve played is the fastest way to make sure you feel sub par to every over produced piece on the random stream you’ve created in Spotify.

Tiny Desk + Tiny Space = Show of Proportional Size

I have been watching these Tiny Desk concerts for years on NPR. They take these fantastic artists and strip out all the layers, ask them to sit in a small office, and simply play the songs they want to. It results in a truly intimate experience even through the lens of YouTube. What’s even more...

You put a video on YouTube?

This post is for the person that just uploaded their off color, audio out of sync, low-res, 4:3 letterbox video and then broadcast to the world you’ve just uploaded the best cover ever of that new song that everyone is covering. Yeah, stop it. At the very least watch a YouTube video on how to...