Sunday, June 22, 2008

Being in a band isn't always that Glamorous.

Well I just got back home from a couple shows this weekend. We played at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom last night and the day before that we were at Atlanta fest which was at Stone Mountain, Georgia this year. As you can see from the photo, loading our gear in to Stone Mountain was not very easy, but we always do our best to get to our shows and don't give up very easily. We're probably the hardest working band in christian music. haha.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

expensive gas, sweet bikes

So I cleaned up my Green Schwinn Speedster and got it ready for the summer. My roommate just got a sweet new Electra bike that rides like a dream.
I decided to do a little bike photo shoot. haha. I'm really excited about riding my bike. The weather is pretty good right now so I think I go for a ride....
...who knows maybe I'll see Robert Plant.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Goodbye Colorado for now...

How freaking beautiful is this state?! I took this photo right before we closed out our week long run in Colorado. We had a great time out here making new friends and eating lots of doubletree hotel chocolate chip cookies. This is seriously a great state and I love coming out here.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

I lose my touch..........did you ever have a touch to lose?

I'm pretty much not good at bowling anymore. 7 years ago I used to average 150+, and sometimes I even broke 200. Now after not practicing for years, my spin is inconsistent and I just bowled a 48! I've never bowled that bad...ever. So sad. Just trying to be honest and open here. Maybe its the altitude. Let's hope.

Friday, June 13, 2008

a blast from the past...

So as some of you may or may not know I had a band in California for six years called johnnycomelately (not to be confused with the new band on america's got talent called jonnycomelately). Actually, the way I ended up in sanctus real was through knowing the bleach guys and touring a lot with them. Anyways, many years ago we got booked to do a week of shows in California with Bleach and this new signed band called Sanctus Real. I had listened to some of their independent record online and was looking forward to the shows. Unfortunately the day before the shows Mark got sick and they had to turn around and head home to Toledo. So fast forward to the present, and I'm home in Bakersfield visiting last week and my brother finds this old poster....
Pretty cool huh?
Another fun fact. I've played in all of these bands at some point. johnnycomelately(1999-2005), marco(2004-2005), bleach(3 shows in 2005), sanctus real(2005-present)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Colorado Springs and Delish Fish!

We are in Colorado Springs today playing at Mr. Biggs family fun center. I've decided that we need to do a whole tour of places like this because all day before the show you can do a numerous amount of activities including: bowling, go-carts, batting cages, laser tag, and video games. Keith, the promoter of todays show, heard us on total axxcess saying that our band loved fish tacos. So he had a buffet line of fish taco ingredients for us in catering! Not only that, but they were mahi mahi fish tacos on top of that. Pretty awesome. Also our friend Dale came out to hang out. He works for Westone In-ears. If you ever need In-ears you have to try Westone cause they are amazing.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

claustraphobic in colorado

so its really difficult to type because i'm super cramped in the back seat of a ford excursion next to chris right now. We just landed in denver for some shows and the runner picked us up in this huge suv. you would think that would be big enough right? wrong. not for six guys, a bunch of luggage, gear, and one huge dan gartley bass case. so needless to say its pretty miserable right now and will be for the next two hours or so. We should be ok as long a we can keep our propped up legs from falling asleep for good and gear from sliding onto our heads. bye for now, hopefully we survive this ok.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Good Times Bad Times

So the rumor is that Robert Plant is living in East Nashville(my neighborhood). It's my mission to find him and shake his hand. That would be so legendary. Besides the fact that he is a rock legend, his new project with Alison Krauss is really really good. Check it out. A friend of mine saw him at Bongo Java here on Sunday. I don't like Bongo that much, I'm a Portland Brew guy, but I found myself there buying coffee today just because I thought I might see Robert Plant. This is sad, but I'm going to meet him someday and its going to be awesome. Everyone has said he is really friendly. We'll see...

I love my car.

This one goes out to my freakin' awesome 1990 Volvo 240 Wagon. Its a really great car and I love it. That's all.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Going back home to the west coast.

...Well I actually already went there but that is still a good line from a Coconut Records song. So I took my girlfriend out to California to meet the family and hang out for a few days. It was great to see everyone out there, and the weather was fantastic. Here are a few pics from the trip:

She's happy because she got to try some In-N-Out burger! I don't really own shorts so this is the best I could do.
Pedro's has great fish tacos and burritos! It in San Clemente, Ca.
I took her to see Hollywood and figured since I was there I might as well get a picture of the TP's star on the walk of fame. Which in case you didn't know in less than a month Chris, Dan, myself, and our ladies are going to see him play in Cinncinati! I can't wait.

sorry I don't blog enough.