Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I just got engaged tonight and am so stoked!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Go buy this record now!

These guys are amazing and based out of Nashville. They are friends of mine and they are really really good (especially live, but their music is amazing recorded too). Go to their myspace. Go buy their new EP! Go see them on tour this summer and fall opening for Paramore and Phantom Planet. Become a huge fan. I'm not kidding.
(ps. photograph above by TEC PETAJA)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

When I hear the praises start....

This week I was able to pay respect to one of my favorite people of all time, Keith Green. As far back as I can remember I have known his music. For those of you who are not familiar with Keith, check this out. He passed away with two of his children very tragically in July of 1982 in a plane crash (my dad actually was able to attend the funeral at the Last Days Ministries ranch). I was born in October of 1982 so my parents were very into their Keith Green records at the time. So like I said his music has very much been a soundtrack throughout my life growing up.
We played at Teen Mania headquarters in Garden Valley, TX on Tuesday, which used to be Last Days Ministries and the property that Keith and his Family lived on and where the plane crashed. Our friend Adam from Teen Mania took us to the cemetery a 1/2 mile away where Keith and his two children were buried. I know this is kind of weird and morbid, but it was a big deal for me to be there.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Saturday in the park....

Today, Melissa and I drove to a park someone told her about called Burgess Falls. Its only an hour and a half east of Nashville and its pretty much amazing as you can see from the pictures.

If you at the top corner of the water in the photo above you can see a little tiny guy swimming next to the waterfall. He wasn't actually tiny but thee waterfall was just huge.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers...

...are amazing! Yes I went to see them last night and it blew my mind. Here is a YouTube clip I found from the show of my personal favorite TP song...even though its hard to pick a favorite. It was seriously so good. If you can go see this tour you really should.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Bloggin down a dream

less than one week till tom petty...............!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Camp Electric

Right now in Nashville there is a really cool thing going on for young musicians. Its called Camp Electric and its a 5 day camp for musicians from junior high and high school. I am stoked to be an instructor at the camp and yesterday was my first class. I was so nervous. I am totally not a teacher and had to stand up there for two hours in front of my class of 30 kids and somehow give them amazing advice on being a musician and playing in a band. Its was a lot of fun though, and I got to teach the class a few Sanctus Real riffs on guitar. If you are a young musicians you should really check this out for next year because it a ton of fun. I'll try and post some pictures in the next couple of days. well...I'm off to my class now.