On Tour

If you're in any of the following cities on the scheduled dates, you will be really bummed if you miss these shows. You will be especially bummed in 2010 when you hear them all over the radio and see them everywhere and you think to yourself, "Man, I could have seen them in a small venue before anyone else." I'm just sayin'...

Dec 1 - Cavern w/Nico Vega & Inward Eye - DALLAS, TX
Dec 2 - Hard Rock Cafe w/Nico Vega & Inward Eye - BILOXI, MS
Dec 3 - Jack Rabbit's w/Nico Vega & Inward Eye - JACKSONVILLE, FL
Dec 5 - The Masquerade w/Nico Vega & Inward Eye - ATLANTA, GA
Dec 6 - Mileston w/Nico Vega & Inward Eye - CHARLOTTE, NC
Dec 7 - Red & Black w/Nico Vega & Inward Eye - WASHINGTON D.C.
Dec 9 - The Khyber w/Inward Eye - PHILADELPHIA, PN
Dec 10 - TT The Bears w/Nico Vega & Inward Eye - CAMBRIDGE, MA
Dec 11 - Studio Room at Webster Hall w/N.V. & I.E. - NEW YORK, NY
Dec 13 - Pirate's Cove w/Nico Vega & Inward Eye - CLEVELAND, OH
Dec 14 - Magic Stick w/Nico Vega & Inward Eye - DETROIT, MI
Dec 15 - Schuba's w/Inward Eye - CHICAGO, IL
Dec 18 - Bender's w/Nico Vega & Inward Eye - DENVER, CO
Dec 19 - Burt's Tiki Lounge w/N.V. & I.E. - ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Dec 20 - Wasted Space at The Hard Rock w/N.V. & I.E. - LAS VEGAS, NV
Dec 31 - Gallivan Center - New Year's Eve Fest - SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Jan 15 - Velour's 4th Anniversary Show w/TBA - PROVO, UT

Check out some new songs, venue info and video here:

Go back to Cleveland, Cleveland!


My Latest Project...

Well, Internet, I have finished another photo project. For years I've been trying to decide what to do with all my favorite images of Bulgaria. Some of them I shot while living there as a missionary. Most of them I shot in 2000 when I went back to do my senior project for my BFA in photography at Brigham Young University. I've finally gathered them all into one place. There are two galleries: People and Places. They are available for purchase and you can see them here:

The phrase "everything beautiful" is something Bulgarians say at departure. It's along the lines of "til next time", "have a good day", "take care"...but so much cooler. Enjoy.


Baby Cowboy

This is what Baby Connor does every Friday morning. It's pretty much the best thing ever...


The Loner

We hope you had a happy birthday yesterday, Neil. Bdog and I want to marry you. You're still our #1.


This Is How He Rolls...

You wish your bedhead was as completely awesome as this everyday.


Old School

Amber sent this to me the other day and I love it. It's funny 'cause it's true...

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning...uphill...barefoot...BOTH ways...yadda, yadda, yadda...

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it! But now that I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today.You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in Utopia! And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don't know how good you've got it!

I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the actual library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!! There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take, like, a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our butts! Nowhere was safe!

There were no MP3's or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the stinking record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and mess it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished and the tape would come undone. Cause - that's how we rolled, dig?

We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it! And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600. With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen... forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your butt and walk over to the TV to change the channel! NO REMOTES!!! There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little brats! And we didn't always have microwaves; if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

That's exactly what I'm talking about. You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled. You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or before!