Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Kurt Schindler

So last week I was on vacation but not just any vacation. It was a wedding extravaganza complete with a one man band. Thats right, only at a Lisa and Neill party would you find the DJ stop playing at midnight and then they roll out this guy named Kurt Schindler. Lisa had talked this guy up as being as good as Keller so many of us were pretty amped to see him play. Well let me tell you... he did not disappoint.

(This is us getting looooow)

About two hours into his set, he had the drunken guests who were left at the party in a frenzy on the dance floor. Singing covers, orignials, I think I even saw him pull out a flute. He was probably one of the best one man bands I have had the pleasure of seeing ever.

I have yet to find a better video then the one below but I'm glad that it does feature one of his originals. Yes the song name is "Mr. Happy". How can you not love that?

I hope to grab a few of Kurt's CD's and spread his music to everyone.

Thanks again to Lisa and Neill and Kurt for giving me one of those nights I will never forget.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I'm Back!!!

Thats right you read it right. I'm back from the island of fun, and probably what was the most incredible vacation ever dreamed up and I have a lot to say.

First off. Note to self. St. Croix is probably one of the most amazing places that I have ever had the pleasure of visiting in my life. The people, the surroundings were just amazing.

While I was there I was introduced to a lot of new music. (yes, a lot of it was some really bad reggae) Yet for the most part, some of the music from people on the island themselves was incredible.

I will be showcasing some of the great acts that I found there, here on this blog. So stay tuned.

For now I would like to welcome my one reader back with a special treat from an old friend. She sent me this link earlier today and shes right...I love it.

Enjoy Scott Dunbar's one man band version of Billie Jean.

Good stuff.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I'm Leaving On A Jet Plane

Dear my one reader. I'm leaving on a Jet Plane very soon with the destination being St. Croix.

I will not be checking mail, facebook, twitter, phone, anything. Thats right. Tech free holiday.

Take care and I'll see you in about two weeks!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Final Bombs of the Day

Well I have to admit, today was really fun and gave me some great breaks at work.

My final photo-bombs of the day...

Wedding Bomb

Water Bomb

Simpsons Bomb

Gender Bomb

Prom Bomb

Dive Bomb

Epic Bombs

I seriously can not get enough of these today....

Dirty Old Man Bomb

The Oh Noes Bomb

The Rock Bomb

The Out of Country Bomb

Celebrity Photobombs

Yes, even celebrities have fun with these too....
here are my favorite "Celebrity-bombs"





More Bombs






Well I'm super busy today so I'm picking another fun topic that will not require a ton of work, but will get a ton of laughs. Guaranteed.

I announce today as Photobomb day! If anyone out there does not know what this awesome art form is I will show you today with a collection of my alltime favorite photobombs.

Now I know everyone is familiar with the most famous squirrel.

Yet there are many many more out there just begging to be exposed.

Like this one I call...."The Liquor Thief"

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

He Will Survive

My man made his triumphant return to the stage last night in Eugene, Oregon. Yes thats right, I'm talking about the one, the only, Conan O'Brien!!! I love him so much, I can't even express how. I was so happy that his show moved up an hour so that I didn't have to stay up late to watch it. Then he got the short end of the stick with that bullshit move by the unfunny man they call Leno.

But I'm happy to say that yesterday was a good day for Team Coco. TBS announced the return of his live nightly show, moving to 11:00 to one up the competition. And last night he started off the first leg of his comedy tour in Eugene, Oregon!

One of the many things I love about Conan is his music ability. This guy can actually jam. Hes not super duper great, but he is still impressive. Check out his version of "I Will Survive".

Rocket Man

No explanation needed but Stewie is right...."he knows what it takes to be cool"


Well this is one of my favorite songs ever, and I hate to admit it but I did love this movie this video was made for almost as much. I mean when this came out in high school I just remember crying so hard. I mean who saw Bruce Willis pushing Ben Affleck back into the space shuttle to save his life, in turn ending his. I mean talk about tear jerker.

Anyways this song "Leaving on a Jet Plane" was covered by Chantal Kreviazuk a beautiful singer/song writer with a hauntingly lovely voice. You can't not fall in love with this song....

(And yes I know, Ben Affleck should never quit his day job and become a singer...thats pretty well known)


I can not believe the time has come. The countdown is all but over. On Saturday morning I'm boarding a plan just like this one below for what is probably going to be one of the better vacations I ever will take. I'm heading out with some of my best friends from college to our friends wedding in St. Croix. I'm a little nervous that the plane below will be the one taking the last leg of this journey. But hey, its worth the adventure right?

So todays theme is planes and adventures. Since I'm obviously way too excited to even do a stitch of work. I may as well be a little productive.

Here is one of my favorite "plane" songs. Its by one of my favorite Jason Mraz, its called "plane" and its seriously one of my favorite songs, has been for years. Somehow the way the words flow from this boys mouth is unbelievable. love it.


Monday, April 12, 2010


I promise that with a fractured wrist, and a busy schedule does not mean that I'm not stockpiling music for my triumphant return. Until then hope all is well....

Friday, April 9, 2010

So Much Beauty In The World

The song of the day that has been bouncing around in my head ever since last night. Great song for a beautiful Friday afternoon!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Two Turn Tables and a Camera

All you need to know about concert photography is anything goes. Anything goes in the world of rock and roll, so the same can be said about the artists that photographs these musicians. They are brought into this intimate world, given a glimpse into the soul of the performer, and able to capture them in all their glory in one frame.

These photo are able to stand the length of time. The image of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar. Iconic. The picture of The Beatles coming out to play Shea Stadium. Iconic. Photos like these live with us for ages after the performer and photographer and long gone. This is what makes them so magical.

And it doesn't have to be just the iconic photos you remember. It could be that one that you took on a disposable camera from the back row of the concert, it could be a old Polaroid you find at the bottom of a shoe box, its those images that capture the moment. They are perfect. Timeless. Epic.

The following are some of my favorite "caught in a moment" shots. You can almost feel the moment that is coming up next. Some are of people you recognize some are unknowns. All are amazing photographs.

Annie Leibovitz

Annies photos don't need a lot of explanation. She has been behind the lens during some of Rock and Rolls most iconic moments. She has captured experiences that stay with people forever. To this day her work with both Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair Magazines have been nothing short of inspiring.

Below is a few of her hundreds of Rolling Stone covers. Especially back when RS meant something to the music world. Enjoy.

Pictures To Replace Posts

Since my injury last week its been very hard for me to post on the blog. Too much typing makes wrist more painful. Trying not to push it so that I can get this cast off before I leave for St. Croix. Fingers crossed. So in light of these recent changes Im making today all about pictures of music I love. I was inspired last week with the passing of Rock photographer Jim Marshall. He was a genius, whos images will live on in our hearts forever.

So today I bring you more awesome rock and roll photography. Because lets face it its much easier to post pictures then to type long stories. Glad you agree. This irst group of photos is from Phish's Halloween Festival 8 out in Indio, CA.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Susan Boyle-Who?

After this Susan Boyle will certainly be a thing of the past. Check out this kid, knocking out of the park a Whitney Houston classic from one of my favorite movies ever. The Bodyguard.

Soooo awesome!

Monday, April 5, 2010

National Poetry Month

Well I'm going to try and get this done today, fractured wrist and all.

It pains me not to be writing every day, but I figured that I could push through the pain and bring you a small but important post today.

April 1st marked the first day of "national poetry month". yaaay! I know everyone is as excited as I am. I wish I had the energy or the wrist motion to go into why I love poetry so much. But to keep it short its the way these authors play with simple words. They take these simple words and paint such pretty pictures.

I am going to share with you today some poetry from one of my favorites, a man I talked about a few weeks ago. Mr. Shel Silverstein. This mans poetry fueled my creativity as a kid. He was an inspiration to all. His writing transported you into a different world.

Here are a few classics (with illustrations):

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Taking a Break (literally)

Due to circumstances beyond my control I am forced to take a mini break from blogging.
Sad Face.

See You All Soon