Geekspertise

Apr 24

My first, legitimate, tangible photo pass thanks to the tireless efforts of @progressivelive. Thanks to all of the bands on the bill, but especially to @emarosaband for putting on an awesome show, and for @chiodos for also putting on an awesome show and being gracious enough to let me shoot it. #keepsake #progressivemusicgroup #emarosa #chiodos #68 #ourlastnight #greenestreetclub

My first, legitimate, tangible photo pass thanks to the tireless efforts of @progressivelive. Thanks to all of the bands on the bill, but especially to @emarosaband for putting on an awesome show, and for @chiodos for also putting on an awesome show and being gracious enough to let me shoot it. #keepsake #progressivemusicgroup #emarosa #chiodos #68 #ourlastnight #greenestreetclub

Apr 23

@emarosaband has one of the most charismatic front men I’ve ever seen live. #greenestreetclub #emarosa  (at Greene Street Club)

@emarosaband has one of the most charismatic front men I’ve ever seen live. #greenestreetclub #emarosa (at Greene Street Club)

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Apr 22

Advice For New Grads Entering the Workforce

When you start a new job and people there (especially in management and HR) tell you, “We’re like a family here,” that’s not the case. That’s code for, “we’re a clique and we haven’t decided to let you in yet.” Expect to have your views about politics, religion, and your perceived morality vetted before you are let into said clique.

When you start a job and you feel relaxed and can be 90% like your real outside of the office self while at work, or if you have coworkers that genuinely care about your well being and you theirs… That’s an organic workplace family atmosphere.

Know the difference and act accordingly.

This is not the sleep of Champions. This is not even Bruce Jenner sleep. This is taking one sleep cycle at a time.

This is not the sleep of Champions. This is not even Bruce Jenner sleep. This is taking one sleep cycle at a time.

Apr 21

It’s almost 11:30pm and I should be sleeping but I’m laying in bed and trying to speed rap Skee-Lo’s, “I Wish” into a 15 second Instagram video as I lay in bed.

I am not making this up.

Bucket List: Bands I Want to See/Photograph Live

I figured I should start keeping a list of bands and artists I’d like to see and/or photograph, because miracles might happen and some of these things may become a reality.

  1. Foo Fighters
  2. Kiss (#)
  3. Fall Out Boy
  4. Steely Dan
  5. Tori Amos (*) 
  6. Backstreet Boys (*) 
  7. A Tribe Called Quest (^)
  8. De La Soul
  9. Justin Timberlake
  10. Gavin DeGraw
  11. Eminem
  12. Lenny Kravitz
  13. Cyndi Lauper
  14. AC/DC
  15. Duncan Sheik
  16. Weezer
  17. The Script
  18. The Fray
  19. U2
  20. Genesis (^)
  21. Phil Collins (^)
  22. Pink Floyd (^)
  23. David Gilmore
  24. Robert Plant
  25. Depeche Mode
  26. Jane’s Addiction (*) 
  27. The Cure
  28. Alanis Morrissette (*) 
  29. Bonnie Raitt
  30. The Early November (*)
  31. Death Cab for Cutie
  32. Jazon Mraz (*)
  33. Evanescence
  34. Ben Folds/Five
  35. Eurythmics/Annie Lennox
  36. Concrete Blonde
  37. The Weepies
  38. Sarah McLachlan
  39. Michael McDonald
  40. Def Leppard
  41. Metallica (#)
  42. Drake
  43. Bayside (*)
  44. Blondie
  45. Pat Benatar
  46. I The Mighty
  47. Motley Crüe
  48. Jack Johnson
  49. A Perfect Circle
  50. Tool

* Already seen, but want to see again and photograph.
# Just want to photograph.
^ This band/artist would have to reunite or come out of retirement first.

Have any suggestions?

Review: To Shape The Mold - Divot. -

I reviewed Divot’s new EP, To Shape The Mold, for indulgesound. Not only should you check out my review, but you should check out this band!

If I start a vinyl collection, I’m starting with Steely Dan albums.

If you don’t like that, take your big black cow and get outta here.