21 November 2010

i went to california.

the placethe beachthe peoplethe foodthe thrillsthe facesthe sayings
"miracles happen at disneyland."
(refer to above.)

the end.

09 November 2010

and this one i just love.

this is it.

You know when you have found something that so clearly and wonderfully depicts how you are feeling?
Found it.

04 November 2010

and sometimes why?

Einstein once said,
"Imagination is far greater than knowledge."
So as I was sitting in the studio
it wasn't hard to imagine anywhere else I would rather be.
In my quest for a distraction
I found myself giving my ears a much needed refresher

first it was here:

at The Venue in Salt Lake City

Band of Horses
at The Venue in Salt Lake City

Parlor Hawk
at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles

Sleigh Bells
at Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City

Sufjan Stevens
at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City

what a musically blissful month
it has been.
my ears are so happy.

07 October 2010

the winner is.

I can't not smile when I listen to this song.

21 September 2010

I embrace the messiness of life. i find it so beautiful, actually.

The washing machine of my life is on a repeat spin cycle. And it just keeps getting messier. How true it is that instead of telling the young people of today to plan ahead, tell them to plan to be surprised. As my head spins I keep thinking of this:

"There are, it seems, two muses: the Muse of Inspiration, who gives us inarticulate visions and desires, and the Muse of Realization, who returns again and again to say “It is yet more difficult than you thought.” This is the muse of form. It may be then that form serves us best when it works as an obstruction, to baffle us and deflect our intended course. It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings." — Wendell Barry

I have been trying to sort out the baffle of my thoughts with a mix of old school rap music and a healthy dose of Captain Crunch. As I tripped on the cobblestone of Trafalgar Square in London last summer I noticed a man standing on a 2 step stool, smiling wide and holding a giant white sign displaying the words Everything Will Be Okay. He was so right.

23 August 2010

i think my heart grew into the shape of an apple. a big apple.

i tried to miss my flight.
but i still made it back to Utah.
i hate when that happens.
this was a summer to write home about.
i miss it already.
Goodbye New York,
i will see you again soon.

Eric Cohler

The first time I walked into the 6th floor
of 95 Fifth Avenue
I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
And by the time it was over
I could barely get myself out.
I had the experience of a lifetime
I used muscles I never knew I had
doing heavy lifting and bag carrying
I learned what the real world really is
I developed ways to incorporate the word "tranny" into everyday conversations
I learned from the best
and this isn't goodbye
It's a see you later.

(Tony Klein and myself)

(Ashley Zatarain, Tony Kelin, and yours truly)

the conference room

returning samples to the d&d