MXR Carbon Copy
I am constantly on a quest to find the best gear for my sound and my music. This delay pedal was by far the greatest purchase I’ve made for my pedal board. (Except for the EHX Big Muff Pi) The Carbon Copy’s analog design has added a boat load of tone while keeping the functionality simple and easy to use during live shows. Purchased for Rocktoberfest 2012!
Blackstar Stage 60
Hands down the greatest amplifier I’ve ever played through. It’s a 60 watt head that powers two EL34 tubes. The sound that comes out of the paired 12″ celestion speakers is mind blowing. The clean channel reminds me of the crystal clear Fender twin reverb, and the two drive channels remind me of a vintage Marshall JCM800. Brand loyalty has been established!
Bianca, Maybelle, and Ginger. They allow me to tell my heart’s story.
My three favorite cereals. Yup, big shocker, I’m 30 and still love sugary cereals. Corn Bran, Cocoa Krispies, and Peanut Butter Crunch.
Street Fair Arts
Saw this at my local street fair last weekend and I fell in love for the moment I saw it.
Today marks the day of my assent into middle agedness. It’s finally time for me to grow up and accept responsibility due my age, and become more of a human before the slow descent into advanced age.
How am I dealing with it so far? Pretty well. I mean, I am only a few hours into my 30th year. I understand that these changes are inevitable. Some changed will be made willingly, others there will be tears, some will come over my dead body, and others I hope will find an adoptive place in my life that will represent a nostalgic idea of a time long spent.
Most of you understand that I love making lists. Lists are fantastic. They help me prioritize, categorize and over all make sense of way too many thoughts in my head. I’ve decided to make a few list to help explain my personal ascent into middle agedness.
•You can’t take it with you (stuff I have to give up)
- Sugar Cereal
- Staying up all hours of the night, and then waking up early
- Any juvenile activities I currently or my participate in the future
•….But maybe I can (stuff I am reluctantly giving up)
- Eating pizza after 8:00pm/ eating pizza for breakfast
- Being Lazy; There just isn’t enough time left
- My dreams of becoming a Rock God of any kind
- My massive collection of Rock t-shirts
- My dreams of becoming an All-Star baseball player
•Over my dead body (stuff I am really not looking forward to)
- The “Complete” Physical
- Early Bird Special
- Being the Sunday Driver in the fast lane
- Receding Hairline, Monk Patch, Gray Hair
- Failing to understand technologies
•Nope, I’m keeping that (stuff they’ll have to pry outta my cold dead hands)
- My video games
- My guitars
- Playing my music really loud in my car while driving alone
•That’s just right (Stuff I absolutely look forward to)
- Insurance rates drop
- Being considered “mature”
- Finally being able to use the phrase “back in the day” without getting scrutinized for being too young.
- Being thought of as cool by a younger generation
-Growing old with the ones I love most
Ok, So turns out that after categorizing and prioritizing, growing old is gonna be awesome. Good thing I have 10 years to brace for the start of the end.
Ciao A Tutti,
This song was HUGE in Italy in 2002. It makes me laugh, because it captures all the things that parents tell their kids; such as “Silence is Golden,” ” calm down and change your tone of voice,” and “Stay off the lawn.” The singer acknowledges all these statements, and says “I’m sorry for now, but I don’t believe the world is perfect, tomorrow I’ll quit, so it’s better if you call me tomorrow.”
Anyways Watch and Enjoy!
Ry The Robot
To be honest, I feel that a funeral should be more like a rock concert. It was so terribly difficult to pick just one so, I decided to pick 5. I’ll go so far as to tell you when I’d like these songs played too.
As I get wheeled in and out of the chapel. 007 Theme Song by Henry Mancini
I’ve always found this song very passionate and emotional. I’d like this song played early in the service. While My Guitar Gently Weeps By The Beatles
This next one can also be played at any time. Honestly, I love the irony. I’m Only Sleeping by The Beatles, covered by The Vines
There has to be at least one Hymn right? Well at least it’s still gonna Rock. Rock Of Ages.
I have always felt that funerals should be more of a celebration, than a time of mourning. This song should be played at every opportunity possible. Let’s Groove by Earth, Wind, and Fire
Well that’s my funeral. Hope you had fun.
Ry The Robot