Mau – Kellgren Wedding

Took a weekend trip up to my hometown of Chicago for the wedding of two buds. Did a little sightseeing with friends, hung out with family, and ate too much deep dish pizza. Dad and I visited the David Bowie Is exhibit at the MCA Chicago. Last year I tried, and failed, to get in to the show when it was at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The Read More...

Shayne’s 30th

Images from Shayne’s 30th Birthday.


11 Days of Shows, Food, and Booze

Over the past 11 days, a few events lined up just right to ensure that I wouldn’t see my own bed for a while. What started with a killer show on my home turf ended with helping a friend move halfway across the country. Before I was excited, during I was exhausted, and now after I’m happy to have had a chance to share these adventures with good people. Here are the highlights: Orlando Read More...


European Road Trip

We just got back from a family European road trip. Flying in to The Netherlands, we loaded up a dependable Ford Galaxy and visited four countries in total. Our first stop was in Amsterdam. I spent a few hours in the Rijksmuseum, which was very impressive. Our next stop was Bruges, where I watched the Belgium – South Korea World Cup match with a few thousand friends. I almost fell Read More...

The Sh-Booms Bamboo Room

With The Sh-Booms

I hadn’t played trombone in almost 12 years. I played almost every day for seven years, throughout middle school and high school, but after graduation I thought I’d never play again. So I let my old slide trombone collect dust in a Chicago basement ever since. That was until January, when after mentioning how I used to play, my buddy Al invited me to pick it back up and join Read More...

Clearwater Lake

We spent the weekend avoiding the rain and sleeping outside at Clearwater Lake, located on the south end of the Ocala National Forest. With no cell phone service, it was great to just put the phone away for the weekend. Go outside, play some Kan Jam, walk around a lake, and hang out with your buds. It’s cathartic. This is the same campground we stayed at back in 2011.


Queens of the Stone Age – 2.7.14

ueens of the Stone Age came to Hard Rock Live here in Orlando last night and put on a hell of a show. I haven’t seen them since their Era Vulgaris tour, and after last year’s …Like Clockwork, I was stoked to hear the new songs live. Below you’ll find some shitty cell phone shots of the band, some of the merch I picked up, and the setlist from the Read More...