Sunday, July 20, 2014

It's gonna be a long summer

This sucks! Can't stand sitting still. Things were going so well. Started the spring off riding bikes in Moab, Fruita, Lyons, Missoula and Bozeman. Then a big trip to celebrate memorial day in Sun Valley, Idaho. Tasted some primo single track in Jackson, Wyoming and at Grand Targhee Resort. I had to sit out the annual celebration of Mike Rosales blessing the earth with his presence in Crested Butte (filled with late night wresting rivalries, shuttle runs of Doctor's Park, all those waist deep wildflowers and downhillin at CB with the boys. However I got to go to central Oregon instead, and rode around Mt. Bachelor, Bend and McKenzie River. Hung with some old buddies in Portland and got to spend some time in Hood River.

So I never saw it coming when I decided to sneak down to Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park, Colorado to get some time rippin with my crew. Blindsided with passion and an eagerness to fly I blew thru a table top, landing off the trail and ejecting myself into a pile of broken rubble. After being assisted by a cutie who was rippin behind me (she cleared my spin and even walked my bike with hers to get me down to the meeting spot for bike patrol), a super all pro basket ride from the Trestle Bike Park crew, an afternoon of painful x-rays, poking and prodding I was prescribed a summer of boredom and bike free livin.

So I plan to rehab, soak, rehab, soak until I can ride. That might not be until winter and it is my snowboard, however I'm not choosing to accept that without a fight for some fall single track. In the mean time I hope to be able to soon handle carrying a camera and doing some more nature stuff to keep me somewhat sane.

This is from a friendly game of Buffalo Peek-a-boo in Yellowstone National Park.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Is this thing still on.......06/2014


What gives? Where you all been? I don't miss the grind of working in the music industry. Don't get me wrong I have done some amazing things, met some fabulous people and learned an art that I will always cherish. However swimming in a sea of talent, many who don't respect their work or the profession enough to charge properly, dealing with friends along the way that forget about hiring you, when they know it means the world to you, general lack of understanding of the cost and talent that goes into actually being good and capable of delivering on tight deadlines and just the seemingly grimy feeling the business side always seemed to leave on me weighs me down no longer. I do however miss the creative outlet. I have tried to get back into shooting music, however on most nights the fire just doesn't ignite. Earlier this summer though my buddy Morgan called me up and asked if I would come do some portraits of the Lettuce crew and shoot the Red Rocks show. The boys and Gramatik sold the joint out, and it was a blast. Fire was strong that night! This is a cool shot that shows the enormity of the Lettuce Rage Family!

Tune in occasionally as I might fine the fire for more limited engagements. At the very least I might start posting some landscape and travel imagery. As always thanks for playing-

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Been a long time since I rock 'n rolled-

Phish Dick's made for an awesome Labor Day weekend again this year. Here is a shot of Page from Friday night-

Monday, July 22, 2013

Photo of the Week 07/22/2013

What a great weekend! Orgone and The Motet were amazing at State Bridge. Weather, friends, bike rides, the river....everything was perfect. As we sat at Rancho waiting for game time to roll around the moon stuck its head out to see what was going on.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Photo of the Week 07/08/2013

Running a little late again this week. This is from Robert Plant at Red Rocks on Wed. night. What a fabulous show-

Monday, July 1, 2013

Another old freebie

This was such a monumental day for me. Having crew working passes for rem. at the Ryman may still be one of my fondest memories of the mother church. This is from rem.'s famous Ryman Auditorium stop in 2004.

More old freebies

Here is Dr. Evil, Dave Schools dropping bombs circa Red Rocks 2007-


In honor of all the fun I have had with the old Panic family in Colorado, here's a shot of JB at the Denver Fillmore during the first 4 night run to go down in D-town 2005.

Photo of the Week 07/01/2013

Happy July everyone. Time flies when you are having phun. This past weekend was a good time. I went to Saturday and Sunday of the mighty Widespread Panic Red Rocks run. Saw lots of great friends, and shook when it felt good.

Here is a shot from a few weeks back when Umphrey's McGee took over Red Rocks and crushed the place.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Photo of the Week 06/10/2013

Further proof that my friend Dustin is right I am late to the party. Here I am posting my photo of the week on a Thursday evening. Ed Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero at Red Rocks-