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10.18.09

10.18.09

I'm embarrassed that this is the only picture I took at our good friends' (Stephen and Andra) wedding shower!


10.17.09

10.17.09

Joel scored us tickets to the symphony tonight and it was excellent! We pregamed at Zumi Sushi with dessert and drinks at Jackson's!


10.16.09

10.16.09

Joel had a run-in with a glass of water tonight that seems to have ruined his iPhone!

10.19.09 UPDATE - After putting the phone in a bowl of uncooked instant rice for 24 hours, it seems to be roaring again!


10.15.09

10.15.09

We spent some time hanging out at the McDonald's play place with some friends today...and living vicariously through the BIG fun they were having!


10.13.09

10.13.09

Back in Nashville, it's time to get reacquainted with all the glorious things it has to offer...starting with Mitchell's Deli!


10.12.09

10.12.09

We stayed in this hotel tonight and it took us a surprising amount of time to find the elevator...the button next to this mural did finally give it away. Needless to say, we're tired.


10.11.09

10.11.09

It's always a nightmare for me to walk into a gig and see one of these bad boys set up! Luckily, I dodged this bullet and set up my "real" kit on the other side. Whew!


10.10.09

10.10.09

We got more medals in the mail today! We didn't know about this, but apparently running 2 half marathons has entitled us to this 26.2 "musical miles" medal! Rebekah is especially impressed seeing as she's only run 2 races in her whole life and already has 3 medals!


10.9.09

10.9.09

Playing to a packed house with Dana Jorgensen tonight!


10.8.09

10.8.09

We had the day off in downtown Roanoke today and had a blast! What a cool downtown!


10.7.09

10.7.09

After only one day home, I'm back on the road with Dana Jorgensen. On our way to VA, we stopped for gas next to this thing. It's a prisoner transport bus...or as I like to call it, the beginning to a Nicholas Cage movie.


10.6.09

10.6.09

Brett Mitchell, you can pick up your 3 copies of BET US over at our place...which, according to the addresses on these things, is also YOUR place?!?


10.5.09

10.5.09

A packed trailer can be the sweetest sight on earth when it means that you're headed home!


10.4.09

10.4.09

It's always fun to try to guess who's going to be parked right on top of the smoke machine on stage. Last time it was me, tonight it was definitely Craig!


10.3.09

10.3.09

I'm on the road with Carl Cartee this weekend and on our way out to the shows we came across a gloriously southern rest stop...poor spelling and all!


10.2.09

10.2.09

This morning, Ryan had a breakthrough regarding the power situation upstairs and rewired this light switch in the guest bedroom. We have power everywhere upstairs now except that the overhead light doesn't work now. He'll fight that battle another day.


10.1.09

10.1.09

Today, the power in two rooms upstairs went out! The guys from NES were kind enough to take a look at my panel, but were only able to tell us that the problem is in the wiring upstairs and we're on our own from here on out. It was definitely more help than we were expecting and really appreciated it!


9.30.09

9.30.09

Ryan spent the majority of his day in the office recording voiceovers for Hear It First.Com's Rocktober videos!


9.29.09

9.29.09

Any day that's got a trip to Crema in it is going to be a good one!


9.28.09

9.28.09

Ryan had rehearsal tonight with Dana Jorgensen for some show dates next month...stand by for more pics of that!


9.27.09

9.27.09

Arrington Vineyards! Even though they quoted our blog on their website but didn't reference our address or even who we are, we still love to head out there. The vineyard was beautiful and the weather was splendid! As it gets more fall-like, you'll be able to find us out there more and more often!


9.26.09

9.26.09

I have a built-in negative response to my mechanic's waiting area. It's not the stale snacks, the crappy coffee or even the TV that is always set to AMC...it's the fact they I know he's just trying to make me more comfortable so I won't go postal when I see how much they can charge me for fixing my car!


9.25.09

9.25.09

You know that when the double monitors come out, Ryan is up to his eyeballs in something! Today he's working on tracks for a string of shows with Dana Jorgensen and also editing videos for HearItFirst.com!


9.24.09

9.24.09

I got my copy of the Adobe Creative Suite today! The Ryan/Premiere Tandem is back in effect ya'll!


9.23.09

9.23.09

About to rock.


9.19.09

9.19.09

We're busily trying to get Joel to experience all the things that he needs to experience as a new Nashvillian. Tonight, we hit up Krave! Don't worry, his eyes always look like that...he's actually enjoying it.


9.18.09

9.18.09

I took in Rebekah's laptop to be seen by the all-knowing Apple Geniuses today. I don't know what they did to get this screen pulled up...but it pretty much says everything that I was afraid of. Could there be a more upsetting screen to see when you take your computer in to be fixed?


9.17.09

9.17.09

We went to our first Nashville Predators game tonight! It was a blast and we ended up on the jumbotron about 3 or 4 times! They probably thought I was Dave Grohl...*sigh*


9.16.09

9.16.09

I helped Joel unload his moving truck into his storage unit today. He's going to be living with us for a while until he can find a house of his own! We celebrated a good move with these bad boys! That's a half-liter Coke in a GLASS BOTTLE! I love primarily Hispanic gas stations!


9.14.09

9.14.09

Riding in the "White Whale" back to Nashville. It's Carl Cartee's amazing conversion van...you'd have to see it to believe it.


9.13.09

9.13.09

Look, I love a good light show and smoke machine as much as the next guy, but it got out of control tonight. Between the lights about 2 feet from my face (AIMED at my face) and the late 70's smoke machine, I couldn't see the edge of the drum platform. Oh well, the price you pay to rock, I guess.


9.12.09

9.12.09

Soundcheck in this really big pavilion-type thing that we're playing in tonight and tomorrow.


9.11.09

9.11.09

Today we're trying our luck at the TPAC Wicked ticket lottery. Spoiler alert: we lose :(


9.10.09

9.10.09

I'm running a small sound system for my buddy's band today as they play at a Vanderbilt senior year shindig. Get this...it's school-run, AND BYOB! Weird.


9.9.09

9.9.09

I'm not a fan of drum shields, but the venue tonight has such good sound, I can't really complain.


9.2.09

9.2.09

Rocking with Carl Cartee tonight


9.1.09

9.1.09

Beautiful morning and breakfast in the rocking chairs!


8.30.09

8.30.09

We're driving back to Nashville today and we passed this sign. Not only is that an unfortunate sounding name when you say it out loud, but they boast fresh, all you can eat mullet! They're probably talking about the fish...but that's not how I will ever read that word!


8.29.09

8.29.09

The water at Navarre Beach is the most beautiful that I have EVER seen in the United States!


8.28.09

8.28.09

The beach is completely empty and the weather is awesome!


8.27.09

8.27.09

Eric Vinson and I surprised our wives with a trip to the beach this weekend! It's Eric's wife's (Laura) birthday this weekend and we drove to Navarre Beach (about 2 miles from Pensacola) where Eric had a beach house set up for us!


8.26.09

8.26.09

You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have...East Nashville. Our corner is a favorite place for people to do something stupid. Tonight was one of the magical nights where we get to sit in our room and watch the drama.


8.25.09

8.25.09

On the highway today I saw a string of about 8 cars that were all decked out with this trippy car wrapping all driving in a single-file line. I later realized that they are test drivers checking out a new car! Pretty neat!


8.24.09

8.24.09

Can't we just call it...Milk?


8.23.09

8.23.09

We celebrated a great show tonight with a trip to the ol' Waffle House. To put an awkward spin on it, we went in with shirts tucked and top buttons blazing. We actually fit in much better than I would have though.


8.22.09

8.22.09

On the road with Carl. This was SUPPOSED to be the stage where we would be rockin' tonight. However, this rain is UNREAL and we have to move the show inside :(


8.20.09

8.20.09

Day 4 (the last day) of video shooting for Jars of Clay. Here's "The Shelter" where the shoots have been taking place. I'm pretty pumped about the project, and you can check in with the blog for information about when the DVDs will be coming out.


8.19.09

8.19.09

Day 3 of the Jars video shoot. We're shooting Christmas songs today, so everybody is chipping in to untangle an annoying amount of Christmas lights for set dressing.


8.18.09

8.18.09

A Jar huddle. Our morning meeting to figure out the order of events for today's video shoot.


8.17.09

8.17.09

I was brought on board by Jars of Clay to be the Recording Tech for their latest video project. Today was technically the first day of shooting, but was primarily used to set up the overwhelming amount of gear. We'll get to the fun stuff tomorrow.


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