Posts about Music

Training For My First Marathon: The Routine

Training For My First Marathon: The Routine

When I learned that my girlfriend's mother was planning on celebrating her birthday by running in the Honolulu Marathon, I decided that I wanted in on the action. I assumed that there was a Honolulu half marathon that I could sign up for, so I committed to doing that... And then I found out that the "Honolulu Half Marathon" doesn't exist. My only option at that point was to suck it up and sign up for the full 26.2 miler... Read more →

Training For My First Marathon: The Playlist

Training For My First Marathon: The Playlist

Next Sunday, I'll be running my first full marathon. I've done 5Ks, 10Ks, and a half marathon, but never a full. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't slightly intimidated by the prospect of running 26.2 miles. I've also never been to Hawaii, and the marathon is in Honolulu, so that's pretty cool. It's also the day after my 30th birthday. I've spent the past few months training and my playlist has evolved... Read more →

I Built A Vinyl Record Shelf!

I Built A Vinyl Record Shelf!

My friend and I found some plans online and built a pretty badass vinyl record shelf. Here are some photos of the process, as well as some information on how you can build your own. Read more →

Mario Plays Metallica in Melbourne

Mario Plays Metallica in Melbourne

While exploring the streets of Melbourne, I came across a man in a Mario suit playing Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters". Seeing a full-grown Mario playing Metallica (and playing it quite well, for that matter) was quite a sight. Read more →

Sound Tribe Sector 9 “Axe The Cables” at Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA

Sound Tribe Sector 9 “Axe The Cables” at Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA

I've been a fan of Sound Tribe Sector 9 for quite a while now, and have seen some pretty awesome shows over the years, but I've never had a chance to see one of their acoustic ("Axe the Cables") performances. So when I heard that they were doing an Axe the Cables set at a Winery in Saratoga, it was a no brainer for me - I bought tickets as soon as they went on sale. Read more →

SLAYER! Sidewalk Chalk & The Worlds Cutest Metalhead?

SLAYER! Sidewalk Chalk & The Worlds Cutest Metalhead?

This past Sunday, my girlfriend, her daughter and I were messing around with some sidewalk chalk. Ever since high school, I've had a tendency to draw the Slayer logo everywhere. It started with notebook sketches, and somehow continued even into my professional life. I've definitely come out of client meetings with a big ol' SLAYER logo along the side of my notes... Read more →

My Record Collection Just Got A Lot Bigger

My Record Collection Just Got A Lot Bigger

I recently started collecting vinyl records. I built a pair of Dayton Audio BR-1 speakers (which I plan on posting about in more detail when I have the time) and bought a "beginners" turntable - an Audio-Technica AT-LP60. For a few weeks, I used a Sony receiver that my roommate had sitting around. But I knew I wanted something older. I did a bit of research, and lots of people seemed to think that some of the vintage Marantz receivers had great sound, if you could find one at an affordable price. So I began to scour Craigslist. Read more →

Eton Rukus Solar-Powered Bluetooth Boombox Review & Giveaway

Eton Rukus Solar-Powered Bluetooth Boombox Review & Giveaway

My Eton Rukus solar-powered Bluetooth sound system came in the mail over the weekend, and I had some time to play around with it yesterday. Read more →

Godspeed You! Black Emperor in Big Sur

Godspeed You! Black Emperor in Big Sur

How did you spend your weekend? I spent mine lying under the stars while Godspeed You! Black Emperor played the soundtrack to the apocalypse while surrounded by redwoods in a clearing in Big Sur. Read more →

Car Camping at Coachella? Here’s What To Expect

Car Camping at Coachella? Here’s What To Expect

Every year there seems to be a lot of confusion over the car camping situation at Coachella. Not everything is explained as clearly as it could be. Your spot will be 10 ft x 30 ft. You can't occupy a car camping spot without a car parked there. There's no limit to how many people are allowed in one campsite, but I'd say that 3 tents is the most that you'd be able to fit, and that's pushing it. Read more →