Happy New Year, you guys!

Today is the first day of 2015, and I’m definitely planning on kicking it off right…

WITH A BLOG POST.

Without getting too in-depth to start, basically I’ve had a resolution to be blogging more often for a while now. I’ve always loved the medium, always loved the feeling that I’m actually writing something that can *live on* after Facebook or Twitter or whatever the next social media we’re all on cashes in their chips, and always seem to have a ton of opinions about things — blogging seems to be a good way to satisfy all of those desires. So assuming I can keep myself on a little bit of a project plan with this new “system” I’m using, then this should actually be a very easy resolution for me to keep. “More often” is my goal. That should be easy.

Today I woke up after watching the Phish New Year’s Eve concert from home after consciously deciding that I didn’t want to go out and party and make a big event out of the evening. Some people say you need to, and well, sure, I get that…except that wasn’t what I needed last night, I made sure to listen to myself on that, and guess what — I felt pretty damn good this morning when I woke up. Almost as if I was kicking off the new year extra correct by not needing to nurse through a small hangover to start my weekend. Maybe that’s the start of a new me, ya know, the one that sorta listens to his own needs before putting a fear ahead of them.

More tomorrow. Hope everyone has a great year.

Handjobs at a Phish show? YES PLEEZ?!

My buddy Aaron just forwarded me the message board fodder of the week with these hilarious clips from the Phish show at Hollywood Bowl earlier this month. Apparently this girl took some love medicine or something…

Apparently this has already made the rounds and it’s pretty clear it was not an isolated incident that night given how many YouTube clips were recorded. Let that be a lesson for all you young lot girls out there…

If you take the wrong drugs, you may turn into a compulsive hand-jobber to random strangers in Hollywood. At a Phish show.

Hilarious. And then that reminded me of some of my favorite moments of dialogue from Rushmore

Happy Friday, everyone.

A preview of the upcoming Phish tour

My buddy @Phortin just did an awesome post for LMB about the upcoming Phish tour starting this Friday at The Gorge Amphitheatre up in George, WA. I’ve been there before and it’s a truly amazing place. And I just learned that I’ll be shooting photos the first night for LMB and hope to get some coverage of the lots and others things the following day. I really can’t wait. Expect a ton more updates from me on the road.

What Makes Me Happy

As a follow up to yesterday’s post, I got to spend a fair portion of my Phish Summer Tour with my two good friends, Pete and Patrick. This just kind of sums up how I feel right now overall. Happiness is only real when you can share it, and the three of us were giddy on Phish this year. Just look at their recent setlists, too. I think the band is feeding off our energy again…

Photos from Phish @ Red Rocks This Summer

Justin and Chris
Justin and Chris
Pete, Justin and Red Rocks
Pete, Justin and Red Rocks

My friend Patrick put up his photos from our four-night run with Phish out at Red Rocks in Morrison, CO. See day one here, day two here, day three here, and day four here (where that photo above was taken). We had an incredible time, and I want to make sure I put up my photos sometime this week. I got to see 10 shows this summer so I have plenty of highlights.