May 16, 2012 7:53am

Link:This article is about my alma mater (Franciscan University of Steubenville) and their dissenting decision to stop the student requirement to carry health insurance, which will not carry a student healthcare option. I added a comment to it too. … [Read more...]

The three most important books I’ve read

Augustine’s Confessions, Ray Monk’s biography of Ludwig Wittgenstein (The Duty of Genius), and Miles Davis’ autobiography. Religion, philosophy, jazz, and so, so much more! … [Read more...]

A dream

I had a dream that I found an amazing three-piece suit while shopping at Goodwill (as I like to do). It was dark grey, made of wool, with an understated pinstripe and a slightly retro fit, in a classic sort of way. Then, all of a sudden, I was wearing the pants had the jacket but realized that one of the employees took the vest (which was VERY stylish and made the whole suit). Damn. … [Read more...]

May 15, 2012 3:39am

Poster for the Wednesday gig with Sam Bennett. Come on out if you’re nearby! … [Read more...]

Exciting, original music on the horizon

Music update: I’m playing drums at a gig this Wednesday in Indy with the talented Sam Bennett (on guitar and vox) in The Sam & Sam Band. Next, I’ll be recording some free download (and maybe even YouTube) sessions this summer with my good friend Mike Blaha. They’ll all be posted here. We’re calling them The Upi Dupi La La Sessions. I’ll be mostly playing and improvising with some ideas that I’ve been toying around with recently. Finally, I’ll soon be … [Read more...]

May 14, 2012 4:03pm

A classic: music for one apartment and six drummers. … [Read more...]

May 10, 2012 5:50am

Link:Fascinating article from The Atlantic about Jonathan Blow: the biggest, most fierce critic of videos games today, who develops video games for living, a true artist. … [Read more...]

May 9, 2012 2:37am

My G&L F100 Series II after some much needed TLC from Mr. Mark, at Mr. Mark’s Music in downtown Anoka, MN. She’s looking and sounding better than ever! BONUS: my left foot. … [Read more...]

IV lines in classrooms? Yep.

“One Chinese high school even went so far as to install IV lines in a classroom so that students could hook right in to energy supplies without disrupting their studies. Photos of the classroom have gone viral, prompting such responses from Twitter as “scary,” “disgusting” and a “bit much?!”“ Such is the sad global state of so-called “education” — schooling and institutionalization posing as a way of living and being. … [Read more...]

May 8, 2012 6:34am

I’m writing an essay/story about the fact that numbers (and words and alike) are is not of the same kind of things as the things we encounter in the forest. I’ve never seen a “3” walking around in the forest. This picture brilliantly shows the confusion at stake, I think. … [Read more...]