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Jazz Band Camp

August 17th, 2010 by


HPIM1543Yeah, I finally got to go to band camp!  :)   It was a week-long Jazz Workshop at the Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. (  Spent an exhausting week in workshops, listening to faculty perform and ourselves perform.  Food was bad, accommodations were sparse (tiny dorm-like rooms with shared bathrooms).  Here’s some pictures.  Went up with Bob, who also attended (he’s the guy in one of the pictures).  There’s a picture of the corner of the dorm/barracks I stayed in with the ocean in the background.  The trombone faculty member was Wycliffe Gordon – an amazing player (   He’s the large black guy in one of the pictures. There’s also a picture of me during our public performance.   Great fun!   Learned a lot.

Retired and playing baritone

April 30th, 2008 by

As of last Friday, I’ve retired and I’m joining the Gorge Winds Band.  I’ll be playing baritone.  They have needs for both trombone and baritone, but need a baritone more.  I picked one up from the director ( a retired music teacher) yesterday and the dogs go crazy.  Monty peed all over his bed and the rest of the dogs won’t go near me.  Brewster just sits and shakes!  Anyway, it’s coming back, even with just 20 minutes or so.

The baritone I’m borrowing is a King 2266 with 4 valves.  I’d try a picture, but I don’t have a camera up here.

Jimmy Eat World

October 16th, 2007 by

Jimmy came to Western last weekend and I made sure I wasn’t going to miss it. Here’s some pictures from the show, great music and cool lighting effects!

Presidents of the United States!!!

October 6th, 2007 by

We had the Presidents come to Western last Friday and it was awesome, a little packed but awesome! The Love Lights, a local band opened for PUSA and they were great too, they had two trumpets and a bari sax which you don’t see to often.

chillin dog, peace

October 3rd, 2007 by

Hey family! I’ve found a cool series on youtube, called
We Need Girlfriends ( ), I think it’s hilarious and they’ve got like 12 videos of it too, I would recommend checking that out. Also one of their songs they feature on one of their video’s is great too, it’s by Plush Gun, called Just Impolite (

Good Morning!

August 26th, 2007 by

Yeah, can’t sleep. Which isn’t all that bad really, it was raining heavily earlier, which is nice considering most rain here is in very very small droplets, so it doesn’t sound very cool. Anyway, I’m going to try and upload a song on here that I found today among my garage sale music list. The list has all these songs, two boxes of cds that I found at a garage sale last summer, so it takes a while to actively pick and choose the good stuff among most of the crap. This song is very different but now definitely one of my top songs out of my garage list. Its got a cool name too, its “Hamburger Cemetary” by Snowblow.

R. Kelly – Trapped in the Closet

September 3rd, 2006 by

Mason showed this DVD to me last nite and I was blown away! A totally new genre of entertainment – hip hop opera. Amazing, I’m still thinking about it. This is a MUST SEE!.

Code Monkey like Fritos

April 23rd, 2006 by

Code Monkey is a song that was just released for free on the internets. It’s really great. It’s so great that I transcribed the lyrics. You can get ‘em after the jump. (more…)

This is The Ultimate Showdown

March 31st, 2006 by

Everyone has to see this, and turn the speakers up. This is The Ultimate Showdown (of Ultimate Destiny).

I think you’ll agree, it’s great.

steph’s sheit!

March 11th, 2006 by

Somebody tell steph i’m done with her CDs finally! they had been sitting in my room forever and i just felt so terrible for having them for so long so i burned em all on my computer and now Step can have them back finally
-sorry steph