Saturday, April 23, 2011


Hello again. Im writing from the road. I was just in KC now I am in SF and then I am heading home. This is turning into a very interesting year so far. I finally feel like I have gotten close to where I need to be with respect to my career. I'm doing things Ive never been in a position to do thus far and it is a very exciting time. I have the right players and teams are paying attention. Its honestly quite nice. I have done so much work preparing statistical analysis for the offseason in hopes of jump starting some negotiations and the response Ive gotten thus far is positive. I cant wait to see what the finished product looks like.

With all the joys of professional success it honestly has been hard to balance the personal life. I work so much I have left so little time to myself. I have my droid phone with a working old school NES system which keeps me busy, I have my very small group of friends, my family and my clients and thats it. If anyone ever wants to enter the industry be prepared to give up your life to this job. Only after you make, if you ever make it at all, will you have the opportunity to build up the family/personal life. I am really looking forward to that.

No real music news. Just a startling revelation that there are teenagers out there who believe Dave Grohl is a vastly more talented musician than kurt cobain was. Ugh. I shudder to think.

I think when I get home I may take a trip back to fsu. Its been way too long and I have the urge to relieve some of my college life. Im sure Ill write about it when it happens. I also turn 29 may 3rd. My last birthday of my 20's. I cant freaking believe it. Ive done alot during this decade and Ill do even more in the next.

Res Ipsa something something


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I'm Useless And I'm Famous

I do this every year partially to commemorate the most impactful artist of my life time and partially to mark where I am with respect to my own life each passing year. Every year I get older all this music means something a little different to me. Every year I get a little further from life and closer to death and that honestly still doesnt phase me. I still remember when I discovered Nirvana. First as a passing image at age nine, then trying to remember the worlds to heart shaped box at 12, then swallowing the entire catalog at age thirteen one year too late. The music makes me happy, the music makes me sad, the music makes me feel alive and the music makes me die. Its basic, its complex, its clear, and its hazy all at the same time and thats what makes Nirvana Nirvana. I am actually getting more annoyed now these days hearing that cobains legacy has been enhanced by his early demise. If anything his death muddled what would have been an incredibly clear legacy. He was the last John Lennon since John Lennon died and anyone who argues that is a fool. Anyone who gets caught up in the semantics of not understanding the lyrics or arguing power chords arent music are simply no in on the joke. They're late to a party that died in 1994 while everyone else already RSVP'd. This is an energy that is trapped in a generation and for a few brief moments in time someone let it out and that will never happen again. All were left with is all that energy thats still buried inside all of us who were around to witness those times still waiting for someone else to come around and let a little bit more of it out from inside of us.

Thank you