I am a father of two of the coolest kids on the planet. Co-Founder of Benosh.com. Musician (drummer) by divine calling and a cycling enthusiast. I am a Mac guy, Trek lover and play Gretsch and Yamaha drums. I studied music at McNally Smith and fell into Web Dev at Northeastern State. I am the Pres/CEO of 29e, Inc. creative and marketing firm in Tulsa, OK.
I do enjoy the occasional movie. I’m into the recent trilogy of Batman movies. I love the Marvel series that they are pushing out. (Iron Man, Cap. America, Thor and such.) I admit to liking chick fliks from time to time. Just not those shitty Twilight ones.
“I listen to everything!” Hate that quote when people use it. Kinda stupid, but it really fits. I listen to most everything, unless it sucks balls. I play most styles. Ones that pay me to play are the best ones. DMB, Train, M5, Pumpkins are some recent spins. Love good Jazz when drinking wine at a hole in the wall. Love playing and watching GOOD Blues. I play pop and country better than most other styles. I know, sad.
I read words most of the time. Sometimes they are on pages, other times they are digital. They influence me. Well sometimes. Sometimes not so much. I don’t like picture books, unless they’re in books I read to my kiddos cause that just cool to me. I like real stuff more than fiction. Bios are cool, sometimes. I like also manuals. They have words and pictures too.
I specialize in duck face photos. Not really, but made you laugh a bit. I am into scenics, random happenings that I get to post to to FB, Instagram or Twitter. Usually of my kids as I never really am into pics of myself. I mean, I am not really good looking, so why hurt other people’s eyes, ya know.
Skills // Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks and Dreamweaver. Drums, sometimes. Road biking, unless I am Mountain Biking, then it's Mountain Biking. Unless I'm Road biking. Well, you get the idea. Master of my Domain. (I am single.) Hand Puppets. (Not during previous listing, as that would just be plain wrong.)
About this Blog // Ramblings from a beautiful mind. Okay, maybe not beautiful, but eccentric. I would think might be more adept perception. then again, maybe that's not the right usage of that term. But what the hell, why not. Carpe Denim. Just not shorts, or skinny jeans. Not too fond of that trend coming back. Personal philosophy: Clothing optional. But then again, no one needs to see "all" of this. Yeesh! "It's like Spanish for like a fighting chicken."
Why I love music is simply the fact that one single song, with one beautiful line. One run. Can grab a hold of your soul and make you more aware of that moment that you thought you could be. Sometimes music speaks to you let you know what’s going on. What to watch for, or simply to Pull You Through.
Just reach out your hand [and] I will pull you through,
[And] at the other end I’ll be waiting there for you.
You are not alone; you are not alone.
If there’s anything that I can do.*
When there’s nothing left but tears and emptiness
And the way you feel has never been so cold
You will find a way to fight another day
And though you know the weather will be fine
Just reach out …
When things settle down, you get back on your feet
You know that only the strong survive
You will face the day in that same old way
Don’t you know the weather will be fine
Just reach out …
Thanks to my good friend Gary Hizer, I’ve been giving Gary Allan’s soon to be released album “Set You Free” a listen. In doing so, I came upon an older song of his. Kinda tugged my heart strings. 2012 was not a fun year by any stretch of the imagination. 2013 might (I am hoping) be better, but it’s been a slow start. Trying to push through, but I know “Life ain’t always beautiful, but it is a beautiful ride.” Keeping all the good in mind, and trying to push forward each day.
I’m a little bit late to the party, but I REALLY dig this post apocalyptic/artistic video by the Imagine Dragons on there track “It’s Time.” I really like the Rock/Folk approach. The drum tracks are thoughtful and very well done. I dig the lyrical content as kinda fits the personal growth I have been going through the past couple of years. I think it’s the chorus that rings true to me.
It’s time to begin, isn’t it?
I get a little bit bigger, but then I’ll admit
I’m just the same as I was
Now don’t you understand
That I’m never changing who I am