Wednesday, January 28, 2009


these guys just keep blowing my mind. and I know everybody's already seen this, but seriously.

thanks preston for sharing this. it reminded me how much I love the beatles.

Monday, January 26, 2009

january is good for writing, hurting, and being alone.

have not been posting as much lately. things have been intense. a solid mix of bad and good. I have some friends, one in particular who has been a good friend to me for a long time, in ways that I have quietly needed someone to be a good friend to me, and he says that I am "the meetinest person" he knows. not sure if that is true or not, but it's funny when he says it, and it is true, I go to a lot of meetings. I keep up with a lot of people. and of course, some people more than others.

been sitting with a number of my friends through some particularly dark, worrisome times. it's made it easy to second guess how much hope any of us have. and then over the weekend I drove to nashville with some old college friends who are remarkably conservative. I was surprised by some of the things they said and talked about - much of it seemed so foreign to me - but I still appreciated the time and the chance to reconnect. and it was interesting to be reminded about the way I used to think about things. seems like another life.

I've been taking a lot of photographs, and I've been lining up some pretty exciting photo jobs. more on that as they come; I'm still so surprised by this venture. I enjoy it, and I like pictures, and I am thankful for the opportunity to tell stories and show scenes and people the way I see them. and I say this so much, but it just sort of nags on my soul - at the end of the day, I'm really not a photographer, I'm a musician. and I know nobody really cares about that but I have this constant tension about it and it really does kind of drive me crazy. brooke rolls her eyes at me when I talk about it, which I attribute to her wisdom. but lately, it's been driving me to write an absurd amount of music. I've been recording a number of demos in the video mode of the photobooth application on my mac, and this image comes from one of those videos.

I am anticipating a lot of writing and travel in the coming weeks and months. I will try to keep some images and music on this blog, as well as some of the ideas I am constantly mulling for the worstweblogintheworld.

and on a lighter note, I have joined a new band where I am playing drums and it is the most fun I have had playing music in maybe several years. and that is not to say that music has not been fun for me, it is really just me saying that playing drums is awesome.

Monday, January 19, 2009

beauty of urban decay

not sure how this happened, but somehow they used one of my pictures for this. kind of cool.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

dear atalie,

thanks for reading.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

give me a hoe down, please

you know what I love? I love a good hoedown. there's nothing quite like a room filled with awkwardly dancing human beings.

you throw in a banjo, maybe an accordion, maybe a bass, maybe a guy with a microphone telling you to "docie doe" and what you have is a patented recipe for joy.

so I say, sign me up, I'm in.

when I was in jr. high, we had hoe downs during PE. at this point in my life, it represented the closest any woman (and by woman I of course mean 13 year old girl with braces) had ever been to me. it was exciting and I dug it.

when I was in college, we had hoe downs. this is because I went to auburn, and has nothing to do with the fact that auburn is a terrible place for anybody to go to college. but auburn is in the middle of nowhere. and so for fun we would go out to somebody's barn house, clear out all of their goats and chickens and horses and crocodiles, spread out some hay, turn on the hi-fi and then dance the night away as we all caught malaria. gosh those were good times.

I have heard that some friends may be planning a hoe down here in birmingham. when that goes down, BTM will be there, dancing his heart out. about this, I have no doubt.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

tornado skies

we've had some crazy weather lately.  I'm getting increasingly picky about when I like to take pictures.  when the sky is like this, it's basically impossible to get a bad shot.  amazing.  took all these this afternoon, and yes, I got soaked in the process.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

it is 2009, time for more photos

happy new year, world.  and thanks to aaron and ashleigh for hosting a surprising and exciting NYE party.

brooke texted me a few nights ago and said "the sky is amazing right now". so I grabbed my camera and went for the car. this is what I got: