Tuesday, December 28, 2010

snow summit


First time up two years
I might have a couple bruised ribs
A fun time for all.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

merry christmas!

In Newport Beach, the rich people put on a Christmas parade for each other. On the water. With their yachts as floats. And they have Ferraris. More than one. Because you need to own one before they let you buy one new. What a life.

Full set on Flickr.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

what could have been

This weekend I went on a bike ride and stumbled upon a building that looked familiar.

I was last here three and a half years ago for an interview, about the same time I interviewed for my current job. They both called me with offers in the same hour if you believe that. I turned down this company and have been working with the other ever since.

I rode around the neighborhood a bit and couldn't help but wonder what life would be if I chose differently. Different coworkers, different commute, different restaurants for lunch. Could it have affected my bigger life decisions? It could have, but it is pointless and impossible to speculate. Life is what it is, and if there is a bigger plan for it all, we are all caught in it for better or for worse. Still, it is fun to wonder what could have been...

Friday, December 10, 2010

hardest days

This guy was playing in a bar on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, 8 or so years ago. I bought one of his CDs. Good stuff.

The hardest days are the ones that I must spend away
And leave you in your ocean home
The hardest times are the ones that I can't ease my mind
To know it's the miles that are tearing us apart
Not the lack of love left in our hearts
Oh, hardest days

The hardest nights are the ones I try with all my might
To close my eyes and fade away
And wake up to the hardest days
The hardest words are the ones that I have never heard
Of why it is you went away
These are words you did not say
Oh, hardest days

The hardest nights are the ones I try with all my might
To close my eyes and fade away
And wake up to the hardest days
Oh, hardest days

Paul Hayward - "Hardest Days"

Thursday, December 9, 2010

download away

All tracks uploaded! Listen right here or get MP3 with the down arrow at the right of each track.

Or go to the source.

01 - Concrete River by soldiersandcivilians

02 - The Long Way Home by soldiersandcivilians

03 - The Good Fight by soldiersandcivilians

04 - New York to LA by soldiersandcivilians

05 - There is Time by soldiersandcivilians

06 - Sail the Sea by soldiersandcivilians

Special thanks to the friends who contributed to this project. You guys are awesome!

Leo - Drums
Chi - Vocals on "There is Time"
Daniel - Electric Guitar on "There is Time"
Camille - Design and Artwork

Friday, December 3, 2010

it begins

Started to give out CDs. Dropped a few off a couple nights ago and just stopped by the Post Office this morning.


If you want one, please get me your mailing address or let me know when you're free if you're local. Will post tracks for streaming and download in a couple weeks.

Stay tuned....

Wednesday, December 1, 2010