Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Some Photos I took the other day of Brandon Joseph Mertes.

A quote from the late Hunter S. Thompson

From the Book Better Than Sex Confessions of a Political Junkie Trapped Like a Rat in Mr. Bills Neighborhood
"Historians do not call the final ten years of any century "the Decadence" for no reason. It is always a doomed and dissolute time, and the end of the American Century will be no different...... Generation Z. They will be like steerage passengers on the S.S. Titanic, trapped in the watery bowels of a sinking" unsinkable ship."
A mouthful if you ask me....
This was published in 94.
It makes you think, doesn't it?
Hunter may have been onto something that he couldn't explain or even try to comprehend.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


What to do with this life of mine?
I have always thought way to much, I have always had way to much on my mind, I have always wanted to do so many things, I have always lacked the focus on just one project. I always second guess what I should be doing with something that I think might be the answer or key to life. If I could just choose a direction and go with it....
Easier said then done.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mathmatical Suicide

The math just doesn't add up. People saving lives that aren't saving there own? It just doesn't make sense to me?
Save your own life

Friday, October 10, 2008


When one man, for whatever reason has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life he has no right to keep it to himself.
Jacques Cousteau

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008


For those of you who haven't heard the news....
I moved to Southern California, Laguna Niguel to be exact.
As of now its not permanent, but I thought that I would at least try it.
I'm not sure how this lifestyle fits me? I love the weather, but the people are plastic and the scene is far from the mellow moods of Minneapolis.
I miss you friends.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Really Something.

Alex Statten & Dave Statten

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

10 days...

Its crazy to think that I will be back to Minnesota in a week and a half.
Chicago August 22nd
California September 2-12th
Europe October 14th-30th

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Tasty treats.
Sumo 08

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Tuesday Night @ the Phoenix, Toronto

CSS The Go TeamThe Man of Mystery Mr. Sainsbury, Taylor and I

Day Light

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Toronto or bust.

Tonight Taylor and I are heading to Toronto on a mission of day off.
It just happens to be that The Go Team is playing with CSS at a club called the Phoenix.
Its a rough life I live. I tell you

Last night
Construscted a rope swing that dropped you in off a cliff. (pics coming)

Sunday, August 3, 2008


A bit of work
Jogging, Pronounced with a soft J. (yogging)
And worked on a few Ideas for a movie short that a colleague and I am working on. (Started working on a storyboard.)
Ended the evening with a few bevies. (here are some pics from the evening.)
Taylor and Muah
Jaime, Laura, Taylor and Me

Shaking it.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Another day in Neverland.

Sometimes I feel that I'm living the life of a lost boy and that pan the man is going to show up at any moment.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Random yet thought out.

I was talking with a good friend last night about life when we came across the idea of life as a turtle. Turtles are one of the longest living animals on the planet, one recently lived to be 350 years young. If you think about the life of a turtle as a whole you would find very little stress, except for the stress from an often predator looking for something to eat. The outer shell protects against most common daily threats while the actual body of a turtle has a soft inner core.
So the discussion went on about how humans are killing ourselves with the stress that we let devour our lives. It seems that the human race is dying at younger ages from this stress, adding to heart conditions and many other ailments. This attitude is most prevalent in the North America culture which I call a fast food lifestyle. In this day in age we live so fast paced that we don't take time to enjoy the small things. Small things such as cooking a meal, walking under a star filled sky, or just breathing. By not partaking in these small things, or just being so preoccupied by other so called MORE IMPORTANT things we forget the real joys of life and find ourselves falling victim to this routine. Working for something, but what?
I found myself talking about my own mind and what goes through it everyday. I find myself always pondering the future and what my next move will be. I have lived by the ma to carpi Diem, and living a life of moments. I'm torn between the life that I have been living, and a life of materialistic value. Madonna's lyrics, living in a material world has never been so clear in meaning, until now. It all makes sense, or does it?
Thinking about the future of what ifs, I began talking about the Buddhist beliefs of running your own mind, and not letting your own mind run you. The state of a relaxed mind is the healthiest way to live. A friend once wrote me a note that said, "don't sweat the petty things in life, pet the sweaty things." So true.
Life will always continue running.
Live in the moments, and make these moments last a lifetime.
Back to the turtle analogy; human beings are a lot like turtles, in the sense that as long as we have a strong outer shell and maintain the physical self the soft insides will stay protected and healthy.

note. Turtles are a common sign of luck in some cultures.

So good.

Thursday, July 31, 2008


Cut Copy @ the 7th St.
With Special guests Black Kids and Mobius Band
If you didn't make it out for this one you should have!!!
One of the best of the year.

M83 @ the triple rock
I cant remember opener?
Freakin Amazing Frenchmen