Tuesday, August 18, 2009


The Girards Lake Shack was great.. New York was great (thanks tim) because everyone honks so much that its impossible to tell if someone is actually honking at you.. You havent been to a county fair till youve been to one in west virginia.. I played a show in Chicago (but this one was a real show) this girl told me it was open mic night but really they just needed another opening band. I thought we were just having a friendly conversation about music, but really she was trying to see if she trusted me to play.. There were a lot of people there. I made up a song about how I know why it's really called the windy city even though im from Utah. And how their politicians should work on their image and not go out on the town to all the bars and clubs. Then when I noticed a bunch were in the audience I started singing about how Ryan Sandberg was the greatest 2nd baseman to ever play the game.. Oh and when I was in Texas I got pulled over by a State Trooper with a tall cowboy hat on.. I love when stereotypes come true. Nothing makes me happier.. And I've come to realize that 92.3% of stereotypes are true.. What an amazing world. Oh for example. I was in south bend taking pictures of Notre Dames football stadium, and right below the touchdown Jesus, a student was walking by and I was going to ask him if there was anyway I could get into the stadium. But He looked EXACTLY like Rudy. So I said, "Hey I'm glad I ran into you, I'm trying to get into the stadium to take pictures, do you think you could get me in touch with that black guy that does the maintenance for the field?" Haha. He didn't get it though and I think he thought I was weird.. If he did think that, then he was right.... Oh one last thing.. Does anyone ever get as excited to jump over the invisible line as the garage is closing as I do? The answer is no..

Friday, August 7, 2009

Beale Street is great.. But the streets around it are better.. "Dang boy.. I didn't know they had the blues in Utah." - Ron

Beale Street.. These kids were doing back handsprings and back flips trying to get people to give them money in there little bucket.. It was really funny, but kind of sad cause they were doing it all day. You could tell they were so tired and probably doing it to cause their mom needed the money or they were hungry... If Zach and I grew up in the south and were black this would be us..

The Jewelers are a little different in Memphis from Jewelers in Provo.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

So Far...

Arizona wishes it was Utah.
Page, Arizona is a petrified place.
Flagstaff, Arizona is confusing
New Mexico has lots of tattoos.
Albuquerque, New Mexico is glittery at night.
Texas sure showed me.
Amarillo, Texas is a tired town shared by ghosts and people.
Oklahoma doesn't know what it wants to be.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma has more Sooner fans Than Provo does Cougar fans.. Uh Oh.

Day 2 (Music)

Playlist Of The Day

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - If You Leave
John Waite - Missing You
George Strait - Run
4 Non Blondes - What's Up
Foo Fighters - Walking After You (Live Acoustic)
George Strait - Amarillo By Morning
Yazoo - Only You
The Who - Love Aint For Keepin'
George Strait - Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
Neil Young - We never danced
The Velvet Underground - Foggy Notion
Romantica - The Dark (with Ryan Adams)
Graham Nash - Simple Man
Drive-By Truckers - Space City
Neil Young - For the Turnstiles
George Strait - You Look So Good In Love
Foo Fighters - Everlong (Live Acoustic)
The Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes
George Strait - If I Know Me
The Who - Sparks
George Strait - All My Ex's Live In Texas
Old Crow Medicine Show - Don't Ride That Horse
Bob Dylan - I Forgt More Than You'll Ever Know About Her

Saddest Song Of The Day
George Strait - Run... and Drive By Truckers - Space City.. (It's a tie)

Happy Song Of The Day
George Strait - All My Ex's Live In Texas

Lyrics Of The Day
Foo Fighters - Everlong


This is what I thought was a tornado in Oklahoma. Actually it had to be. I mean look at it. I was trying to remember everything I remembered from the movie Twister cause we were bound for a collision on old Route 66.. (where I have gotten a few kicks, but not tons yet.)

Day 2 (Photos)

Behind me is where I'd land if I was a tornado


Best of The Photos From My Car Windows

Monday, August 3, 2009

Best of Day 1 on the Road (Music)

Playlist Of The Day

Neil Young - Roll Another Number (For The Road)
Ryan Adams - Harder Now That It's Over
Flatlanders - Going Away
The Rolling Stones - Good Times Bad Times
Bob Dylan - Highway 51
The Format - Threes (Demo Version)
The Velvet Underground - Cool It Down
Ryan Adams - Angelina
Neil Young - Drive Back
Tom Waits - Ol' 55
Grateful Dead - The Race Is On
Bob Dylan - It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (Bootleg Series, Vol. 2)
The Format - If Work Permits (Demo Version)
Neil Young - Thrasher
Trigger Locks - Post Card
Flatlanders - Now It's Now Again
Tom Waits - Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)
Neil Young - Roger And Out
Van Morrison - Fast Train
The Jayhawks - Aint No End
Grateful Dead - Truckin'
Neil Young - Albuquerque
The Rolling Stones - Moon Is Up

Saddest Song Of The Day

The Format - Threes (Demo Version)

Happiest Song Of The Day

Bob Dylan - Sitting On A Barbed Wire Fence (Bootleg Series, Vol. 2)

Lyrics Of The Day


Best of Day 1 on the Road (Photos)

Window Pictures Of The Day.

Rear View Mirror Picture Of The Day.

Friend Of The Day

Reservation Gas Station Dog.

We connected well, because he is homeless and just lives at the gas station watching everyone pump gas all day. I told him if I was a dog I'd be just like him. He agreed and said if he was a human he'd be just like me (he didn't say it in English obviously). After we realized he was the dog version of me and I was the human version of him, we shared a cup of noodles.

Souvenire Of The Day

St. George Sand

Pull Over Pictures Of The Day

City Pictures Of The Day