Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Drinking Wine while Andrea packs for Hawaii for the month. 
I will miss you terribly. 
Love You.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

good too.

It could be anywhere. You could be anyone. But it's not, you're not. 
This just is. 
I read in a book once that life's greatest tragedy is comparisons. 
Thinking that things could be better another way. 
We fail to see constantly that this is good too.

Iterate June

I want to be wherever you are all the time....

Monday, June 27, 2011


I failed the writing portion of a test designed to test my intelligence at an 8th grade level. I feel like the universe is laughing at me.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


she liked the way it felt. let it rot in the pit of her stomach and seep out her fingertips. dry like blood on the backs of her hands. on the good days it looked like it would go away, dry out, move on but on the bad days it set up camp and told the clouds not to clear. in the spirit of the season someone told her to string all her problems out on the line and let the sun out shine them. but with no change comes no words and with no words there was no world, so she sat on the curb and waited for someone to pass that could force the syllables out of her gut and drag them across this tattered timeline. there is no remedy for a thing she doesn't want to fix same way there are no answers to questions you refuse to ask. if the tarot was right and the three of swords was what she was in for, there would soon be plenty more where all this came from. He said betrayal was the breaking of ranks. and she wrote it down so she could recognize every time it took place.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Go Now. Buy Now.

Grieves and Budo's debut album on Rhymesayers Entertainmant was released today to much anticipation and rave reviews across the country. Together/Apart is an incredibly crafted album exploring the difficult, beautiful, and often times impossible nature of having a life on the road. Touching on everything from love to knocking back the bottle and fueled by beautiful instrumentation and crooning sung hooks this album will have you redefining everything you thought you were looking for in a rap album.

some summertime.

In the spirit of my favorite season I would like to wish you all a warm welcome into summer. Before heading back to school in the fall I will be max relaxing for the next two months. So here is to a long summer of long and luscious sunny days, to lying by the water, and drinking in the daytime. To sun dresses and swimsuits, to feeling skinny and no wet suits, to happy hour, to traveling, to sleeping in, staying out, music festivals, and bike rides. Enjoy the season for everything it's worth, love the heat, bask in the heat, kiss the sun, lie silent under the waters. Before you know it, fall will be here and it will all be over... Enjoy.

be mindful.

That which you feed your energy into will grow...
...and that which you starve will die...

fine line.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Happy Fathers Day Dad. Love you more than the whole world. Thank you for everything, and for putting up with my sisters and I. You are a brave man.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Love Song

the greatest kiss

Taken by Getty Photographer Rich Lam during the recent riots in Vancouver Canada.
Lam writes in this statement to Esquire:
“I noticed in the space behind the line of police that two people were laying in the street with the riot police and a raging fire just beyond them. I knew I had captured a ‘moment’ when I snapped the still forms against the backdrop of such chaos but it wasn’t until later when I returned to the rink to file my photos that my editor pointed out that the two people were not hurt, but kissing.”


If you are not a real person, and if this is not real life. Then what would it be? What would I be? What makes one moment more or less real than others? The nature in which they take place? The actual geographical location? The moment in time? The world in which they transpire? If everything is a projection of my imagination, I am an incredibly talented dreamer.

Friday, June 17, 2011

If You Get Stuck...

If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don't just stick there scowling at the problem. But don't make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people's words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I Don't Want To Know

Half Glass of Courage.

Fresh out of the studio this June recording their upcoming and untitled album to follow the massive collaboration on Mountain, Hello Evening's Nisan Perera has recently given a sneak peak to the new material at his San Francisco stomping ground Hotel Utah. This video Dreams in Red was created by long time friend Oz Clark in a warehouse here in Orange County some five years ago. The boys fresh faced and remarkably adorable have grown leaps and bounds since. Proud to have been a part of their journey, proud to know them, proud to love them, I have to say this new album just may appear in the opening credits of every indie film released in 2012. I also have to tell you a little secret, I cried tears of joy upon hearing Call Me Carolina for the first time. A lyrical wonder for me having had the opportunity to collaborate with Nisan who I find to be one of the greatest lyricist since Dylan, and I'm not just saying this because I love the kid. While Mountain took years and years of recording to create this new album was dreamed up nearly out of thin air in only one week. For a sneak peak at the new material click HERE to go to Nisan's play list from Hotel Utah. Stay tuned for an upcoming information, videos and love for these boys...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


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I need a reason. And I'm not asking because I'm coming or going. I just can't see straight.

the battle.

Most of us have two lives.  The life we live, and the unlived life within us.  Between the two stand Resistance. - Steven Pressfield {The War of Art}

 photo by Jenavieve Belair.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

true story.

Got your thoughts up to here and the sound of your voice falling out the window.
Skylights letting all the steam out to turn into brittle dreams that fall upon your tired head.
I thought I knew what I wanted before all this.
I don't know anything.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


The first time I saw you. It was love at first sight. Crushed Velvet Love.

Think it off.

"You spend a lot of time thinking," he said.
So I threw a dream out the window.
He took a right on Hennepin and followed the detour through a neighborhood I didn't remember.
Talking about the way things should be like he knew it to be true.
A whole lot of speech for someone who never says much at all. Telling me I think too much.
It was more about the way the words fell than what they were carrying with them.
"This feels good," I said while the sunlight hit my chest through the open window.

Here I am, Here I go.

 wandering the streets of lowery hills in search of precious goods..
 there is nothing like a good Minneapolis rain. I am so thankful for the incredible variance in weather I witnessed over my stay. From rainy days to 105 degrees...
 These are from Kalins "kegger". Nothing like being back in the 612.
 Logan Me and Abe. Old school style.
 The lovely ladies of the evening. There is another great picture where the chicken is a much more prominent character.
 Me and my MVP!!
 I know it's hard to be so very good looking Abe.
 I think I have this same picture from ten years ago...
 Prime Time.
 Go get um Brandy
 just so fucking cute.
 I don't know what is going on here, but it's amazing.
 Kalin is replacing Nick in this picture, but so very wonderfully timeless.

 Mags, did you even remember that we went to brunch downtown, and I could eat my food.
 One of the most classic visuals from my trip, Toles I felt like I was always shot gun in your car. Thank you.
 And then there were four.
 A testament to the truth in parallel realities.
 I've been here, I've stood here, all my life.
 Maggie and Jamie en route to the game..
 City Glow. The new Twins Stadium.

 Golden Hour.
 why are we squished? In case you can't see the two of you are making the most classic faces.
 Shady like a pair of cheep sunglasses.
 girls and boys.
 Richard, I told you you could do yoga.
 Maggie and I at Soundset. In a nutshell... enough said.
 Hollering at all the grimey little fucks...
 Happy and Filthy like a hip hop hoodrat.
 With my man Liquor Lyle.
 Photo cred, MVP
 I have so many cute pictures of you two I could make a calender. But I wont, because that would be creppppyyyyy... but seriously. This is our day in Stillwater...
 Richard and his new best friend.
 Triple Double Tuesday. If you only knew, then you would know.
 The fact that this picture is upside down speaks volumes to that evening, our gold eyeliner, and the emerald silk tanktop I bought in Stillwater that day.
 I could spend forever in these days...
 I want my nature to be like a lake, calm, still, and peaceful.
 Why are all the cute ones smushed?
 Kalin, seriously?
 man styled.
 Of all the pictures, this is without a doubt my fave.
 Love you!
 Pete and Laura and DOOM teeth.
 The only way.

Take a leap of faith.

I wish this wasn't so messed up, it's one of my favorite pictures, but the internet keeps reminding me that I am not smarter than it.
 Italian Sodas, just imagine all this but in LA, California waits for you.
 The cutest apartment ever.
Where is your lucky mini pony?

Megan and Mil and his super sexy spider bite.
Saucy outside Sauce.
Love Bugs.
Bahhaa I just love this picture and the camel back. Love u Milly!
If you could be a fish or a bird, which would you be??
I obviously work out more, obviously.
Hidden Beach, beautiful day. So much sunshine and so much love. I could spend forever in these days.
Top fave photo. Love this one, you boys are going on my wall.

I'm on a boat party. Maggie does not normally dress this way. Though Mags, I do kinda like it.
The drink that changed my mind about gin.
I love this one, I love you both.
Maggie fell off the boat and got eaten by the shark. Sorry Mags, we will miss you.
Gin and Juice and only half a shirt later.
This moment is rooted in sarcasm. If you were there then you know, and if you weren't then you never will.
Don't forget the river and the lights, the mist and the music. Walking the bridge and dancing to dance. Best Night, Ever.
Lake of the Isles. Perfect Day.
Stone Bridge.
Spider Richard.
Backflip Central Station.
A lot of relaxing and time that seems to never run out.

hey kids :)

These two photos say a lot about this trip.
What is wrong with us?
Nice Guys.
You know you miss me.
The apartment that led to the move that led to the hurt that led to what would one day be the book. 
Love is not a Town.
Lake Calhoun before I took off.
Kalin I love you! Thank you for everything!
Reed and Laura on perfect afternoon
A view of the city, a last beer, my best friends, and one more afternoon...
Thank you for this one, when I found it I was so happy :)
And this is the face of a girl who has to say goodbye to a few too many people she loves. You think I would be better at this by now, but I'm not. 
Thank you, Love you, everyone that was a part of this trip it was truly legendary.