Wednesday, March 17, 2010

David Bazan

I saw David Bazan at Exit/In tonight. What an incredible show. It was mind blowing to see him play with a full band considering that he's mostly performed solo/acoustic over the past few years. I love Bazan's solo material, but it was awesome when he played songs from the Pedro the Lion era. Tried to keep up with the set list...

"I Do"
"Please Baby Please"
"June 18,1976"
"When We Fell"
"How I Remember"
"When They Really Get to Know You They Will Run"
"Harmless Sparks"
"Fewer Broken Pieces"
"Bands With Managers"
"Bad Diary Days"
"Never Wanted You"
"In Stitches"

Thursday, March 11, 2010

March 16th

Spring break was rather uneventful. We went out to the Earthman farm on Monday to spend a day enjoying the weather and sunshine. I literally only took 3 or 4 poor photographs while we were there...but I'll share them with you.

Will and chapstick

Taylor and Bart

Bart and road

The fun ended for me around 2:30 a.m. the next morning. Basically, (without going into detail) I got sick... A stomach virus at its worst. The rest of the day consisted of me sleeping and drinking Sprite/Gatorade. Every time I get sick I feel like Clint Eastwood in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly when he is being led through the desrt by Tuco...lips and face severely stricken by heat exhaustion. I'm glad that it's over...

HBO's "The Pacific" started last night. I can't begin to tell you how much I have anticipated the mini-series. Bart,Will,Brittany,Taylor and Mason all came over to our place to watch it (considering that we're the only ones that have HBO). It was incredible. Part one started during the aftermath of Pearl Harbor and the 1st Marine Division landing on Guadalcanal. It was everything I expected it to be and more...and I can't wait for part 2 next week.

It's kind of tough getting back into the swing of things after spring break...but this week should be good. Oh, and David Bazan on Wednesday.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Feb. 22nd

Lately I've realized that I bear many traits that make me my fathers son. Example-Whenever I come home from work, I go straight to the kitchen and wash my hands. Growing up, I remember dad coming home from work in the afternoon and thoroughly washing his hands before doing anything else. As I got older, this became a symbol of dad closing a day of hard work...Another day in which he did anything and everything to the best of his ability. This is an attribute that I continuously strive to display within my life. Although I don't always accomplish this, I think it's something that contributes to the progression of leaving adolescence.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Feb. 15th

I finally finished my mini project for my media design class. The assignment was to find designs and photographs and explain how they relate to 6 principles of visual communication. Gestalt, Semiotics, Constructivism, Ecological Theory, Omniphasism, and the Huxley-Lester model. I used these examples...

Street performer in Brooklyn (Omniphasism)

Woodstock '69 (Ecological Theory)

Russian advertisement for the Moscow Agricultural Center (Constructivism)

American soldier in the Pacific during WWII (Semiotics)

Cover of "The Raw Shark Texts" (Gestalt)

Food, Inc. cover (Huxley-Lester model)

I guess this means nothing to you unless you know about these theories...but I would be more than happy to show you the project if you're interested (haha).

Congrats to Seth Wescott for winning gold...again!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Feb. 4th

School has been a bit stressful lately. Biology is pretty tough...but I have high hopes. However, I'm really enjoying my media design class. We watched "Helvetica" today. It's a documentary about the Helvetica font and how it's one of the most widely used typefaces in the world. It was developed in 1957 by Swiss typeface designer Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann. I never realized how common Helvetica was among sign usage...It's everywhere.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Snow Day

Well as most of you know, we experienced something quite rare here in Tennessee. Well, two things... 1.) We got quite a bit of snow 2.) The weather man warned us of this, and he was right. I drove all the way to campus and went to class...only to discover that it was cancelled. So I bought some supplies and went home. Josh, Cody and I then met up with Will, Bart, Sam, Mason, Lindsey, Brittany and Jack. We all went over to campus to take full advantage of the snow. Sledding, snowball was a great time. Will recorded a video of a giant snowball fight on campus and sent it in to Channel 4 news. They actually played it on the air...awesome. By the way, I called out of work due to the weather...awesome.

Hoping to head up to this place soon...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Marlboro Marine

We watched the Marlboro Marine documentary in my media design class today. I've seen it a few times...but It never ceases to blow my mind. If you haven't heard the story behind this photograph, I would recommend that you watch this ->