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My dog Rufus and his girlfriend.

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Bird watching from my living room.

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The Hold Steady - Spinners

"Heartbreak hurts but you can dance it off."

Seeing these guys today! (And going to do some dancing.)

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The Hold Steady - Massive Nights / Stay Positive

"We had some massive nights and every song was right."

"There’s gonna come a time when the true scene leaders forget where they differ and get the big picture. ‘Cause the kids at the shows, they’ll have kids of their own. The sing-along songs will be our scriptures."

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The Hold Steady - You Can Make Him Like You

"If you get tired of your boyfriend’s scene, there’s always other scenes, there’s always other boyfriends." … "If you get tired of the music he likes, there’s always other boys and you can make him like you."

Yeah Craig, maybe one day I will.

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The Hold Steady - Constructive Summer

"Let this be my annual reminder that we can all be something bigger."

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The Hold Steady - We Can Get Together

"Heaven is whenever we can get together, sit down on your floor and listen to your records."

The countdown is on: four days!

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Webmeister Bud at Rock The Shores in full festival mode: summoning wildlife and losing his mind.

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My friend Shayne Kaye of 100.3 the Q, working for the weekend and introducing Loverboy at Rock The Shores yesterday.

(Thanks Shayne for lending me the 24-70mm this weekend!)

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The Evaporators - Half Empty Halls

"Before our set I jokingly said that I was going to rant on stage, but you know what? I’m actually going to do it." That was something one of my friends said last night. And he did follow through with that rant. Let’s just say there are more people in that half empty hall than what attended the show I was at last night.

You don’t have to like your friend’s art/music/creations/hobbies, and you don’t have to attend or purchase every single one of your friend’s shows/performances/products/what have you. But you know what? It really goes a long way to support your friend every once in a while in whichever endeavour it is they choose to pursue. Just to be like: “Hey man, I know you put a lot of time and effort into this thing you’re doing. Let’s see what you’ve been up to.” It can be a hell of a gesture. 

Anyways, my band is heading into a stretch of recording our new album so we’re most definitely done with performances for 2014. Maybe we’ll get back to doing shows next year, we’ll see how things pan out. In the meantime, I’ll keep doing my best to support whatever it is that you’re all creating and spending your time with. And by all means, invite me to your events, show me the stuff you create, tell me about what you’re selling and promoting! I’m into it.