Monday, November 30, 2009

Pics with Mom and sibs 11-26-09

A9 and Andy came to visit us for Thanksgiving weekend. I SO love hanging out with my sibs. We skated. We jamed. We ROCKED! it was fun. We snapped a few pictures and A9 snapped his board. SNAP! Good thing I have a stock pile of yard sale decks from last summer.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving from Martinellis!

This is how we do! "A wine glass of Martinellis? Don't think so fool! I drink it strait from the bottle YO!"

Every thanksgiving we have several bottles of Martinellis Sparkling apple juice left over. In years past I have just poured it down the drain. I assumed it was full of high fructose corn syrup and other poison. This year I happened to read the ingredients...100% apple juice... and carbonation of course. The carbonation is real bad but finding out that its just apple juice was enough to make me refrain from wasting the excess. After a bottle the room was spinning... "Crap! Did this @#$% ferment???"

Don't worry Ma, it's just apple juice! ;)

Today, I put down a bottle of Martinellis and skated without pads. Livin on the edge SON!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hail The Sound album cover

In the face of economic down turn...
With a newborn a wife and three other kiddos counting on me to put food on the table...

I have decided there is no better time then the present to try [once again] to "make it" as a performing songwriter. 0% talent 100% PASSION!© I also make weird combinations with my musical gear, take pictures of myself and pretend to be a graphic artist. Oh brother! Here is my subtly offensive album cover.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Facebook notes vol 1

I have decided to included some of my facebook musings here on my blog. Facebook notes vol 1:

11-18-09 10:34am
Shea is vocal training me and it is working!  But I have a long way to go still. I can hit notes real well but holding them is tuff. I over correct and over correct. Vox really are just like any instrument: takes tons of practice. Thoughts? Advice?

11-18-09 10:20am
I think I want to get a piano for the living room.... maybe.

11-17-09 6:07pm
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Rory Grace! Eight pounds two ounces! She is a princess! :)

11-17-09 9:02am
...working on my 2009 album. (narrowing it down from around 50 songs. What will make the cut?) ...waiting for a new baby. ... wishing it would warm up so I could skate. ...wishing it would snow (in the mtns) so we could shred (after the new baby comes). My thankfulness increeses exponentially.

11-16-09 11:16pm
Kevin Decker is.

11-14-09 10:02pm
Working on my songs! Wrote two this week. stoked. Over the past few years I have developed a thing for orchestration.

11-13-09 11:44pm
I always want to do everything at the same time.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hail the Sound

I purchased the Adobe production premium software bundle. My pockets are empty but I have this killer software. Don't know if I will get the full benifit of this powerful platforme but for now I am delighting in the camera raw update that comes with photoshop CS4. It has enabled me to open a few ".cr2" photos that were taken at the best ever Hail the Sound gig. Me, my sister, brother and cousin had the opertunity to rock together. We're a family band! At least we were, for one shining moment! Now the sibs have gone off to collage and my cuz has been consumed by the City. Cuz is a 911 dispatcher and for the moment has no life outside of the PD. "crrrk we have a 411 on the nothing is blog... over. crrrk". "crrk rodger that. crrk". Side note: one of our other friends on the force was bass player and co conspiritor in ,SMA. SMA was a killer band that I was in some years back the likes of wich the world will never see again. Liten to SMA Here. End side journy. Hail the sound is now pretty much just me, doing my Trent Reznor thing wrighting tons of music and wondering if the world will ever care. At the front part of 2009 Hail had the opertunity to open for Autumns Chase another cool band in which I loved playing drums. End second side note. Here are some cool pics taken by my friend Seth from Hoptocopter at the infamous Hail show earlier this year.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rocktober 09

October 2009
In a effort to get back on board with my blog I have prepared a little October 2009 recap. This is how it all went down... at least this is the way I remember it. The names are the same because no one is innocent. Bam! October started with the fall 7 days self portrait shoot out. & days is a photo group I belong to over on flick-r. here are my entries:

This was my day pic. Flikr actually used this pic as a "feature pic" what ever that means. All I know is it got a lot of extra hits as a result.

This was my day two pic. People in the group said this pic scared them.

I missed day three this was day four. I wanted a silhouette with the soft box in the shot... well there ya go.

I missed day five and seven here is day six. Long exposure at dusk, cell phone... yep.

October 09 continued on. The leaves turned and then fell. I did a few photo shoots fro friends and did a ton of local Television commercial production. As usual I started a few musical compositions and practiced electric guitar like a mad man. It was much of what you would expect from a Kvon October. What I did not see coming was a 24 hour stomach bug and the uh.. swine flu!?!? These inconvenient illnesses hit me one week apart, each put me on my back with less than enough strength to move and BOTH had their low point on Saturday. I have a gig every saturday playing guitar at a church that has about 3000 members. yep, I played two gigs totally sick as a dog, I learned first hand the true meaning of "The Show MUST go on". On top of all that my whole family got hit with said illnesses. No fun... no fun at all! Since we were sick we stayed in on Halloween and watched "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown". We are over the sick stuff now. Hopefully we have the immune system of super heros!

The boys are very talented, they draw and create all kinds of lego masterpieces. The other night when I was tucking B in he informed me that he is "a genius" to which I replied " yes, yes You are"

I purchased a line 6 M9 in October and love it. If you play guitar, get one... or two.
I still have a weak spot for Gibson les paul standard guitars. I have been watching ebay and saving my money.

I organized my garage and my studio.

I have a plan to tear down my ramp and build a full on vert backyarder!

D is doing very well at his new school.

Mommy is going into labor any day now.

We got hooked on Battle Star Galactica and then I got mad at it and for now I have very little interest in watching it any more.

I met some cool producers here in Happy valley.

I watched my Kook friends awesome coverage of their awesome trip to Cali to skate with Cab.

I decided persons on Social security are not allowed to send spam emails bad mouthing other government systems. I don't believe in government, I just believe in me.

I learned that the simple rebellious saying "Shut up and skate" is profound and may be the answer to 48.6 percent of the worlds problems.

So that was my October 09. It came to pass and pass it did... with the joy and fragrance of a good flatulation and ya know what... MAN do I feel better! :)