So, a couple weeks ago I got a call asking if I’d be interested in going on the road with a band called One Republic. Um, yes. I think I can make that work out. So, starting this coming week I will be out with these guys making videos and assisting in some social network-y things. It’s a complete honor to be asked to do these things.
And if you haven’t heard of these guys you need to.
The last few days have been a little uninspired. Not in a horrible way. Just in an “I’m really busy and don’t have time to be inspired” kind of way. Today I was working upstairs in my office and I heard Kristin and Cooper singing the ABC’s and it made me all emotional, then I heard about Aiden being invited to a roller skating party tomorrow and that did.
Then I saw this video…. and loved it.
My father-in-law sent me this clock the other day and I literally watched this thing for about a half an hour today. It completely blows my mind how quickly things are changing. How many people are getting sick, dying, being born. It’s all crazy to me. Anyway, check it out.
Hey, so I forgot to mention this while I was on the road and I’ve been meaning to bring this up on here. Most of you music people already know about the folks over at Westone, but if you don’t, you need to.
I have had a pair of ears made by Westone for a while now. I don’t know the details of them. I just know they sound amazing and I’ve used them forever. I know that when I’m listening to music with them, music sounds like it’s supposed to. You hear all the stuff that you should. The stuff the bands hear in the studio, and wish that you could hear. I’m blown away every time I use them. And they didn’t even pay me to say that.
I forget what show it was, but Westone came out to talk to the bands during The Roadshow. I had noticed that earlier that week my left ear had been sounding weird and then just stopped working. I walked by Dale Douglass and asked if he’d take a look. He took my ears and said he’d let me know. About an hour later I walked by him again and he let me know that they were, in fact, jacked. I knew it. I asked if he could repair them and he said he’d keep them and take care of it.
Now, here’s the cool part. About a week later, in another city, I was told that there was a package for me. A brand new set. What? You know that feeling of completely not expecting someone to do something super nice for you and then they go way past what you think would be awesome. That’s what Dale did. There’s no reason for him to “hook me up”. I’m no musician. I’m not a huge voice in the “Industry”. Surely not as important as the artists he was there to actually talk to and take care of. Pretty sweet eh?
So now, I’ve got this brand new pair of in-ears. I still have no idea the details of them, but I know they sound even more amazing than my old ones. So, thanks Westone. You didn’t have to go the extra mile for an internet nerd, but this internet nerd appreciates you.
And for you music folks, if you’re not using Westone stuff, you need to start. You’ll hear more than you ever have.
Alright folks. This is it. The packaging for MercyMe’s ‘The Generous Mr. Lovewell’ is officially done. It was a long (last minute) process, but it’s all done and sent to the printers. Ben at Mellowtown did a great job taking the ideas that the band and I had and really translating them to this thing. I can’t wait for you all to see it.
Now, to get ready for MUSE tonight!!