Chincoteague, Hymnals, Stephen King and Radiohead

Filed under: — joe @ 11:51 am

Hello everybody! Rhonda and I just got back from Chincoteague, Va the other day and we’re trying to readjust back into normal life. Last Sunday was our 6 year anniversary so we decided to get away for a little while. Chincoteague is this very cool little island off of Virginia that is still not very commercial. We sat on the beach with the closest person to us at least 30 yards away, which is great. I was stung by a jellyfish for the first time in my life… that was fun. It wasn’t too bad though, I think I juked it with my underwater Matrix move and was only brushed by it. It was like the fight scene in Spiderman 2 between Spidey and Doc Ock… I was dodging tentacles left and right… it was quite the sight to see. We also did a lot of shopping and I was very happy to find a reformed hymnal from 1908 in a little antique bookstore still in very good condition. One of my hobbies is collecting old hymnals so this was quite the find. I also found a cool little Stephen King book (yeah, I know… a hymnal and Stephen King… not the usual double purchase) that I haven’t read yet, very cool.

So anyway, it was a great weekend filled with seafood and miniature golf. If you imagine Amity Island from the movie Jaws… that’s what this place looks like. Except there’s not so many 70’s outfits and hairdo’s…. and no Roy Scheider… and no giant shark (although that would be cool!). It’s a great little place to go without spending a fortune on a trip… and if you’re like me, the only fortune you have is in guitars and cd’s and sadly, they don’t except those as currency anymore.

Well that’s about it for now, so I’ll leave you with another random cd recommendation… Radiohead’s The Bends and/or Ok Computer. Both are absolutely brilliant and they’re perfect examples of great art. If you don’t own them, go buy them now…. seriously, go now… I’ll wait for you…. go ahead. Are you back? Ok, so now that you’ve gone and bought those cd’s, I’ll let you go listen to them (you can thank me later). Thanks for reading and I’ll talk to you soon!

Grace and Peace


Chicken Pox, Floods and Pauly Shore

Filed under: — joe @ 11:48 am

Wow, it’s been a while since my last post… sorry about that, things have been amazingly busy. To follow up my last post, I do not have chicken pox! I had blood work done the other day to see if I ever had it and surprisingly I did. So either I was way too young to remember it (and in turn no one else in my family remembers… the curse of being the youngest child!) or I have blocked it out of my memory (and through some unknown mutant power, blocked it from everyone else’s memory also). So thankfully, I will not have the pox and can go about my life as usual. This weekend is Rhonda and my anniversary so we will be going away and leaving the wonder that is Delaware behind.

In other news, I’m booking some shows for this fall and as soon as I get some concrete info I’ll let y’all know. We’ll probably be having a cd release party here some time in August also. I’m talking to some friends who might come out and jam with me at the show… we’ll see if that works out.

In other-er news… Delaware nearly drowned the other day. We (and some other lesser states… just kidding… really, what could be lesser than here… not even Wisconsin!) were hit with some huge storms that caused massive flooding throughout the state. On the news I saw a dumpster floating down the highway and bouncing off cars (that were underwater)…. those things are stinkin heavy and yet it was floating like Corey Feldman’s carreer. Amazing. Anyway, it was pretty wild and crazy… we even had tornado warnings and stuff. Now, I used to live in Kansas so I’m used to that but around here it’s like a ufo landed or something. There are four things that Delaware doesn’t deal well with… 1. Snow, seriously… you should see people when they announce that we’ll get and inch of snow. It’s like a battle royale over milk and bread. 2. Tornados… as noted above. 3. Large words like “government” or “cheese”. 4. Pauly Shore…. no one, and I mean NO ONE can deal with him.

So that’s about it… we’ll be in and out of town for the next few weeks but hopefully I can post more soon. We should also have some live mp3’s available for download within the next few weeks. So keep on the lookout for that. Take care everybody and watch out for floating dumpsters with Pauly Shore in them!

Grace and peace


"Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world."
-Francis Schaeffer