Happy New Year!
Photo: Larry Lazlo, Downtown Denver Partnership
I just wanted to take a moment to say how profoundly grateful I am to the clients who have trusted me, the friends who have encouraged me, and the family that’s always met even my goofiest ideas with love and support.
I’m incredibly thankful for every opportunity you’ve given me to challenge myself, expand my skills, and stretch my imagination.
Collaborating with others to shape an ethereal idea into a tangible, finished product is easily one of my greatest joys in life, and I feel insanely lucky to take a crack at it almost every single day.
Thank you so much to everyone who has shared their ambitions, their time, their enthusiasm, and their brilliance with me. I’m continuously inspired by your energy, humbled by your courage, and utterly appreciative of your confidence that I can get the job done.
It’s been a true pleasure.
I spent this New Year’s Eve, playing bass with On Second Thought, opening for long-time Colorado favorites, The Samples.
Here’s a few snapshots I took during the opener, Highway 50′s, sound-check.
Thanks to everyone who came out and made it such a special evening! It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces, and meet some fantastic new folks as well! All the best to you in 2013– may it be filled with as much joy, fulfillment and love as you can handle!
One of my best friends, Tage Plantell, the guitarist from On Second Thought, chats with a pal before the show.
Drumming legend, Mike Rice, takes a moment to warm up after hauling gear in from the cold. It was FREEZING outside! 5 degrees!
If you like watching great drummers, last night was a pretty remarkable one. Here’s Kenny James mugging for the camera. He’s toured with George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars, 24-7 Spyz and countless others, including On Second Thought, back in the day. He’s in a sling after shoulder surgery, but I imagine it won’t be long until he’s back behind a kit, tearing people’s faces off.
This is Jeep, original drummer for The Samples, and probably my favorite reggae drummer of all-time, right after Stewart Copeland of The Police. It was an absolute treat to see him play with Highway 50, and a few tunes with The Samples as the evening went on.
So much fun!
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Practice, Practice, Practice
Got to hang out with some of my best friends in the world last night, making a big fat racket while we were getting songs ready for a show on New Year’s Eve. Also got to break out the new Canon 5D mk III, and the new 16-35mm zoom I picked up this week. Good times.
Tage, Mike and I give each other the hairy eyeball, while Damon mysteriously evades whatever it is the rest of us are cranky about.
Drummer extraordinaire, Mike Rice, hatches an evil plan.
Singer Damon Guerrasio, looking vaguely Robert Pattison-y
Me, and my beloved 1993, pre-Gibson Warwick Dolphin. The Millenium Falcon of basses; weird-looking, but cool.
Mike Rice, earning his endorsement deal.
Damon, and friends Scott and Courtney show their enthusiasm for placing random car seats indoors.
The face I come home to whenever I leave the house for longer than 15 minutes. MASTER OF GUILT. The sadness is palpable. Kills me.
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Mary Chapin Carpenter
I’m unbelievably excited to announce that Red Light Management, who’s roster includes artists as diverse as Dave Matthews Band, Roni Size, UNKLE, and Rufus Wainwright, has commissioned Site07 to design the new website for 5-time Grammy-winning singer songwriter, Mary Chapin Carpenter.
I’m just absurdly flattered and grateful for the opportunity to work with of one of the most prolific and influential voices in American folk and country music– who, by all accounts, is also a remarkably compassionate, down-to-earth human being.
Besides her phenomenal musical talent, which many critics rank right up there with Roseanne Cash and Dolly Parton, Mary Chapin is also a regular contributor to the Washington Times, and a committed activist, having a long and productive relationship with organizations like CARE and Habitat for Humanity. It’s a genuine thrill to be asked to help out a little — I’ll definitely be burning the midnight oil to come up with something she can be proud of!
And if all that weren’t enough, I’m lucky enough to get to work with two of my all-time favorite people and Colorado homeboys; Bodie Johnson at Red Light, and my crazy-smart development partner and good friend, Tom Benway at VectorDefector.
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