This Just In: This Blog Has Been Updated

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated, but here we are.


This was a great month for work. Adecco (Modis) has made me permanent at the company. Now I get benefits and healthcare….wooo! It has been a few years on the healthcare, but my mom is hyped about it.

I have cut my hours at Dos Gatos to only working ArtWalk. I love this job, but the late hours were killing me. J and Joy really have been some of the most understanding/awesome bosses I’ve ever worked with and J taught me quite a bit about the inner workings of a bar and I bet I barely scratched the surface. J if you happen to read this, thank you for giving me the chance to work for you and Joy. I truly appreciate it.

On another note, women think chivalry is dead, but I think a general respect for your fellow man/woman is just in the gutter now-a-days. Especially in respects to the bro code….read it….live by it. No one ever went wrong by giving somebody respect. It’s kind of like not drinking (J don’t read this): No one has ever said man I was so sober last night that me and my buddy got into a fight, spent a night in jail, and I have the worst headache!


This week I might be going to Vampire Weekend with Beach House opening for them, but I will def. be seeing the Flaming Lips on Friday at the St. Augustine Amphitheater though with my very amazing woman. Please see picture above for an amazing shot of what’s to come.

From the evening of 20th until late the 24th will be my Smoky Trip Do Over. It’s going to be cold, but I can’t wait. I’m scared, nervous and excited all at once. I bought the “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” , the 1974 philosophical novel, to keep me company. If you don’t know anything about the book it’s not what it seems.

The next week for Halloween I will be visiting my little sister up in Brooklyn. I’m very excited to see my sister operating on her own and for her and I to get some time together. It’s been way too long. She has a speakeasy she wants to take me too…..way to go sis!

Upcoming November:
Movember starts Nov. 1 with the Shaving Party at Dos Gatos. Get your baby face on and let your upper lip know it won’t be cold for too long….there’s a stache on its way. This is the same event I did last year as well to help raise money for prostate and testicular cancer. Join me!

Later that month I will be running Thanksgiving Outback Classic Half Marathon and will be volunteering with Sam at a soup kitchen (not sure which one) later that day…..

It should all be a great time. I have to say this has easily been a great year and appreciate all my friends for helping make it happen.

Dos Gatos

New Bar/club in Jacksonville, FL: Dos Gatos! across the street from the Florida theatre

It was great! I didn’t have one thing to say that I didn’t like. The owner J. has really done a great job of picking out an awesome staff with great decor.

I may have found my new favorite place! So go and check it out!!!


Portugal. The Man, Earl Greyhound, Wintersleep Jacksonville Florida 10/24/08

It’s been about a week and half since I went to this show, but I finally have a chance to do a write up on it. I was originally super siked about this show. My sister introduced me to this band close to 2 years ago. Once I found out they were coming…it was on. Off I went and bought two tickets for my little sister and I to go hang. Well she bailed 30 min. before the show….way to drop the ball little lady. Sad…that’s what I was. My friend Christina ended up coming through for me and keeping me company for the evening. Thanks Christina!

Jack Rabbits is the little venue that hosted these fine bands. It’s a typically small venue. It has a pool table, a couple arcade games, a bar, and of course a small stage. Most of the bands equipment is set off to the side of the stage and next to the bathrooms (this is just to give you an idea of how small the place is). The employees are cool, and most of the patrons are just there for a good time and not to cause trouble.

Wintersleep Jacksonville Florida Jack Rabbits 2008
Wintersleep Jacksonville Florida Jack Rabbits 2008

Wintersleep was the first of the three to go on. I didn’t know anything about the band…and sadly I don’t remember much about them. I do remember enjoying them and no point was going….oh God! just end it already.

Earl Greyhound Jacksonville Florida Jack Rabbits 2008
Earl Greyhound Jacksonville Florida Jack Rabbits 2008

Earl Greyhound was an awesome surprise. I really didn’t think I was going to like them, but they were great. I consider them a throwback to the amazing days of 60-70’s rock. I would say the front man is great, but there isn’t one. All three characters in the band all have their own presence without taking away from each other. The woman that plays with them stands out, but I think it’s only because of the other two on stage and vice versa for them. The drummer is animated and fun as hell to watch, as is the lead guitarist. If you have a chance to see these guys…just go for it.

Portugal. The Man Jacksonville Florida Jack Rabbits 2008
Portugal. The Man Jacksonville Florida Jack Rabbits 2008

Oh…Portugal. The Man got all setup. The first thing they did was cut the lights and setup a color globe in the middle of the stage. I figured this was to help establish a theme for their new album, Censored Colors. I have never seen this band. I have been listening to them for almost 2 years, but really never knew much about them outside of their CD’s. They seem to be a young group of guys who just enjoy playing. They all work really well together and the main front man
John Baldwin Gourley liked to interact with all of them. Their bassist, Zachary Scott Carothers, was great as well. He was really into the show and got the crowd pumped up! Ryan Neighbors, their keyboard, percussion, backing vocals, was all over the place. He was just itching to get up and go wild. John Gourley almost seemed to laugh at him at times by how excited Mr. Neighbors would get on the keyboard.

In the end it was great show. All the bands were excellent and everything seemed to go as planned….Great Job Fellas. Thanks for a great evening!