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Part-time blogger, full-time husband. Lover of life in general.

Friends and I try our best to keep you in tune to the latest Florida music news at:
Suburban Apologist + CL Music + Tampa Bay Times / TBT* Soundcheck

Sometimes I play inebrianaut and write about drinking songs with Thee Liquid Jesus.
I'm always thinking of ways to engage Gasparilla Music Festival's social media fans.

This website is where I procrastinate.

Past Bylines: Consequence of Sound + REAXmusic
Resume available upon request. Send any and all inquiries HERE.

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It’s Tampa Time This Summer

It’s Tampa Time This Summer

Tagged #Tampa  #The Daily Beast  

Posted on 22 July, 2014

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I was talking with a colleague this week about how Twitter has dulled my senses. But then we began to consider how much more we know because of social media, because of constant contact with so many interesting, unique, unforgettable people. I know more about feminism because of Anna Holmes. I know more about gender and sexuality because of Samantha Allen. I know more about kawaii photography and weird games because of Nina Freeman.

I know about college sports because of Dan Rubenstein and I know about indie films because of Matt Patches. Anibal Arocho has taught me to care about shoes more than I ever knew I could. And Paolo Pedercini inspires me to reconsider my expectations for video games and writing about video games on a weekly basis. So do Zoya Street, John Teti, Jenn Frank and countless others. I could spend days talking about all the things I’ve learned from people online, some of whom I may never know in real life beyond a passing conversation.

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Chris Plante in his opinion piece about Twitter hardening him and Instagram making him soft. I like how he captures the essence of why I enjoy the internet: it enhances my real life exponentially by connecting me with real people amd their ideas about things happening in their own lives. Folks think I’m tuned out when I’m online, but I’m really just communicating in another medium.

Link: http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/21/5916629/quit-twitter

Posted on 22 July, 2014

I just wanted a place to keep this video of Germany practicing in Brazil.
(Source: http://sploid.gizmodo.com/green-screen-technology-explains-brazils-shocking-world-1603497069/+barryap)

Tagged #Germany  #Brazil  

Posted on 12 July, 2014

"Beautiful things don’t ask for attention."

—  

James Thurber (The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

Finally saw this most excellent film. Sorry to Danielle who tried to drag me out to the theater to see it. Anyway, the soundtrack has a whole lot of Jose Gonzalez and Junip, Jack Johnson, Bahamas, Rogue Wave, and a slice of Bowie. Good stuff.

Sometimes I use animal videos to pick me up and get me going again as I stare into the abyss that is a computer screen.  This clip of wakeboarding with dolphins is definitely effective and makes me want to bolt for the Sea of Cortez.

Tagged #wakeboarding  #sea of cortez  #dolphins  

Posted on 14 May, 2014

First Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Community Meeting a Success

invisiontampa:

Thanks to everyone who made it out to our first public meeting for Riverfront Park on May 6th! It was a great success, with over 200 residents attending. We received a lot of great ideas from everyone and will be sorting through these over the next several weeks. We also held a vote for…

Yep.

Tagged #Julian b lane  #tampa  #park  #Hillsborough river  #downtown tampa  #community  

Posted on 12 May, 2014
Reblogged from invisiontampa  

Jason Isbell / Neko Case - Live on Austin City… by eidurrasmussen

Tagged #Jason Isbell  #Austin City Limits  

Posted on 30 April, 2014

Your Favorite (and future favorite) Florida Craft Brewers just got the shaft from 30/40 State Senators. Be heard.

Politics is a dirty game that no one wants to play. Unfortunately some times definitely call for action. Now is one of them. SB1714, a controversial bill that hampers (and may kill) growth of our favorite craft breweries passed on a 2:1 vote today.  That’s fucking sad.

This isn’t about the post-prohibition “three-tier” system of producers, distributors (except for Coors/Miller distributors who have opposed the bill), and retailers anymore. This is about big beer being scared of the craft breweries that they fear will make a huge dent in big beer distributors’ already massive profits.

I encourage you to follow the few links I posted there and get learned on the ins and outs of this situation and I urge you to start calling your Senator in support or disapproval of his or her decision. 

I have names listed in the linked FB post. Get after it people.

Sam went on vacation with us. There were a a lot of folks wanting to take some pics with him.


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