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fuji rock here we come

seth and i just picked up our tickets to fuji rock, a festival tucked on the mountain slopes of nigata, japan. we’re gonna take a road trip there with a couple friends on july 29th. here are the bands i’m … Continue reading

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come sweet death

jeff and i went out of our way to travel through death valley. the beauty, hostility, and surreal landscape of the desert made the trip well worth the detour. since i was a little boy, watching roadrunner chase wile e … Continue reading

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damn

straddling the border of two states, and even the boundary line of a time zone, rests the hoover dam. the mammoth of human construction is used primarily for diverting water to 8 million people, and a million acres of farmland … Continue reading

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eating snowflakes with plastic forks

jeff told me that no one would be at the grand canyon, that november is off-season, and that the canyon would not be crowded at all. i found out why november is off-season, when it started snowing on my head. … Continue reading

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hittin’ switches in my ‘lac six four

Ever since we left St. Louis we’ve been following the shadow of Route 66. “Historic Route 66”, the signs read. While we barrel along the two-lane Highway 40, trying not to get hit by 18-wheeled trucks, crossing state borders in … Continue reading

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andale, andale, mamma E.I.

highlights from day two: blasting nelly when we drove into st. louis. pappy’s BBQ, the best barbeque on the face of the planet earth – past, present, or future. riding to the top of the gateway arch. touching the mighty … Continue reading

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and we’re off. . .

jeff and i left Pittsburgh today — and left behind a heaping pile of garbage bags on the sidewalk in front of an empty house, a plume of burnt rubber smoke, and two little birds flying out the rolled down … Continue reading

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