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Steve Albini Interview 2018

For those of you that have had the pleasure of working with me as an audio engineer… or perhaps you have been in the coffee shop and noticed there is a drink titled “Steve Albini…” this is the guy. He’s a solid mentor and I deeply appreciate his views on the music industry and the overall creative processes involved. I hadn’t seen this interview until earlier this week and now that I’ve watched it twice, I wanted to share it. Enjoy.

That’s enough rambling out of me for the moment. I’m going to go grill some chicken thighs.

DIY BBQ RABBIT HOLE

Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them just dress normally and spend copious amounts of time building smokers in their garages. Thanks to this video, I’ve now spent the last hour watching DIY smoker builds. Now I need to find someone to teach me how to weld.

For the Moms

This post goes out to all you moms out there. Doing the mom things that you do. Oh, and it also goes out to my mother-in-law who did a fairly good job on my wife. I don’t really have a relationship with my own mother (long story), so it’s nice that Lauren and I were able to invite her mom over and treat her to dinner. We opted to fire up the grill and make some classic americana in the form of hamburgers because it’s one of her not-so-guilty pleasures. We also opted for some grilled asparagus. It’s nice that she’s able to just come over and relax. She’s always putting the needs of everyone else first, so it’s nice for her to just take a moment and relax while we take care of the details.

So yeah, that wraps up our Mothers Day celebration. I hope you all made an effort to show the mom(s) in your lives some love and respect. After all, without mom’s, we wouldn’t exist. That would be the worst.

 

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holiday Season, everyone!

 

It looks as if we’ve survived another 365ish days around the ol’ fireball, and as usual, we have all had our fair share of ups and downs. Despite the tumultuous nature of human existence, we are extremely thankful to share this weird and wonderful world with all of you amazing people!

 

If you could all just take a quick second to ponder the seemingly impossible series of both cosmic and miniscule variables that had to occur in just the right way for you to exist! Each one of you makes this world a better place in your own unique way. You are all magical beings with such an incredible capacity to change the world around you for the better. Never forget that! Love your friends, family, pets, neighbors, and even strangers for more than just the holidays, and hope that they will do the same. Be sure to celebrate yourselves as well… pet a cat (if you’re not allergic), eat ice cream without pants on, order a pizza, whatever you fancy!

 

Thanks for being in our lives!

 

Love you all,

Frank, Lauren, Max, Boots, Jude, and Ruby

Holidays 4 Days!

It’s that time of year when our cats get super pumped because there are wayyyyy more decorations and adornments for them to destroy. They are the great destroyers of all things extra. I’m pretty sure they think the Christmas tree is just a seasonal cat toy. While it can be annoying at times, for the most part it’s amusing and I’m good with it. I mean, just look at this cute little idiot.

Late Night Snackage

When it’s really snowy outside and you just need a late night snack, but you can’t decide whether or not you want something sweet or savory. Sooooo, you just opt for both. What you are seeing here is a amazing peanut butter and homemade strawberry jam sammich topped with a delicious pan-fried ham sammich. No rules.