Earlier this week, last Sunday to be exact, musician Lou Reed passed away at the age of 71. (NOTE: the obituary might be the best I’ve read). That day there was a large outpouring on my social media timelines from my friends, including tracks from his hits and full albums from YouTube. Reed’s reach even extended to ESPN this week. Continue reading
On this day in 1983 in Southern California, my parents, Stephen Phillip Scheerer and Monica Janice Hlivyak became husband and wife. Still going strong, my parents are celebrating their 30th anniversary today in the quaint Bavarian town of Leavenworth, Wash.
Why no one ever sampled this song and rapped to it is beyond me.
Simple. Readable. Still within character. That’s what I strived for.
While it’s not like crafting a microbrew, meaning it doesn’t take science and the right balance, the redesign has to look good, taste good and it has to hit you. God willing I will continue to push new content to this site in the coming year and make this whole redesign thing worth while.
It was probably needed anyway. You can’t remain stale. After all, I’ve always known that I had a face for radio… <a not so witty ending>.
Through the bad times, the darkest days and the lonely nights, we will endure.
We are reminded of many things this evening, less than 12 hours removed from the horror in Copley Square.
We see the haunting images of people crying and in pain, both children and adults alike.
We see bone chilling video and the hairs on the back of neck and our arms instantly petrify with the words “oh my God… My God” from stoic a videographer.
We are reminded of the 26 who lost their lives in Newtown, CT and how each mile, and more specifically mile 26, was in honor of the victims; where tragedy also struck this afternoon.
Because we are charged and armed with love, courage and unity after moments like this, we will endure.
The world gets a lot smaller, because we communicate with each other. Face to face or electronically. We come together as one. We will endure.
Strangers in the crowd, men and women both big and small, short and tall, risk themselves to help those in need with caution flying in the wind. We will endure.
The consolation of friends of old and acquaintances of today warm hearts like no other boiler can. We will endure.
For all these reasons, we will endure. We are never alone. We will endure.
With courage under fire, with love on our side and huddled together in unity as we aid, watch, mourn or recover, we will endure.
Which leads me to this… Around midnight Central, I received a phone call from my mom telling me that my Uncle Jerry, after over a year long battle with brain cancer, passed away.
A brief rush of emotions surged after I hung up the phone and I immediately turned to my iPod and flipped on Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland.
We’ve all been to bar and heard live music from a band in the background. Most of the time you’ll hear these bands play cover songs and while some are very impressive. Over the last few months, I’ve been experimenting with a lot of new music, mostly lo-fi, indie rock. It was there that I discovered Elliott Smith. Continue reading
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
— Mother Teresa
Through the advent of social media, it has become prevalent to share with the world what we are thankful for. I’m totally cool with it. Some of it’s entertaining, some of it’s truly heart felt.
Thanksgiving has become a holiday that I’m unable to spend with my family in Washington. I’m also cool with this as well and I’ll explain.
Those of you that have been following Emily’s story should also be familiar with Kelcey Harrison and the Great Lung Run. Kelcey’s 3,500 mile cross country journey is nearing the finish line as she is currently (finally!) making her way up the Golden State to the Bay Area. The Great Lung Run will officially come to an end on Saturday, December 1st as Kelcey runs into Crissy Field in San Francisco.