Friday, August 10, 2012

Rock and Roll Love Song

These are some photos that Kristine, Jeremy's girlfriend, took of our set at the Norman Music Festival 2011. We had just cut 4 songs at Bell Labs about a week before the festival and we were on for our set at the Opolis outdoor stage. It was cool, Junebug Spade, The Boom Bang, and Rainbows are Free played afterwards, and it was a great day of loud rock music, just like the festival this past year.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Summer Fun and Bubblegum

We finally had a chance to have a summer vacation after 5 years, and went to San Diego to visit my family and hangout at the beach. We kinda prepared Spencer for beach time by taking him to the Lincoln spray park at Trego Park to get him ready for the sand and surf. Mr. Socks, his stuffed animal, is the new "in-toy" this summer and has also joined us for every excursion. Although the waves pretty much sucked in San Diego, the weather was great and the waves big enough to bust out my 10' "Commie Stick," as I call my longboard. I bought it specifically because it is red, and also a classic 60s longboard template, with a square tail, by East Coast shaper Ashton, and picked it up in Ocean City, MD.

This is the public splash park at Trego park, and we hit this up during the 90-100 degree weather in late June/early July. The Lincoln public pools cost too much and have limited after work hours. We need to pay more taxes to keep the pools open!

I have one of my longboards here in Lincoln, and I used to take Spencer out paddling in Norman, OK at Lake Thunderbird on this 10' beast. It was cool, since all the Shawnee kids wondered what it was, I said "a surfboard." I let them take it out for a paddle. Surfing native kids, go figure. This is backyard tube riding, we set up the sprinkler and session "under the curl." 

This is my niece Kate's birthday party in Coronado, and the photos that follow are days at the beach. It was cool to surf and build sandcastles for two weeks.

The kids thought it would be fun to bury their Uncle Phil in the sand. What's a beach day without burying an adult in the sand, anyway?