Sunday, August 26, 2007


i just got back from a 2 week job in DFW with a funeral in the middle. out in pensacola florida, with family and friends, we all celebrated and mourned the life and death of our dear friend, dad, uncle, brother and son, paul payne. a mixed bag of feelings and experiences that all ended up nicely with a smile and a tear. next headed out to NC to play lumberjack for a few months. reuniting with my close friends vic, andrew and dante and collaborating on the first steps to building their new home in boone.

Monday, August 06, 2007

skinny dip

fianlly heard some tunes at the soundpony this sunday night. a groovy NY band with tones of ben folds five with a heavy edge. the dudes put on a groovy short set and ended up in the kiddy pool on the back deck. this was all after seeing steve prior at exit 6c, who had their lighting nice and low and the sound just right. steve was in the groove and i heard david teagarden sr. sing.....nice.

Saturday, August 04, 2007


or is it karleskin?? ok paul benjamin:) well the friends and rocky frisco pulled one off again thursday night at mc nellies. jesse aycock, sharla, bo, destiny etc... had a great jam session. of course then there was paul, aka paul benjamin who i think is one of the guitar phenoms in tulsa, and yes because he can get off on the strings but moreso for his ability to get in the groove with about any one in town. all that with a great variety of organic beers and this "irish" named pub is as good a place as any to hang your hat on a thursday.