I'm John. I am an engineer by day and a guitar nerd by night. This is my personal blog. Here you will find mostly guitar and science stuff with a dash of anti-state politics and personal rambling.

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changotx:

I am glad to know he is a guardian of the galaxy

The best part is Aubrey completely losing her shit in the background.

changotx:

I am glad to know he is a guardian of the galaxy

The best part is Aubrey completely losing her shit in the background.

dronemuzak:

mutant-radio:

Seriously though, this is better than anything those trust-fund-babies of Whirr have ever put out

taiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiga

Here’s proof that this man is in no way qualified to make value judgements of music.

mercurialkiss asked
Has anyone ever referred to you as a "tortured genius"? What's your stance on the term? Do you believe that one must have a mental illness in order to create truly deep and worthwhile music/writing/art? Just something I've been pondering myself lately

justincourtneypierre:

I don’t think so, but then again I’ve never cared to ask, nor would I pay any attention to it if they do. I think having any sort of affliction (be it mental or otherwise) and being able to be creative either through that, because of that, or in order to deal with that, is a great and positive thing.

Sadly, I think it is insinuated that you are thought of as less than if there is something about you that isn’t “normal” or doesn’t function in the “normal” way. This is a giant bummer and I call shenanigans on that. I don’t know if there is anything wrong with me now and I stopped caring to find out what it might have been years ago. I choose to define what I may or may not have as, “Idiosyncrasies.” This allows me to move on and simply exist.

I am no expert. But I can tell you this: It took me 20+ years to deal with my shit and it wasn’t until I let go and stopped trying to define things that things started getting really good. I may or may not be bipolar, have crippling panic attacks, and exhausting OCD. I may or may not be an alcoholic. I made a decision to turn my life around and set about it slowly, day after day, step by grueling step, over the course of several years. I don’t know when it changed or how it changed, but it did and it is of no concern to me how that happened or what it all means.

I apologize. I tend to veer all over the place when trying to be concise in a short amount of time. These are my rambling thoughts.

To get back on point, I believe that anyone can create. There is no prerequisite. If you happen to have something different about you, whatever that is, I say use it. Tom Waits had a great quote that I am about to butcher. He said something to the effect of, “My favorite singers and artists are the ones who took that thing about them that seemed like a liability and turned it into an asset.”

I was a shy kid with asthma and a stuttering problem form Mahtomedi, MN. Yet somehow I made that work for me.

dajo42:

"tea is just leaf water!" "yeah well coffee is just bean water!" wow, it’s. it’s like everything is made of things. this door is just wood rectangle. this poster is just ink paper. this lemonade is just lemon water. wow, it’s like you can combine ingredients to make things that are more enjoyable than the initial parts of the equation. sure is a magical world we live in

Don’t you live in the not south? I thought, maybe too wishfully, that was a local problem.

New England has more pockets of rednecks than you’d think!

Someone at my job made an actual positive/non-sarcastic reference to "rolling coal" so brb flying off into space

northernmostband:

We’re hitting the road very soon and still have a significant gap between our NJ and VA shows!! If any friends or friends of friends have contacts between these areas please let us know so we can fill those dates. 
Aside from that, we’re very excited to get out there and see some friendly faces soon. Event pages will be posted as we find them but for now, check out the page for our kickoff show, and our New Jersey date with our best buds in Stolen Houses and Arrowhead.
Flyer credit: Mike Moschetto

c u nerds at the CT gig

northernmostband:

We’re hitting the road very soon and still have a significant gap between our NJ and VA shows!! If any friends or friends of friends have contacts between these areas please let us know so we can fill those dates. 

Aside from that, we’re very excited to get out there and see some friendly faces soon. Event pages will be posted as we find them but for now, check out the page for our kickoff show, and our New Jersey date with our best buds in Stolen Houses and Arrowhead.

Flyer credit: Mike Moschetto

c u nerds at the CT gig

farrago-studio:

Native Wildlife/Deathdealer. summer tour 2014

"Native Wildlife - Most Accidents Happen Close To Home" 

http://nativewildlife.bandcamp.com

http://nativewildlife.tumblr.com

One of my favorite songs to play live. Pretty exhausting though.