Looking at maps

Does anyone else just enjoy spending hours looking at google maps? I mostly browse the north woods looking for property, looking at lakes, rivers, public land.

I have so… Read more

Is mood a gift or a skill?

I think about this often.

I’m thinking of just turning this blog into a reblogging platform. Also, thinking of just reblogging Seth Godin. I’m just kidding,… Read more

Connecting brain to page

Well, I’m definitely off the mark of writing every day. That’s okay. I suppose I shouldn’t just write something for no reason, but there is something… Read more

“Tea, Earl Grey, Hot”

I’ve pretty much switched from coffee to tea. I’m drinking Earl Grey and I really enjoy it. I never thought I’d switch from coffee. I used to make 2 gallons… Read more

Five Year Plan

I’m still slowly clawing myself out of my debt. School loans, IRS debt associated to school loan forgiveness(wtf) and a couple other things including a 3 year lease… Read more

Flowerstalks – Basic Malaise

Check out this new album from Flowerstalks. You should buy it if you like it. Please help support local artists and art. If you’ve never tried, it is incredibly difficult… Read more


Starting to produce relevant content every day isn’t an easy task. There’s really no point in writing this sentence if nobody cares or knows that I’m… Read more


Writing isn’t an easy thing for me. I’m not a writer, naturally. I don’t feel I have an expansive vocabulary, or that I have a whole lot to say. I also don’t… Read more


I know for a fact that every day since I quit social media, every single one of you has been longing for some daily status updates from me. In lieu of facebook profundity and… Read more


Recorded this for my buddy. My friend Liz loved this song, so he asked me to learn it. Here’s my version. This is a great, simple song by The Milk Carton Kids. Listen … Read more

Country Pretty

Funny little song about a funny little dog that came into my life almost two years ago. Its been really fun getting to know her. I think this song captures her pretty well. … Read more

It’s A Big Old Goofy World

Another John Prine song. This is such a goofy world. I wanted to share some more of John with you. I hope you find time for some gratitude and joy for some of the simpler things… Read more

Late John Garfield Blues

John Prine. Hero. I’m really going to miss him when he’s gone. I’m so grateful that I was shown his music early in my life. I’m so glad to have had… Read more


Featuring Haley on fiddle, and Andy on guitar. DADDAD tuning on the guitar. This is our first real jam with just Haley and I. Not much editing. A bit of effects. Just the two… Read more

Screw Shrew

So, I plugged in. I’m playing Haley’s Dan Electro and its really fun. This song reminds me of Voodoo Lady. Anyway, I hope you like it. I’ll be doing more… Read more

Big Turn Festival

Hi ALL! I’ll be playing the Big Turn Music Festival this year. I’m really excited about it and I really think you all should get tickets ASAP. Here is a link to… Read more

Bad Man

On a spooky Halloween night, Jimmy Shawarma showed up to a costume party. Ka-Johnny then proceeded to berate him and call him a “Dirty, Dirty”, “Bad… Read more

Have It Both Ways

I am ramping up my catalog of originals in hopes of playing the Big Turn Music Festival this February. I really don’t want to rely on covers, so I’m writing some… Read more

Weird Day

I got some new equipment. Nothing too fancy, but then my brother brought in his midi controller so things can finally get weird again. I’m really thankful for that.… Read more

Way Down

A cover of one of my favorite John Prine songs. I’m getting really excited to perform on September 28th at Kelly’s Bar in Red Wing. I go on at 7pm. This will be … Read more

With Arms Outstretched

I don’t think I’ll always do a description. This is a song I recorded written by Rilo Kiley, called With Arms Outstretched.. I love music, so that’s … Read more

As Tall As Cliffs

Instrumental cover of ‘As Tall As Cliffs’ by Margot & The Nuclear So And So’s. I’m on rhythm guitar, Colin plays lead, and Haley plays fiddle.… Read more


Nina and Bernie

Just here to record some things. Pretty much anything. Barks. Meows. The wind. A motorcycle. People talking. Ideas. Interviews. Monotony. Laughs. Yelling.… Read more