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December 7, 2011
1. The beach near Newport News
2. blink-182 in VA Beach
3. Blood on the Dancefloor
4. Blood from my throat after a show
TOM LOHRMANN ADVERT AT GUITAR CENTER ON SUNSET BLVD.
2nd advert, same spot doe.
BANK IS SLIPPERY. PLEASE WATCH CHILDREN. ALSO, DON’T WATCH THEM OTHER TIMES. TANKS A LOT.
The view from John’s driveway in Tarzana. Amazing.
Unleashing the inner hipster in me.
Best dog ever! Ever.
Thanks for viewing these pictures! I hope you got a great idea of the trip! Videos to come soon! Any questions, send them my way!
We were petrified by the sight of this sign, and left accordingly. No joke, no play on words.
A school bus on the top of the mountain…INTO THE WILD? ANYONE? YES?
THE DINOSAURS ARE BACK! I FOUND THEM!
Holbrook welcomes you. They don’t welcome me, though, so we didn’t stop.
INDIAN TEEPEES! ARE THEY LIVING IN DERR?
Making da paper. Yes, dis in da Americas.
OH. MY. GOODNESS. DA ROCKS. Grand Canyon, duh.
2nd shot of the Grand Canyon. SO BIG.
3rd shot of the Grand Canyon. So immense.
4th shot. I think you get the point.
ME AT DAH CANYONZ. CASTING ALL DA SPELLZ ON IT.
There’s still more OMG.
Grand Canyon Picture #Idontrememberwhatnumber
Me again, doing big things obviously.
Who even lives there? A witch? Or the seven dwarfs?
PART 4 COMING SOON!
Wow. What an unbelievable time. My friend Richard and I (of Mercury in Summer) spent two weeks together. 5 days were spent driving to Los Angeles, where we had some awesome times on the road. Thankfully, we did not run into any car trouble, and made it there safely. Here are some highlights for the trip before I post more pictures/videos.
MUSIC: Way, way, way too much different artists to remember, but I’ll give you the highlights. Jammed out to my girl Victoria Justice, Jukebox the Ghost, Texas in July, Wayne Krantz, Katy Perry,
TV: We spent time watching 30 Rock. I don’t believe we paid attention to anything else, even if it was on TV. No games, no shows, just party…and 30 Rock.
STORES: Guitar Center and Norm’s Custom Guitars. Two awesome shops. Then a Cherokee Trading Post in Oklahoma. Letdown. But we did get to see a huge male Buffalo. I almost, almost climbed the fence to hang out with him.
PLACES: First night was downtown Nashville. Second night was Oklahome City. Weird, crazy city. We couldn’t handle it. Third night was Albequerque. Also interesting, but not as intimidating. Fourth night was the Grand Canyon. Honestly, it’s just a bunch of rocks. But still pretty cool, I guess.
Hey guys. I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted! I just spent the past two weeks on a cross-country road trip to California. It was amazing, and I will be posting more updates and videos from the trip over this next week, along with a music video for the Tom Lohrmann song “Friday Night”. My first posting, though, will deal with a few new guitars I tried out at the Guitar Center on Sunset Blvd in LA.
The first was a Gretsch Duo Jet in a Silver Sparkle finish. This finish is similar to the custom models that we will be producing over at Nova Custom Guitars (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nova-Customs-Northern-Virginia-Custom-Guitars/214192961961297). This guitar’s whammy bar was great. Stayed in tune and produced some very nice sounds. Had a Les Paul body shape, was not too heavy, but had a thick neck. Overall, a pretty cool guitar.
The second was a Fender Jim Adkins Telecaster (from Jimmy Eat World). This guitar sported a see-through black finish, which was pretty cool, along with P-90 pickups in both positions. This guitar sounded a bit better than the Gretsch, and looked great, but still was not the end result. So I kept trying out others in hopes that I’d find the right fit.
The third guitar I tried was the new Fender Pawn Shop Series Hollowbody Stratocaster. It had a sunburst finish (which I hated, as I do all sunburst finishes), but it also comes in a Seafoam Green finish (my favorite, all time). This guitar played amazing. It was very, very comfortable, and sounded amazing. Probably one of the best guitars that I have played (sound-wise). They did not have the Seafoam Green finish in stock, though, so I thought I would look around another store.
As we were leaving the store, a PRS Santana SE Phase II caught my eye. I usually have not enjoyed playing PRS Guitars, but I really liked the Blue Mist Metallic finish, so I decided to give it a go. What a surprise! I loved it. It played almost as well and sounded almost as good as the Pawn Shop Series, yet was considerably lower priced. I plan on purchasing this guitar ASAP, along with selling a few of my older guitars to make room for it!
*Seafoam Green Custom Fender Telecaster from Norm’s Custom Guitar Shop in Tarzana.