Shall I Announce It?
I don’t know if I should. You tell me here.
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!
WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA!
We made it to Cali! Palm trees hello!
Home of epic room battle…just kidding.
Hiking in Tarzana. Watching out for mountain lions and snakes. The usual.
On the trail. We saw a Bobcat. No, didn’t see one, but we heard it. We had rocks for protection. We could’ve taken it.
WHO YOU GONNA RAW TARZANA?
Another candid photo. Repping Madison Football. Wow. Only because the shorts are so comfortable and it was so hot there.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? PEOPLE ACTUALLY LIVE HERE? THIS ISN’T REAL LIFE…
Shoes on the bed. So rebellious. So much teen angst.
Hanging out with the pigeons. We were feeding them. Yepp, illegal.
More began to gather. What to do? What to do?
PROBLEM SOLVED: VIOLENTLY THROW FOOD AT BIRDS. (They love it).
Custom Fender Tele from Norm’s in Seafoam Green. New model. Cool guitar.
PART 5 COMING SOON!
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!
Tom Delonge Custom Gibson from the factory. This guitar sucks when plugged in. I really wish he’d go back to using his Custom Fender Stratocasters.
Richard at the factory, checking out the wall.
Got mah stunnah shades awn…
Gibson Factory waiting room. Enormous.
Playing baseball in Oklahoma!
The best looking milkshake EVER.
Breakfast in Oklahoma City. Denny’s.
Wind turbines. Invented by the Muslims in the Middle Ages.
Driving to the Indian Trading Post in Oklahoma.
Can you imagine playing a show while wearing this? Brilliant!
Richard and I walking to the Buffalo’s home.
Little dawg. But he got dem horns alright.
The big buffalo arrives to protect the young.
Home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play.
THE BIGGEST KAHUNA. HE SNORTED AT US.
Such a small waistline.
McLean? I thought we left Virginia already…
Wide open spaces.
Just absolutely nothing out here in OK.
Small town. Gas station maybe?
Big red barn. There should be a show about this town…What do they do? Ever?
We stopped to play baseball in front of this. Maybe an oil well?
New Mexico? Already?
THE TREASURE BOX :) :) :)
Driving towards Arizona. So cool.
Correction. THIS is the best looking milkshake ever.
Look at this AMAZING mountain range!
Another separate but equal amazing mountain range.
CHIEF YELLOWHORSE HAS ARISEN. OUR SAVIOR HAS COME.
Probably one of the coolest places we drove past.
This town was literally built right into the side of this mountain range. I cannot even imagine what life there is like!
Shrubbery! Set 3 of Pictures coming up soon!
My lonely hat next to the dashboard.
The trees began to change and shed their leaves as we traveled.
We stopped at a Whitecastle. Their food was awful. I don’t know what Harold and Kumar were thinking…
Gruhn Guitar Shop in Nashville.
Bridgestone Arena, where the Nashville Predators of the NHL play!
The best freaking pizza ever. Stuffed crust FTW!
My shoes, along with my super awesome tie dye job. Thanks to Edgy Mike for the help last year!
Richard walking and talking.
In our hotel room in Santa Cruz, the night before the MoonAlice show. We had fun, yeah.
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.