Life Playlist – June 2012

Hospital Hill half marathon – Beth completed her second Hospital Hill half marathon in early June and set a new personal record for herself by a few seconds. I still can’t believe she just decided one day to run a marathon. I’m proud of her.

Taylor Roadshow – I went to the Taylor Road Show held at Mass Street Music in Lawrence. Taylor sends out a couple employees and a couple dozen guitars and explains their product line focusing on body styles and wood types and how these variables affect the sound. The evening is geared a bit toward those considering buying a guitar and wondering what the best choice would be. The Taylor guys they sent did a great job and even though I’ve had a Taylor for almost two years I still found their presentation very interesting.

Doomsday Preppers – The best show on TV we haven’t even seen. A couple friends told us about this show of people preparing for the end of the world, however they think it may come. What we heard about the show sounded almost unbelievable but eventually we got around to watching a few previews on National Geographic’s website and it didn’t disappoint.

This is probably my favorite show re-cap:

Other highlights for the month include:

  • Doing some much needed car repairs with our friend Wayne
  • Hosting parents-in-law
  • Hosting sister-in-law for wedding dress shopping
  • Whiryball for John’s 2nd annual Father’s Day gathering.


Due to the type of stuff I have been working on lately I have been able to listen to quite a bit of Pandora while I work and a few new channels of mine have worked out pretty well for me lately. The nice thing about the new channels is that I’m a bit less distracted since I don’t know most of the songs that are coming up so far, but I’m listening enough to get used to the bands and their sounds. New channels:
– Punch Brothers (Thanks Rob)
– Black Keys (Thanks Matt and Rob)
– The National (Thanks Reuss)
– David Mayfield (Thanks Taylor guitars)

SOLA-MI – The digital scavenger hunt started by Derek Webb over a month in advance has resulted in (so far) a “soundtrack” to a supposedly forthcoming movie. The theme has to do with the process of a computer or robot becoming self-aware and “waking up”. It’s an electronic project but I actually like it quite a bit and it’s growing on me each time I hear it. Derek has done the writing and had someone else do the vocals but I still feel like you can hear Derek coming through in the music and writing. It remains to be seen if this is the end, but Derek has suggested there is more to come in this project. It’s a free download from

One thought on “Life Playlist – June 2012”

  1. Hi! My name is Lisa, I stumbled upon a photo you took of us at a show and really loved it…there is a moon and stars in the background. I am wondering if I can use this for a sort of “look book” I am putting together – it will have music charts, song stories, photos, and other art.

    Hope all is well, peace!


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