Augie, Jazz and Maui getting ready for bed

Beautiful garden in my neighborhood

Descendents - Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010

Here are Descendents at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas 2010.

Pro-shot, black and white.

Seems like this might have been filmed for possible incorporation into Filmage? Just a guess.

Maui goes to work

Maui spent the day at work with me.

Here he is at my work station.

Maui with Carlton Melton - Photos of Photos LP

Here's Maui with one of his favorite records, "Photos of Photos" by Carlton Melton.

Your instinct is there for a reason

Whenever I need advice or guidance on an issue, I'll ask someone I respect, be it a mentor, a friend or my wife.

Bouncing ideas off of other people always helps me through the thought process. But when it really comes down to it, I know I can always trust my instinct

Minor Threat in Los Angeles, CA 1983

I remember when shows were this nuts.

Here is Minor Threat performing live at the Rollerworks, Los Angeles, CA. 2 April 1983.

Spacemen 3 - Performance LP

Hot Breakfast! Record Release Party for 39 Summers

Hot Breakfast! played at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington, Delaware on May 18, 2013 to celebrate the release of their album "39 Summers."

The album cover looks like this and you can download the album from

Here are some Vines that I took at the show:

Playing "Mr. Roboto" by Styx:

Here is Hot Breakfast! joined by The Honey Badgers:

Here is Hot Breakfast! with members of the Joe Trainor Trio and Kanako Omae on drums:

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Black Flag - Everything Went Black on white vinyl

I just need to find a copy of this.

Nick Drake - "Bryter Layter" Box Set (2013)

Picked up the 2013 reissue of Nick Drake's 1970 album, "Bryter Layter."

I opted for the box set edition, which is more than double than what the standard version goes for.

And really, you don't get that much more bang for your buck.

Here's what is inside the box set:

The box itself is very sturdy. The extras are pretty skimpy and include:
  • A replica of a set list
  • A double-sided concert bill with show listings on one side and band bios including Nick Drake bio for one of the shows
  • A folded shop poster for the Bryter Layter album
Again, not a lot of extras to justify the expense. That said, Nick Drake vinyl seems to consistently increase in value. Plus it's nice to have it in beefy packaging. But there's not much to justify getting the box.

The album itself is good. The John Wood remastering is excellent and you get several download versions including a 24/96 lossless version, plus an MP3 dub of the album from Nick Drake's family collection.

The jacket has the weird texture to it, which is nice touch.

The music speaks for itself. This album has the most orchestration and arrangements of Nick Drake's three albums. Several really amazing songs. 

Apparently this is already out of print, but Amazon has it as of the time of the publishing of this blog post.

Here is a picture of a frog in Maui, Hawaii from 2006

Saw this guy on my honeymoon.


Dave Lombardo of Slayer at Yankee Stadium

Here is drummer Dave Lombardo performing at Yankee Stadium with Slayer on September 14, 2011.

I love how close up this is and how hard Dave wails. And then the camera pulls back and you see... Yankee Stadium.

Delaware Fun-A-Day 2013

Here are some pics and vines from Delaware Fun-A-Day that happened on Friday, May 3, 2013 in Wilmington, DE.

The goal of the event was to invite people to create art of all styles and aptitude and have fun.

One of my favorite things was a bunch of different tip signs that used pop culture references:

They even included a Descendents reference!

I really dug Jason Olney's illustrations:

I was really impressed by the designs that Johan Way came up with:

Loved these colorful and playful designs:

My niece helped my sister take pictures of their dog, Warren.

Here is K with my niece at Delaware Fun-A-Day:

Here is a short slideshow of pics I took at Delaware Fun-A-Day:

Here's a one-minute video that shows how much art there was and how many people showed up to Delaware Fun-A-Day.

Funaday Wilmington DE 050313 from Dave McG on Vimeo.

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Photos from Delaware Fun-A-Day 2013 (Facebook)

A Dog's Life - Charlie Chaplin (1918)

Take one of the greatest performers of all time and a bunch of dogs and make a movie out of it.

That's what Charlie Chaplin did in 1918 in "A Dog's Life."

Chaplin wrote, produced and directed this film which co-stars Scraps.

FLAG - Groezrock 2013

Not too shabby. Here are the boys from FLAG showing 'em how it's done.

FLAG 1st gig, Moose Lodge, Redondo Beach, CA , April 18, 2013

"In 1979, Black played their first show at Moose Lodge 1873 in Redondo Beach, California. Last night, more than 34 years later, Flag – a group comprised of former members Keith Morris (vocals), Chuck Dukowski (bass), Dez Cadena (guitar/vocals) and Bill Stevenson (drums), with Descendents/All guitarist Stephen Egerton – played the same venue to an invite-only crowd of less than 200 people." - RS

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The Spinto Band & Buried Beds, Arden Gild Hall, Arden, DE, April 6, 2013

The Spinto Band performed at Arden Gild Hall in Arden, DE on April 6, 2013. The opening band was Buried Beds. Here are some pictures and video from the show.


First, here are some pictures from the event. My favorite is the little program that Arden Gild Hall makes up for all of their shows.


Now here are some Vines of Buried Beds playing. They were really good. Lots of vocal harmonies that kind of reminded me of Fleet Foxes, plus a fair amount of percussion.

Buried Beds Vine No. 1

Buried Beds Vine No. 2

Buried Beds Vine No. 3

And I made a few Vines for The Spinto Band too.

The Spinto Band Vine No. 1

The Spinto Band Vine No. 2

The Spinto Band Vine No. 3


I didn't get any video of Buried Beds. I should have though! I did get some video of The Spinto Band.

The Spinto Band opened with these two songs back-to-back.

They were really great right out of the gate:

Spinto Band guitarist Joey Hobson got to sing one of his new songs, "Memo," which is from the Spinto Band's album "Cool Coocoon."

And then here's Joey singing, "Leave Yourself Alone,"which is from The Spinto Band's 2012-released album "Shy Pursuit."

Hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed seeing The Spinto Band and Buried Beds.

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