The Analog Blog, by Zackie Spesh
A Call to All Drummers

… In the metropolitan NYC area. Preferably north jersey or Westchester, NY.

Auditions, jams, hang-outs are going out to you and your double bass pedals n sticks.

Kenilworth New Jersey band, Sex Metal wants you!!!

Must love all music.
Must love Umphrey’s McGee.

Vincent Van Gogh used to eat yellow paint because he thought it would get the happiness inside him. Many people thought he was mad and stupid for doing so because the paint was toxic, never mind that it was obvious that eating paint couldn’t possible have any direct correlation to one’s happiness, but I never saw that. If you were so unhappy that even the maddest ideas could possible work, like painting the walls of your internal organs yellow, than you are going to do it. It’s really no different than falling in love or taking drugs. There is a greater risk of getting your heart broken or overdosing, but people still do it everyday because there was always that chance it could make things better. Everyone has their yellow paint.
(via dontbesadlove)

The hits just keep on coming. The bank left the hot water heater running AND leaking… for about a month. The whole first floor of my late uncle’s house is covered in black mold. My grandfather built this house up at Lake Desolation near Saratoga Springs, NY.

So grateful to be dating this shining soul of a girl. She single-handedly broke the latch to the basement and to made me laugh amidst this tragedy. Not to mention she’s driving roundtrip since I’m a permanent passenger on the road.

Tonight, she’s taking me to Brooklyn Bowl for Start Making Sense (Talking Heads Tribute)

Darkness…sadness…so like the blackness of the cosmos against which our joys burn fleetingly, tentatively, like the stars and comets. Light and darkness, each enhancing the beauty of the other.
Michael Boiano (via ontheedgeofdarkness)

Just passed Woodstock, NY. Unimpressed with the fall leaves so far…

Off to Saratoga for the weekend. Seeing an awesome cover band tonight and just chillaxin at Lake Desolation with a lady friend/ show buddy.

Time for some soul healing. :)

Umphrey’s Mcgee ft. Zackie Spesh Eat Glory Eat

I miss this…

I’m so grateful for my friends and family. If it weren’t for their love and support, I wouldn’t have survived the past 13 months.

The idea that sex is something a woman gives a man, and she loses something when she does that, which again for me is nonsense. I want us to raise girls differently where boys and girls start to see sexuality as something that they own, rather than something that a boy takes from a girl.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (NPR)

Heading to the Capitol Theater for some Steely Dan.

Falling in love with yourself is as beautiful as any experience of love is. It’s learning to laugh at your awkward tendencies and smile at all your quirky habits. It’s learning to be grateful for the many sides you have – confident, crazy, shy, sexy, nerdy, angry, weird, and all the rest of them. It is realizing that you’re one of a kind and that you deserve to give the world the best person you can be. Falling in love with yourself is being happy in your life and knowing that in this one moment in time, you’re beautiful simply because you are you.
Kovie Biakolo, Falling In Love With Yourself  (via raysofthesun)