Thursday, March 05, 2009

i'm moving

hey everyone, i'm moving from hells kitchen to nolita... oh la la, how trendy... no really, i'm moving to Elizabeth street.... if you need to get in touch via mail, here's the address, 265 Elizabeth street apt 2 ny ny 10012.

in other news, thanks to gary and carol fey who totally hooked it up in steamboat, i've included a photo from the slopeside bar right the mountain... i love that place... in the picture is jrod fey, carol and gary fey, tj rose, tina schirmang, cam, caitlyn fey and me down in front.... what what... let's get weird and live the dream

listen to mixtape... das good

hey y'all, have you heard about the new indie band mixtape? they're awesome. i've only had the chance to see them once but they're definitely a quality band led by pianist craig hartley.... they've been putting on a lot of shows recently in nyc and new haven... i suggest you check them out

Friday, February 06, 2009

i've been away for far too long

hi everyone, sorry for the graphic picture... that's my friend ryan naumann, and he's done a pretty good job timing himself... its pretty rad. anyhow, check out ryan's cartoons at

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

10-21 and all that newness

10-21-2008... yes, a day that will live in infamy... well not really, there is nothing new going on here, still working at google, still living in hells kitchen, still having fun in the city and in hoboken, still traveling a lot... life is good you know.

speaking of traveling, going to lexington, kentucky this weekend to the keeneland race track and hang out with fey and foley.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

gentlemen - we're back

hello hello, it's been a long time since i've posted anything... actually about six months so i figured it's time for an update.... so what's new, not much, summer was good, did some traveling, you know, went to philly, see the pic above. then me, ry and fey raged philly like none other. hung out at mcgillin's ale house,, which is one of the oldest bars in philly... which incidentally is one of the oldest cities in the usa.... i'll be back.

Monday, February 04, 2008


im running a lot. use 8 miles each day on the weekend makes me sore on monday.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

my friends

good morning band members,

im a little ADD this morning and have a great story. you're buddy and mine, Craig Langslet broke the 007 record set earlier last year by Andrew Pratt. In an impressive feat, he pounded 15 007s and two Irish car bombs in 6 hours (approximately 1 and 1/2 NFL football games), shattering the earlier record of 12. Congratulations.

Andrew Pratt, who tried to keep up and break his own record was sent home after the giants' victory by Karianna Langslet. By his own account, he vomited all over his own bathroom, which karianna had to clean up, and went to bed by 6 pm. Way to go Andrew! I hear apple juice helps, but not if you throw it up.

After Andrew's ejection, Craig pushed on. But he not alone, he was accompanied by Hamlet Caminero, Robert Messinger, Heather Messinger, Ryan Foley and Steve Roach. Craig and Hamlet continued to drink until both blacked out by 7 pm yesterday. These two are the real champions and have retired, both siting injured livers as reasons for not participating in next weeks playoffs. Ryan Foley kept pace stacking up White Russians and miller lites with Steve Roach - total of 8 White Russians and 2 miller lites a piece.

Robert and Heather also earned an honorable mention. The Messingers tallied 4 kettle rocks (doubles), and 12 007s.

If God was American, he would live for Sundays in Hoboken.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

In China, when you get to the airport everyone be talking in American slang.

Ike Wister Turner (November 5, 1931 – December 12, 2007) was an American musician, bandleader, talent scout, and record producer, best known for his work with his then wife Tina Turner as one half of the Ike & Tina Turner duo. Spanning a career that lasted half a century, Ike's repertoire included blues, soul, rock, and funk. Alongside his former wife, he was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and in 2001 was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

Turner is said to have been married 14 times but he has only been known to have married four times publicly. Turner's first marriage was to Lorraine Taylor, who had two sons with Ike. The facts surrounding his second marriage, to Anna Mae Bullock (otherwise known as Tina Turner), have been hotly debated. It is believed that Ike married Tina in 1962 due to worries over being sued for child support and alimony payments by Taylor. The ceremony is claimed to have taken place in Tijuana, Mexico, and Tina had a son with Ike. However, their marriage was overshadowed by Ike's constant abuse towards her. Tina filed for divorce and it was finalized in 1978, with Ike keeping every asset attained during the marriage. Ike is said to have openly cheated on Tina with other women, one of which was former Ikette Ann Thomas, whom he had a baby by and whom he later married in 1981. In 1995, he married yet another Ikette, Jeanette Bazzell. Ike has four known children: sons, Ike Jr., Michael and Ronald and daughter, Mia.

In the mid-1980s, Turner suffered a brush with the law when he was convicted of drug-related charges and sentenced to several years in a California state prison. Turner was still in prison pleading parole when he and Tina were inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, which Tina accepted on his behalf.

In 2001, Turner's long-awaited autobiography, Takin' Back My Name (ISBN 1-85227-850-1), was published. In Tina Turner's 1986 autobiography I, Tina, later filmed as What's Love Got to Do with It?, Tina accused Ike of violent spousal abuse, which Ike repeatedly denied for many years. However, in his 2001 autobiography Ike admitted, "Sure, I've slapped Tina... There have been times when I punched her to the ground without thinking. But I never beat her."

Turner has attributed many problems off the stage to his drug and alcohol addiction and intense use of cocaine, resulting in his abusive behavior and relationship with his wife and children. Since being released from prison in 1993, Turner had maintained sobriety and continued playing music.

On October 17, 2007, in a telephone interview conducted by satellite radio personality, Howard Stern, Ike claimed that he and Tina Turner were never actually married, though he did not explain why they shared the same last name.

Turner died on December 12, 2007 at 76 years old at his home in San Marcos, California, near San Diego. [5] The cause of death was not immediately released but Jeanette Bazzell Turner reported that he had emphysema.

I believe I was ahead of my time. - Ike Turner