Things I see, do, and think in Chicago and beyond.

Notes from a guy in Chicago.
Drummer, minimalist, adventurer.

Look closely… this is only one photo.
This flag was flown in the face of the enemy over VSSA Anaconda Afghanistan on the 20th day of March. 2013.  War sucks, but I’m so incredibly proud of my little bro doing big things. #specialforces

Bill’s fifty-two years old, has a mountain man beard, and delivers pizza on a fixie in Brooklyn. Over the course of several shifts, DELIVERY unveils an intriguing man rushing food to your door while it’s still hot and fresh.

- From No Weather Productions

What plans?
A couple years ago I was hanging out in Denver with my cousin and his artist friend Josh Holland.  He showed me some work he’s done and I was a big fan.  I was browsing Josh’s website today and realized the 16oz PBR cans I’ve been drinking ALL SUMMER were designed by him!  So cool, nice work @josholland #pbr

Beck rocking a classic last night in Chicago! (at Pitchfork Music Festival)

Wow… I’ve never been to the Pacific Northwest.  This video may have sealed the deal for my next trip.  

Mucca Paza rocking Tour De Fat Chicago… These guys party.   (at Palmer Square Park)
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
A nasty storm blew through Chicago yesterday.  Here’s our three tallest buildings being struck by lightening simultaneously.  
Via @cshimala on Twitter.
Electric Forest is unique.  Amazing music, people, and atmosphere.  Great weekend. #electricforest #sherwoodforest
Electric Forest Music Festival… Hammock Central #electricforest  (at Electric Forest 2014)


I discovered this music video on Reddit - includes some great shots of downtown Chicago.

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Sweet van, yo.  #wickerpark #vw (at Pint)