Archive for May, 2011

“We Are The Survivors” (Friday EDC – long entry) [Feel It In My Bones]

May 31, 2011 2 comments

I’m a bit sad I didn’t take as many pictures as I should have this EDC.

I drove by my self from Tampa to Orlando to meet up Andy, Danni, and Ashley. We spent a little time in the hotel getting ready and discussing who we would see. The “main stage”, aka: Kinetic Field, just seemed like a good place to be all day but I knew I would need a break from that. I wanted to see Metropolis, Porter Robinson, Skrillex, and a few others.

The weather forecast for the day said there was a chance that it would rain late afternoon/early night time. Even from our hotel room we could see rain in the distance but a little rain couldnt deter us from a music festival, so off we went.


Initially we were waiting on two of Andy’s friends that were going to pick us up from the hotel but we didn’t want to wait any longer so we called for a cab downstairs. While we were waiting, there was another guy, Patrick, who was waiting for two of his friends — he asked if he could split the taxi with us, so all five of us went together to the festival grounds.

Since Patrick was alone, he decided to stick around with our group. We arrived early-ish — about 5:30, and there was no one we really wanted to see in that time slot so we sat down on the Circuit Grounds field to watch DJ Dan. After DJ Dan, Metropolis was supposed to come on at 6:30pm. Metropolis was almost at the top of my list of to-see people but by 6:45 I was getting really discouraged; DJ Dan was still throwin down music and there were no signs of him stopping.

So we head over to watch Dirty South who starts putting on an awesome show as the dark clouds loom ever closer.
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Perpetual Motion [Skies On Fire]

May 27, 2011 Leave a comment

As I type this blog post, Electric Daisy Carnival is less than 12 hours away and I’m so excited I can hardly sleep. Just thought I’d post right before I go to bed. Besides work being.. work — I haven’t had much time to do anything else — hence the title.

Nothing too much too much else to report on.. I recently found out one of my co-workers is a rapper and he wants some pics done so I’ll get those up soon. I had some deeper stuff to blog about but I’ll save it for a later date.


LOVE [music] Stimulation — You better believe I’ll have some awesome songs AFTER EDC. Here are just three tracks that caught my attention recently. Check them out!

This track OOZES summer feeling — its uplifting vocal trance, not too strong of a bass line, a nice flowing melody, big room sound, and catchy lyrics — what more could you want. I surely hope to hear this at EDC!

First State ft. Sarah Howells – Skies On Fire
you opened your eyes in a different way,
never looked to the future
and you played with your clothes(?) in a distinct way
to avert disaster

im just dying to find these fingers(?) of mine
get lucky this time
skies on fire

This is a vocal trance tune but the remix gives a nice zing 🙂

Aly & Fila vs Philippe El Sisi feat. Senadee – Without You (Nhato Remix)

Electro houseeeeeee 😉

DJ Arcade – Goliath’s Wrath

One Week Strong [Beachbreeze]

May 23, 2011 Leave a comment

I’ve officially been “on my own” for a week and its going quite well in my opinion. 🙂

I really like Tampa much more than Jacksonville now. There’s so much more here to do and see. I have yet to really experience the night life but it’ll have to wait because the next two weekends I’m going to be out of town. It already looks promising though with all the clubs and stories I’ve been hearing.

EDC is this coming weekend (27-28) and I can’t wait! Once again I’m left to make hard decisions on the acts I want to see and miss. By the way, WHOS DECISION WAS IT TO HAVE TIESTO AND SKRILLEX PLAY AT THE SAME TIME?? /rant. I was looking forward to seeing both, as it would be my 6th time seeing Tiesto live — if I missed Skrillex, it’d be the 4th time I missed him play because of other people playing at the same time. Ashley said she’d rather go see Skrillex so I guess thats whats going to happen.

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Sunday 5/22/2011

Went to the beach today with company. Very fun times.. except for parking. It took us at least 40 minutes to find parking, maybe because we didn’t feel like paying 15-20$ to park. We eventually found a metered spot for 4$.

The beach at Clearwater is just that — very clear. I love the color of the water. It was perfect beaching weather and the water was nice and cool. Although it was packed we had a great time.


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Initiation [Empty Streets]

May 19, 2011 1 comment

My days have been pretty hectic since I’ve started work. I work 10 hours a day, plus a commute thats an hour each way. It’s a bit time consuming but worth it as I am loving the experience. If there ever was a job that was relatively simple, tedious, and repetitive, then this would be that job. Overall I’m satisfied with the whole package.

I’d have to say though that the highlight of my day is driving to and from work. I like the activity of driving when its not stop-and-go. Driving is like my personal time to do whatever thinking I need to do for that day, or just wander around — literally and figuratively.

Also the different driving scenarios (day vs night / traffic vs empty streets) its a nice contrast that goes well with upbeat music like drum and bass vs flowing music like trance.

Wednesday 5/18/11

Today was just a normal day at work — testing valves like normal — etc. Yesterday I remember my coworkers talking about me and how I haven’t been “initiated” yet. I found out that being “initiated” basically missing a step in the testing process so that hydraulic fluid goes everywhere.. and yes it happened today.. I ruined my shirt and pants too. Note taken: don’t wear nice clothes to testing. Even though I screwed up, they congratulated me on making it 2.5 days clean. They said most new people get initiated in a few hours. I found it funny how everyone in the whole building knew I was new and from testing by my shirt haha. My cowokers and I had a good laugh about it.

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An Experiment In Self Sufficiency [Future Is Now]

May 15, 2011 Leave a comment

I’ve finally arrived in Tampa with my friend Ervin. The past few days have been a little hectic getting everything ready for me leaving. Well I’m finally here and I’m looking forward to my first day of my internship tomorrow.

This will be an interesting 3 months as this will be the longest time I’ve had to be on my own — with money. I know its relatively late in life for this to be a first but we all have to start somewhere.

I told my mom that she can track my progress through my blog, so if you’re reading this mom and dad, thank you for all of your support. I promise I’ll do my best.

Sunday 5/14/2011

My good friend Crystal B. asked me to take her prom pics. Here are a few of my favorites. You can check out my flickr or the POTW (picture of the week) tab for more pics 🙂

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Counting Down [We Rock]

May 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Countdown #1:

Two days till I leave for my internship in Sarasota. I’ll be there all summer. Farewell Jacksonville. This should be an epic summer indeed.

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Categories: general, music - EDM

Rain Or Shine [Wait For You]

The title of this entry comes from the two shoots I did on Friday and Saturday, very alike in the concept, very different in the execution. As you may be able to deduce, one was rainy.. and the other one was.. wait for it.. sunny. Enjoy the pics. Thanks for visiting.

[Sunday 7/8/2011]

Ava’s first birthday party 😀


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Categories: photography