Dont forget

to change your bookmarks!!

Jonathanschneck.com is my new site where i will continue to blog. Thanks for reading.

peace love and bookmark changes...



Jonathanschneck.com is here!!!

Hello all. this will be my last post on this site. the long awaited Jonathanschneck.com is finally here. please set your bookmarks and i hope you will journey there with me.

peace love and new sites!


podcasts are coming!

for the many of you who persistently write me and ask when are we going to do more podcasts, well.... the answer is now. i will be doing podcast as soon as we leave for warped and i hope that i can get one up every week. fingers crossed, lord knows ill have enough time. stay tuned!

peace love and podcasts!


my space is your space

myspace.com/relientk... check it!

peace love and new skinz...


almost here...

jonschneck.com has become jonathanschneck.com. set your bookmarks. long and unfunny story to follow.... anyways, there is a splash page up and soon there will be goodness for all. take a peek and ill blog back soon.

peace love and second choices...



hey guys and gals... just a favor to ask... i love getting emails from everyone, but i would appreciate it if you would exclude me from your fwd list... my inbox is flooded with fwds and it is hard to get to my actual emails... i mean, we all want to save chimps and see funny baby videos, but you know what im saying. okay, take care.

peace love and stopping the forwards


WHAT? a huge ghostbusters announcement at the SD Comic Con???

it better be goood... dont make my kid cry dan... please dont make my kid cry (and by my kid i mean me)...

peace love and fingers crossed for that never gonna be made 3rd movie....

review of rocky mountain slides

alright, so i am just getting into slides really... my dad got me a moonshine slide when i was younger but i played with it for like a day and wasnt really into it... recently though i am really enjoying playing slide.. i have been going back and learning all the slide parts to some of my favorite jams like stp interstate love song, that one song from the crow, skynyrd's freebird... jazz like that, as well as experimenting with some open tuning. I feel like the best way to learn is just to dive in, and thats what ive been doing. anyways, i got two slides from RMS and i must say, they are pretty great. they are handmade from colorado clay and look like something i would have made in my 12th grade pottery class in high school (although i couldnt have made professional grade slides, but you get the point). They are handmade and glazed with different materials to give them different sounds... i have a shavano middy hellhound red for acoustic, and a middy beauty and the beast bayou blue for electric... the only thing i can compare these slides to is the ones i already have, which is a dunlop steel and a dunlop glass... im going to compare the RMS as once because they sound very similar. the RMS is sort of a perfect combination between the two that i arleady have... it has the nice weight of the steel, but the feel of the glass... RMS gives me rad sustain, even on acoustic and it is super comfortable to play. the tonal difference is something i cant really explain, but to me, they just sound more even and warmer. the over tones are there, but not in an annoying "im horrible at slide" kinda way... to sum it up, they are they best slides i have played.... they are a bit more expensive than the dunlops, which you can get for like 5 bucks, but if you really want to get involved in this technique, it is well worth the few extra bucks to get a better sounding, and feeling model. i have no complaints at all... check them out at rockymountainslides.com. later dudes.

peace, love, and slip n slides


Sliding my way to the top

Since playing a little slide on our latest studio effort, i have really gotten into the idea of slide guitar and have been playing slide every day... i recently ordered some slides from rocky mountain slide company (rockymountainslides.com) and i am anxiously awaiting their arrival. stay tuned for my review.

peace love and slides

they will be mine... they must be mine...

Nike Skate is about to release a horror film line of shoes that look pretty amazing. included in this series is a nightmare on elm street shoe. I dont know if many people know this about me, but i am big fan of horror movies and this franchise has always been among my favorite for sure. I think the shoes are coming out in october or november or something like that, not soon enough if you ask me. if anyone wants to know what i want for halloween, this is it! wait, do people get gifts for halloween? okay, thanksgiving, whatever...

peace, love, and please research any and every movie before you watch it...


Well isnt this the best news youve heard in a while?

Pearl Jam have begun work on early demos for their ninth studio album — which will be their first with producer Brendan O’Brien since 1998’s Yield, according to guitarist Mike McCready. “It’s really in its infant stages right now,” McCready tells Rolling Stone. “We have about five ideas that have been worked on.” The band, whose last album was 2006’s well-received Pearl Jam, isn’t sure yet about the direction of the new release. “Brendan is another set of ears that we respect, and he’s going to give us a different way to go but I don’t know what that is yet,” McCready says. The band has already had one session with O’Brien, and will probably resume work on the album in July after finishing their June U.S. tour.

peace love and anticipation


Oh i almost forgot

I would encourage you to always check your statement involving your cell phone... i got over billed 210 dollars this month and i almost paid it, then i decided to call and the representative told me that it was correct and i was mistaken... i asked to talk to his supervisor and then after 20 min on hold i got hung up on... then i called back and i got a nice lady that realized the mistake and fixed it in about 20 seconds. anyways... all that to say you should always check your bill... peace.


Josh wilson c deez

Hello all... Just dropping a blog today. Liam and i had our first outing alone... we spent an hour at the grocery store. we survived. I got a cd in the mail the other day that i played guitar and banjo on a while back. Dudes name is josh wilson and he is on sparrow records. The cd is pretty cool if you are into his style of music, the guitar on there is phenomenal. kidding. anyways, check it out if you have a minute or two, its called "trying to fit the ocean in a cup."

not much else going on right now, other than finishing up some recording (and by that i mean matt is finishing up some vocals), but the end product that i have heard is to my liking. it will be a good day when it is complete. I have also started writing for an idea i have for a cd thingy that i am interested in doing... i hope this isnt just one of those come and go things i usually do because i really want to get some stuff down that i have been thinking about for a long time, and i have gotten some sweet gear lately to use during this process... some PRS and baden guitars, as well as some nice tube peavey amps. yeah. alright. take it easy.

peace love and having a good day...


watch me blog

well, i talked to my sister this morning and she said she was tired of looking at my blog about kings quest, so i thought i would blog today. I dont have much to talk about, thats why i havent been blogging very much lately... i guess i could tell you things that are boring about my day that arent funny or clever... i guess thats what blogging is, isnt it? anyways, i did find a watch on ebay that i had when i was in 7th grade... and i found one that had never been worn. only cost me 25 bucks. came in the original packaging and everything. good deal. so i got that going for me, which is nice. we are in the studio right now recording our EP that is shaping up quite nicely. i cant wait to hear these songs finished. they are shaping up nicely. i will post more later if i can muster up something to type that wont make people drool on their keyboards because they are falling asleep from my boring power blogging. alright. peace in the middle east.

peace love and swatches.


daventry is mine!!!!!!

well, it didnt take too long, and i only got stuck once from what i remembered from the days of young. i recommend everyone checking out these series of games, especially if youre into zelda and those type games... i didnt get all the points, but i never did... oh well, i reign supreme on the throne and that is all that matters. peace in the middle east.

peace, love, and starting kqII....



Kings Quest

after a long and painful (only to john warne) journey, i have finally managed to get the classic sierra games on mac osx. its possible that you are reading this and saying, "oh jeez, thats not difficult" but it was for me... i have tried everything, even installing parallels and windows and installing remakes, but the screen size was the size of a postage stamp due to the resolution of my screen.... no good. well, with a program called scummVM i was able to install the classic os versions of such games as kings quest, police quest, space quest, and some other fun games that play full screen on my 17 inch mbp just fine. it has brought me back to when i was a kid playing these games on our tandy computer. good times. if you need me, ill be in daventry searching under rocks and in cupboards. have a good day.

peace love and looking out for thieving trolls.


Gears of war

Hi. How are you? Im fine thanks. Well, i wanted to let you guys know that i am proud to announce that i will now exclusively be using peavey electronics amps and wireless gear on my journeys with relient k. I have recently joined the peavey team and will be representing them with their Penta series head and 4x12 cab, as well as the JSX 2x12 combo and 4x12 cab. I will also be using their Pro Comm Guitar wireless system so i can dance freely without tripping myself. I am very excited about this partnership and i the people i am working with couldnt be greater. I sort of stumbled upon this relationship, but once i heard the amps, i was sold. The Penta is one of the coolest amps I have heard in a long time. It has five settings that takes you through the different gain stages of the amp. from clean all the way to that mid scooped metal. It has two settings that are very reminiscent of classic 50 watt british type amps... it has el34s and sounds really cool. The cab is ported and sounds very tight and clear. The JSX 212 is a very cool little combo. Its the size of a fender twin and has an amazing clean tone as well as killer spring verb. It has a crunch and an ultra channel that give you plenty of head room for all the tube gain you may want. Its 4x12 cab that can make it a very cool looking 6x12 rig has custom speakers and a mic output that sends a true signal that sounds just like the cab is being micd. Look for this stuff this year when we are out on warped as well as the second half of 08. hope to see you guys out there... check out the gear at www.peavey.com.

peace love and peaveyyyy...



I mean really... really...

Liam Jude Schneck born 1-27-08... these were just too cute not to share with america (and by america i mean the 12 people that make up "my" america). enjoy.

photos by ethan luck (ethanluck.com)



im not a girl, not yet a woman... errrr something like that.

after only about 15 years of begging my father has finally bequeathed me his highschool graduation present, which is a gibson b-25 from the mid 60s. his father gave it to him, and he had it for exactly 40 years, and now my only instructions are to give it to my son in about 40 more. i hope hes not left handed, that will throw everything off. anyways, i went out today and bought a new case for it to preserve the original one, as well as to protect it a little better. i know what youre thinking, finally a blog thats about guitars and not PRS... well, if they made PRSs 40 years ago, id be talking about them too. anyways, thanks for the guitar, i have been playing it non stop. i hope i can write a cool song about a boy and a truck who lives in some state and grows up to be something special and meets someone who does something cool that makes him want to write a song about something he saw on tv the other day. amen.

peace, love, and inheritance...



stay tooned

i have some cool stuff in the works... i promise when we get in the studio/back on the road i will be more faithful to the blog.... im sure i have lost most of my faithful readers, but i will do my best to getcha back in the coming weeks. There are a lot of cool things happening with RK so stick around and keep an eye on the website for news and also some upcoming tour dates. hope you see you guys soon. more to come!

peace, love, and sorta not saying anything, while still saying something...


sorry its been so long

hey guys, sorry its been so long since ive blogged...

i have been back to the blog a few times and reread my post about my friend lane and decided that it needed to be up there a little bit longer. i have decided its a good time to proceed with my blogging.

much has changed over the past few weeks... we hit the road again and started out with ethan luck and we have been having a blast. we already knew he was a stud on the road, but having him behind the drums just feels natural. i am glad that we were able to have him join us in this way. the shows were pretty cool, the show in PA was one of my favorites in the three plus years since ive joined this band... good time all around.

i got a nintendo wii today... we were in target buying some essentials, and i saw a wii in the store for the first time. the moment was right because lindsay was alright with the purchase! i didnt get any games, im gonna try to borrow some before i buy any, but we will see... anyways...

we did a photo shoot for PRS and if it turns out it should pop up in some guitar and music mags this year, i will keep you all posted. anyways.. til next time.

peace love and something clever...


We'll miss you...

There are certain people in everyones life, where whether or not they mean to, they totally change the course of their destiny. There was one such guy that had a career changing, location changing, and life changing impact on me. When i was 18 or so, one of my best friends from high school called me out of the blue and asked me if i wanted to move to Nashville to live with him and his mom. I quickly obliged and less than a week later i moved up to tennessee to live with them. It was that phone call that opened so many doors for me... i met my wife here, ive met some of the most important people in my life here, i have an amazing job with great friends here, but it is a life that i may have never had was it not for one person who called me up one day and asked me to start a band with him... I got a sad phone call today and heard that he had passed away last night in a single car accident. I hadnt talked to him recently, but i will always remember him as one of my great friends that totally and entirely changed my life, whether he meant to or not... he was a son, a brother, a husband, and a father. too young to leave us, but his time on earth has sadly passed. Ill always remember the first time i drove up here and he welcomed me with a calzone from the pizza joint where he was working, and we immediately went to his house to set up what little music gear we had. gosh that seems like an eternity ago... love ya buddy. rest well, and ill see you again someday.

Lane Pauli III

peace, love, and remembering great friends...


How was I supposed to know?

Well, valentines day didnt work out exactly as i had planned it to, but whos counting right? well, ill fill you in on my mishaps... I had planned to take my wife to a nice little thai restaurant for V day... one that we go to occasionally, but one that we both really like.. it is, in fact, the only thai restaurant that i like, and lindsay loves thai food, so it is a great treat to go there together.. anyways, we left the house after having discussed the menu all day... our mouths started salivating as we pulled into the lot... alright you guessed it, we were rejected at the door because we did not have reservations... then holding up a dollar bill i asked if "mr washington" had reservations, and then the lady told me to leave in more than one language... APPARENTLY there is some sort of cosmic rule that everyone is supposed to know that you sometimes have to make reservations at places that dont normally take reservations on certain days, solely at the discretion of the restaurant. how was i supposed to know this? well, consider it noted. anyway, i have an understanding wife and we ended up getting some fast food and heading back to the house to watch lost. am i proud of my shortcomings? no... but i am proud to be an american, and proud to know that i reserve my econstitutionalganic right to NOT make reservations on special occasions thereth haveth my constitutional amended forth right patriotism. amen to that....

peace love and broken hearts...


happy valentines day

today is a day when you are supposed to reflect on things you love. i could list a million things on here, starting with my god, my wife and going on down the list, but that would just bore you more than anything, so i wont... i will however reflect on something that i love that will not be with us much longer. my friend kenny from invisible children brought to my attention that Polaroid is closing its doors to the factory that makes its instant film and cameras. now most of you are reading this and scratching your head and saying, you mean those things from the 80s? well, yes, those things from the 80s. i am also bummed because i just got a brand new polaroid for christmas this year. i hope its one of those situations like when i heard converse was going to stop making chucks about 6 or 7 years ago, so i went and bought 4 pairs, but then i found out they got bought out and continued making them... unfortunately, polaroid film is like a dollar a picture and i am sorta broke right now, so if this is the case, then i will not be able to continue my love for instantly viewing pictures that i took... hard copies anyhow. so hats off to you polaroid for making cool stuff, i just hope someone will buy enough to make you change your mind... for all the photographers, and artists, and people who still use date books...

full story >> http://money.aol.com/news/articles/_a/polaroid-closing-instant-film-factories/n20080208165009990009

happy valentines day
peace love and goin out of business..



The four of us would like to welcome Ethan Luck to our little family. I hope that you can all make it out to some shows and see him in action. If we all pitch in, i bet we can get him to continue the shirtless tradition. I know i cant wait to get out there and play some shows with our new buddy, i hope you can all join us soon.

peace love and new friends (who are actually old friends)