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)


Going to Manhattan?

You will need to check out this website.. it has a downloadable map so you can find all of the location sites from the movie Ghostbusters.


peace love and ghostbusting


What will $28,339.90 get you?

Answer: a completely maxed out Mac Pro. I was bored and on the apple website, so i figured id configure a Mac Pro with every option they offered on the page... I know i am about to order one, what about you?

Here are the specs of my new computer...


Subtotal $28,339.90
Estimated Ship:
2-3 weeks
Free Shipping
Next business day delivery available


Two 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (8-core)
32GB (8 x 4GB)
Mac Pro RAID Card
300GB 15,000-rpm SAS
300GB 15,000-rpm SAS
300GB 15,000-rpm SAS
300GB 15,000-rpm SAS
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 1.5GB (Stereo 3D, two dual-link DVI)
Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel)
Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel)
Two 16x SuperDrives
AirPort Extreme card (Wi-Fi)
Quad Channel 4Gb Fibre Channel PCI Express Card
Apple USB Modem
Apple wireless Mighty Mouse
Apple Wireless Keyboard (Western Spanish) + Mac OS X
Mac OS X Server (Unlimited-Client)
iWork '08 preinstalled
Final Cut Express preinstalled
Aperture 1.5 preinstalled
Logic Express preinstalled
Xsan 1.4 included
Canon PIXMA MX700 Office All-in-One Printer
1-year basic membership
AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac Pro (w/or w/o Display) - Auto-enroll

I think it was the free shipping that sold me... ill be danged if im paying 40 extra dollars for ANYTHING!

Peace, love, and expensive computers.



Long time no blog...

Hey guys, it has been a while since i have posted... Sorry about that. I hope that some of you guys still read this thing. The band has been off for a while, which has been very nice for the four of us to recharge and relax over these past several weeks. Hopefully we will have some sort of news about a fifth sooner than later. I recently got a tentative schedule for 08 and it looks like w are going to be busy and play a lot of cool shows. The only thing i can talk about right now is the warped tour, which I am really looking forward to. I feel like the last time we played it was a million years ago, so i am ready to get back to that venue and play some hot and sweaty shows at 12 o clock in the afternoon. We will see whether or not my beard agrees with that. anyways, keep an eye on our website for show postings, and info about a new little drummer boy. Hope to see all of you this year.

peace love and anticipation