Listen: Walt Grace's Submarine Test
John Mayer has long been a favorite artist of mine. I guess I’d say I’ve been a fan since my first listen to some tracks on MP3.com in my dorm room in 2000. From there, the ear candy of Room For Squares rocked my world and I was hooked. Mayer has had turbulent times over the past few years. And frankly, his last album, 2009’s Battle Studies, can’t even come close to...
Stepping Into 30: A Process
Future self, This is for you, on the event that you look back at this birthday and wonder why there weren’t fireworks when you turned 30. It’s mostly a stream of consciousness piece, wrapped up shortly before midnight - so don’t expect any mindblowing insights or even a typo-free essay. But read it anyway. About those fireworks… here’s a hint: there are fireworks...
Daddy-to-be? New Dad? Here's some Required Reading
One of my best friends from college, Steve, hit me up recently on Facebook: Lance, bro, do you recommend any new dad books? Steve and his wife are expecting their first later this year! Woohoo! And after having three kids of our own, Sarah and I find ourselves on the receiving end of questions like this more often. We’re thrilled to share what we’ve learned. So, here’s what...
Michael Hayes: Jack White's "Vault" →
michaelhayes: Jack White has an amazing room in his house. White walked back to a room called the Vault, which is maintained at a constant 64 degrees. He pressed his thumb to a biometric scanner. The lock clicked, and he swung the door open to reveal floor-to-ceiling shelves containing the master recordings of nearly every song he’s ever been involved with. Unusually for a musician, White has...