Friday, March 18, 2011

Epic Tour 2011

I was about to start this off by saying we were "midway through our tour" but touring and life are on a continuum, so it would have been untrue. instead I should say I'm in the midst of one of the most beautiful and inspiring seasons of my life. last night in Denver cannot be described. the last month can't be summed up adequately, but I can try to give a little rundown...

Paddle surf in LA
Attend Grammy's
Snowboard Montana for 8 days
Pull Goalie
Shows from MT to ME
Visit Grandparents
Produce record with Dehlia Low in Asheville
Shows with best friends band in CO:

Here we are during the encore, singing an Irish drinking song, Whiskey 'fore Breakfast, right after Greensky covered us and we covered a Greensky tune and before we all did Cee Lo Green's Fuck You.

that's only the half of it. up ahead:

snowboard CO
hike Utah desert with father
snowboard UT
Shows in UT, MT, ID, CO, NM
Snowboard UT, ID, CO
Dirtbike in NM
back to Asheville to finish up record
shows in GA, SC
start the next record

this is all the same trip... or tour... or whatever. life = grand

Monday, March 14, 2011


this one hits close to home, for a variety of reasons. I grew up not far from the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado and have spent a couple wild nights cruising around this lunar landscape, including one epic solo full moon mission that totally freaked me out. Sams guide for the dunar adventure is Marc. Marc and I worked at the ski shop together in Durango, he was a laid back hammerhead then and it looks like he's even more laid back and even stronger now. So cool to see him in this.

I've got some downtime in Alamosa in May... I think there's some sandboarding in my future...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cyclocross Unstoppable

Sam tries Cyclocross in Boulder and loves it. of course.

in the studio producing Dehlia Low all week in Asheville. The weather is epic, spring has sprung, but we're indoors 12 hours every day...

Friday, March 4, 2011

We'll Do It Live!

Dusters announce the We'll Do It Live Tour today. We're doing a live album over 5 nights in April/May. This is what it'll sound like, take it all the way to 1:00...

Thursday, March 3, 2011


EAS Nutrition (if you can call powder nutrition) has this cool thing going on called the Unstoppable Tour. a former Marine, Sam Tickle, is doing 30 sports, in 30 days, in 30 cities. today he did this weird thing called Octopush, basically underwater hockey, in Pittsburgh. day one was sea kayaking, day two speedskating... I found out about it on Mud and Cowbells, he does cyclocross in Boulder in the yet un-aired Episode 13. pretty cool, actually. in this episode he swims the Hudson:

I'd love the opportunity to do something like this. very curious to find out how he fares at cyclocross...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Teton Gravity Research

TGR is the pinnacle of ski film. they used a recording of ours for a film they shot on the blue-bird Monday up at Big Sky. it'll give you an idea of what we were up against that day...