Bali for yoga, NY for Rhythm, Sound, and Magic!

By the time I went to Japan, for this last trip in April-May of this year, I knew that I would be full-time with Blue Man in July.  So, of course my wife Yuki and I talked at length about what this means, how good it would be for us as a family, and howContinue reading “Bali for yoga, NY for Rhythm, Sound, and Magic!”

Barcelona Graffiti

While I was on tour with the Blue Man Group’s North American Tour, I got to see a lot of the states, and I realized how much I like graffiti.  But not just any graffiti-  not some kid with his first can of spray paint writing something lewd on a wall, but the really amazing,Continue reading “Barcelona Graffiti”

An EPIC Summer- 4 Months in the Mediterranean – Port 1: Barcelona

This is the first post of a bunch about my adventures in Europe. I had the privilege to be the drummer for the Blue Man Group aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s EPIC ship, where we cruised through the Mediterranean for four months.  The EPIC is basically a huge floating city, complete with enough cabins for 5,000Continue reading “An EPIC Summer- 4 Months in the Mediterranean – Port 1: Barcelona”

facing my fears

It’s as if I can feel all my fears coming to the surface…   I’m sitting in the Savannah, GA airport.  The time is 5:11am.  I haven’t slept.  Stories of child murders, Boston bombings, and other stories in today’s horrific news resonate through the nearly empty terminal.  Last night I sent one suitcase, and myContinue reading “facing my fears”

Icy Erie

Made a cold trip down to icy Lake Erie while in Cleveland. I enjoyed seeing the Geese walking on the ice, and was really surprised by the beauty of the ice formations out on the lake. After losing my gloves in Buffalo, my hands were frozen numb, but I was there at just the rightContinue reading “Icy Erie”

The same, but different…

It’s amazing to me how different “the same” show can be every night. Being on tour, we are playing, at least on paper, the same show, every night. But it never feels exactly the same. For myself, it’s not so much the specific events, or notes that get played that are so different. It’s howContinue reading “The same, but different…”

Graceland–

This blog is a little late… When we were in Memphis, we took a trip to Graceland- I really didn’t know what to expect. Of course I know of Elvis, and have heard some of his music, but never really got into his music that deep. But I have to say that I was moreContinue reading “Graceland–”

finding limits (by getting sick on the road)

OK-  so I push too hard sometimes.  I get it.  Now I get it more than I got it before.  And I might need to get it again, although this was a tough lesson to take this time. It actually started in Athens, GA, where I decided to see if I could do bikram (hot)Continue reading “finding limits (by getting sick on the road)”

Arriving in a new city…

Arriving in a new city…   What time is it? Where’s the hotel?  How long are we staying here?  How many bags should I bring in?  What room am I in?  Where’s my room key?  Where are the elevators?  Is the bus going to stay here, or is it going away?  Here’s my room.  Where’sContinue reading “Arriving in a new city…”

gathering focus…

It’s been a little over one month since I’ve been on tour with Blue Man, and so far, I’m seeing how I go through waves of gaining focus on my goals, then straying away. I’ve broken my goals down into 5 basic things, so it’s easier for me to keep track of. Then, recently, IContinue reading “gathering focus…”