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!”

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”

My beautiful family!

My beautiful wife, Yuki, and son, Taiyo. (I can’t believe how BIG Taiyo looks!!) On the airplane to Boise, ID, where they’ll be for the next month and a half visiting my parents. I get almost 2 weeks off right at Christmas time, so I can’t wait to see them all up there! It’ll beContinue reading “My beautiful family!”

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…”

family disconnected…

a bit of a tough day, as far as missing home and my family goes. I tried to do FaceTime on my iPad, which didn’t work, then tried iChat on the computer, and we could sort of see each other, but it was hard to hear-  making conversation tough, especially with a 4 year old.Continue reading “family disconnected…”

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…”

Home (hotel) cookin!

Since I’ve been here in Cincinnati, and after I found the Findlay market, I’ve been cooking fish in the apartment almost every night. The only drawback I suppose is that my apartment suite smells like fish! This is a dish that I was cooking a lot while I was here. As per my wife’s recommendation,Continue reading “Home (hotel) cookin!”

family life- and a little back story

Yesterday, while “facetime-ing” with my son, Taiyo, he asks me, “Do you miss me Papa?” “I miss you a lot Taiyo.” “But it’s good that we get to facetime.” He’s so right, and what an amazing difference it makes.  Just to see him, and make funny faces at each other, and say “lululululululu,” is suchContinue reading “family life- and a little back story”

tour so farther (pt 2…0)

This one isn’t going to be just about my iphone, ipromise… (get it?  a bit of igeek humor there for ya!) One thing that has struck me about touring is how I have to get used to constantly being off balance.  I hadn’t really thought about this, but everything around me is constantly changing.  EssentiallyContinue reading “tour so farther (pt 2…0)”

Tour So Far… pt 1: Death of an iPhone

So I’m now over a month into tour.  Before leaving for tour, I had imagined myself with my blog website well under way, with tons of entries about the places I had gone, and amusing anecdotes about being on tour…. But, alas, I am just now getting my blog up (it’s more work than IContinue reading “Tour So Far… pt 1: Death of an iPhone”