Friday, April 27, 2012

Jimbo and the No Shows!

Local music: Something I love and support. So I figured why not do a blog post about a local band that it awesome and that I am very close to. My best friend James or Jimbo (depending on where you know him from) is the lead singer and founder of the band Jimbo and the No Shows (JNS)

The band has somewhat of a unique sound, that I can only describe as Indie, Southern rock... sounds weird I know. But just give them a listen!

The refreshing thing about this band is that they write their own music, Jimbo does most of the writing. The lyrics are very passionate and heartfelt. The bands stage presence is excellent and you can't help but enjoy watching them play and getting into the music right along with them. The favorite thing of the band is to play their original music as opposed to cover songs, which the cover songs most people play have been way over done anyways. You can definitely tell by the quality of the music that they are all very talented musicians. James alone has an incredibly long list of accomplishments, several years ago he started a band with Jason Michael Carroll, who is now a popular country artist. Just give JNS a listen and you will see why this band is so popular around here.

JNS is very active as far as playing shows, multiple shows a month, and tomorrow I am actually going with the band to a big music festival in Deland called DELANDAPALOOZA MUSIC FESTIVAL, if you are in the area you should come and check it out! It will be a great time. I will be doing some photography for the band so pictures to come on that.

I challenge you all to not only listen to the quality of music but also listen to the lyrics.


Friday, April 20, 2012

Nose Piercing =]

So if you know me at all you know I enjoy things of an edgier (more edgy?) nature so to speak, for example, tattoos, motorcycles, cigars, and piercings.

Two weeks ago I got my nose pierced and I am crazy about this piercing! Its super cute and believe it or not it hurt less then getting my ears pierced.

Ignore my bad makeup That was at the end of a long day that started at 6am. This was the same day I got it pierced so it was swollen still.

Over time the ring or stud in my case will start to make a natural indention in your skin so that it won't stick out so much.

I got my nose pierced at Tat2Times (same place I get my tattoos) the piercer there is Namen and he is excellent, very clean and professional and has great prices. One thing I will say that I find slightly annoying about this piercing, is that the initial stud they put it is very long so it will twist down and you can see the tip of the ring from the bottom of your nose... if that makes any sense. So here is me saying if you want your nose pierced but are scared of the pain or how it will look just do it, it doesn't hurt and if you get it and don't like it take it out.

At any rate I love it!