Sitting just to the east and casting a shadow on the Stockyards sat a group of buildings in extreme decay, the heart of what was once Niles City. Comprised of a little over one half square mile in size, it once had 508 inhabitants and was labelled the "richest little city in Texas" due to the Fort Worth Stockyards Company, The Swift & Armour Packing Company, and the Stockyard Exchange. 1911 it was valued at $12 million. When the Swift & Armour Packing Company was operating at it's peak, 4,000 men and women were reporting for work. In 1923 Niles City was annexed and became a part of Fort Worth.Read More
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The Burning Hotels rang in the grand opening of Lola's new expansion, The Trailer Park. Built as an open patio and bar situated just outside the backdoor of Lola's proper. It includes a large open air stage that is big enough to accommodate the largest DFW bands while still feeling like your playing to an intimate crowd under the evening sky. This also marked the first time the Burning Hotels played live in almost a year. You can hear more of what they have been up to, and what the future has in store for them on the Jerry Jonestown Massacre, a podcast that I also co-host: http://jerryjonestownmassacre.com/2016/03/23/show-148-burning-hotels-enter-temple/Read More
I've been a terrible blog owner, but it's really not my fault. Nope, I blame it all on my clients who have done a fantastic job of keeping me extremely busy. So busy that I almost forget that I have this website. But honestly it hasn't been that bad of a problem and I thank all my clients for it!
So let me take a few minutes to announce that I'm now doing video work...again. It's been roughly 15 years since I did my last music video and at least 10 years since the last commercial video I shot/directed/produced. But thanks to Richard Hennessy, lead singer/guitarist in the fantastic band Henry The Archer, I'm back making videos again.Read More
About 3 years ago after an Eye Was Once Eaten practice, Matt Stubbs threw out the idea of starting a podcast. Now there are a lot of ideas (some of them rather insane) thrown around during a band practice, but this one actually stuck with me. I have been an avid listener to podcasts for several years now, mostly tech and political conspiracy style shows, but doing one our self seemed like a fun idea. Unfortunately between my family, photography, and being in a band there wasn't much time to try and fit a podcast in.Read More
My morning began at 5:30am in a tent, in the Masai Mara, in Africa. I laid there in bed for a few minutes soaking in my surroundings and listening to the pre-dawn ambience of insects and animals that make up this part of the world. Those few minutes might have been some of the most tranquil minutes of my life.
By the time our flight landed in Nairobi and we got our visas and cleared customs it was night out, so there wasn't going to be much shooting going on. Our driver and good friend Mocha picked us up from the airport and took us back to the Jai residence, the same location the wedding would be at the following day. After a few hours of meeting everyone and Shelby catching up with everyone we headed to the rental apartment that we would call home for the next few days.Read More
Once again, it's that time of year. The days get longer, the temperature gets hotter, and the bikini's come out. Yep, It's full on bikini season and what a better way to kick it off then with the annual Twin Peaks Bikini Contest!
This year we did something a little different for the girls at the Round Rock Twin Peaks restaurant; we all met up at the Hilton Garden Suites and set up shop. The girls got their hair and make-up done by Christina Shepek, Stacy Shepek, and Andrea Fernandez, and then got a quick little photo shoot by Eric Garcia and myself.Read More