December 28, 2006


drops of water on stainless steal. Taken in Dulles, VA.

December 13, 2006

Me at the Lincoln Memorial, DC

This is one of many pics i took in DC on my 2 visits. This day I went by myself and got my nerd on, visiting all the monuments and cool historical stuff that I could that day.

October 31, 2006

Voodoo fest

This was a shot of MCR on stage at Voodoo Fest in New Orleans. We had a great time and got some great video footage for my friends Val and Emanuel's band. Hopefully soon to be a cool promotional video for Nag Hammadi and the New Moon Stage at Voodoo Fest.

September 22, 2006

Alabama theater

I took this during the VIP party for Sidewalk this year. We were on top of one of the medium size buildings on North side and there was a great view of the Alabama Theater where the hub of Sidewalk Film Festival usually is located. I met lotsa cool people at the party and then we went to watch the opening night films. Fun times. John Sayles was there and all my film geek friends!

September 1, 2006

The 3 muses

Nikki, Ashley, and Lindsey at Hogans one night... Very inspiring actually. ;-)

New laptop

My new Alienware laptop.

Intel 2.0 GHz Core Duo; 1 Gig of RAM; 100 Gig 7200 RPM Hard Drive; 256 Meg ATI video card; 24X DVD Burner, and all the primo "fixins" that come with Alienware.

August 21, 2006

Charles Barkley

This is Charles Barkley, leaving the Cheesecake Factory in Birmingham after lunch with his publicist. BTW, he lives in Birmingham to be close to his family.

July 11, 2006 - Pink Floyd legend Syd Barrett dies - Jul 11, 2006 - Pink Floyd legend Syd Barrett dies - Jul 11, 2006: "Pink Floyd legend Syd Barrett dies
Musician a major influence on British psychedelia
Tuesday, July 11, 2006; Posted: 11:04 a.m. EDT (15:04 GMT)

Pink Floyd in 1967: Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Syd Barrett and Richard Wright.
LONDON, England (CNN) -- Syd Barrett, the eccentric guitarist who founded Pink Floyd but later left the music business to live quietly and somewhat reclusively, has died at the age of 60, according to a spokeswoman for the band.
A spokeswoman for Pink Floyd told the Press Association: 'He died very peacefully a couple of days ago. There will be a private family funeral.'
The singer and guitarist, born Roger Keith Barrett on January 6, 1946, founded the band in 1965 with Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. (Its name was derived from two American bluesmen, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.)
He wrote many of the early hits for the avant-garde rock band, including the 1967 album 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn' and the band's first hit singles, 'Arnold Layne' and 'See Emily Play.'

June 27, 2006

Mo Rocca visits to add punch to 'Piece of Cake' Search: "Mo Rocca visits to add punch to 'Piece of Cake'
Sunday, June 25, 2006
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Comedian Mo Rocca, all dressed up in his groomsman's tux, walked up to the bridesmaid and pulled up a chair.
'You're a knockout,' he told actress Alison Britt. 'Would a really hot chick want to dance with a dork?'
She said yes, and they hit the dance floor while the Birmingham band Silk E Smooth and a couple of dozen extras swayed to a disco beat in the background.
The bespectacled Rocca, formerly of Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' and currently a correspondent on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,' is in Birmingham this weekend shooting scenes for the independent short film 'Piece of Cake.'
It's a comedy about the events leading up to and surrounding a wedding, and Rocca plays Gordon Stints, the brother of the bride. Friday, he filmed the wedding reception scene at Park Lane in Mountain Brook.
'I'm a lawyer with the social limitations that oftentimes come with being a lawyer,' Rocca said between takes. 'I know a lot of unhappy lawyers. Any story involving a lawyer with a happy ending is very special.'
Birmingham filmmaker Jennifer West, the film's writer-director, said she wanted Rocca to appear in her picture after seeing him perform earlier this year at the Alys Stephens Center.
'I've always been a fan of Mo's,' West said. 'I went to see his show to see if he would be approachable. I definitely wanted a name actor to kind of propel this for (film) festivals.'
Rocca - who's also a panelist on the National Public Radio quiz show 'Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!' - joked that he must have impressed"

Lori and Ben

This is my friend Lori (Lorelei) and Ben our 1st AD for "Piece of Cake". He kept stuff running, even when everyone was getting tired.


This is my awesome new friend Rebecca. She can do weird things with her hair, she likes bunnies and has got one of the best smiles in the world... and she's a total sweetheart!


We've been working on my friend Jennifer's film "Piece of Cake" all week and these are some cell phone pics of my peeps!

This is my friend Kendra. Isn't she cute with her pouty lips? And you can't even tell how short she is! She was wardrobe and seamstress for Mo Rocca and the rest of the cast this week. Awesome sewer, she can sew like the wind!

May 26, 2006


This is an awesome full arch rainbow that appeared outside the Summit where my restaurant is today.

April 15, 2006

This is Alex and Leslie dancing on top of the bar at Tantra in Birmingham. Fun night!

April 9, 2006

Will at hard rock miami

This is Will in front of vintage Beetles memorobilia at Hard Rock Miami. I think we explored all of Miami that day after we got lost a few times.

South beach

Here's yours truely in the middle of South Beach Miami!

April 7, 2006

The culture room

Update from the road! I'm posting from the Weston Amerisuites in Ft. Lauderdale, FL thanx to Heather's laptop and a great Wi-Fi connection here on the 3rd floor.

We went to the "The Sounds" and "Morningwood" show at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale last night. Great little rock club! I would recommend it to anyone who likes alternative rock. Staff was super friendly and they book the newest and best bands. They have an upstairs balcony where you can get a good high side view without any VIP type stuff. Anyways, Morningwood was great. The lead singer Chantel Claret was full of energy and did alot of crazy stage stunts like pom poms and playing with a hobbie horse and shaking and girating all around and jumping into the crowd and jumping on guys and wrapping her legs around them while she sang. Very entertaining!

Also The Sounds were the headliners. They were really good as well and a little more "sophisticated". Very "Blondie" sounding band, good stuff. Buy both of these albums! The chicks are back!


Some palm trees off of the A1A in Ft. Lauderdale. We had a great time today, beautiful beaches, cool people. We all got sunburned and I got a new shark tooth necklace. Ate lunch at a little bistro by the infamous Elbow Room then walked around to a few of the shops. Probably going to South Beach tonight for some "A List" schmoozing... or maybe not. Heather is too sunburnt, and I don't know if I wanna go by myself... We'll see.

March 8, 2006

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.


Welcome to the official YouTube group for the Pretty Girls Make Graves 'Make Our Video' contest. Imagine the prestige and glory of winning the first-ever music video contest on YouTube and making a video for a band who has toured the world with Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand and Death Cab for Cutie.

In addition to adding the title �music video maker� to your resume, the winner will be given $1,000 in cold, hard cash and be flown out to New York all expenses paid to hang with the band and see them live in concert courtesy of Matador records. You'll receive spending cash and your flight, your hotel, even your food will be paid for in this exclusive contest.

For the 20 runner-ups, you'll get a Matador Records prize pack, including signed CDs, posters and a bunch music from artists like Mogwai, Cat Power, Mission of Burma, Belle & Sebastian, Early Man, Pavement, Interpol, and The New Pornographers."

March 5, 2006 Oscar nominees Oscar nominees: "Achievement in makeup
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe **WINNER**
Cinderella Man
Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith"


Visual Effects
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
King Kong **WINNER**
War of the Worlds

Awesome! Proving once again that good family entertainment can make money and win awards! But I think the Academy chose the right winner for Visual Effects. Hard choice though... Oscar nominees Oscar nominees: "Best documentary feature
Darwin's Nightmare
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
March of the Penguins
Street Fight"

Well we were all hoping for Murderball here, but I guess the star power was with March of the Penguins. It was awesome though that some local film got recognized! Murderball rocks!

February 26, 2006 - Foxlife: Entertainment and Lifestyle News - Actor Don Knotts Dies at 81 - Foxlife: Entertainment and Lifestyle News - Actor Don Knotts Dies at 81: "LOS ANGELES � Don Knotts, who won TV immortality and five Emmys for playing the bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on 'The Andy Griffith Show' with self-deprecating humor, was remembered by his friend and co-star as a comedic genius who wrote some of the show's best scenes.
'Don was a small man ... but everything else about him was large: his mind, his expressions,' Griffith told The Associated Press on Saturday. 'Don was special. There's nobody like him.'
Knotts, 81, died Friday of pulmonary and respiratory complications at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, said Sherwin Bash, his friend and manager.
His half-century career included more than 25 films and seven TV series, most notably playing the bug-eyed deputy who carried in his shirt pocket the one bullet he was allowed after shooting himself in the foot. The constant fumbling, a recurring sight gag, was typical of his self-deprecating humor."

Will and heather

another pic at Starbucks...

Will and heather @ starbucks

This is a few pics of us hanging out at Starbucks on Southside lately. Heather likes to check her mail and Myspace and Live Journal and blogs and message boards and forums and other internet stuff from here cuz Starbucks has a wireless hotspot. So this is our hangout spot lately.

Alex and (darn, forgot her name) at Bailey's Pub B'ham.

This is my friend Alex and another friend of hers that i met but i forgot her name at Bailey's Pub last night. She was really nice though. Lotsa fun. Got to listen to a cool jam/funk band called Sky High(? i think?) and generally stayed out way too late.

Winter 2006 Sidewalk Scramble

Here's some pics from the latest scramble that we did last week.
Its called "Deadly" and it was an Action-Adventure. Everyone had a great time. Our team this time consisted of:

- William Brownell (my best friend and fellow film and music enthusist)
- Heather Burrow (Will's g/f and actress)
- J.P. Butka (Suction Horse veteren actor and winner of 2005 MVP)
- Joey McCain (good friend from the "Nathan Years" back with a vengence)
- Kim Johnson (friend from work, with alot of film and production experience)