Finally got around to getting a new amplifier and sweet Jesus does this thing sound amazing. I had previously been using a mini Marshall Amplifier for the past few years for the majority of the time. Not that there was anything wrong with that, it is just hard to play any sort of show with something so small. This thing definitely gets the job done and the sound quality is incredible. Goes perfectly with the Stratocaster I’d say..
I was driving home from a music studio in the middle of nowhere yesterday and the sunset looked insane. I pulled over to take some pictures and there was a ton of open space and really cool plants around. I thought this was a cool idea by taking a picture of the same plant but getting both sides of it. One being the sunset, while the other a shot of the moon. Kind of cool how it worked out I think.
Up at Berthoud pass they had all these awesome purple flowers up there. I did a little research on what this flower was and I am pretty sure it is an alpine fireweed. It was nice to not only take in the view up here but go on a mini hike around the area to check out all the smaller things such as this flower or the trees in general. The weirdest thing for me up there was how quiet the world was. Just felt like everything was on pause or something. Relaxing to say the least when I am used to living next to the highway. Lots of bees up here also with these flowers which was cool to see. No wasps or anything thank God. Hate those damn things.
Took a drive up to Berthoud pass over the weekend. Went from only being a mile high in altitude in Denver to going up to over 11,000 feet.. Pretty wild. The view up here is ridiculous, it feels like you are looking over the entire world or something. Another example of why Colorado is such an awesome place. You can go from being in a big city where there is tons of stuff to do, up to the mountains in an hour or less. Being able to escape the big city life is a nice thing to have I think. Getting some space from the chaos is underrated and more people should try it. Even if it is just to check out a view or spend the day up here.
Had a long weekend with friends from college the past few days. Of course I had to take them up here. Probably one of the nicest days I have experienced out in Redrocks, even though we were pretty hungover that morning. We hiked around the hills for an hour or so until we saw a rattlesnake. Thing started rattling at us and everything, one of my friends took off running and I think that was it for all of us. I would’ve gotten a picture but it was hiding under a rock, obviously I did not want to get too close… Still a pretty cool experience though honestly.
The Gothic Theater is a music venue around the corner from where I live. It is in Englewood Colorado and has hosted many awesome bands over the years. According to their website, the Gothic Theater has been around since the 1920’s and used to just be an old movie theater until 1998 when it was renovated. It is a cool little venue and definitely an interesting place to check out. I remember one time I went here years ago and saw the guitar player “Buckethead.” It was an awesome time, the guy on stage even took out a pair of ninja style nunchucks and waved them around on stage. I really need to go back and check out a show soon.
I got sort of lost on my way out of Boulder the other day and my gps. It made me loop around and put me on this side road. I am glad it did though because I was able to get this shot of the road and mountains. Like I said in my last post, it is really hard to NOT pull over and get pictures of basically everything during this drive. There are so many amazing things to see. From where I live, I usually like to drive up past Morrison and Golden just because the way is much more scenic and enjoyable.