Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Shave

Just like last year here is my Christmas Shave!

Monday, December 08, 2008

O Christmas Tree

Thursday, December 04, 2008

stocking blog

Hey guys, here is janelle and my new christmas stockings. we figured our first christmas, might as well go big! that's 40 inches tall. if you have a bigger one let me know.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Thanksgiving Blog

Hey guys, it has been a happy thanksgiving. Janelle and i were in Alabama visiting her PawPaw. We ate food (healthy of course), watched movies, played golf, and most importantly took a break from school (can you tell that i am ready for it to be done?)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

to do 4 shcool

here is the list of assignments that i need to do before i graduate

plan a detailed 7 day vacation for someone who is in a wheelchair Due Nov 23rd
write a movie review on forrest gump Due Nov 23rd
write a ten page research paper and powerpoint presentation 
on the impact of natural disasters due Nov 26th
Art collogue on my family history due Dec 1
orchestrate a chopin piano piece for a wind quintet due Dec 1

by the way my tooth is doing fine, but my wallet it not! at least we had an emergency fund. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

root canal

Jason talks about sealants how about a root canal. that is me at 3 o'clock today. the past week i have been having a great deal of pain in my molar on my lower left hand side after crunching down on a popcorn seed. after a lot of pain, swelling and meds i finally get this taken care of. the good news is the dentist claims his version is painless and so does all of the reviews online so we'll see. i will update you soon.

Friday, November 07, 2008

the great gig in the sky

hey guys this saturday i get the opportunity to play with a band at venoy park in st. petersburg, opening up for kirk franklin. the band is called chris and conrad, you can hear what they sound like at and conrad

Thursday, November 06, 2008

in honor of claude!

This blog in in honor of Claude. Just to let you know Janelle and I shop at Publix every week, but we haven't gone to Sonny's and I don't think we every will until they have vegetarian options. I do miss Bojangal's sweet tea and seasoned fries though. 

Sunday, November 02, 2008


it's been a little and i miss you guys. things are going well here. i have been very busy with school and playing music. this is my last semester so it will be all over soon.
for thanksgiving janelle and I are going to Alabama to visit her "Paw Paw". i hope you have a good holiday and are thankful for a lot of things.

Saturday, October 04, 2008


hey guys, i am in the library reading today. yeah, thats the last thing you would be expecting me to do on a saturday, but it's true. things are going pretty good down here except i have a cold. you would think that b/c it is so hot here no one would get colds, but i'm here to bust the myth. you guys have a good day.

Friday, September 19, 2008

blog 123

hello buddies! lately i haven been busy with a lot of school stuff, trying to find a job and the element church starting up. 

when we moved done to tampa i planned on finishing my last ten hours online at ecu, but one class was not offered so my graduation was going to be postponed till next year, all for just a two hour class. somehow God rigged it up for me to start taking the class at usf this week even though school is already four weeks underway. Amazing!

i've been in tampa for almost two months and still haven't found a job, until yesterday. one of my friends saw a flyer on campus saying guitar teacher needed for music school, so i called. interviewed and i got the job. the owner of the school is a christian guy and things just seemed to flow throughout the interview. then i pulled out the guitar and whooed him. i give three lessons tomorrow. 

element launch service is this sunday. a lot of people are real excited and we think it is going to be awesome! pray for all the things that you pray about when you think of something like this. 

longest blog ever. i need a picture. can you name everything in the fridge?

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


today i wore shoes and played guitar for 7 hours. i did no school work and i liked it. I don't know how it happened, but it did. so today was filled with lots of tubey tone!

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Hey guys, just to let you know it has been tough getting used to living in the dorm again. do you know they have things called quiet hours, which start at 10pm, that means no playing guitar late at night like i used to at the BCM. there is one secret though after 10 i use the vox amplug (thanks claude for buying it for me for christmas). it is a headphone amp that sounds almost just like the real thing. so i just plug in at the end of my pedalboard and if i want to add my ipod and play as loud as i want!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Element post

Hey guys for the past few weeks i have been helping out element church setting up their new warehouse, building the stage, and installing the sound equipment all to get ready for the first service. yesterday was practice service, we are going to do two, and i have to say it went quite well. the service flowed really well, Bobby did a great job speaking and the band sounded great. it looked like over a hundred people there. one other cool thing was most of the people are our age and a lot of the married too. so we fit right in.  somehow i managed to get the privilege of playing  keyboard too. sorry the photo didn't turn out very well.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

special talent

alright you guys here is one of my special talents that some you may not know about. watch the video and it will explain. let me know if you can do it too. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


nobody likes it, but you can't live without or at least they won't let you drive without it. since janelle and just got married we had to combine car insurance. she already had her own plan so we figured that we would just call and add me no problem. so after about and hour of talking we have a whopping $1700 premium for 6 months (eventually got it down to $1339, thanks jason for haggling tactics).  
this morning usaa calls and offer their services, now i have bargaining power. to make a long story short we are down to about $900. this is still what we would pay for the whole year in NC, but to protect us from crazy FL drivers (like Sheila) this will do.

CpHome.gif       VS.       geico.gif

I save $800 a year by switching from Geico. 

Thursday, August 07, 2008

i guess i should post

hey guys i am here in the marshall center at usf, which is equivalent to mendon hall at ecu. i have been living for the little things this week. if you don't know what i mean, i have so little to do during the day if there is one thing planned for that day i am really excited. i have been spending a lot of time with the guitar and youtube, you can really learn a lot there. and i ride my bike for hobby too. 

on monday i had a job interview with guitar center. it went good, but not as good as i would have liked it, but i wouldn't be surprised if i get the job. he said he would call later this week if i was hired. the position that i applied for was accessory sales, which means i sell pedals and guitar strings and i definitely know a lot about those so i should be fine. talk to you later. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

music room

here is the music room in our new apt. today was actually the first day since the wedding i got to use the vox ac30's. it was a good day. right now i am about to go apply for a job at the bowling alley. not giving up on guitar center, but i have to be active and it couldn't hurt to roll a few.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Guitar Center

Today went job hunting. i applied online at guitar center then took a trip there to introduce myself. i hung out there for a while got to know some of the employees and met the manager.
the manager was not very friendly though he actually refused to shake my hand. anyways he said they are hiring and there are good benefits for working there, so be praying that i get the job.

Hey marco do you remember this? so many tubes.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Janelle and i are now safely moved into our apt. with the help of claude, sheila and some other people that they knew, but we didn't. we got here monday, but just now got internet. there was a lot of passwords and stuff that had to be typed in that we didn't know yet that's why it took so long. well the apt is looking real nice and we will get some pic up real soon. talk to you guys later.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

new pedalboard

for those of you who haven't seen it (and those who want to see it again) here is the new pedalboard completely updated with george l's. 

Monday, July 14, 2008

greenville trip

it was great to see everyone this weekend. janelle and i just planned on going to the lock-in then we sucked into green springs then we got sucked into church on sunday. we didn't realize how much we missed greenville until we got back. it was so fun to get to play with the band at church one more time. we will miss you guys while we are in tampa. 

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Mt. Post

hey guys here is a quick post to let you see what Sugar mountain looks like. so far Janelle and I are having a great time. thanks to everyone who came to the wedding it was great seeing you guys. 

Friday, June 13, 2008

hey guys the wedding is coming up soon and i am getting excited. Janelle and i are about to go get our marriage license as well as run other errands. i guess we will have to suffer at the beach until the wedding. 

Thursday, June 05, 2008

wedding post

hey guys here is the scoop on the wedding. June 21st at 10 o'clock Davey and Janelle will get married at

myrtle grove Presbyterian church 
800 piner road
wilmington Nc 28409

if you want to come the only requirement is that you rsvp on this blog and the sooner the better. I hope to see you there. 

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

pedal blog Fultone OCD

hey guys here is another long awaited pedal blog. this time it is of the fulltone ocd pedal. this pedal is for people who like to run their amp(s) pretty clean most of the time, but sometimes need a huge overdriven sound. that is where this pedal blows your mind. you will hear the two extremes here. it can go anywhere in between, but long videos take forever to upload. hope you enjoy


Sunday, June 01, 2008


Hey guys I just got back from a trip to Wilson NC. I visited Jonathan and Nicole Combs for the weekend. On the way up there i dropped Janelle off in Apex to visit her friend Gav. Getting to Apex was easy, but from Apex to Wilson was crazy, rush hour traffic and trying to figure out which way to go was really tough. It makes me really want a GPS system for the car, especially when we go to Tampa. Big city traffic drives me crazy, but hey I'm home now, safe and I got a freezee pop.

P.S. so far polls are 3 to 2 in favor of the beard for the wedding.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

hey everyone, i kind of forgot about blogging.  so here is a slight update. i am doing well in wilmingtion i have been planning for the wedding on june 21st that will be here in wilmington at myrtle grove presbyterian church. i have also gotten a lot of practice on the guitar. one of the first things i did was set up a music room in the garage. now we jam here everyday. my beard is still growing. let's vote beard for the wedding or not.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Hey guys, right now i am listening to band practice, that's right listening, i already miss it. on the other hand, Janelle got the coordinator job at USF. so it is official that we will be moving to Tampa Florida in the end of July. this is really exciting, but at the same time i will miss you guys. be praying for us!

Friday, April 25, 2008


hey guys sorry i haven't posted for a while. whenever i have a lot to do blogging just doesn't surface to the top of my priority list. needless to say it is the end of the semester and i have a lot of work to do before it is finally through. i can't believe how fast college has gone by. 
this sunday is my birthday and i can't think of a better way to spend it than with you guys singing and playing the guitar.  here is the set list that i am so excited about for this week:

Majestic (Lincoln Brewster)
Happy Day (Steve Fee Version)
Spring of life (Kristian Stanfill)
Hosanna (Hillsong)
Walk the World (Charlie Hall)

Communion (Christ is the Feast!)

Everlasting God (Lincoln Brewster Version)
Walk the World (Charlie Hall)
Let God Arise (Chris Tomlin)

Monday, April 07, 2008

sick blog

hey guys, i am writing to you after a long sick day. it hit me after church sunday and has progressively gotten worse since then. so i missed some class today and i just slept. i'm sorry for not posting the songs last week, but here are the one's for this week.

Salvation is here
spring of life
mighty to save (chorus)
glorious one
all we need

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

song blog

hey guys, here are the songs this week. 

Everlasting God (Lincoln Brewster Version)
Let God arise (Chris Tomlin)
You never let go (Matt Redman)
From the inside out (Hillsong)
Happy Day! (Tim Hughes)

can you guess what pedal is no longer on my board.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

song blog

hey guys i am really excited for easter to come. i believe it will be awesome service so inviter your friends. just to give you a heads up we purchased some new speakers that are going to look and sound real good! here they are subs and top cabinets and here are the songs:

Happy Day (Tim Hughes)
Salvation in Here (Hillsong)
Spring of life (Kristian Stanfill)
Mighty To Save (Hillsong)
All because of Jesus (Steve Fee)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

bloggy, blog, blogg, blogin'

hey guys sorry it has been so long since my last blog. even though it has been spring break i have been very busy. the good new is that is has been fun busy. i just got back from a conference at new spring church in south carolina. i really like going to those things and learning as much as a can from people who are further along and more experienced than i am. it was really great to see all of the passion everyone had that is involved in new spring church. everyone from the preacher, band members, sound and lighting team all the way down to the greeters as you walked in the door. i felt like they were actually excited that i was there. i want to encourage you guys to engage in that kind of excitement (even if it not your personality, its not mine either) and let church be something that people are looking forward to and excited to go to.

songs this week are:
Here is our King (David Crowder Band)
Let me Sing (Todd Fields)
Hosanna (Hillsong Untited)
All Bow down (Chris Tomlin)

Friday, March 07, 2008

Pedal Blogs line 6 Verbzilla

here is the line 6 verbzilla pedal. this is a reverb unit that has several different types of reverbs. this pedal gives me the ability to sound like i am in a big concert setting right in my home. i demonstrate a few of my favorite ones on this video. 69' spring reverb, hall reverb and cave reverb. this is a great pedal and it is almost always on while i play. if you have any questions just ask. also if you haven't seen them there is a delay blog and a looping blog earlier that you should also check out. 

Thursday, March 06, 2008

song blog

hey friends, the songs this week are:
Love the lord (Lincoln Brewster)
Awesome is the Lord most high (Chris Tomlin)
Center (Charlie Hall)
Marvelous Light (Charlie Hall)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

song blog

hey guy here are the songs. 
all we need (charlie hall)
spring of life (kristian stanfill)
mighty to save (hillsong)
amazed chorus (lincoln brewster)
all becasuse of jesus (steve fee)

also if you ever wondered what amp(s) i play through or where they are, fyi. we put the amps in a closet behind the stage to minimize the stage volume and get an overall better sound. here are my two vox ac 30's. that i run in stereo, so some times there are different sounds coming out each and which creates a really cool effect. and just for randy's delight there is 14 tubes there. 

Friday, February 22, 2008

here i am in the holiday inn, in Blacksburg virginia mentally preparing for the table tennis tournament tomorrow. so far i have not gotten much sleep, but we are still having fun. the competition is very promising and rumor has it that it will be even tougher than last year. also the weather is cold and wet. 

on another note my dad and two of my brothers just happen to be in virginia today so we got to see them. aaron was running a race at vt, that is the real reason they were here, but now they are going to get get to see me play pong tomorrow too. it will be a good experience. see yall later. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

song blog

hey guys this week i will not be at church. these weeks are few and far between, so enjoy it while you can. if you miss me here is my picture. i will be at the table tennis tournament in Blacksburg virginia. so pray that i do good. Also this will be ryan Morris's debut on drums for a sunday morning (to bad i have to miss it). this week the songs are:
All we need (Charlie Hall)
Enough (Chris Tomlin)
You never let Go (Matt Redman)
Jesus paid it all (Kristian Stanfill)
Not to Us (Chris Tomlin)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

song blog

hey guys the songs this week are:

majestic (lincoln Brewster)
i am free (newsboys version)
glorious one (steve fee)
from the inside out (hillsong untited)
burn for you(steve fee)

i hope you are having a great day and i will post later with some more interesting things. and just for randy i will include tubes,

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

song blog

here is this weeks set list. sorry for the short blogs lately i just have been really busy. 
here is our king (david crowder)
o praise him (David crowder)
let me sing (todd fields)
hallelujah (hillsong)
offering: this is your life (switchfoot)
everlasting god (lincoln brewster version)

current mood: very busy

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

song blog

1. Salvation is Here (Hillsong)
2. Marvelous Light (Charlie Hall)
3. All Bow Down (Chris Tomlin)
4. Hosanna (Hillsong)
5. You are Good (lincoln Brewster Version)

After a night of band practices Brad and I are setting up lights for BCM tomorrow night. 

Monday, January 21, 2008

weekly blog

hey guys, this is my weekly blog. lately i have been practicing the classical guitar a whole bunch to get ready for friday. i was up until 2:00 last night playing. i would have to say i played the guitar for about 6 hrs. yesterday. sunday morning the pice that i played was call allegro bwv 998 "eggroll" by johann sebastian bach. in classical music is categorized by when it was published and it gets an opus number (op. 474).  if a song was written in 1770 and published in 1780 and then another song was written in 1775 and published in 1777 the second song would have the lower op. number. now bach wrote so much music that the classical music historians gave him his own category that was bwv which means Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis or (Bach Works Catalogue). Also Just a remider my recital is this friday Jan 25th @ 5:00 at the recital hall in the fletcher music building. If you can find the BCM it is 2 stoplight past that and on your left. also here is another taste of what i will play. It is call Preludio from the suite del plata. 

the songs this week will be: 

Your Grace is enough (Chris Tomlin)
Everyday (Lincoln Brewster version)
You never let go (Matt Redman)
Amazed (Lincoln Brewster Version)
Sing to the King (Candi Pearson)

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Table-Tennis as the pros call it. last night was the ECU table tennis tournament to see who goes to blacksburg virginia to represent ECU in the tournament at virginia tech. the top four seats get to go so i entered in the tourny, along with a few fellow BCMers to win (Jared, Brent and I). after a lot of hard fought games brent came out on top then thadious (wild card), jared, and in fourth place, just good enough to go was me. 

Weekly blog

hey guys, first i would like to say we had an amazing attendance on sunday, 206. i have almost completed my first full week of school this semester and it has ben alright. i do have one class on monday nights from 9 to 11. the physics of the universe so we will be doing a lot of star gazing i guess. here are the songs this week:

All because of Jesus (Steve Fee)
Glorious one (Steve Fee)
Inside out (Hillsong United)
Lead me to the cross (Hillsong United)
offering: South American Classical Music
There is no one like you (David Crowder)

see ya sunday

Monday, January 07, 2008

Pedal Blogs Line 6 DL4

if i had to pick one pedal out of my whole board it would be this one. it is called a line 6 DL4.  it is a delay/looper pedal. this is one of the most popular delay pedals being used right now. you can see a lot of professionals using them as well as Randy, Marcus and I. The first video will show one of the basic delays that use on sunday morning (stereo delay, one amp plays 8th notes and the other amp plays quarter note triplets) and the second video will demonstrate how the looping function is used.                                                                                          Also just to let you know the fancy thing that i have in my hand durning the looping is called and Ebow (electronic bow) it vibrates the string for me and makes cool sounds, kind of like a keyboard or as synth, but using the guitar. There can be a demo for that as well if you want it. i hope this helps you understand one of my pedals a little bit more. let me know if there are any questions and look forward to more reviews.  

weekly blog

hey guys, this is me in front of a brick wall. i am about to practice for my upcoming senior recital for classical guitar on Jan 25th @ 5:00 and of course everyone is invited to come to the recital hall on that day. this week david "thunderboat" nelson  will be coming back to play drums again. we sure missed him. the songs this week will be:

Everlasting God
Let me sing
How great is our God
O Praise him