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This is going to be brief, but I did want to give a quick update on the things going on and why I haven’t added any new posts since the end of August.
The short answer is simply because I haven’t had the time. I’m totally swamped in freelance work right now, which financially is a great thing! Although it has some down sides (primarily with my social life), the benefits far out weigh them. Perhaps some of my contributing authors will step it up and help out in my absence over the next few weeks.
The long answer… Well… It’s too long for me to spend the time typing out right now.
Watch for some new great things to be released over the next couple months! Here are some hints:
- Sticky Animal Love
- Softness On Your Skin
- Something Fitted
- Take Some Weight Off
- No Longer Bare
If you’re really that bored (**cough* Brian Hale *cough**), then go join Digg, they have tons of great content that’s updated all the time. Or if you’re needing new music, I highly suggestion listening to the CocoRosie or Crystal Castles stations over on Pandora.
I’ll be nice and not leave you completely empty handed. Here is some of the music that has been getting me through.
J. Howells Werthman – Biking Home on the Tail End of Something Good
Jenny Wilson – Would I Play With My Band?
CocoRosie – Noah’s Ark
Kasabian – Where Did All the Love Go?
Jenny Wilson – Let My Shoes Lead Me Forever (Joachime Remix)
Jay-Z – Young Forever (featuring Mr. Hudson)
Last weekend I got away from it all and headed down to southern Colorado for some solitude and time to unplug. While down there I went to a flea market’esque shop hoping to come across some old vinyls, or just any retro design inspirations. After the first thirty minutes I thought I was going to strike out, until I came across a few boxes of sunglasses. The boxes were mainly filled with cheap gas station glasses, but then I found a pair of scratched up vintage Bolles. I asked the owner if he had any others and he brought out a few boxes. He went on to tell me how he had purchased them direct from Bolle twenty or so years ago. There were four different sunglass styles and a pair of rec specs. All were brand new, in box, with stickers still on lens. I bought them all.
I’ve been searching the internets to try and find some history on them and get an official year, but I haven’t found anything useful. If you have any info, let us know in the comments.
So here it is, the new Diafero Collective blog. If you don’t know, Diafero is an evolution of the old IdiomLife.com. Although the Idiom Life site is still up and running, updates to it have not been made since late 2008 and the entire project is being phased out. It didn’t allow me to pursue the things I’m most passionate about because I had to worry about too many other factors with it. But do not fret my friends, all the blog entries, articles and interviews are going to be archived here on the Diafero Collective blog.
Diafero is basically all the things I loved about Idiom with none of the extra weight and a little extra help from some guest contributors. Now without all the bells and whistles, that was IdiomLife.com, I have more time to work on the things I truly love.
So here’s to new begins and what will hopefully be a great new project that I can share with you all. Thank you for the continued support.
Over the past few years my friends and I have had the tremendous opportunity of being able to travel to many countries around the world. Meet many people from many cultures. And be blessed by the relationships developed with these people. This is a video honoring the people that have welcomed us with open arms and open hearts. A lot of times it’s easy for me to forget what I’ve experienced during my travels. This video still gives me goose-bumps and makes me say, “Wow, I experienced that?”
The pictures in the video were primarily photographed by Myself, Ryan Welborn along with contributions from Craig & Cassie Nason and Sara Houy. And feature the people of Uganda, Africa; Lima, Peru; Iquitos, Peru; and Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Set to the music of David Crowder Band’s – Deliver Me (Antidromic Mix).<
Idiom Life started out as a local snowboard video production company. Back in the day it was actually called Idiom Pictures. Those were the days! Just out of high school. No job that required too many hours of my time. No “global warming”. Just the mountains. The snow. My board. And my camera. My old friend and I would log 90+ days of riding at resorts alone. And another good amount of days logged in the backcountry. We kept this pace for a good couple of seasons as we met and rode with a lot of great riders. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. He became a cop (what?!). I became poor. And that was that.
However, on the brightside, my becoming poor pushed me to develop my skills and evolve into a better editor and designer of all things. And luckily enough I still have a solid 50 hours of footage to show the world. Now the footage is a bit dated but, in my opinion, most of the riding still meets or exceeds the level of today’s riders. Consider this the first teaser video of many to come. The song is Miseria Cantare by AFI, one of my all-time favorite bands.