Occam 2×15.

October 30, 2016

I’m back on here.  Just in time for my end of the year favorite tracks playlist.  My dad and I made this cab the other day to replace the purple one I made for the gym PA/my guitar rig. It’s got the same Eminence Redcoat series “Big Ben” 15’s that I’ve been using but the red wood stain suits my tastes better.  Peep the Occam symbols in the speaker hole cut outs.  The frame is 12 ply Plywood and the front baffle and back is regular 3/4 inch that we used for the competition platform of our meet we held last month.

I’m going to make an effort to post here once a week simply because I think it’s a healthy habit to sit down and write something every now and then.


One Year of Business.

July 18, 2016

It’s been a hellova ride so far.  And a hellova learning experience.  Im excited to see where this goes next.

Unfortunately, Hookgrip didn’t catch most of Emelie’s 94kg snatch which earned her bronze.  But we got a sweet action sequence of her 90kg opener.



Notice the curled wrists. 



Here’s one of her finished 94 just for kicks. 

Thanks to everyone’s favorite weightlifting photography crew, Hookgrip.  Here’s some shots of my heaviest clean and jerk of the day.



Check out my disgusting shoulder vein.


I short step my front foot like a nOOb.



I’ll post Emelie’s photos next.  I got some good training footage leading up to Nationals too.  I’ll post a cool video this week.  Stay tuned.

RIP: Tommy Kono.

April 25, 2016

Born: June 27, 1930.

Died: April 24, 2016.

You inspired me, Sacramento, the weightlifting community and the entire health and fitness community for generations.





Circa 2005. Or 2006.

I’ll do a proper post or tribute or video.  For now I need to digest and think of the best way to pay tribute.


All of Us.

March 9, 2016

A lot has happened in the past 6 months.


But through it all, we’re stronger together.


5th Element.

February 20, 2016


“She KNOWS it’s a multi-pass.”

February 12, 2016

I was pestering Lauren yesterday while she was getting a solo workout in.


Meme Contest.

January 28, 2016

I had a caption contest for an unflattering photo of me lifting the other day which inevitably turned into a meme contest.

This was the winner.



Finished Product.

January 7, 2016

Jean has been getting artsy lately and snapped this pic of the 4×12.


I’ll be replacing those little PA speakers on the right with a custom 2×15 project when I find an old unloaded cab on Craigslist.

I hand painted the grill cloth badge on a piece of plexiglass.  Somehow enclosing our symbol in the Sunn Amp company logo seemed appropriate.     It still has the stock Peavy Valveking speakers loaded but I plannO))) on replacing those with some of the Weber TONCVLT series.  As it is, it actually sounds pretty good.  I plugged my Hovercraft Caribou in a few times and the shit gets LOUD even when I play on half power (25 watt) setting.

I’m doing a lot of renovations to the lair.  I’m calling it “The Lair Beautification Project 2016.”  It will still look like a lair when I’m done with it but one that smells of rich mahogany with leather-bound books.