Sunday, April 8, 2018

Let's Talk About Chicago

Welcome back to the Booze and Letters Podcast! This first episode is, simply put, a demo.
Courtney and I are working out the flow of the new show and site in general. That said, this week we kick the whole thing off talking about some of the foods and places we enjoyed during our recent trip to Chicago.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Okay, What’s Going On Here?

For the three of you who did not get the memo, Spankwagon is back! Run! Flee! Return to the warm embrace of the Greatest Internet Radio Show Ever!

Now that the original rotten show on the internet is back I want to transform Booze and Letters into a slightly different site. Slowly Courtney and I are going to change the site into something a bit more erudite. That said, I know that I get teased for being too ‘NPR’ -ish, but I want to find the happy medium between what SWR is famous for, and what I want for this site. This means in the next few months you are going to see different content show up here. One of the bigger changes I want to make is posting more written content. Courtney and I have long discussed running a site where we write, post, and create together. Who knows how well this will work, if at all. But it's worth the effort. To wrap up, expect something here soon. Follow us on Twitter and let’s see if this works.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

HEY ... REB? Is That You?

This logo feels wrong, just wrong.
I'm not a fan. This feels too flat and lacks personality.
When I look at the new logo I don't get the sense of attitude that I believe Hey Reb should have. The text on the curved letters also feels less stable, less solid (yes metaphorically as well as literally). I do like the incorporation of the Vegas Sign. But, at the same time I am thrown off by the star being too low. Actually let's really get picky about this logo.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Eulogy for an Exceptional Guy

To say I am bummed about the news of Jack's passing is too simplistic. Since I really don't have the right word available, allow me instead to share a couple of stories about that biker dude you see on the cover of the Weekly. I first met Jack in early 2009 when I was attending UNLV. Thursday nights after my late class would wrap I would walk over to The Freakin' Frog to get a beer, burger, and some fries. The Frog was a beer bar known for its massive bottle selection. While the bar was a standout place in all the noise that is Vegas, it was Jack that made the place what it was.