Thursday, February 23, 2012

Change = Inevitable

I have good news and bad news for you. You might wanna sit down.

The bad news: this blog is no more. Done. Kaput. It was a great run, but all good things must come to an end... or must they?

The good news: I've upped stakes and hauled it over to tumblr.  My new blog is, and I'm updating it like I MEAN it, so you can get the skinny on everything going on at Schmid Island. It's like a crazy party over there and I need your voice. Come comment, join the discussion, start a discussion, or just lurk like a creepy creature in the dark with shiny eyes.

And of course the long and entertaining back-catalog is still available for your reading pleasure here, and won't be going anywhere..
Embrace the future and update your bookmarks!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Return to Form (?)

Yes. I know.

I said I was gonna start blogging a lot more since I got my new iPhone. Grand plans. And then I didn't blog ONE more time the entire tour.

But I did have fun. Heaps of it. It was a great tour (you can see it all over YouTube) and I was too busy soundchecking with Noah, dancing embarrassingly at parties, making new friends (but not because of said dancing) and driving/flying/hotelling all over the place.

I believe, though, that I am back, dear readers. We'll see how long THAT lasts.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Mall Policy

Standing on an escalator behind a mall cop, I overheard the following from his walky talky:

"I would like to reiterate that this is ALSO a customer service job. We do NOT need to yell at people to take their hoods down or stop dancing by the fountain or stop playing with their yoyos. Everybody needs to chill out."

Ironically, the man on the radio was screaming.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Press the Button!

During Noah's last visit to the tour, Pyro Steve gave him a little Smoke 101.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

A Tour, In Pictures

I've started posting pics from the tour on my Flickr stream again.  Anything particularly picturesque will make it's way there, so consult the Flickr badge on the right side of this page to see if any new photos have shown up, and click on it to go get an eyefull.

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Testing Testing 123

Well. The unthinkable finally happened. I got an iPhone. Testing my blog connection from the phone right now. "What does this mean and why should I care," you ask? Well, Snarky, it means more blog updates!

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

On Tour with Tiny Drummer!

Noah is coming to visit the tour again.  In honor of his visit, here are some great pics from earlier in the tour.


Listening to the mix

Resting up for the show

Watching the show

Congratulating the star

After-show commute

Pajama party!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Schmid Island Did Not Sink Into the Ocean, I Promise

You may have noticed:  I haven't been blogging as much on this tour as I did on the previous one (unless you count all the Tweeting!).  Take this as a good sign.  It means I'm having much more fun this time around, not living in the dumpy post-apocalyptic wasteland of divorce and custody battles.  So this means I'm not hiding from the band in my bunk, writing pithy blog entries every second of every day.

But I do miss you.  Let me give you a hug.


I haven't forgotten you, loyal readers.

Here's a picture of a little monkey to cheer you up.

told you it was little.

Anyway, we're having a great time putting on a huge show full of singing and dancing and flying objects and explosions.

Now, I gotta go rock Schmid Island for our big make-up show here in Omaha. Then off to Texas!

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Monday, September 28, 2009


An awesome shot from flickr user tevee123, taken at the Phoenix show.  Go HERE to see many more incredible shots from that night.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

What Are You Looking Forward To?

This time around, I'm psyched that I get to use a wireless keytar, and leave Schmid Island for a bit.  Sure, the Island is a great vacation destination, but sometimes you need a vacation from your vacation, you know?

What are you most excited about for this tour?

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Today Show

It was early, it was wet.

There was water dripping down from the top of the tent onto my keyboards, so I laid a towel on some of the keys and marked them off limits.

Somebody made me a sign!  Please do this during the tour.  I need to know where ma' fans at.

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Here We Go Again!

After many hours and days and weeks of rehearsals, we're ready to hit the road and perform our humongously entertaining show for you!

I've been packing all night; trying to cram 2 weeks' worth of clothes into a tiny weekender bag. Good idea, Mike. But eventually, I won. 

My computer is freshly upgraded (after I gutted the thing and replaced a couple parts... cause I'm too cheap to buy a new laptop), and all my gear has found a cozy home in my backpack.  I'm hoping to finish my new album on the road.

Flying out in the morning.

Portland, here we come!

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Noah & Daddy Have Been Busy...


Hanging out before the Teen Choice Awards:

(pic by Violet Schmid)

(pic by Violet Schmid)

(pic by Violet Schmid)

Playing a bit of keys:

(pic by Miley Cyrus)

And drumming some more:

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Sleepiest Baby on the Block

Noah is currently operating in safe mode. He will reboot in 60 seconds.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Coming Soon to a Town Near You!

Yes yes y'all! We're gearing up for an incredible Miley tour this fall, and as always I'll be blogging it all from the road like a nerdy little newsman.

I'm so excited about this tour. It's gonna be a blast! I'm going to do some things a bit differently this time though. For instance, this time I plan on:

-not coughing up a lung the whole friggin' time
-not getting violently hit by a car
-not being such a saaaad little emo boy
-not spending any time in Rochester

Hope to see you at a show. While you're waiting for the best night of your life, you may wanna brush up on the rules for attending a Miley concert.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"Today I'm OK" on The Real World

My happy bouncy sing-a-long, "Today I'm OK" is featured on the July 15 episode (tomorrow night) of MTV's The Real World. Should be on at 10pm, but check your local listings.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bye Juice

It sure has been quiet here at It's All True recently. That's because I've been having a great time being a Dad!

You may have heard that we have a tour coming up this fall, and of course I'll continue to bring you my own brand of mildly snarky backstage commentary.

Watch this space.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Out & About with Noah

What we've been up to this week:

Watching Fountains

Climbing Fences (PopPop is holding him up)

Joining Gardening Parties

Watching a Concert

Bear McCreary and the Battlestar Galactica Orchestra!

Working on our Golf Swings

Wearing Daddy's Hats and Playing with Toys

Also, checking out the art fair, frolicking in the dog park, going to the market, and jumping around at the Under the Sea playground! A fun week.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mike & Co. on Bellaziza's Favorite Things!

I'm so happy to announce that I am now writing for Bellaziza's Favorite Things, a blog all about life with a baby. Full of product recommendations, parenting advice and general wisdom with a very personal spin, it's a great place for me to talk candidly about my experience as a single dad.

Here's my introduction. Keep your eyes (and your bookmarks) on the site for more!

Very excited to be a part of such an awesome team.

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