Saturday, June 26, 2010

2010 vlog #13 | 50th beer at Mahar's; Roast/Toast survey; hiatus heads-up

I made this vlog mostly as a heads-up to let you know what's coming up this week as I'm going to be going on hiatus for about 2 1/2 weeks (I explain why in the video). I drank my 50th beer on my "tour" at Mahar's but didn't shoot any video inside the bar (nor did I receive my t-shirt). Finally, I need your feedback on how to edit the "Roast or Toast" final collaboration video.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Chad'z Beastie Boys collection

I've been a HUGE fan of the Beastie Boys ever since I heard "Check Your Head" back in the early 90s. After I got that CD I started buying all their "maxi-singles" since they had exclusive remixes and b-sides you couldn't get anywhere else. One eBay became popular I started grabbing up as many official and unofficial BBoys CDs as I could. I was especially interested in "promotional use only" CDs and live concert bootlegs. In fact, I even started making my own artwork for the bootlegs I bought. When it comes to the Beastie Boys it's all about the music for me. I actually am NOT a fan of rap or hip-hop music in general (well, not since the early 90s) but they make such great songs I never get sick of them. Plus they make punk, rock, pop, jazz, metal and everything in between too! They're just such an eclectic band. Maybe that's why it's so much fun to collect their stuff - you never know what obscure tracks you'll find if you hunt them down. The fansite conducted an interview with me about my collection about 5 years ago. You can read it here: This video is dedicated to all the other Beastie Boys fans out there. I'm sure you're as anxious to hear "The Hot Sauce Committee, Vol. 1" as I am!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

2010 vlog #12 | I made partner! roast or toast me!

In which I make a very special announcement and ask my loyal viewers and friends to help me out with a collaboration video.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

2010 vlog #11 | hangin' with the Imasofats; a few mini beer reviews

On Friday June 11 I was able to visit with my favorite fellow beer-reviewers on Youtube: This was kind of an impromptu, last-minute meet up. We shot a beer review at their house but halfway through I realized my camera wasn't working (you can see the review on their channel, though). Then we went to the Golden Rail Ale House and had a few more beers and ate some tasty wings. It was a great way to spend a Friday night! I also give Southern Tier IPA a quick re-review and give a shout-out to

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My trip to Boston for Fleet Week of 2007

Here's another video travel slideshow: this time of Boston. Specifically when my ship - the USS WASP (LHD-1) - visited there for Boston's "Fleet Week," which is held every year around the 4th of July. We visited in 2007. I'll show you pictures from the harbor, downtown area, aquarium, science museum, Fenway Park, the USS Constitution and other various places around the city.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Chad'z Beer Glass Collection (2010)

It's been about a year since I last showed off my beer glass collection. And with DenisLD throwing out a challenge two months ago I thought it was time to show it off again. I've lost, broken and given away quite a few glasses over the last year, but I've also acquired a few more since then. NOTE: I had the camera set on "close up" mode which is why it only focuses on objects close to the lens. My camera doesn't auto-focus on close-ups in regular mode and I really wanted to show the details of these glasses. Sorry for the fuzziness.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

2010 vlog #10 | updates & announcements

I talk about my hiatus, health regimen, my hand, upcoming videos, possible road trips, an interesting comment I recently received, and plenty of other random topics. Not surprisingly, I forgot to mention quite a few things.