Be vewy vewy quiet I’m Hunting Hollywood – a year long saga
Be vewy vewy quiet I’m Hunting Hollywood – a year long saga

2004 – I remember being at a red light and our spaz of a merch guy jumped out of his car and threw a CD-R in my Jeep window. He shouted “Mandatory auditory listening” and he sped off.  It was a burned pre-release copy of Wilmington, NC’s own HE IS LEGEND.  I had mp3’s of their original project The Uriah Omen. I also had their debut EP entitled “91025” released on NC’s Tribunal Records. But this was …

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Les Paul Standard Project with Planet Tone Pickups
Les Paul Standard Project with Planet Tone Pickups

For the record, None of my guitars are stock. I play aggressive music in drop tunings. I always replace my stock bridges, humbuckers and tuners. Humbucker I had been hearing great things about Planet Tone pickup co. After a few phone chats and emails with their staff I settled on the “Defiance” humbucker. “The Defiance humbucker offers a tasty mid range, and big bottom end for high power, high gain tone. Perfect for heavy styles …

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We Sing With our Heroes, 33 Rounds Per Minute
We Sing With our Heroes, 33 Rounds Per Minute

What could make a Plaza Midwood bottle shop even cooler? A vinyl Record store, that’s what! Years ago when I found out Tip Top Market was adding Premium Sound to their space I was super stoked. I mean, my favorite bar (Hattie’s Tap & Tavern), Tip Top Market and Premium Sound, all in a row?!?! Yes! At the time I lived literally right behind the building. This was convenient and addicting at the same time. …

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Legend Bourbon Dinner Pairings – The Public House and Trolley Barn Fermentory & Food Hall
Legend Bourbon Dinner Pairings – The Public House and Trolley Barn Fermentory & Food Hall

This is my 4th round working Legent Suntory. A true collab of east + west, this is a bold Kentucky bourbon made by Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe, and blended and refined by Suntory chief blender Shinji Fukuyo. Legent is matured in oak and finished in wine and sherry casks. Get hints of spice and dried fruit. Two-nights back to back at some of Charlotte’s great spots; The Public House and Trolley Barn Fermentory. …

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Darci Frank – The Vintage Cigar Bar – Purple Drink
Darci Frank – The Vintage Cigar Bar – Purple Drink

I first met Miss. Darci Frank at a Jim Beam industry event in 2016. I was pleasantly surprised to see she was (amongst a myriad of things) mixing up amazing cocktails at The Vintage Cigar Bar in Southend.  Check out the full story at https://southparkmagazine.com/lovely-lavender/

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Hello, my name is Justin Driscoll. Originally from New Jersey, I call the wonderful state of North Carolina home. 

I might have taken your photo at some point or met you at a Rock N Roll show? However, I also have many other facets of my life I am passionate about. I started this site to talk about some of those things.

Whether it be guitars, guitar gear, Harley’s, Jeep stuff, photography, vinyl or travels, I’ll be on here to chat about it.

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