I have decided to release some of my audio/video work under the moniker Kenny Boy Mims.  This is the first.  After being inspirited by the supremely talented Pogo I wanted to try my hand at what he does.  There are many Pogo-tributes out there but I wanted to do something better.. or at least try. I chose Princess Mononoke as it is one of my favorite animes, but I quickly discovered why Pogo chooses so many music movies as his source material.  Princess Mononoke has no singing and very little isolated sounds, as there seems to be a river, crowd or other background noise inRead More →

My son Forest is 6 and enjoys archery lessons from a local coach in town.  While talking to his coach I mentioned I was a graphic designer and he mentioned that he needed a logo and some apparel created.  It just so happened that Forest needed a new recurve bow so a straight up trade was a made.  One logo for one recurve bow.  The bow was $150 and this is NOT what I would charge normal clients for a logo but factor in the local discount and I was up for the challenge.  I had never bartered design services for a physical item beforeRead More →

So much to people’s surprise, I have a teenage son and am charged with raising and guiding this boy into manhood.  As expected, it comes with all the cliched challenges your hear about and a second helping of ones you don’t. One thing I have learned is that there are lessons they won’t learn no matter how many times you repeat them.  Some of these lessons can be demonstrated, but some cannot.  That is where movies come in.  An impressionable 14 year old paired with movies that make an impression can seed the values of an confident and capable young man.  At least that isRead More →

I’m a big fan of Andrea Seabrook‘s work so it was really awesome that I got to do an interview with her for Decode DC. It’s about the Death and Taxes project.  I gotta say, it’s strange to here my voice in between someone’s as recognizable as Andreas.  How did I do? [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/85330799″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]Read More →

Here is the 2nd Amendment, it’s pretty short. A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Most gun owners I have talked to usually leave off the first part and invoke the 2nd Amendment as a “right to defend oneself” which is not the case.  But that is understandable.  Who wants to put in the work of joining a militia these days… all those meetings. But the well researched and educated gun owners I talk to also are missing the point.  Taking it one step back,Read More →

At a sauna, he rests his head on a man’s shoulder, dressed in blue, while another man covered in tattoos is stretching. He sings in front of two men playing chess, dances with a woman at a tennis court, and bounces around on a tour bus of seniors. There is an explosion at the chess players. Psy walks towards the camera, shouting “Oppan Gangnam style”. He and some dancers perform at a horse stable. He dances as two women walk backwards. He dances at the tennis court, a carousel, and the tour bus. He shuffles into an outdoor yoga session. He dances on a boat.Read More →