I’m Drinking Through It

On the morning of July 24, 2015, I heard local and nationally celebrated country musician, Jack Ingram, on KOKE and COLE In the Morning on KOKE FM inviting listeners to join him at a local South Austin dive bar, Sam’s Town Point, for a video shoot for an upcoming soon to be released single from a new future album.

I got to the shady little bar in an unincorporated part of Austin a little bit after work, hardly a car in the parking lot. Walked up to the bar, signed a waiver, waited for the next pause in shooting, then entered and seated myself at the bar and ordered a $2 PBR. Only about 20 or so folks in the little haunt. Told all of my friends, but only one ever showed, Weaver. Together, along with the other bar patrons, we enjoyed the show and special intimate evening.

We had both recently seen Mack, Jack & McConaughey – MJ&M 2015 benefit and fundraiser, and pet project of Coach Mack Brown, Jack Ingram, and Matthew McConaughey for their annual Gala/Headlining Concert at ACL Live – The Moody Theater for the Headlining Concert, featuring about everybody you could think of that night. Anyhow, we ended up backstage and then to the after party and met Mack, Jack, & McConaughey, as well as most of the UT football team and Heisman Trophy winners and other celebrities. But it was Jack’s performance that really hit home for me, it was the first time I have heard him tell the story of and sing the song of “Blaine’s Ferris Wheel”, my new favorite!

Anyhow, we both jumped at our chance to see Jack at a dive bar. Take after take of Jack’s new “I’m Drinking Through It” song was played and shot. We were definitely fans of the new song by the time it was over. Between takes he would play a cover or two, mostly by his idol, Kris Kristofferson. Jack played lot’s of his own songs as well. Even Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan, Arc Angels) played guitar in his band. When the video shoot ended, he played a little mini-concert by playing some of his more well known songs and hits. And even obliged my shout out request, which he ended the show on, my personal favorite, “Biloxi”.

Today I saw the video posted on the Rolling Stone. If you don’t blink, you may catch Weaver and myself doing a metal fist pump at the 03:06 mark.

Jack also took the record’s concept even further, as he made a short film to help promote the Midnight Motel album release. Where you will also find me at the 08:36 mark, and in the credits as an Extra.

UPDATE: After posting this article and signing up for a contest, Rita Ballou emailed me because I won 2 tickets to the Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheatre Labor Day Celebration Bob Schneider’s Labor Day Concert!

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I live in Austin the capital of Texas and the self proclaimed “Music Capital of the World” with my lovely wife Jenny and our two beautiful children: our son Garrett, and our daughter Grace. We enjoy being together as a family and with other family in the area. We like to try new food and go to our favorite restaurants. We enjoy travel and try to go to an exciting new place every year, as well as visiting existing favorite locations. I also enjoy pursuing passions such as photography. My wife and I love music and listen to Austin musicians and touring bands as much as we are able to now with the little ones. Volunteer work for SXSW and Old Settlers Music Festival. I operate a consulting business, doing freelance business as Matthew Comer and syphonsoft Web Hosting. I have several projects and long-term clients. I perform consulting to the State of Texas as a Catalog Information Systems Vendor (CISV) and can be found on the Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) Vendor ID: 1205325509200. I am a business man and aspiring entrepreneur at heart. I operate several small businesses, Freeman Properties Property Management Company as well as other businesses listed on this site. I am currently employed as a contractor with Titan Solutions providing consulting for IBM. I work on a great team in the PartnerWorld Business Partner portal as a part of the IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) with the IBM Global Channel Enablement (CE) division. I started my seventh consecutive year-long contract in December of 2010. I am doing some amazing work on this team. I had built a system in which editors on the team can create and maintain HTML pages using an XML/XSL integrated WebSphere system. This allows the users to create pages much more easily. I enjoy the work, this is the best work of my career. This system is being sunset and we are migrating our systems to various internal CMS systems. I have taken on a new role of Content Manager for my growing team of India resources. I assign tasks and manage schedules on a daily basis. I am not looking for further employment at this point, but I am always open to hearing about other opportunities. If you are an employer or headhunter and know of a great working remotely employment opportunity that may be a really good fit that closely matches my skill-set, then please view my résumé. However, know that I am not actively looking for new employment, nor would I likely accept other employment at this time. If you are interested in hiring me as an independent consultant, contractor, web developer/designer to develop your website; or to redevelop and rethink your website, as my specialty is redeveloping and maintaining existing sites, then please contact me.
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