Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Welcome to my website. Or blog, as all of the kids say these days. I was hoping I'd be able to have Angelfire or Geocities host this page, but what can you do, right?

Anyway, the purpose of this initial post is to introduce myself. I'm Bryan (better known as The Old Grizzly Bear, The Big Guy, or BFKP), a happily married 26-year-old dude living in Utah. I like it here for the most part, but my heart lies in places such as Denver, CO and San Diego, CA. One day, I'd like to leave everything behind (with the exception of my wife and dog, of course) and escape to one of those places.

Um, what else...oh, I love music. Though I'm not actively involved with the "hardcore community" anymore (I'll get into that later), I still have a passion for the music, message, and meaning of the hardcore 'genre' (although all of the bullshit that comes along with it has been exploited over the years). I also love collecting vinyl; I used to be into it in the latter part of the 90's/early part of the 00's, but found myself unable to afford it. However, now that I make a decent living for myself, I can afford to buy a record or ten every once in a while.

It sounds cliche, but my friends and family mean the world to me. A lot of things have gone wrong with my family in the past, but no matter what, I'm always going to be around to help them, and I hope the same goes vice-versa. I also married into a new family, and they are wonderful, loving, and caring people. I couldn't have hand-picked a better bunch of in-laws. A lot of my closest friends have been going through changes lately (myself included - again, more on that later), and it has put some strain on our relationships with each other, but I strongly believe that friendship will prevail in the end. Or, at least I hope so.

Last but not least, sports...while I've always been a huge sports fan, I found myself clinging to them even more when my life hit a downward spiral about five years ago. Ever since, my passion for them has surpassed what it ever was before - even in the MLB/NBA glory days of the mid-90's. I am completely and utterly (and disgustingly, for that matter) in love with University of Utah football and basketball, as well as the Colorado Rockies baseball club. I'm in the process of erecting a man cave in the basement of my home to show my love for the three squads. God, I'm a fucking loser.

So, that's that for now. Check in regularly, as I'll be updating this quite frequently with sports/life thoughts, album reviews, vinyl scores, and all sorts of other shit. Until then, take 'er easy.


  1. Can we move our house to Colorado, like they did in Home Improvement? Just put it on a giant flat bed.

  2. That would be awesome, as well. I'm not sure how they would haul the basement, though, and I need that basement!