St. Louis Dad 2023 Wrap Up

Wow, we made it to the end of the year already! It seems like it was just a little bit ago when I was writing my 2022 wrap up. It has been a great year, much like last year, but I’ll start off by owning the fact that I did not hit many of the goals I set out for myself last year. At least I can always try again!

This year I continued the trend I started last year by documenting all of the movies I watched over the year. It was a lot. I also listened to a ton of music. There is just about no possible way to document every single thing I listened to, but I wrote a few of them down. Check out this impressive list for 2023!

New Music from Missouri Mobile Productions

This year I released four albums through Missouri Mobile Productions! It was definitely a good year for my production. I kicked off the summer with the Jason Beware Soundtrack, with a follow up release, Rotting Planets EP. A week later I made sure to release The Columbia Sessions, and finally, this December I dropped Soundworm, an album full of crazy experimental hip-hop production.

Spotify Wrapped

Another yearly statistical data drop from one of my favorite apps, Spotify! This year is really close to last years wrapped. Zach Bryan topped my list again this year but who can blame him. The guy has put out some amazing music the last few years. Here’s hoping for even more in 2024.

Instagram Top 9

Here again is my Instagram‘s top 9 from 2023. I think the data is interesting. These were certainly some of my favorite posts from the year, but not sure how Breaking Benjamin and David Bowie slid into the top 9 as well, but I’ll allow it. As usual, I feel like after seeing these types of lists that I need to post more. There is a period of time for several weeks where I don’t post anything. I need to get better at that.

My 2023 Favorites

Another year and another list of favorites. By all means not the end all be all list, but just a few notes for some of my favorites from 2023. A few things carried over from last years favorites list, like Zach Bryan and Panda Express Orange Chicken. That stuff is so good and addicting!

2024 and Beyond

I’m not gonna sugar coat it this year. I have no idea what this next year has in store for me. 2023 brought me into my forties and the next stage in my life. Of course I am getting introspective, what am I doing with my life, is this all worth it, when will I get my corvette? Not really that last part, but I am starting to understand why it’s important to not really care what other people think and just do your own thing. Obviously, respect goes a long way, but do I really care what people think about the music I produce, the photos I post, or the topics I write about? I did and still kind of do, but I am working on letting that go, that way I can just focus on being me, and nothing extra. That is my goal for 2024.

The St. Louis Dad Shop

The last thing I will mention before I leave y’all for the year is a quick announcement about the new St. Louis Dad Shop! I have always wanted to setup some sort of store to sell shirts and other simple items, I just never got around to setting it up. Well, I finally did and I am excited to see how it goes. Check it out and if you like something, grab it!

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Twenty years after high school seems like a life time ago, but with social media, it’s a lot easier to keep up with what your old classmates have been up to over the years. They get married, have kids, post pictures of their life, and even share their journey creating something they believe in.

James Boyce is someone that I have known for a lifetime. His passion for creating has been in him for as long as I can remember. So when he sent a message about an idea he was working on back in 2020, I told him that I would put something up on the blog about it. Here we are 3 years later with a fully realized idea. Check out his Kickstarter to learn more!

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James and his team really went all out in marketing their awesome product. They even have a handy video you can watch that breaks down their product in an easy to follow format. Watch below!

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St. Louis Dad 2021 Wrap Up

We made it through another year and let me tell ya, 2021 did not disappoint when it comes to fun and adventure. Let’s go over (in no particular order) some of my favorite moments, events, and other awesome happenings from 2021!

Jason Beware 2

The biggest highlight of the year was the production of Jason Beware 2. From writing the script to the premier party it was a memory that will be cherished forever. As I have said before, I am so proud of the kids and all of their hard work, as well as very thankful for Victor Miller for agreeing to participate as well. If you haven’t watched Jason Beware 2 yet, head on over to to like, subscribe, and watch the short film for free!

Korn Concert

Seeing Korn live in concert was something that had been on my bucket list for a long time. It finally happened and it was just as amazing as I imagined it. I definitely want to see them again, as well as get more bands off my bucket list!


After falling in love with Hell on Wheels last year I needed a new show with that same grit. Well, Yellowstone has it and more. I am kind of surprised it took me this long to start watching it, but it is really good and I highly recommend it to anyone needing something to watch.

Antenna Install

Replacing our wireless antennas at work was a huge accomplishment that I am very proud of. We are now pushing some crazy bandwidth speeds across several miles and it was a great feeling to get done.

Don’t Forget Your Password

I really don’t promote myself too much, but this year I wrote and illustrated a book! Don’t Forget Your Password!: Tips and Tricks for Creating The Perfect Password was something that I had brewing in my head for a while and I finally got it done. So far, I only sold a handful of copies, but I did it! Instead of illustrating someone else’s story, I wrote and created my own! It is available in digital and print! Grab a copy today!

I also was able to speak to my daughter’s class last spring about illustrating books. It is kind of weird thinking of myself as an illustrator, but according to these kids, I am. So I’ll take the confidence boost, and hopefully they learned something from my talk!

The Lost Girl

Not only did I write and illustrate my own book, so did my daughter! She also outsold my book significantly! I am very proud of her hard work in making her own little story. She is so talented! If you don’t buy my book, at least buy hers. She is just a child!

Al’s Gaming Channel

Along with his regular YouTube channel, my son started his own gaming channel. We have a few videos up there but have plans to make even more!!! Right now we are working our way through Super Mario Brothers on the SNES. We will see where we go next but so far so good!

We also started a Dad vs Son chess channel. We record our matches and talk about whatever comes to mind. We have a few matches uploaded so far, and plan on continuing the fun well into 2022! Be sure to like and subscribe to both channels!

Dr. Williams’ albums

Over the years, I have released instrumentals in various degrees. This year I re-released several of my old instrumental albums and also released a new album with plenty of new beats all for free! Check them out at!

Olivia Rodrigo

She took the country by storm this year. Her album, Sour, is phenomenal and is influential in so many ways. Hearing my daughter talk about Olivia and her music is a testament to her talent. But geeze girl, your concert tickets are PRICEY, we love your music, but not at that price.


Another year of haunted houses in the books. This year was amazing with scare after scare!

2022 and Beyond

This coming up year I have plans to complete the Jason Beware trilogy, write another children’s book, put together a book of my mom’s poems and stories, plus much much more! So check out the rest of my 2021 favorites in the awesome graphic below!