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User Image ninjaknudsen Posted: Oct 16, 2017 1:25 AM
2 Clarendon
I have never disagreed with anything more in my life #politicalpost
User Image ninjaknudsen Posted: Oct 6, 2017 9:03 PM
3 Lo-fi
Nothing better to me than drums.

Gotta love the "I live in an apartment so I put a sheet over the drums to be nice" sound too. :) So many bad ass gigs comin up in the next few weeks, like: - TOMORROW at @thehotelcafe with @robertrothko - THURSDAY at @redpoppyart in San Francisco with @primarycolorstrio
Here's a little groove relaxation I did between practicing for other stuff! :) #groove #grooveoftheday #drums #percussion #la #pandeiro #percussionist #musicianlife #music #hotelcafe #redpoppyarthouse #livemusic #performer #today #relax #practice #LA #drummerforhire #musician #freelance #mercenary
Sometimes you're on a lonely flight watching movies and drinkin jack Daniels when you see a lovely face carrying a baby and make the man next to you get up immediately to go go hug them.

That was awesome
A little over two years ago, my friend Ryan Eichelberger and I ended up in Hawaii together for a week at the same time that neither of us had planned together.

@kamileyba's family had planned a family vacation, & I was going for @hellotimjo's wedding, and it just happened to land us two Kansas boys there at exactly the same time.

While Ryan was there, he was the happiest he had ever been, & because of the clean air and sea level air pressure, he didn't even have to carry his oxygen tank and felt stronger than ever.

One of his final wishes was to have his ashes scattered here, where he felt the most strong & happy.

It's a serendipitous memory that I will hold with me forever, & when asked to be here for this and be around his kids on this final day of closure, I felt like I had to be.

Ryan's little family is surrounded in love, & it's amazing to see them walk on the shore here where I know Ryan will be forever.
User Image ninjaknudsen Posted: Sep 26, 2017 3:03 PM
6 Lark
I'm on my way out of town by myself again, but this time on my 2 year anniversary with a very lovely woman whom I enjoy very much.

These pictures are from a bunch of really fun events throughout the last year or so:
1 - sneaking into Lori's high school basement in Providence
2 - at Fenway Park in Boston
3 - hiking Catalina Island
4 - eating snocones at RiverFest in my hometown
5 - together at Jesse & Angela Plucker's wedding
6 - riding the chairlift at the alpine slide in Big Bear
7 - together at Dan & Sloane Hanley's wedding
8 - playing/working together on New Years Eve at Sassafras in LA
9 - playing and attending Ari & Nikki Rutenberg's wedding together

These memories are fun as hell, & all times it's easy to love someone.

Not pictured: so many difficult challenges placed in front of one or both of us that we have worked together as a team to get through.

Lori is the best teammate I've ever had, & someone who I can count on like crazy to stick by me even when I don't want to be around myself.

She's awesome, I'm thankful for her, & it's important to note that she's also very pretty.

I'm not sorry at all for this sappy post.
User Image ninjaknudsen Posted: Sep 20, 2017 7:30 PM
0 Ludwig
This is the best product I've ever seen.

How my mom manages to find things like this is something I will never understand.
User Image ninjaknudsen Posted: Sep 17, 2017 10:34 PM
5 Normal
Well, I got a nice one. :)
@loripasqualino is pretty and nice
User Image ninjaknudsen Posted: Sep 12, 2017 3:44 PM
9 Normal
Here's a pic from Philadelphia in July of 2017.

If you're curious, I have a longer post on FB, but here are words that my mom wrote:

Our friend Ryan Eichelberger is nearing the end of his life, after one final round of brutal, experimental surgeries as he attempted to gain extra time with his children.
Ryan grew up with our own son Ryan, and those two were inseparable for years. We've watched Ryan deal with his illness, a rare combination of Gorham's disease with Lymphangiomatosis, which means that his lymphatic system was extending into his tissues, bones and other organs - while his entire skeletal system was gradually dimineralizing over the course of his lifetime. He was constantly challenged by illness, and yet was one of the strongest and most positive, foward-thinking people we've ever met. He fought to be treated normally, and he had that for the most part. He was surrounded by family and friends who understood the prognosis was not good, but acknowledged his right to live as he wished for as long as possible.
So - Ryan had jobs, got married, raised kids, changed many a diaper, wrote and performed his own music, and partied with his crazy friends. To say he lived the life of a regular kinda guy is to tremendously understate his tough, miraculous, daily triumph over adversity. I assure you he would scoff at being called courageous, but that's what we saw on a regular basis.
We ask for prayers for his children and his family, as they rush to his bedside one last time. They say you should hug your children, but we've learned maybe that rule should be amended a bit: Hug your kid's friends too. Their lives may impact your life more than you may expect or realize.
We love you Ryan Eichelberger. We wish you Love. We wish you peace. -----
User Image ninjaknudsen Posted: Sep 10, 2017 1:32 AM
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Can't complain about the view from the office for this weekend and next!

Playin with the @pacoperaproj in their production of "Lucia Di Lammermoor", & bein outdoors.....ain't toooo shabby! ;) #percussion #musicianlife #percussionist #luciadilammermoor #opera #pacificoperaproject #livemusic #LA
@jacobharpster & I finally got to hang out again and these two girls we found got to witness our love first hand and we are all stronger for it now
How would your significant other feel if this was always set up in your living room?

Come watch me play all of this, and nothing more, with @primarycolorstrio tonight!! NEW ALBUM RELEASE TIME!! #artshareLA #primarycolors #primarycolorstrio #musicianlife #percussionist #ryanknudsen #music #jazz #livemusic #newnew #lp #lppercussion #LA #tonight #DTLA #artsdistrict #attheoffice
My friend Ryan Eichelberger is one of, if not THE strongest people I know.

Ever since we were young, we knew how hard his illness could become to fight through.
Now, almost 30 years old, he's done nothing but kicked its ass.

Watching him do this over and over and over again has, and will continue to be one of the most inspiring things I can point to in my life that I've ever witnessed.

Ryan has 3 kids, and every single time he's been given an opportunity to spend more time on Earth with them, he's taken on the fight.

He's having an extremely difficult time in the hospital after his latest surgery & his family is back and forth between Kansas (home), & Philidelphia (where the specialists are for his rare disease). I know how tight money is and can be, & I also know I've shared links for money for other friends in trouble recently, but hey, if you don't ask, no one knows!
Either way, his story is a crazy inspiring one.

We need more people like Ryan to be friends, brothers, sons, husbands, etc.
He's my brother & I want him to get his ass home to Kansas!

If you have any dollars to spare for his campaign, that would be amazing. (#linkinbio)

If you have prayers and good vibes to send, he'll take those too. 🙂

Thank you to anyone who read all that, & to all my IG friends/family who continue to read my posts and take action on them, whether for fun, charity, dumb jokes, helping others, or any reason.

Life is good, & I want my brother to get some more of it.

#gofundme #ryaneichelberger #friends #brothers #KANSAS #KS #philidelphia #HUP #fundraiser #money #today #strength #fight #help #lymphangiomitosis #hospital #rocky #philly #wichita #health #now #lifeisgood #gethome #friendship #brotherhood #kickass #kansasstrong #getryanhome
User Image ninjaknudsen Posted: Aug 24, 2017 11:29 PM
5 Slumber
One last little bit o fun with @loripasqualino before we headed to the airport to head home to LA.

Vacation over, but not forgotten, because we are still kinda technically on it....which is what makes it very easy not to forget at this point............because it's still happening
User Image ninjaknudsen Posted: Aug 23, 2017 7:43 PM
2 Normal
Repost from @primarycolorstrio
We are pumped for our album release on September 7 at Artshare LA!

If you're in LA in two weeks, I hope you'll come check it out & grab one of these albums!! #musicianlife #primarycolors #primarycolorstrio #newnew #albumrelease #CD #album #joshjohnson #lizawallace #ryanknudsen #harp #saxophone #percussion #percussionist #drums #music #live #trio #jazz #LA #artsharela #livemusic
User Image ninjaknudsen Posted: Aug 22, 2017 7:55 PM
0 Gingham
Certainly not having the worst day I've ever had
User Image ninjaknudsen Posted: Aug 22, 2017 6:33 PM
2 Perpetua
In a lot of ways, this is what we looked like on a pedicab right before we saw the RedSox beat the tar out of the Yankees at Fenway on Sunday.

#redsox #gosox #boston
On Saturday, @loripasqualino & I were told by a wedding photographer to hang the wedding dress over this railing for pictures.

After hanging it over the edge, I almost threw up with fear, so I walked over here and got this photo. 😂
Congrats to Dan & @sloanekhanley !!!!! #wedding #hanleyweds #livinontheedge
Just finished reading this beer book while drinking beer out of a different beer's glass

Super interesting read where the author also makes you laugh which also makes you happy.

Take it from me: I'm no beer expert, but after reading this book, I'm a beer expert.