This is from a journal that I was keeping several years ago. It is a rare glimpse into the mind of a man possessed (and this post can be viewed in the YouTube video below).

May 16th, 2004 – Talked to my old student Wes about lots of things. He mentioned an herb called Arnica.

May 17th, 2004 – Thought about healing. A lip balm especially designed for brass players using the herb Wes told me about.

May 18th, 2004 – Went to Wild Oats – Bought some cream with arnica and St. John’s Wort and vitamin E. Thought about pricing. Tried some. Maybe I should talk to my friend’s herbalist.

May 20th, 2004 – Saw another former student Natalie at lunch! She works for Bands of America – my target market. She said “Go for it!”

June 6th, 2004 – Batch #7. Not bad. Pretty creamy – used 5 ML more shea butter and 3 more drops of grapefruit oil. The place is a mess. My wife Noelle threatening to kick me out of the kitchen!

July 1st, 2004 – Laundry room! There are no mistakes – that’s where I learn the most! Lot’s of stirring. Finally whipped up into a frosting-like consistency. THIS IS AWESOME!