Whiskerino 2009

brandon

could teach Damnweather a thing or two!

Sadly, it's time for the beard to disappear.

It's hard for me to sum up how important this community has been to me. It's one of my great regrets that, while I was able to make perfect attendance, I was not able to comment, chat, and participate in the community fully - often because my Whiskerinoing was limited to surfing the site on the go.

It was so great to meet many of you at the Throwdown, no matter how briefly. And I hope that our paths cross again during Moustache May - or whenever life decides they should. If you ever find yourself in Atlanta for a few hours or a few days, look me up. You'll always have a guest bed and a beer waiting for you.

(Also, FYI: I only trimmed the beard, as opposed to shaving completely.)

Stay in touch:
http://www.facebook.com/brandonbarr/ | twitter.com/texturl/ | brandonbarr (at) gmail (dot) com
posted: February 28 @ 6:55am

Comments

SoulGlo1976 says:
You just exude cool.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:57am -
bobafred says:
congrats on your perfect attendance. i let it slip with just a week to go -- lame.

we should grab a drink some day.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:00am -
revgoomba says:
See you in May buddy!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:01am -
bobafred says:
we left pretty much the same comment on each other's photo at pretty much the same time. i'm down for grabbing a drink or 2. email me: bobafred -at- gmail.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:10am -
El Barbudo says:
No! You have to go back in time and make your parents fall in love like they're supposed to!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:12am -
tedford says:
we'll be making our way down to the ATL in the near future i'm sure. we'll be in touch when we do of course. as always, it's been a real pleasure.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:30am -
Finn MacCool says:
It was great hanging out with you at the throwdown. We will definitely be seeing you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:36am -
Marko says:
Keep in touch my friend. It's been awesome getting to know you and the rest of the Atlanta guys. Don't be shy, hit me up sometime!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:42am -
c dub says:
you have mastered the technique. greatness, perfect attendance or not. you created a legendary presence on here in a very short time. well done. i know how it feels to not post up often enough. mine was shite. now, it's time to actually hang out in analog.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:45am -
chadmcclarnon says:
So awesome to meet you and hang for a little while at the Throwdown. I come down to Atlanta periodically, and I'll definitely look you up
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:57am -
michaeljstraub says:
You know we will meet again most definitely. Laura and I plan on joining the likeminds coffee extravaganza and though I am not participating, there is always Mustache May to photobomb you in
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:50am -
sariebell says:
I loved hanging out with you and your bro at the TD. You are the good stuff. Your photos blow my mind and your knowledge is infinite. Maybe someday you can teach me. Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:11am -
wondermade says:
Not many things make me want to go to Atlanta, but hanging out with you is one of them. Perhaps you'll see me in May for that reason.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:30am -
specialshoes says:
your skills and creativity with a camera are inspiring. you are hands down one of the nicest dudes i've ever met. i know i'll see you in may, but i really hope to see you before then. take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:46am -
robberfly says:
It was great growing and showing with you. Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:39am -
jnonfiction says:
Let's take it into the Real World, shall we?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:52am -
Vanbert says:
i will do such things as email you regularly . i really loved meeting you. if you come our way you're welcome to stay with us, we have plenty of room. take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:55am -
Vanbert says:
lasers forever.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:55am -
jclutch says:
You're a rockstar man, I've really enjoyed your work and chatting with you at the Throwdown over Tacos; good luck in your new venture! I'll keep up on twitter. cheers.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:34am -
aaron b says:
Why does nobody understand that you don't have to shave just because whiskerino ends? I'm going to keep spreading the word even though nobody seems to be listening.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:07pm -
brandon says:
@aaronb I didn't completely shave, just trimmed it up a lot at my wife's request. And I kept my moustache long for May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:10pm -
keifel says:
brandon, you are a gentleman and a scholar. thank you for sharing your journey with us.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:17pm -
Jar says:
Brandon, it was great getting to know you at the Throwdown a bit. Your work here has been wonderful, and I hope we can keep in touch. Let me know if you get back to MO anytime soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:05pm -
mattyc says:
Brandon... you are always one of my favotires...be it moustache my...whiskerino or the throwdown... you are giant and funny as hell. you kick ass.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:21pm -
mattyc says:
same goes for you if you are in louisiana ever... you had better hollar atcha boy.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:22pm -
Boaz says:
Brandon you are one of my favs! It's been a pleasure; see you in May :{
And I'll def hit you up next time we're kickin it in the atl
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:51pm -
Grower&Shower says:
Your shots were superb and this one is no exception. Cheers to a great year!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:53pm -
TheStride says:
Been pleasure. Great shots throughout. Nice growing with you. Hopefully see you in may.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:08pm -
Scrivener says:
I'm not going to say any big goodbyes because I hope to be seeing you regularly for coffees on Friday mornings. But I've really appreciated your photos here and the great support you've offered. You're a good man, Brandon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:26pm -
Shanks Keating says:
Keep your chin up and may Moustache May bring you many good tidings and stache wax.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:29pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
You brought it hard again this time Brandon. Well played. Hope to see you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:09pm -
Phil says:
Your photos are always awesome and inspiring. Thank you!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:13pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
Brandon, it's been a blast growing with you. Glad I got to meet you at the throwdown. Take care. See you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:27pm -
shularbrau says:
cheers man. We'll find sometime to meet up and chat.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:46pm -
Pip says:
You'll never disappear completely. You're always here.

See you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:54pm -
mOtke says:
The Coltrane influenced jazz diddy floated through the otherwise quiet halls of the deserted factory. The factory was once the home of the heralded "Sweet Cakes of Forever" and "Invincible Tasty Treats" and "Sugar Grenades." Now it was home to a ghost of man that looked like a man that resembled a ghost trapped in a man's outer shell. The man (ghost) loved deep friend twinkies and the smell of cornish game hens cooking in the summer sun.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:45pm -
jason says:
thanks for talking me into participating this year...it's been an amazing ride. talk to you soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:45pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
@brandon i never noticed your participation was lacking at all.
You participated perfectly AWESOMELY!! you are still here arent you today?!!

Good to hear yoy are keeping the beard, be it a shorter one.

Best wishes and thanks!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:49pm -
android says:
extremely cool, take care sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:54pm -
9schwander says:
I'm so glad I got to meet and hang out with you and your wife... I appreciate you making the time. I felt like that made up for missing the throwdown at least a little. If you're ever back in my neck of the woods, give me a call! 417.622.1379.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:55pm -
damnweather says:
i don't think i got a chance to tell you this(or anything really) last weekend, but you are way bigger than i imagined you'd be. i'm sure we'll see you in may, which is always a good time. take care
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:02pm -
Roo says:
man we will see you in may! or Atlanta which ever comes first!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:40pm -
zackle says:
I have always looked to you for inspiration, pal. It's been a pleasure and an honor.

I ended up messing up my stripes toward the end and missing a day at the throwdown (no wifi at Mercy Lounge, argh), so I didn't quite make it the whole way either. But, rest assured, you still had four months of amazing, creative work to look back upon.

Take 'er easy, and I'll see you for more madness in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:46pm -
hankbobs says:
Glad you only trimmed, can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve in May. Take care dude, you blew my mind many more times this run. You are such an amazing mind, its incredible to know you
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:07pm -
themightyjones says:
Awesome photo, man. I'm so glad we got to hang out a bit. Be well!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:07pm -
hankbobs says:
oh, and sorry I spent so much time talking about what a giant you are at the throwdown :-)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:07pm -
ilikeschool says:
bye sir. you are talented.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:34pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot.

Slán agus o n-éirí an bóthar leat

:)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:07pm -
North Beard South says:
see ya man. great talking to you at the throwdown, i hope we get an equally great ATL team on mustache may
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:21pm -
Moo says:
This has been such a cool experience being in this with you and everyone else. Your shots are always so great!!! See you around town!!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:23pm -
jonshell says:
and awesome finale. see you in may, brother. until then, take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:24pm -
l_etranger_ says:
it was real man. so good to have seen all your awesome stuff. bon voyage!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:25pm -
Poe says:
brandon, haha.. yeah I do remember that time that I was talking about this website and I'm glad you took the bait. Now, I couldn't imagine this thing without you. You have brought big game, great photos and general awesomeness.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:27pm -
mu says:
Brandon, you have been great here. Glad we got actually meet.

I too just trimmed the beard. I just couldn't shave it. I have really grown attached to it. Not sure if I'll go for a yeard, but time will tell.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:49pm -
Kevin! says:
I'm in the same boat as you. I wish I had participated more, but we still appreciate you participating at all. Your name has all of the letters of beard in it except for E. You think about that.

Cheers.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:18pm -
Eric the Beard says:
Thanks for making me laugh and wowing me with some awesome shots.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:26pm -
jmathiasxiii says:
Brandon, it took two whiskerinos and two Moustache Mays to get a chance to meet you, and you did not disappoint, just wish we could have hung out more.

Keep in touch and let's visit soon again.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:00pm -
Chinese Wildman says:
Brandon, it was good meeting and getting to hang out with you both here in Atlanta and in Nashville. Great photos from day one: it's been fun to watch. I'll catch you around Atlanta, I'm sure. Until then.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:13pm -
Fofe says:
Your images are always so inspiring. Thanks for being such a positive influence on us all. Great to finally meet you in Nashville this year. I hope to see you in May for the moustaches!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:47pm -
Ned Kelly says:
Ah Mr Brandon, im not quite sure what to say, its been an honor to place this game alongside you. You really have so many excellent shots. Thanks. !
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:52pm -
yourfavorite says:
Not really sure what to say to you either. I guess I'll see you tomorrow and thanks for dragging me into this madness. I've had an incredible time and it wouldn't have been the same without you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:22pm -
Ace says:
you know that youre one of my favorite people on here right?

im glad to call you a friend. and im thinking of coming to atl just to visit you... and to take your advice. you give good ones. advice that is.

dangit. now im getting emotional and crap. call me sometime if youre bored. i will answer and we will talk for too long. it will be great. see ya later brandon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:48pm -
jracecar says:
i want to thank you again for the support. it really helped my enthusiasm for the project and my confidence in my own ability.

your pictures were fantastic. your scanner camera was mind-blowing. i bet you're fun to hang out with.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:02am -
ben says:
it was incredible getting to eat dinner with you and pick your brain in steamboat. i'll gladly treat you to dinner anytime we are near.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 2:22pm -
hale. says:
what a fantastic closing shot. so so good.

this is not the end, and we shall see each other again. it may be online for a time, but i will get to atlanta and then we'll do it proper. and if you ever get to phoenix, look me up.

it has been a pleasure participating with you. take care of yourself and be well.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:42pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.