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About Josh Carr

Josh founded eciov in 2008 and has overseen it's evolution into a lifestyle site. He enjoys all things digital, art, music, creativity -- anything that can evoke emotion. If he's not working on this site or at his day job as a UX Engineer, he's out riding his motorcycle or jumping his truck on trails in the mountains.
13 09, 2018

Sony WH-1000XM3 Unboxing First Impressions

By |September 13th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Audio, Featured, Recommendations, Tech, Technology, Videos|Tags: , , , |

Sony just released the newest version of their wireless active noise canceling headphones. In this video, we give you our Sony WH-1000XM3 unboxing first impressions. Ultimately, this is a call to action for our viewers and readers. We're currently testing the WH-1000XM3 and would love your feeback. What questions do you have about the Sony WH-1000XM3? Please leave a comment here or on our YouTube video and we'll answer your questions in our full review. If you haven't seen our full wireless ANC [...]

7 01, 2018

Best Active Noise Canceling Headphones of 2018

By |January 7th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Audio, Featured, Recommendations, Tech, Technology, Videos|

We're obsessed with headphones. We could be audiophiles, but that obsession is too expensive to maintain. We stick with gear that costs a lot less money. Since headphone jacks are beginning to disappear en masse, we decided to begin our look for the best active noise canceling headphones with Bluetooth and analog connectivity. Bluetooth isn't as good as hard-wired; with some of the advancements in Bluetooth profiles, that gap gets smaller every year. For 2018, we've settled on the three most pop [...]

22 09, 2017

Ben Folds at The Ogden Theatre with Tall Heights in Denver, Colorado

By |September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Concert Reviews, Featured, Music|Tags: , |

The crowd that came to see Ben Folds at The Ogden Theatre on Tuesday night demonstrated just how much love he still shares with his fans some twenty plus years after his raw voice and violent piano smashing first hit their ear drums. During that time, he's become one of the industry's most well-respected musical mavericks that does whatever the hell he wants however the hell he wants to do it. His fans love it. With an unmatched understanding of musical theory and an uncanny ability to evoke emo [...]

17 05, 2017

Four Reasons Smart People Aren’t Politicians

By |May 17th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Opinion, Politics, Society|

I wanted to be a political science major when I was younger. After I became one, I couldn't change majors fast enough. I believe the smartest minds of my generation have done the same. Since college (about 10 years ago), I've established myself as a writer, a commentator, and an ethical voice within the political spectrum. If I'm putting politically-focused text on this screen, it's worth the effort it took me to write it. Maybe I provoke radical thought. Maybe I'm just writing about common sens [...]

8 03, 2016

Breckenridge Brewery and Basic Equipment – ABV Episode 8

By |March 8th, 2016|Categories: Alcohol by Volume, Drink, Podcasts|

In the latest episode of Alcohol by Volume, Josh and Dennis discuss the Breckenridge Brewery buyout and some basic equipment all homebrewers should have. We also discuss a red ale that Dennis made for his wedding and Wynkoop's black lager. If you've recently purchases beer starter kits and haven't started them, listen to this episode for some great advice from Dennis! The biggest takeaway from this episode it to be patient and start small with your brewing endeavors as you learn the craft. You'l [...]

3 03, 2016

Pelican Trekpak Partnership – Big News for Colorado Startups

By |March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , |

Pelican Products, the makers of the finest hard cases around, just announced a partnership with TrekPak - a Colorado-based startup focused on organizing photography gear. The Pelican TrekPak partnership is awesome news for the growing Colorado startup community. TrekPak started as an idea in 2011, Kickstarted in 2012, and delivered their products to backers that same year. That's becoming a rarity in the world of failed Kickstarters. Thankfully, TrekPak's Founder and CEO, Georgia Hoyer, has unyi [...]

25 02, 2016

Street Fighter 5, Firewatch, Lifeline, Hearthstone, ESO – GG Episode 7

By |February 25th, 2016|Categories: Gaming, GG, Podcasts, Videos|

Welcome to GG Episode 7, our gaming podcast here at eciov. In this episode, Sean and Josh talk about Capcom's Street Fighter 5, a new indie game called Firewatch from Campos Santos and Panic, a text-based mobile game called Lifeline, Blizzard's new strategy for Hearthstone, and the Thieve's Guild expansion for Elder Scrolls Online. Wow. That's a lot of stuff in one episode. Our YouTube livestream ran long, but we cut it down to 27 minutes in the studio. Shout out to Drift Management for letting [...]

9 02, 2016

Guster at Paramount Theatre with Vetiver – 9 out of 10 High

By |February 9th, 2016|Categories: Concert Reviews, Music|

Denver turned out in great numbers for the Guster at Paramount Theatre show Saturday, February 6, 2016. By the time Guster started playing, it was a completely packed house. So packed that we even lost our original seats. The music was too chill for me to care. It was a night of epic musicianship and stoners (we'll talk about that more later). Vetiver opened the show for Guster. We were lucky enough to get photo passes to the show on behalf of Guster's management, Nettwerk Music Group. My thanks [...]

2 02, 2016

Beer Starter Kits and A New Introduction – ABV Episode 7

By |February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Alcohol by Volume, Drink, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

In the latest episode of Alcohol by Volume, Josh and Dennis re-introduce the concept of the ABV podcast to their listeners. It's been a while since we posted a new episode, but we're hoping to make this more of regular show moving forward. We also discuss some of the recent brewery news with independent brewers selling out to huge, corporate conglomerates. It happens; it will continue to happen. There isn't much we can do to prevent it, so we might as well get over it... but, we still want to ta [...]

20 01, 2016

I’m Not Dead Yet – 10 Good Things about Missing Your Wife

By |January 20th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Opinion|

So, yeah. My wife is stuck in the hospital until our second child comes into this world. She's been there for three weeks and has another week to go. You can read her thoughts on that here. After reading her post, and receiving a little extra encouragement from a great friend, I decided to write a companion post that emphasizes the good things I've seen since she's been away. It's easy to say that this sucks -- that it really screws up our plans -- but I've never been challenged more in life tha [...]

28 12, 2015

ESO, ESO, ESO – “Let it Snow” Parody of Elder Scrolls Online

By |December 28th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Gaming, Videos|

Sean Caspian and I locked ourselves into the newly-built eciov studio last weekend and produced this quick parody for all the Elder Scrolls Online fans in the crowd. We called it "ESO, ESO, ESO" because it's a parody of the classic song "Let it Snow." He came up with the idea, and we brought it to life together. Take a two-minute break from your day and watch the festive gaming video now. The making of "ESO, ESO, ESO" I wrote the musical arrangement and lyrics then recorded the instruments and [...]

21 11, 2015

Epic Spotify Christmas Playlist – My 12 Top Christmas Albums

By |November 21st, 2015|Categories: Articles, Music, Music, Recommendations|

It snowed here in Denver last night. My wife is decorating the tree and sipping on hot chocolate (I'm having coffee). That means it's time for Christmas. I'm hoping you won't mind us sharing our epic Spotify Christmas playlist here on the site. If you don't like Christmas music, or Christmas in general, please ignore this post and come back for the next one. We promise not to bombard you with Christmas-focused content all season long. We have plenty of other stuff in the works. If you're like me [...]

18 11, 2015

How I Lost 55 Pounds in 3 Months without Exercise

By |November 18th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Drink, Food|

If you haven't seen me in a few months, you'd be surprised at how much less there is of me. I started at 352 pounds -- yeesh -- that's my highest total weight ever... so it was time to make a change. In this post, I'll discuss the motivation and the methods I used to explain how I lost 55 pounds in 3 months without exercise, crazy supplements, or fad diets. Keep in mind: weighing 352 pounds means I had/have more weight to lose than most people. I'm hopeful that I'll get back down to a healthy 20 [...]

1 11, 2015

9 Things I Hate About Apple TV 4th Generation – Updated March 2016

By |November 1st, 2015|Categories: Articles, Gaming, Opinion, Tech, TV|

Apps aren't enough to make it great. That first sentence could be my entire post. I have no idea how Nilay Patel at The Verge could give this a 9/10. Christina Warren at Mashable called it "fantastic" and a "huge improvement". Was she using the same device I have in front of me today? My experience was the exact opposite of Nilay and Christina. Go ahead and call me a negative nancy, but too many long-standing issues remain for me to give this device a good rating. Unfortunately, there are so man [...]

20 10, 2015

Owl City at The Gothic Theatre with Rozzi Crane

By |October 20th, 2015|Categories: Concert Reviews, Music|Tags: , , |

Ryan Anderson at Foundations Music was kind enough to set us up with a photo pass to see Owl City at The Gothic Theatre with Rozzi Crane on Monday, October 19. As with all our concert reviews, we take photos, talk about the show, and promote the artists. That is, of course, if they're cool. Unfortunately, we sometimes pass on coverage after a show. Maybe their photo contract stinks or they don't play a show worth reviewing. Thankfully, watching Owl City at The Gothic Theatre was awesome. Rozzi C [...]