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Saturday, June 24, 2006

tour update

It's Saturday, June 24th and I'm writing from an apartment in Brooklyn. We played a show in the lower east side of Manhattan last night, at a club called Sin-e. We played with a cool band called Boy/Girl and a couple metal bands from Jersey and the final band I didn't hear a note of so I can't tell you what they were like. The night before, we played in Chestertown, Maryland, which is a college town currently on summer break. We slept in an old rustic farmhouse owned by a chap named Ben, in the middle of nowhere on the Chester River. Gotta go sightseeing. More later.

tour update

It's Saturday, June 24th and I'm writing from an apartment in Brooklyn. We played a show in the lower east side of Manhattan last night, at a club called Sin-e. We played with a cool band called Boy/Girl and a couple metal bands from Jersey and the final band I didn't hear a note of so I can't tell you what they were like. The night before, we played in Chestertown, Maryland, which is a college town currently on summer break. We slept in an old rustic farmhouse owned by a chap named Ben, in the middle of nowhere on the Chester River. Gotta go sightseeing. More later.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Blogging the tour


It's 7:11 here in St. Paul, Minnesota. Minneapolis is just across the river which divides the twin cities. The river in the middle of the city is the Mississippi. Prince is the chief export of Minneapolis, Husker Du and Sugar are a distant 2nd and third. Everything is going well, and we play at a club called Big V's tonight. I'm at a Days Inn just down the road from the aforementioned establishment. Bozeman and Billings were fun towns, but it's also kind of nice to be in a city as big as the one that I'm from. So far, interpersonal relationships are good; sarcasm is flowing as freely as the bottles of Costco water. Ben & I watched "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" in the van, and when it's been my turn to drive, Jonny & Ben played a lot of Halo 2 and Tony Hawk Pro Skater. We woke up at 4:30am and drove all day, crossed into Central Time and arrived here in St. Paul. Total miles driven today: 848. We've got about an hour and a half to rest and eat and blog before going to the venue. TTYL.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Baby step across the U.S.


This may be my last blog for a short while as I'm leaving town on Friday, for almost 3 weeks. And where I'm going, I'm not sure if they have internet. It's a land called "Imagination" and I'm pretty sure Willy Wonka sings about it. No wait, it's not. It's called "America" and Simon & Garfunkel sing about it.

My band is going on tour; we're going to drive across the country and stop at every bar on the way, and see if they'll let us play there. Actually, Jonny has spent a splendid amount of time over the past few months planning all the tour dates.

I'm looking forward to going; I haven't been out of the west coast since I was 5. I don't know what I'm most looking forward to; it's all so appealling. Historic cities, a road trip with friends, time off work, rocking and rolling every night - all this should be good. I've got a "to do" list like a mile long, that I have to get to before Friday morning at 6:45, but I'm stuck here at work for 80 more minutes.

I hope to blog from the road, so if I do, then you'll get exclusive updates right here! Or maybe on the bands .com site, or maybe the bands blogger page. Or maybe on myspace, but probably not on myspace.

I had a dream that I was water-skiing with my band and the boat did a sharp turn and I flew forward and cracked my skull against the boat and down down down I sank like a sack of bricks and kept gasping for air but kept getting water in the ol' lungs and then I was dead so I woke up, and was all "Hey, jeez, this whole rock band tour thing isn't at all what I expected". True story. The lesson, I suppose, is that I hope I don't drown on tour. Any Freudians in the house who want to analyze my dream?

Friday, June 02, 2006

I like a million things. I like sitting here with you. No kidding, Phoeb. I like just sitting here with you.


Salinger fans, take note. A whole buncha stories, including some starring good ol' Holden, that were never published in books, can be found here.