We had a really good time at the Monday parades and got up at 5a.m. to roll out early (don't ask). Right as we were rolling up on the bridge we saw Zulu rolling from the Convention Center parking lot, pretty cool.
The ride home consisted of me being pissed about having to drive first, even though I didn't have to be back, rain, hail and a lot of singing ridiculous songs.
I won't say it was easier travelling with 3 people instead of two, but it did lead to a couple of hilarious situations. I doubt we'll do it again for a bit, but who knows.
Will Walker is an awesome fellow, who loves a good party.
His new place, Lil Indies, is right next door to Wills Pub, where
we played last time in Orlando.
It was the grand opening event, but that didn't stop Will from
taking us from down the street and getting us giant glasses
of whiskey, which I guess pass for shots.
We played 2 sets, one was pretty organized and business like.
The second was an explosion of whatever the hell we wanted
to do. It was really fun. Also, there was a live band karaoke
of Fugazi's 13 Songs at Wills, so cool.
We met a nice metal bass player named Melanie, so I got to
talk about metal some, but, I think I just yammered about
Iron Maiden for a long while.
Anyway, pretty cool night.
We played with our buddies the Funky Seeds. Good fella's all.
Particularly exciting to see Animal (who wore a fine Animal hat).
We did a couple of sets, one featuring "Cowboy Batman".
I wore no costume, unless you count going as my Dad.
As always, the Ale and the Witch is a very cool place and Brett(sp?)
the owner, is another in the fine and very welcoming bar owners
we've encountered across the country. Maybe it's not playing punk
rock clubs, as much, or just a change in the atmosphere, but man
there are a lot of nice people running venues these days.
We headed out after the music was over and hung out and played
music at Inside the Gates, until about 6 o'clock in the morning.
Oh what a night.
We made the run down to Knoxville on Wed. Oct. 3 and played the Well again. Everybody there is so extremely nice and laid-back.
We have had a great time both times there.
We played with Glossary, very cool band, they did a SlobberBone cover.
I am informed that in Texas, SlobberBone are as big as Tupelo, etc.
I however, had not thought of them in years.
We ran into a place called Sessions in Greensboro, NC, the next night.
I drove all night over the mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina
and we arrived in Greensboro at about 6 a.m., not that fun.
Sessions was a cool little place and people seemed to like us, I believe we'll head back there in the early spring. Lots of craft beer, lots of coffee.
Shakori Hills was a good time, as usual.
Brock slept in a puddle.
The newest recording is done.
We will be releasing a new record next week.
Then, around the first of the year, we will release another one.
This recording is called "Road Noise" and it will be available through
all your favorite digital distribution outlets Tuesday- 27-September.
It might take a couple of days longer to be up on i-tunes.
Probably because of corporate turmoil at the top of Apple.
Certainly not due to our sloppy and disorganized nature.
Road Noise contains 6 songs, four brand new and 2 old.
The next recording will be the same.
We do this to keep prices down, due to the circuitous
nature of digital distribution and add-on pricing for
diy people such as us.
Anyway, it's kick-ass.
There will be no release party.
Just a sigh of relief.
Put a recording back up, that we put up over a year ago.
Great song, not sure about the version.
Something about Mr. MacGowan and his continued survival, despite his
own best efforts.
We'll never know why some people's constitutions let them run on for
years, doing horrible things to themselves and others and some
don't make it to their third decade.
Peace be upon you all.