Friday, April 18, 2008

pollen and pepsi

greetings all!

We have been home for about a week now. It feels great to back home in the beautiful weather of North Carolina... everything is so green and yellow. And the yellow is of course from the annual flood of pollen that likes to creep up nostrils and throats and eyeballs and whatever other openings are exposed to it's allergy inducing qualities. But I digress. 

Josh is currently on tour with Far-less playing bass, so we have written and new song and are trying out some new things, including recording everything live, which is a far more challenging, yet rewarding experience than simply having everyone come in and play their parts separately. If this seems like quite a bit of effort simply for demos, it is, and we love it.  It feels good to be back playing music for fun and for more than 30 minutes a day.  Did I mention the weather? It's great.

On a side note, I have just raided my parents fridge, and I don't know if anybody else's family does this, but my parents like to buy every new type of diet, fake sugar, fat free, or genetically engineered soft drink on the market.  I don't believe we've had a single can of regular Coke or Mountain Dew in the house in years.  That said, there was a new type in the fridge today: Diet Pepsi MAX. Apparently this is supposed to be like Diet Pepsi, only with ginseng AND caffeine (I guess this means MORE caffeine). Why we need to cross our Pepsis and Red Bulls, I don't know. It tastes more or less like Diet Pepsi, and I haven't experienced a surge of energy yet, but the whole concept of this particular style of soft drink seems absurd to me. Oh, and it's zero calories.

Okay, I'm sold.



Wednesday, April 9, 2008


My jeans smell like burnt hair.

It's the last day of tour for us, after 43 days away from home, we are finally starting our journey back tonight.  But not before rocking ass tonight in San Jose.  Last night we played and hung out with Daphne Loves Derby and Making April, and the security guards at the hotel. Arm wrestling competitions ensued whilst beer was being drunk. Beer that we are now feeling the morning effects of and is inhibiting my typing. We've have a lot of fun these past couple of months and we can't thank everyone enough who helped us get here in one peice (well, 6 peices) by either feeding us, letting us stay at their house for like a week, hanging out with us, or just making us feel welcome where we go. It's funny how you count down the days till the end of tour for so long, and once you're there you want it to go on just a little bit longer. I hear it's rainy back home, so maybe we can bring the sun with us. The drive home is something like 50 hours, so we're stopping in Boulder on the way and splitting it up into 2 still-long-as-hell 20-something hour-long drives. Everyone is starting to wake up now, and alas, I am too hungover to keep typing. Such is the nature of tour. Also, my leg just went to sleep.



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Monday, April 7, 2008

bamboozle was good

So yesterday was bamboozle and I must say it was great. We played at 3:30 which is early for rock and roll but it was a good show. it felt good to play an outdoor show.I definitely had a blast. I saw rx bandits and they ruled extra. they were kick ass. I hope we can tour with them sometime. I saw a lot of bands killing it. steel train, reel big fish and many more. but jimmy eat world takes the cake. they were amazing. such a good time. Jeff and I got to meet Jim Atkins from jimmy eat world. that was a pleasure. he was a very cool dude. he is an idol of mine. the day started out rough for us being all hung over sitting in traffic. but it ended well.we saw our homie downtown mark brown. and he was kicking ass too. overall it was a good day.


Friday, April 4, 2008

lonny's taking a nap

So here i sit at lonny's house in Porter Ranch California bored bored bored and a little hungover. Last night we hung out with our friend Nancie. After a bottle of some awesome scotch, a couple of beers, and some good mexican food we left Nancie's to go meet up with the most awesome Limbeck dudes at a bar called cha cha lounge in Silverlake California. Im sure you can guess how the rest of the night went.......HOT DOG! Anyways all i want to do right now is play some basketball. I have a mean hook shot. Also i think Lonny and I deserve a rematch against Joel and Salsa considering the last time we played them we got murdered. So i guess this is where I'll explain the title of this blog. Lonny is a 26 year old just married handsome dude but he acts like a 59 year old divorced ugly grumpy bastard. All I want to do is go play some basketball and now Joel, Salsa, and I have to wait on him to wake up from his midday nap. What a lame excuse for a young adult. I love him though. Now im gonna get Matt to put up some other songs from our record live in learn on our myspace page. So checkem out when you get a chance. peace, love, and basketball.

love, josh


Thursday, April 3, 2008

Deep Rock Drive and Sin City

Hey everyone.  We've been up to the usual no good.  Holy Hangover.  Anyways, I sit here at our manager Lonny's in Northridge California resting and watching Matt play Zelda on the Wii which is awesome. Yesterday we were in Las Vegas and did a live internet show called Deep Rock Drive.  Some of you may have seen it.  I hope so.  Those guys are incredible and run one hell of a show.  I encourage everyone to check out their site :  Also any bands I know should look into doing it.


We set up kind of awkwardly but it was worth it so they could get cameras in and out and get some good shots.  There were huge screens with our set list, which the viewers voted on, and messages from everyone as well.  It was hard to read and play at the same time and not laugh at some of the things coming in, but i'd like to thank those who participated.  It was a lot of fun.  Seriously check those guys out.  It's gonna blow up.


Afterwards Josh, Joel, and Myself went out with our friend Chris to the Old Downtown Vegas.  It had it's own vibe.  Almost separate from the rest of Vegas.  I liked it a lot better than the glamorous strip.  A lot cheaper too, which my rock and roll budget always likes. We got L.I.T.'s for $3.25 that were strong enough to fuck up an elephant. Joel and Chris gambled and lost their money and mine, and Josh and I drank and people watched.  Always a good time.  Thanks again Chris if you read this.  We left our Hyatt (which good old Bill Shatner and Priceline so kindly negotiated for us) and drove all day long back to LA where I sit.  Northridge, whatever.  Tomorrow we have some business to attend to and then it's more shows, and Bamboozle left this weekend. 


Below are some pictures Matt took of the Deeprockdrive set.

"I"m da BOSS!"