Wednesday, August 25, 2010

We had a day off in Dallas today, so we went to see our friend's brother pitch for the Texas Rangers. Adam got to throw out the first pitch.



video


I must apologize for the quality of the video, I had a mouthful of peanuts and my hand was all salty. The pixelated black stick is Adam.



Luckily they had a copy of my favorite magazine in my hotel room, Garden & Gun. I really don't feel safe wandering around a garden without firepower. Everything is gunnier in Texas.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Just watched this in my hotel room.






















Bummer.

I'm a fan of horror movies but you have to be in the right frame of mind. What are some good ones to destroy your sense of comfort and well-being?

Here's some must-see classics:

Prince of Darkness
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Thing (80's version)
The Exorcist
The Omen
Blair Witch Project
Poltergeist
Event Horizon
Hellraiser
Suspiria
The Descent
Dawn of the Dead

with an honorable mention to those venerated serials:
Friday the 13th
Halloween
Nightmare on Elm St.

the first films of all 3 of those series were epic.

And then, if you really want to try and test your sanity and reason for living, try watching the Begotten, here's a taste:

Friday, August 13, 2010

We are in the obscure city of Holmdel, NJ, which apparently isn't close to anything, I don't even think it's close to Holmdel, NJ.


My hotel room is one of those weird Holiday Inn "suites", that consist of a huge, oddly-shaped livingroom/gymnasium, an incongruously tiny bathroom, and a bedroom with no windows, which doubles as a depressing cave. I drug the desk out of the cave into the gymnasium so I can at least have a little light.


Last night's show was entertaining (I've been pleasantly surprised at how fun these have been).


Davey always manages to somehow find a feather boa in the crowd every night, so you know he's in heaven.


Halfway through the set I noticed this guy with long blonde hair and shades rocking out front and center, in between the barrier and the stage, which I thought was odd because not only did he have a Clash shirt on, but security wasn't booting him. then I realized that it was Billie Joe in a wig and it made more sense.


Now, where does one eat in Holmdel, NJ?




Friday, August 06, 2010

Gahh, blowing it on the blogger front.
I've had an excuse for the last 5 days at least. We started the Green Day tour, which has been quite the experience so far.
We haven't done a legit big support tour since we went out with the Offspring in Europe in the year 2000. That's 10 years of the headlining Affies.
Currently we're in Chicago. Chicago is like the Miami of Canada. Which is a good thing.
Lollapalooza tomorrow. There's actually a ton of bands I'd like to see in the lineup this year, such as:
The Black Keys
Phoenix
The Strokes
Cut Copy
Metric
Grizzly Bear
Dirty Projectors
Frightened Rabbit
Minus the Bear
The Big Pink

SOLID!

I hope they don't put Frightened Rabbit and Grizzly Bear on next to each other. Could get ugly.

In case you were wondering, yes, Lance Herbstrong is playing.

On to other things.






is in full gear-up mode. We haven't made any major announcements because we have to take care of a few important things first.
We do, however, have our first show booked, which is exciting. Should be announced soon.



Soon.