Thursday, November 29, 2007

Grind. Back To It, That Is...

For those of you steaming over the last few posts that I’ve neglected to put up yet, I will appease you with an update!

I landed in Chicago at 6:02 last night.

That’s right folks, I’ll be joining The Redwalls on their ten day headlining tour with The Whigs and Jonathan Rice! I’ll be hoping to see a handful of familiar faces and a plethora of new ones. Don’t be frightened to come say hello, I’m a friendly guy, and I’ll sell you merch too.

We woke up around 7:00 this morning to get moving, so as I battled the holy-crap-it’s-cold-18-degree-weather while loading some stuff into the trailer, I began to get excited…

We finally left and picked up a frail and bundled Justin who is just getting over sickness before reaching the practice space and grabbing the rest of the equipment and guys. First to arrive was Andrew, then Rob and Logan with Mitch. One thing I was glad to see is Logan now has the smallest suitcase. His last one had to be around 100 pounds… and bright red.

Oh and the new posters are really cool, too. Peter Mars, the artist who designed and screen printed the cover of the most recent Redwalls release, did a series of screened poster specifically for this tour, hand numbered and all, making each one one-of-a-kind. I’m going to pick one up, and I suggest you do too.

Maybe the guys will even sign it for you.

So now we’re on the road towards Pontiac, MI. It’s weird, almost like I never even left, went back to Philly for a week, crashed some classes, worked a few days, played SNES, pet a cat, closed a bank account, ate at Wawa (if you don’t know what it is… well, I just feel sorry for you), slept in my own bed with new flannel sheets applied, and wrote a new song. I said almost.

You’ll be hearing from me frequently, I promise, so keep up with it! And comment this stuff with questions and thoughts, I will do another answer post in the next week or two. If you want to see something, don’t hesitate to tell me either. You’re just as big a part of this as me, why would I write this is no one is reading it? And why not read what you want to read? That one’s hypothetical, but I look forward to hearing from you kids!

24 comments:

lisa said...

What games did you play on SNES?

And Wawa? Out of ALL the places in the city to eat, your choice was Wawa? I guess that I will never understand the whole Wawa phenomenon...

Laura said...

I missed your bloggings - glad to see you're still working on them!

Come back to Seattle...
(I'm hoping that if I say it enough you'll actually come, so expect to hear it a lot from me. xD)

ash said...

i am addicted to your blog. i thought you should know that. and you should come to arizona. the weather here is nice... i mean, it's supposed to rain tomorrow, but it's still going to be in the 60's :)

Anonymous said...

I too missed your blogs, I'm glad you are going to be on this tour to keep us all updated!

Im coming up from Dallas for the Chicago show so I will see you there!

Sarah

ellie said...

Wawa! I haven't seen one of those is years...well, since the last time I was in/near Philly and the Jersey Shore, which was about 5 years ago. There aren't any down in Georgia.

redlipsnpearlz said...

Aww, tell Justin we all hope he feels better.
AND COME BACK TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!!
That's all I gotta say.
=]

Jade said...

Chicaaago, Chicaaago . . .

cara said...

give justin some lovin' for us! <3

and can you please tell me what wawa is so you don't have to feel sorry for me..i've never heard of it. :[

thank you for continuing the blogs--i can't wait for next friday and saturday to get here! :D

Melodamyus said...

I would like to see some examples from Justin's foot modeling portfolio.

See you in Cambridge!

-Amy

Christianna said...

where's the freaking philly post, face?

Laura said...

Hmm... I'm kinda wondering why everyone's sending love to Justin... I think everyone of them deserves some loove.

Send them much loves. =D





Seattle... you know you wanna come back... come come come. =]

Anonymous said...

I think the love for Justin is because it says he is sick.

Laura said...

Oh yeah, I forgot about that when I posted that.
Hah, sorry.

Much loves to Justin then. xD

Anonymous said...

Hey, I love the blog and look forward to the updates.

I was wondering if you know if The Redwalls are coming to GA after the new year.

And if we'll see of the alternate covers to the Redwalls album.

Jade said...

To the anon poster above . . . the alternate album artwork looked amazing.

cara said...

i just thought of something i would love to see:

the 'dead flowers' cover on one of the last two dates. i know you don't have control over that, but maybe you could let them know. :]

Anonymous said...

I keep hearing rumors that the Chicago show at the Metro is a delayed album release show.

Could you confirm or deny the said rumor from above?

Keep the posts coming, por favor

Anonymous said...

can i just say that they are sexy? they are sexy.

alexandra said...

i'm going have to agree with christianna, face. also if you pick me up a screen printed poster with signatures i'll make you a whole pan full of banana nerfin bread to yourself.

Genevieve said...

another tour = good times.

maybe i'll pick you up some more thai food. by the way, that place was called "thai me up". hmm.. i'm just sayin. "You dance on the bar, i do you REAL hard!" thank god we never saw that guy again.

p.s. wawa is like heaven.

Jade said...

No, no, Cara . . . they should be playing some sort of Lennon composed song at the Chicago show, you know. Makes sense . . .

Pass that along!

Anonymous said...

or BOTH, eh?

Anonymous said...

Dear Mike -

Have they locked you in that little black box?

Your concerned readers

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