Saturday, November 3, 2007

I Want To Go Baaaaack!

Wow. I think LA was the culmination of coolness on the west coast. I reinforced new friendships with so many people, re-met others in a strange bought of coincidence (or is it?), and just generally had a kick ass time. Not to mention it was the best night for the guys so far. Now that is a market to return to!

I was in the lobby again, but did I mind this time? No. I had too much going on to even think about it. Talk about busy and cramped behind that tiny booth, but hey we had fun with it. There were plenty of fans there that had been at either one of the past two shows, or both. It was nice to see them again, and again, and in some cases again.

I hope that this night wasn’t the pinnacle of the tour. To talk about talking, I need to talk more. That’s why I’m here right?

November 2, 2007
Los Angeles, CA

I guess LA is just one of those places where something is always happening, and the people that are there to experience it are there for exactly that. The experience? I really don’t know where I was going with that…

From the front of the theatre I could see the Capitol Records building, a pretty cool piece of architecture, historical monument and a landmark for the entire industry. Not to mention The Redwalls old stomping ground. Fitting after seeing Dig!

I went and got Chinese food with the Rooney merch girls, instead of Rosco’s Chicken and Waffles, which I’m still curious whether I should be regretting or not? I feel like everybody else went and ate fried chicken. I’ll have to save it for next time.

I’m selling a lot more shirts than I thought I’d be. Well a lot more of everything in general. I wish my band could sell merch like this. It can literally support the entire tour. One thing that I’m seeing is that the business is less of an exact science that I had originally assumed. Much of it comes as it goes, or happens as it’s happening. There’s always a skeleton there, but the sheer array of details we’re dealing with can alone show you how much can alter between a booked date and the actual performance. Percentages, budgets and more can all change on the contracts. Getting that stuff down shouldn’t be a problem; I’m a bit of a perfectionist in strange ways. But most importantly, I’m in the business of meeting people. Can I deal with that?

According to Radiohead, meeting people is easy…

Capitol Records.

Outside the box.



A couple Redwalls fans wanted a picture with ME!

Me and the Rooney girls.


Jessica said...

lol Is Justin flipping you off in the #1 picture?

Anonymous said...


oh man,that was a fun night.i look kinda cynical in that picture with you mike(non-intentional,honest!),but oh well,lol.

hopefully you guys will come back to L.A. soon,except this time the redwalls headlining instead :oD

it was nice meeting you,keep it cool! xxx -Dove(the one in the red dragon shirt,haha.)

Anonymous said...

JUSTIN IS A HOTTIE!!!! that's all i have to say