Last night we had our second practice after the "baby break" and it was great. We're playing two shows this weekend, though we're only advertising one. We're the secret special guests on the other. The show we're really pushing is on Saturday at Antone's in Austin w/ Alpha Rev, The Campaign, and Deadbeat Darling. This should be a big show so if you can go, you should get there early. Also we're playing first so definitely get there early enough for that. Also this week (actually today at 2pm), KUT 90.5 in Austin will be playing the in studio performance that we taped last week. I hope it sounds good. You can listen to it on their website if you don't live near Austin.
Band practice on weekdays is for the birds, though. I'm at work all day and then go home for just long enough to eat dinner and relieve Leah from Harper-Duty for a few minutes and then I'm back out the door. If anyone knows anyway where the government would pay me just to hang out at home keep things cool, please let me know.
As much as it sucks to leave my wife and child for any reason, I am constantly reminded of how lucky I am to get to play music at all, and especially to play music with the guys I play with. I try to tell them as much as I can, but I love them all and feel honored that they've thrown in with me.
I even appreciate all the guys who've quit the band...well, most of them. The first drummer we had was a great drummer but he is total human garbage in every other regard. I mean, a real asshole. I don't think I've ever disliked a person with the ferocity that I dislike him.
Anyway, the Texas Democratic senators are saying that we've got enough pull to block the nomination of Don McLeroy for chairman of the Board of Education, so...yay! I don't want to sound pessimistic but the concern is that Rick "Texas could secede from the union" Perry will only nominate someone just as bad. Oh well, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
Here's a news article that I found stimulating this morning:
Radiohead denies influencing local band