Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Today I decided that I want to run for Mayor of the town I live in. That's right, I am going to run for Mayor of Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania. I was driving from Pensacola to Jacksonville today and it just came to me that I would be a GREAT Mayor. Picture this: me dressed in one of the finest Italian tuxedos, complete with cumberbund and top hat (a monocle is also a possible accessory). Now picture me standing on a fire truck, leading a parade right down Broad Avenue. I'd have pockets FILLED TO THE BRIM with delicious candy for all the kids lined up on the street to see the parade. Its a wonderful thought that has me inspired to run one of the hardest campaigns, maybe of all-time.

I just laughed to myself thinking about my opponent in the election reading that first paragraph and using it against me.

I'm really taking this seriously and I was thinking about what a great experience running for Mayor could be. I'd definitely be able to run a great campaign. Thinking about making commercials alone gets me very excited. I also think that we could have some KICKASS rock n' roll fundraisers. I honestly do think that I could do a great job as Mayor. Here are some of my initial ideas for Belle Vernon:

- Obviously I think BV needs a movie theater. Everyone in town has to drive at least half an hour to go see a movie, and I think that having a movie theater would bring people from all over the Mon-Valley, just like Wal-Marts does. It would also create more jobs for people in the Valley. I would do everything in my power to make this happen, although I have no idea if a Mayor has anything to do with this. That's beside the point though, because I will be a very special Mayor who could make the impossible possible.

- I think I'd like to get funding to get Graham Street Park fixed up really nice. Last time I checked, there wasn't even nets in the basketball hoops anymore. That's completely unacceptable. I think that Graham Street Park could be one of the nation's finest parks with a little work. I would like to get funding for a security officer for the park to keep it safe for all the kids. I'd also like to get a stage built there for outdoor events and concerts that could help with funding for upkeep with the park.

- I'd like to do everything in my power to create more things for younger people to do in the community. The Mon-Valley, and Belle Vernon in specific, has had a major problem in recent years with young people and drugs. Many people turn to hard recreational drugs as an escape from the monotony and boredom of life in a small town. I think having a center where concerts could be help and clubs could meet would be very beneficial to cutting down on drug problems in our area. I'd like to help create more clubs for people to join, even if they are for a very specific thing. How about a canoeing club? Or an arm wrestling league? Maybe a Nintendo Wii organization? These all seem like silly examples, but if 10 people are into anything, there's no reason that they shouldn't have a place to meet and have the whole community have the chance to be a part of.

- I would personally take care of all disputes between neighbors in the community. I would like to be like "The Wolf" in Pulp FIction for all of Belle Vernon. If there are any arguments about zoning, or neighbors getting mad about someone planting a tree that hangs over their property, I would be great at resolving the issue. I have had to deal with compromise with my occupation for over 12 years, I feel like I have become quite an expert at it.

- I want to have MANY COMMUNITY DINNERS to benefit the less fortunate. I'm really good at making burgers now, and I'd love to have a big HAMBURGER DINNER to benefit the less fortunate. Obviously we'd also get some great entertainment...maybe I'd even try to get the TUMBLE MONKEYS from the Lion King show at Disney World to come in for it. Obviously we could raise enough money to feed all the hungry people in the Valley. That would make me feel good about the community.

- I have travelled all over the United States, Canada, Japan, and the United Kingdom over the past 12 years. I have seen the best and worst cities in the world. I know what makes for a great city, and although I think that BV is a very good city, I do think that improvements can be made. There are a lot of things about being Mayor that I will have to learn as I go along, but I think that I can handle it.

- Steve Soboslai will be running as my Vice-Mayor. I also appointed him my campaign manager.

My Mom was very against me running for Mayor, but I convinced her by asking her how I was supposed to run for President if I don't start somewhere! Obviously I want to be President, it has always been my main goal. This will be a good start. I think I will have a good chance to win if I can inspire young people to get out there and vote for Mayor. I doubt anyone under the age of 60 really bothers to go out and vote for Mayor, but I want to make it happen. I want to inspire people to go out and practice democracy in its most pure form!

Keep my tuxedo/parade dreams alive! I'll throw out CARAMEL CREAMS!!!!

Fafali-YES! in 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Snuggie Beaumont

Right now I'm using my Snuggie as it was fully-intended. I am laying in bed with Steve and he is under the covers, and I don't necessarily like to be under the covers with him, so that's one benefit. The second benefit is that I'm on my laptop, and I can be under my covers with my computer on my lap, but I also have my hands free to type at the same time. I really do think its a pretty great invention, even if it is only a big robe without the belt.

We hung out with Barely Blind tonight down in good old Beaumont, Texas. They are my good buds. It was Brad's birthday at midnight, and he wanted to go to Waffle House for it. It was a perfect ride where we all sang to him. Reid's parents made us a delicious spaghetti dinner earlier, but our second dinner at Waffle House was great as well.

Steve beat me at ping-pong, which makes me want to retire.

We went and saw Inglorious Basterds today and it was incredible. Quentin Tarantino is the greatest director of all-time, "and you can quote me on that" (John McQuilkin). By some crazy coincidence, Farewell happened to be at the same theater. We didn't see them, but their van was outside. They must have been seeing another movie. We decided to write a note that said "Get out of our town freaks. You are not welcome here" and leave it on their windshield. We even smeared a little of Pat's blood on it. I'm sure it really freaked them out.

Beaumont, Texas is probably in my top 10 places that I could probably live. I don't like the mosquitoes and ants though. I wish mosquitoes would go extinct.

We gotta drive all the way to Pensacola tomorrow. Maybe I'll write an insanely long blog. Or a book.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Its Enough To Be On Your Way

We spent the day today in Dallas. First off, I was pretty happy that people in Dallas are pretty much oblivious to my fame. I didn't even have to wear any kind of disguise - I could just walk in public without a fake moustache and Oakleys without any sort of problem. At first I thought that maybe I just wasn't that famous in Dallas, but then later I realized that its just because the people of Dallas are so respectful of celebrities' personal space.

We played at around 2:30 PM at this sort of "festival" of bands at the club called "Live @ Mocah". Any club with an ampersand in its name is obviously cool with me. We obviously rocked extremely hard, despite the fact that I had to wear my glasses during our set for the second show in a row. I think they're a good luck charm though, because we once again played flawlessly.

My old buddy David Swann came to the show, and later hooked us up with some delicious food at the restaurant where he works - Dick's Last Resort. I couldn't resist the crabcakes, and I'm glad that I didn't resist them because they were delicious. People were throwing napkins all over the place, and I didn't know if that was allowed or not. Turns out that it was allowed. Our waiter was really awesome, and he said some really funny things like "kiss my black ass", "where you goin' whitey?", and other things that wouldn't be nearly as funny if I said them. It was a great dining experience, and I hope to someday do something really cool for David Swann to thank him.

I listened to the James Taylor song "Enough To Be On Your Way" about 10 times tonight. I heard it for the first time tonight, and I found it to be very mysterious sounding. I could not for the life of me figure out what the song was about, but I was definitely impressed to hear JT say the F word in it. I'd definitely be interested to hear peoples' takes on what this song means.

Friday, September 25, 2009

San Antonio, Holmes!

Hey, I'm in Texas. I'm actually on the way to Dallas from San Antonio. Tonight was a cool show in San Antonio. It was a very "intimate" show, but that is nice sometimes. I got to see my buds Joel Hennig and Matt Adams at the show tonight, which is always great. I like that both of those guys are great runners too. I learned that 125 Texians and 527 Mexicans died at the Battle of the Alamo. I'm glad that I decided to never die, nor get the swine flu. I had to wear my glasses at the show tonight because my right eye is bothering me. The reason for that is probably because I have disposable contacts, but I barely ever change them...maybe once every 5 or 6 months. Its okay though, because the people of San Antonio got a special treat with a special "glasses" show from me. I think I played even better in my glasses. It doesn't bother me that they sit crooked on my face either, because I think that's stylish and cool. I also decided that I'm getting pretty famous now. I decided to start my own mailing list, and I definitely decide to make it INCREDIBLE. One thing that I decided today is that when I get really HUGE, I'm going to have an entourage of cool looking dogs that follows me to press conference and awards shows. I've really been getting extra famous over the past couple weeks or so, and I gotta say that it really has its up and downs. People always expect such great things out of me. I really feel the pressure to keep producing excellent podcasts, blogs, video blogs, and most importantly, FACEBOOK STATUS UPDATES. I think I'm handling my fame well though, and really not letting it get to my head. I think one of my best qualities has always been my INSANE AMOUNT OF MODESTY.

We all ate lunch at Wal-Marts today, which is a great place for lunch. You can really stretch your money out at Wal-Marts. I ate chicken for both lunch and dinner today. I don't have a problem with that at all. Someday I might stop eating chickens, but not yet. I definitely feel a little guilty lately about eating cows, because I kinda think they're gorgeous. I'll tell you right now, I'll never eat a horse.

I have 4 mosquito bites. I see no reason why mosquitoes should exist. I don't think it would mess up the ecosystem if they were all eliminated. I am going to start constantly applying Off spray to avoid these itchy red bumps. I hate them.

I need new shoes.

Here's a cool truck I saw.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Okra-homa City!

Had yet another BLESSED show tonight in Oklahoma City. I knew that the show was going to be BLESSED because when we were at the laundromat, a guy said to us "I hope y'all tour is BLESSED". He definitely knew what was up! I love when people say "That's what's up" in kind of a southern way. I am very happy to have all of my FAVORITE SHIRTS completely clean again. They all smell so good and look so cool. We have a day off tomorrow to drive, and there's a chance that we might go camping with our good buds in Between The Trees. I really hope this happens, because I love to camp. Maybe I'll get the license plate "LUV2CMP" when I get home. I'll be the first one in line for Smores! I went to Wal-Marts twice today. I'm glad I got some great stuff. One of my favorite parts of going to Wal-Marts is when I got some breaded okra from the deli and Belan thought that okra was octopus. I actually wish it was, but alas, its only a vegetable. We went back to Wal-Marts later and we got stuff to make sandwiches for the entire tour for $30.03. That's quite a deal. I also got lots of great snacks that are delicious and economical, like: chocolate chip pop tarts, cream cheese and chives crackers, pumpkin muffins, whole wheat bagels, and some kind of fiber bars. Also, I've worked out on the treadmills for 3 mornings in a row. I went 1.5 miles the first day, then 1.75 miles the second day, and 2 miles today. I am planning on doing it again tomorrow. I can't believe how hunky I'll be if I keep this routine up. We had a great show in Oklahoma City tonight. One cool thing was when Steve rubbed his guitar against some girl's head during our set. I'm sure she thought it was cool. This tour is a tour full of good dudes. Here is a picture of the dudes.

Let me also note that 1) people at clubs don't flush toilets, and 2) I will never get the swine flu. I promise.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Love of Horses and Fear of Frogs

I'm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Today I saw 4 really great/gorgeous horses frollicking in a field. It really made me think about how cool/gorgeous horses really are. Yesterday, we also passed two cows that were being very romantic. It seemed like they really liked each other. I went running again this morning, and I think I'm very good at running. I plan on going tomorrow morning as well, and maybe not eating a big burrito and three pieces of pizza and a gas station sandwich as my diet. I also learned the very hard lesson that Punchline is not a popular band in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Maybe the fact that we've never played in Tulsa didn't help. Other than that, today was rather uneventful. I'd probably say seeing those horses playing was the best part of the day. Sarah informed me that Andre saw a frog and cowered in fear when he saw it. I like that I have a dog that's afraid of frogs. I'm looking forward to getting to Texas. We plan on camping out on Thursday night, which could be very awesome. I don't plan on sleeping on the ground though. I am very spoiled when it comes to hotels these days. We are at the Hilton tonight. Belan gets very upset about the fact that these fancy hotels charge you to use the internet. Luckily, I have my AT&T USB connect which allows me to always be connected to the internet. I'm so connected that at some point I'll probably snap and destroy all my technology and go live in the woods in an old abandoned bus. Hopefully there's a bus I can sleep in when we camp out. Also, I definitely hope there's no frogs because I'm terrified of them. Hey, whatever Andre thinks is cool, I think is cool. Except for peeing on the carpet.


We are heading to Oklahoma City today. I'm sitting in the lobby right now to use the INTERNETS. I would love a bagel, maybe I'll try to get one after I finish BLOGGING. Liking things on facebook makes me really happy. I had myself a nice WORKOUT this morning. I worked up a nice sweat, which made me feel good about myself after eating Arby's and Texas Roadhouse last night. I do enjoy a good Texas Roadhouse sweet potato though. The way I figure, sweet potatoes HAVE to be amazing for you. They're orange for god's sake. I bet they have lots of BETA CAROTENE. I have no idea if I spelled the correctly. I hope Oklahoma City is as cool as I remember. I hope to ride a mechanical bull while I'm there. My buddy Kevin from Farewell did some real bull-riding in his day. I promise that I'll never do that. It seems very unnecessarily dangerous. Kevin is a real country boy. I like that about him. I'm going to get my picture taken with him today. I also want to have all the bands on my podcast. I'm going to get Ryan from Between The Trees to do an acoustic song on my podcast too, because that dude can really sing his you-know-what off. Before you know it, I'll be in Texas. My good buddy Tony has a great nickname for Texas. Steve and Pat LOVE to sleep. This is a very scatterbrained blog. I don't care though, because its my blog and I'll do what I want. I really enjoy this blurry picture of Sarah and Andre.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The World's Most Perfect Mix CD

If I had to make a mix CD for all my friends to show them how much I like them, this would be it. Feel free to make this CD, and think about me while you listen to it.

1) "I Want You Back" - Jackson 5
2) "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" - Stevie Wonder
3) "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man" - Prince
4) "What A Fool Believes" - Michael McDonald
5) "September" - Earth Wind & Fire
6) "The Tears Of A Clown" - Smokey Robinson
7) "Your Smiling Face" - James Taylor
8) "Here It Goes" - Jimmy Eat World
9) "Beating Heart Baby" - Head Automatica
10) "Touch The Sky" - Kanye West
11) "Jailhouse" - Sublime
12) "Your Party" - Ween
13) "New Mistake" - Jellyfish
14) "Hymns For The Heathen" - Cursive
15) "Heaven For The Weather" - The Streets
16) "Million Bucks" - All
17) "Italian Sun" - Triangle Shirt Factory
18) "God Only Knows" - The Beach Boys
19) "More Than A Woman" - Bee Gees
20) "A Day In The Life" - The Beatles
21) "Emaline" - Ben Folds Five
22) "Hide and Seek" - Imogen Heap
23) "My Juvenile" - Bjork

I hope you all enjoy my mix CD. I hope that all fits on one CD. I'd put Michael Jackson's "P.Y.T." on the bonus disc.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

News Day

I am writing this blog from the Best Western in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This is a very special Best Western, because it has an INDOOR WATER PARK. We got here late, so the pool is already closed, but I can guarantee that I will be up at 7:00 AM to take advantage of the WATER SLIDE and BASKETBALL HOOPS IN THE POOL. I'll be tearing it up for at least 5 hours tomorrow morning.

We are about halfway through this tour, and tonight we announced three very big things. The first big thing is that for all of November, we will be touring with Hawthorne Heights, Just Surrender, Monty Are I, and Nightbeast. Obviously that tour will be great. The second big thing is that after this tour, Belan is leaving the band. That was the bad piece of news. Belan is a good bud, so it sucks to see him go. I don't like his decision to leave, but I'm not going to hold it against him either. The third (and probably most surprising) piece of news is that our old friend and former bandmate Paul Menotiades is going to be playing with us again. I am looking forward to playing music with Paul again. He's a very talented guy, and it'll be nice to see and hang out with him again after seeing him only twice in the past 4 years or so.

I had a great burrito on our way to the show today. It has sweet potato puree in it, which I think it an excellent idea. When I eat a sweet potato, it makes me want to write a song.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


We had a nice little quiet night at the hotel last night with the Farewell guys. You gotta make the best of days off, and I do believe we did. I took a swim, and accidentally slipped and fell on my side. My leg hurts today, but in a very cool way. I guess it also wasn't necessary to note that I accidentally slipped, because I would assume that most slips are accidental. We also took a nice trip to the Olive Garden, where I enjoyed the NEVERENDING PASTA. Unfortuneately, that only meant one dish of angel hair pasta for me. I really got JIPPED on that one. I'm trying to say "jipped" more because its a great and under-used expression. I hope that it doesn't have any offensive undertones, because I don't mean it that way.

I am currently sitting in the van in the parking lot of Mojoe's in Orland Park, Illinois. On the drive here, we announced some important news, but we did it in a very vague way. We let the WHOLE INTERNET know that someone will be leaving Punchline after this tour, and someone else will be coming to join us on a tour in November that we have yet to announce. I will clear up all of the mysteries very soon, but we figured that building suspense would be VERY COOL. I am pretty sure that a lot of people will think that the news is all very cool.

As many of you know, when we're on tour, Steve and I share a bed every night. We usually have no problems/accidental foot touching, but we did have a problem last night. In the middle of the night, Steve slammed into me and awoke me from my deep slumber. He almost knocked me off the bed. I tried to push him off of me, but he refused to move. He laid very lifelessly against me. I then yelled and him and pushed him harder, to which he opened his eyes slightly and mumbled something about how "he sees how it is" and mentioned something about "The South". This morning he had no recollection of it, but Belan experienced it too. I will get my Revenge on Steve. Indeed.

Steve also got a WRITTEN WARNING for speeding today. He is out of control. Here's a pic of me holding it.

Shout out to Hardee's Thickburger! A nice surprise at an Ohio rest stop. Also very psyched about a KICKASS new Andre video in which he barks at some cows. He also sneezes a few times, and the cows look at him and OBVIOUSLY think he's nuts!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Confusing train analogies.

Cleveland is a great place to play music. It was a Monday night and it was a pretty laid back show, but I talked to some real sincere people who got me all psyched about what we do. I got some good pep talks yesterday. My band self-esteem is doing well and I am looking forward to the things that we'll be doing for the rest of the year. I went and had a big continental breakfast this morning, and then got a shower. While I was in the shower, I was thinking about train analogies. I was thinking to myself at first about whether the train ride was nearing the end, and it was almost my stop. Then I thought to myself that maybe the train ride is just beginning and I'm about to step onto it. Then I realized that neither of those things are the truth. The truth is, I've been walking beside the train for years. I don't have a ticket, but I have a destination, and I also have one of those sticks with a handkerchief tied to the end with a few of my things in it. One of the things in my stick/handkerchief is my laptop computer. As I'm walking along beside this train, I've met many other railroad-walkers. I've also slept in the woods a lot, and seen some pretty cool sights. One time I even saw a baby deer, but I never told anyone about it...until now. This analogy makes perfect sense to me. That being said, I think I'm about to step up to the ticket window and tell the guy selling tickets to give me a ticket to anywhere, and I'll see where it takes me. I might not have enough money for a ticket though, in which case, I'll just continue to walk beside the train. I think I'll get there eventually.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Dang, the shows have gotten REAL good. Pittsburgh was insane. Toledo was great as well. I'm looking forward to Cleveland tonight, Cleveland RARELY disappoints. Plus, I'll get to chill with my good bud Tony tonight. Obviously we'll probably do some videobloggin' or something of that nature.

Pretending to take Kanye's side in the Kanye/Taylor Swift controversy is really entertaining to me.

I want a Spicy Chicken Sandwich. I am always hungry. That's one of the two things that Sarah really loves about me...that's I'm always hungry, and that I can ice skate really well.

Here are some pictures.


Lovin' Belan's cell phone.

Friday, September 11, 2009


This morning started out amazingly. I woke up and went down into the hotel lobby, where I saw my good buddy Pat Dee sitting and enjoying some CB (Continental Breakfast). I had some eggs, sausage links, toast, and a warm biscuit. I also had some cranberry juice. While we were sitting there, Pat came up with the BEST idea I've ever heard...that we should surprise Steve and Jon with BREAKFAST IN BED! I couldn't stop smiling when he suggested this. I was in charge of Steve's breakfast, and Pat was in charge of Belan's. We did it this way so that we'd each be getting breakfast for the guy we share a bed with. You should've seen the look on their faces when we walked into the room we heaping helpings of breakfast food for them! They woke up with the biggest smiles and immediately dug in. I even got Steve some OJ, and that's his favorite!!!

The tour has been going pretty great so far. My favorite show of the past few days was New York City. I always have fun in New York City. I have so many COOL BUDS in NYC. One of my cool buds in NYC is Vinnie Caruana. He is like The Fonz of guys in bands. I strive to be cool like Vinnie in every day life. We went to The Continental and did shots of tequila. They were delicious!

I'm also always very excited to see Timmer, Hoo Daddy, and BB GUNZ.

One show that was not so great was Baltimore. The people that were at the show were great (obviously), but I guess we did something to make the city of Baltimore mad because there weren't that many people there. What's up Baltimore? What did we do? Being Monday night probably didn't help, but that doesn't usually stop Baltimore. At least we ate at the Paper Moon diner with our friend Janice. She got the turkey dinner, and I don't blame her. I LOVE SWEET POTATO FRIES.

I think all the bands on the tour are very cool. So far I'd vote Kevin from Farewell as tour MVP. One cool skill he has is that he can restore tractors.

I am looking forward BIGTIME to our hometown Pittsburgh show tomorrow night. Its going to be "VERY NICE" (say that in a Borat voice). We played in Poughkeepsie last night, and after we played, we went to the bar next door with all the other bands and watched the Steelers win. A group of guys that were bigger than me were saying "F*** the Steelers!" and the YINZER in me came out and I yelled at them "SUPER BOWL CHAMPS" and a couple of cuss words. Belan was worried they were gonna beat me up, but after I said that they really backed down. I think they were intimidated by my Mickey Mouse shirt I was wearing.

Well, that's all I'm gonna blog for now. Sorry I didn't blog the past few days, I was too busy doing MANY COOL THINGS. I'm gonna go to Allentown now. My very nice girlfriend is making the drive all the way out to see me play bass. She loves my bass skills!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Vienna Fingers

I have to say that this tour is really great. We played in Vienna, Virginia tonight at Jammin' Java. Needless to say, I jammed the #&@! outta my Java. I think we have played better every night on this tour so far, and tomorrow things will be running on all cylinders. I will be fueled by some delicious sweet potato fries tomorrow night as well. Pat is looking forward to redeeming his last Baltimore show. I hope we can find that pack of hooligans that held him down and forced him to drink Margaritas before our last Baltimore show. They need to pay! I had a great mozzarella and tomato sandwich tonight, as well as a bowl of chili. I have been eating decent food, but spending way too much money on food so far. I'm a little confused as to why none of the clubs so far have provided any food or drinks whatsoever. I'm gonna go broke eating sandwiches. Its okay though, because I love sandwiches. We are sleeping at Cory's house tonight in Baltimore. Cory is cool, and he has a cool dog named Sadie. We played with the Diesel Pigeons tonight, and I think I want to adopt them and make them my sons. I think all the bands are having a good time on this tour, because the shows have been great so far. I plan on turning things up a little bit more each night. Tonight I did a funny little dance on stage, I just made it up on the spot while we were playing. It was kind of an ode to Josh Bonner/Old-School Steve, in which I kicked my legs up very high and to the side. I think it really won the crowd over. People cheered very loud tonight, which is always a great thing. I want to keep stepping it up each night, so that by the end of the tour I'm hanging from the rafters and punching my bandmates in the face during our set. That would be great. Maybe the shows will get so good that my head will just explode and glitter shoot out all over the crowd. I have big dreams. When I was taking a shower tonight, I was wondering whether anybody hated me. I hope not, because I would like to be well-liked. Let me know if you know anyone who hates me. On second thought, don't.

Raleigh Caps

Well, North Carolina turned out to be a great state to have the first two shows of the tour. I have to give NC mad props for being full of great shows. I definitely realize that being belligerent and obnoxious onstage is the PERFECT way to be when you're playing the bass. I took off my shoes and threw them at Pat tonight during "My White Collared Shirt". He only dodged one of him. I threw them at him because I don't respect him. Our old buddy Zach (bassist of the band Sullivan who is no longer a band) took me to a great place to eat called CookOut. I got a burger with some chicken nuggets and hushpuppies. Dang, it was great to eat hushpuppies again. About 2 hours later, we went back there with the rest of the band and I ate again. This time I got the BBQ sandwich, which was also fantastic. After we played tonight, I met a lot of nice people, including a nice man who told me he wanted to be best friends with me. Maybe I'll take him up on it, who knows? I fully realize that I'm writing about food way too much in this blog, but I also have to mention that we ate lunch in a Japanese/Italian restaurant today. It was the first Japanese/Italian restaurant we ever ate in, and I had a wonderful sushi lunch. We also got our van washed, quite possibly for the first time ever. I figure at 180,000 miles, its time for a wash. I think it recommended a wash at 180,000 miles in the manual. Tomorrow we head to Vienna, Virginia, another town that we have never played music in. The grammar is this blog is pretty awful, I'm ending with so many prepositions and wording things very awkwardly. That's what I get for blogging at 3:07 AM.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Day 1 of Tour, obviously

Tonight was Day 1 of our tour with Between The Trees, Farewell, and Action Item. Our show was at the Soapbox in Wilmington, North Carolina, which is where they filmed a show that Nick really likes, Dawson's Creek. We walked down by the water and saw a very large ship. We anticipated meeting the other bands, and by the end of the night we probably left a very strange first impression. We all drank quite a few Pabst Blue Ribbons before we played, and we played what I would consider a GREAT set. I definitely took my shoes and socks off, and even played one song without a shirt (which is something I haven't done in the 12 year existence of our band). Belan had one too many and messed up quite a bit on guitar, but I forgive him. It really doesn't matter. Of course I dedicated the whole show to the greatest performer of all-tme (MJ). Overall, it was a great first show and I think we hit it off with all of the bands. I met a lot of cool dudes. One guy that I'm unsure of whether he likes me or not is Bingham, who was Between The Trees' merch guy/tour manager. I really wanted to be good friends with him, mainly because I've never known anyone named Bingham. I hope I can win him over, but I get the feeling that he's not the kind of guy who's into antics, and I am sometimes full of antics. We'll see I guess. We are staying at a hotel recommended by our good bud Jim Logrando. Its called the Carolinian, which is a great name for a hotel. I made sure that Steve and Jon drank plenty of water before bed. I'll be mad if they get sick. That's all for now, please enjoy this great picture of Belan and I.