Monday, December 7, 2009
Seattle was a blast, raining but fitting. We all believed the reason for our visiting Seattle was to play a show. This quickly changed into a battle between those you were and those who were not "fit for the pit" Shorty as she was appropriately (not ironically) named soon stole the hearts of every person in the room. She didn't jump and do tricks or give anyone back-rubs like most dogs do, she simply sat and observed. This tactic resulted in everyone bombarding her for love and affection. Luckily we were able to document some of these moments with her... and one picture for the show if anyone cares.
Unfortunately the one city I really wanted to explore was filled with rain, and I was filled with fever and mucus. Te combination resulted in me sleeping in the van for five hours while we waited to load in and play Lewis & Clark college. The campus had a warm vibe, even though it was high forties and raining; all the students were very helpful with loading in gear and making sure nothing got too wet(special thanks to Justin, or was it Jordan? for the kava kava tea, and Andrew for carrying a ton of our gear). The show environment was great. The students were dancing and feeling fine, their good energy got me out of my sickness slump, at least for the night. Thanks to everyone that came out and listened!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Stayed in San Francisco for three days, never wanted to leave. We got our van windows fixed and cruised north 9 hours to Eugene, OR. By this time everyone was was pretty tired from sleeping on floors and catching various sicknesses( We think Ricky baby beat H1N1 single handedly). Rolled into Eugene around 10 and hit the bars to make friends and get a feel for the city. First place we went was Luckey's, the joint we were scheduled to play the following night. The bar has a cool vibe, couches, billiards, and drunken zombies. I cruised back to the motel early to try and fight my oncoming flu symptoms, and the Buffalo dudes stayed to party the night away. Apparently Eugene is not too hoppin on the week days.
Day two, Eugene. We grabbed a delicious breakfast at the famous pancake house, walked around University of Oregon and attempted to meet students in hopes of them coming out to hang at the show that night. We had a blast playing, and I think my fever broke while we were playing. OUr manager /Healer Brad started a tradition that night of buying a round of whiskey shots for the whole crew while we were playing; I think that's what helped. Big thanks to Luckey's bar for having us and everyone that came out to drink and dance. Hope to see you all very soon. Working on getting some video up soon.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
This is the start of something great. Now you can know what we are up to at shows, weddings, funerals, first dates, dog training practice, magic shows, cooking classes, fencing tournaments and much much more. Follow this blog once a day as needed. Cheers.