Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Gearing Up

Well it's almost time to head out on tour again. It's coming in 2 days. There's always something exciting about heading out on the road, something uncertain, something free. In a way it feels as if I leave behind all responsibility and normal life behind, and embark on one that seems simpler. Drive, read, eat, play music, and sleep. Now granted I don't live so frivolously, as preparing for tour is one of the most stressful parts. Unlike the popular notion that most bands on tour make lots of money, we do not. I have to make sure I have enough money to pay my bills and eat on tour, which is all a part of how life is, so I'm not complaining. Tour is great and i wouldn't trade it for the world... ok, maybe I would, but all I'm saying is I'm excited to head out. take a breath of fresh air from different states, meet new people, sleep on their floor, see old friends. Even if you aren't in a band, I would recommend traveling, whether by your own means or found ones. Take time to do something different. Don't get too stagnant in what you do. Live a little. Anyway, It will be good. I'll be out for two weeks and then back to this lovely steel city.

Every time I head out I tell myself I'll be doing a lot of sketching on the road, but I only come back with a couple. But this time, I mind you, I'll try even harder! I'll try and keep some posts going along the road. You know, funny tour stories, mishaps and the like.
-cheers

P.S. If you're interested you can check out the band I'm in at www.thelasthope.us

1 comment:

Flesheater said...

I'm excited.

I won't be able to go to cornerstone this year :(

however, I hope to see you in joplin on my way to Iowa.

and maybe even before that. I know you guys couldnt get a show in Oklahoma next tuesday, but I heard you may still hang out at the FBS show going on that night?

that would be awesome.