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:: 5.31.2003 ::

(listening to: Spiritualized: Amazing Grace)

I'm out of here. Our show last night was a lot of fun, it was crazy sweaty and hot up on stage but that only seemed to bring the rock even more so. If you're around one of our tour stops, you should come down and say hello. Ciao, Oaktown.

-=communiqué=- -=june 2003 tour dates=-

June 01 :: Denver, CO @ Lion's Lair
June 02 :: St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
June 03 :: Chicago, IL @ Fireside Bowl
June 04 :: Cincinnati, OH @ The Void
June 07 :: Wilkes Barre, PA @ Cafe Metropolis
June 08 :: Philadelphia, PA @ Pontiac Grill
June 10 :: Philadelphia, PA @ Khyber
June 11 :: Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's *
June 12 :: Brooklyn, NY @ Club Luxx *
June 13 :: New York, NY @ Sin-E *
June 14 :: Providence, RI @ The Met Cafe *
June 15 :: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar %
June 16 :: Richmond, VA @ Nanci Raygun
June 18 :: Mobile, AL @ American Legion
June 19 :: Baton Rouge, LA @ The Beauty School
June 20 :: Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
June 22 :: Phoenix, AZ @ The Club House
June 28 :: Portland, OR @ Nocturnal $
June 29 :: Seattle, WA @ Vera Project $
July 01 :: San Francisco, CA @ The Bottom Of The Hill $
July 02 :: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah $
July 03 :: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo Lounge $
July 04 :: Petaluma, CA @ The Phoenix Theater $
July 05 :: Goleta, CA @ Hard To Find Showspace $
July 06 :: Los Gatos, CA @ The Los Gatos Outhouse $

* :: with the vue
% :: with the oranges band & the pattern
$ :: with minus the bear

(10:35 AM) :: (link)

:: 5.29.2003 ::

(listening to: Radiohead: Hail To The Thief)

Sitting here on a slow day at work all full of Indian food, trying not to fall asleep on my desk as I was the minutes tick tick tick away. Got all packed for tour last night, so I'm pretty much ready to head out the door and hit the road.

I'll be glad to leave work behind, but a little sad to say goodbye to the kitties and MRA, again.

(2:35 PM) :: (link)

:: 5.26.2003 ::

(listning to: Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels: Live 1973)

Holy crawdaddy, was that a long, long weekend. Drove down to Los Angeles on Friday evening with a stop in Modesto to buy a new trailer for the upcoming Communiqué tour. Saturday morning we got up (early for us, really) and drove down to Long Beach to film our first video. It was fun, but a ton of work. Now when I watch those "Making Of The Video" shows, I know how they feel at the end of ten hours of filming, and ours was just for a small budget video shoot. However, I was extremely happy with the crew and how things looked, and I can't wait for the finished product.

Our director, Lex Halaby, did some amazing things, and he gets a boatload of thanks from the lot of us. You can read an interview with him on musicvideowire.com, which, incidentally, filmed a "Making Of The Video" feature that will be up on their website soon.

We took the long way back from L.A. today, driving through the desert and then up the Central Valley until we finally made it back to the bay, and then quickly headed out to a last minute Memorial Day barbecue. A few beers and some sausage and chicken later, I'm exhausted and ready to hit the sack.

MP3 of the week: We sat around Saturday night drinking beer and listening to my brother's CDs, and I really dug Rick Nelson's "Believe What You Say." And, even though it's from *much* later in his career, here's Rick Nelson doing "Garden Party" with the Stone Canyon Band. It's a song about his experience getting booed off the stage at Madison Square Garden during a 1972 "oldies" show when he played the Stones' "Honky Tonk Woman" instead of just his own early hits. Right on.

(11:15 PM) :: (link)