Well we are about halfway through our Texas run, and it has been a pretty fun time so far. Surprisingly the heat has not been incredibly miserable to me. I guess we have made a point of spending as much time indoors as possible, including many visits to the pool at whatever hotel we are staying. We have become experts at getting a mean whirlpool going, and finding Josh’s plugs when they inexorably fall out of his ears and sink to the bottom. There have been some really fun shows so far, and we’ve met a lot of cool new friends. Hopefully more to come when we play in Temple tonight, and the Dallas area tomorrow and Sunday!
In other news, I began a conscious effort last week to start drinking coffee. I have never liked it, per se, but I never really cared to like it. I am pretty picky about what I drink, actually. In high school I pretty much eliminated sodas from my regular diet, and even now I only have a soda maybe once a month or so. I have essentially limited my liquid consumption to water, juice, and sweet tea – I am proud of this. And yet, there’s just something about the idea of coffee – something classy and sophisticated – that fascinates me. On top of that, I always have friends who want to “go get coffee”, which always means them getting coffee and me getting whatever non-coffee chocolate frappuccino is available (total n00b, right?) Anyway, I made my mind up, and I started getting coffee in the mornings, and at shows whenever it is available to us. I am definitely liking it! What are your favorite coffee drinks, or types of coffee?
Also, let the record show that I coined the phrase “Death and Texas” this week (you know, like a pun on the saying that two things are sure in life: death and taxes?) Anyway, I told Josh he should use it for the hardcore band he will inevitably launch one day. So if he tries to say he came up with it, don’t listen to him.
Once we return from Texas, we have a couple of “local” shows back to back. We are playing in Concord, NC on the 19th, and Gastonia, NC on the 20th. Good times are sure to be had.
Have a wonderful week. Don’t fear the reaper.
Three Songs to Buy on iTunes This Week:
1. “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley
2. “Don’t Fear the Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult
3. “Opus 40” by Mercury Rev