Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tuesday. June 9. 2009. 8:55 am

So today is the day.
Try and stay calm
Try and act cool.

I'll go to the ice rink this morning.
No one there knows I play in a band or have a record out today.

It's hot in pittsburgh.
But perhaps I'm just uber sensitive.
Not to mention, on record release day, on a show day, the Pittsburgh Penguins have a huge game 6. PUKE CITY.

Crazy day yesterday.
Skated for an hour and a half.
Practiced for our CD Release show tonight, we played "Punk By The Book." crazy.
Had an eye appointment, I have 20/15 vision. That is better than 20/20 my friends.
They say I am a perfect example of Lasik Surgery working. Poster child. ha. TECHNOLOGY MAN!
I drove home in the pittsburgh sun, eyes dilated. Trying/hoping not to crash.
Then spent the rest of the day on the computer or cell phone.
Had a great conversation with GREENPEACE that I am following up today.
We have always wanted to work on a campaign with them, it looks as if it may finally come to fruition.

Deep breath.
All is great.

Much Love
Much Respect

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday June 2nd 2009. 11:31 a.m.

In one week we release THE PEOPLE or THE GUN.
I'm sick to my stomach nervous. The record is streaming on our myspace today.
I hope like hell it means as much to one person as much as it means to the four of us.

The last 2 weeks in Europe were insane.
Our flight home from Copenhagen Denmark was a painless 8 hours and 50 min.
Excpet for the last 20 minutes of the flight, while descending into Washington D.C. we hit turbulence.
I've been on a ton of planes. Been through a ton of turbulence.
This was not bad.
However, it must have been worse to the patrons around me.
Almost every other person was vomiting.
It was brutal. Marc Code was watching Stand By Me on the in-flight entertainment system.
It was very much like the vomit scene from that movie.

The tour itself was almost as brutal.
We had a flight or lengthy drive almost every day.
It was a difficult schedule to say the least.
But the hour or so we played together each night made it all worth it.
It is ridiculously humbling to be in this band.
I never thought for a second I would play music outside of my mothers garage, let alone in Krasnodar Russia, or any other town for that matter.
I never thought for a second any one would give a damn about the notes my fingers played, or the words sung.
I only hope that everyone who buys a record or comes out to a show realizes that we give a damn about each and everyone one of them.

Thank you to every member of this community, family.
It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of something that is bigger than any individual.

Much respect.