nov 3 - Fayetteville, NC the ROCK SHOP

Fayetteville, nc - this joint looked like the inside of that dude from
white zombies brain. There was coffins everywhere and jake strapped
himself into some bondage shit. The locals were very fun at this
military town engagement. The ppl that run the venue are in this
kickass band called smegma which is basically them cussing and saying
really offensive stuff super loud over music which seems soft by
comparison. We got the cd and listened to it quite a lot. There was
nearly a fight after, which tony from lbm and jake broke up. It was
between an army guy and a very small guy who didn't understand why the
other guy wanted to fight him.

Afterwards we cruised through the night to the georgia guidestones. I
did the driving and we went to elberton, ga to check them out, which was
totally nuts. We got there at daybreak and spent the morning lounging
on the grass in the sun. The weather was wonderful and laying
underneath a weird stonehenge-like 10 commandments calling for the
destruction of nearly the entire human species made for a nice morning.
We met lots of doom-cult environmentalist weirdos there. One woman felt
that if we populated arizona with more municipalities it might cause the
human species to drink up the entire planets water supply(the ocean?).
I reminded her that the world is almost entirely water and she said that
she doesn't believe in facts but moreso trusts her gut. She reminded me
of michael moore meets the character of steven colbert. Then this 90
year old creole gentleman came, ogled the commandments, then said "you
know they were sterilizing the blacks in alabama while back" interesting
to hear some unknown pieces of Americas frightening eugenics history
that ur history book conveniently neglects straight from the people who
lived through it. He had absolutely no teeth and was eating some orange
things that looked like his gums. It was really a great compliment to
his stories of the olden days of american self reliance; then a detailed
depiction of how they avoided some kind of bug infestation on their
'taters'. I slept not a wink and we rolled onward to atlanta.


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 thomasville, nc - this particular joint(the soundvent) was a quality venue in a
semi-rural part of north carolina. The owner of the joint was very kind
and very hip to the cause. The show went quite well and we went, along
with lye by mistake to some new friends house. I took a bunch of xanex
and played wii with Josh from Lye By Mistake. Everyone was pretty
intoxicated this evening and I spilled some pink juice all over my
pants. There was pool being played, and drugs, and all the things your
supposed to barely remember when you use benzodiazepams.

TOUR KICKOFF: november 1st in Huntsville, AL with Lye By Mistake

Huntsville, AL - crashing falcon and radiotron hosted us at the lovely lowe mill... A factory in huntsvilles worst part of town; a place wed been many times. The turnout was moderate but enthusiastic. This was our first exposure to Lye By Mistake, which really must be seen to be believed. After a rousing, cool evening of experimental music we left with our friend Ashley to her home with her marijuana cigarette retailer friend. It was a nice house and I took a gimongous shit and there was a cat and cheese crackers. 

sept 2 montclair, nj bloomfield ave

the last date of the official summer bummer tour.  very sad.  it rained, because the heavens wept.

the heavens wept on like several hundred people all night because there was a long line, it was sold out, and people had to wait for hours for people to leave in order to get in.

it was insane, way over capacity, hundreds of kids.

most everyone was watching porn and getting wasted.  so wasted everyone played sloppy as hell.  haha.

afterwards we had a big goodbye ritual with everyone and took lots of photos.

a nice end to such a good tour on such a huge show.

afterwards we went to eat with deanna and sara in what i think wound up being newark.

good times.... long overnight drive to harrisonburg, va.

sept 1 kingston, pa backstage enterprises

this show drew a lot of the kids from dirtfest, which was weird, because it wasn't akward.  i chewed some kid out for demanding a breakdown by letting him know that if you need breakdowns to mosh your a pussy.  his friends laughed at him and that went quite nicely.  nothing better than reinforcing the death of some so-last-week trends by verbally accosting those that mindlessly support them in public.  i haven't done enough of that lately.

anywho, the kids were really cool that night and the show energy was great.  it rained terribly and we drove afterwards to petes palacial mansion in new jersey.

it was a solid day.

aug 31 epping, nh america legion

another american legion. this one was #19023840128349018234something or other.  i can never remember.

it was good!  lots of kids! everyone killed it tonite.  i had a long conversation with a really cool local cop, and admitted to as much drug use and such from my past as possible in conversation with him(one of my fave pastimes when talking to law enforcement amicably).  it was actually quite cold, as we were super north at this point.  pretty close to boston, we had to drive through boston on the way there, which was lame because they have roads that are full of cars in your way.

we stayed with a sweet female and her mother, who feasted us up right, along with the human abstract.

cool night overall.

seekonk, ma american legion, aug 30

this was a last minute add on show, and boy was it chaos!  some friends of folly asked us all to jump on and we did.  the show went pretty well # of kids wise, and we played with some cool local bands.  this town was pretty much a suburb of rhode island.  then a teenager drank enough alcohol to pass out, which for some reason resulted in 5 cop cars, an ambulance and a firetruck.  some people were arrested, as the community of seekonk, ma does not put up with human beings drinking alcohol to the point of intoxication.

it was nuts.  im from the freakin deep south man, bible belt, where any excuse to break up a show is fair game, but if theres a drunk kid in the parking lot and the cops get called for that they'd hang up on you.  its beer, people drink it to excess now and again.insane.  in the end the cops came in and shut down the show during drop deads set.  our soundman adam nearly got into a fight with one of em.  they all talked like John F. Kennedy.

Aug 29 Wallingford, CT Wallingford American Legion

This show the promoter backed out of last minute, and another promoter stepped in to save the day.  Manic Productions.  he was also rewarded with a huge show.  250 or so kids in a room designed to hold 75.  it was insane.  steam poured off everyone as they came out of the venue.

it was a really great show, so packed you couldn't move.  There was some kind of harlotry and drunkeness over the whole evening. our friend Spazz came out.  Hes always a blast.  There was a sex show outside.  it was very public.

i hung with dan again who is the loud rock program director at western connecticut u.

tons of fun.

after the show i swung by Nick from Bellmore's studio and threw a track down on one of their new songs.

Aug 28 New York City, NY The Knitting Factory

This show was originally planned to be in the tap bar downstairs, but presale tickets were so great that they had to move it to the main room, where it consequently sold out.

it was by far one of the best shows of the tour, and possible the funnest ive ever played.  NYC has one of the most intense, incredible crowds.  its funny because outside the venue the people are the least cooperative people in the world, and inside they're the best crowd youll find.

our friends deanna and sara came out that we met at dirtfest, and austin and clay from pile of face made it out as well; deanna made some pictures for us.

it was a really fun show.

after the show we took off to ct to snooze it up at nick from bellmore's apartment.