Tuesday, August 24, 2010
So its a Tuesday afternoon in Charleston, SC and the road is slow. New York was the best its ever been. So we're all riding on a high note at this point. Thanks to the Bowery people for covering the show and taking photos. Some guy in Hoboken, NJ said we were too loud and called us assholes for destroying his ears. I thought that was awesome! The other couple hundred people that were there wanted us to play longer, so suck my balls anonymous dude.
If you look closely at the picture on the left, the dude in the center behind us just got tazed. No segue for that. I just had to put this in.
We're in the the thick of the tour and are headed south. Here's another one of Frank Weysos' clips. It features all the extra- ciricular stuff on tour. Once again this is a blog exclusive until this new hacienda site comes out.
Here some DVD style commentary for the clip above.
---At the beginning both Abe and Jaime are not wearing shirts, then later they are.
---There are no drugs of any kind in the cookies that we are eating (sorry)
---Unfortunatley frank managed to catch the band looking particularly greasy, as we wer'ent able to shower for that 3 day run do to time constraints.
So this is a strange story. Laredo is a wierd town. Its kind of like the Twighlight Zone. For some reason, things happen here that dont happen any where else. I dont get it. We were somewhere in the midwest and I got a text message about 8 in the morning which may as well be the middle of the night for our band. It read simply, "Dude, Laredo Morning Times headline Laredo Juiced for Canseco". I tried to go back to sleep but how could I. You mean original bash brother, Jose Canseco, the man who single handedly blew the whistle on steroids and the game I loved has signed a contract with the Laredo Broncos.
My first thought was, "I gotta see this". My second thought was, "Who the shit are the Laredo Broncos". Turns out they are an independent minor league team that signed the infamous Canseco as a player/coach.
This guy is actually playing at the same field (West Martin Field)that I played at in High school. I used to ball, and I was pretty good. This newspaper photo does not prove that. I will have you know that this photo of a botched double play was a bad throw from the shortstop. I swear it. The paper didnt cover the game where I went deep, or when I pitched the game of my life in our first district playoff game as seniors, because one of our stud pitchers failed all his classes. No they covered this game where we got crushed by Holy Cross. BULLSHIT!
Anyway. I was excited to find this clip of Jose in his first at bat on that same field. Its AMAZAZING!!! Can you beleive it. As the coach, he puts himself in to pinch hit and goes deep in his first at bat. I'm thinking biopic starring Jon Cena.