and if you live in New York City, we’re playing there with Fang Island on the 29th at the Cake Shop in Manhattan. Come hang out and we can eat some pizza.
north carolina was fun, the ocean was beautiful, now onward to either baltimore or philly. and then maybe to providence again, and then new york city for a show on the 29th. and then home?
first day of the tour we don’t have to drive anywhere far. the 9 hour drive from little rock to atlanta was fun though. I got to drive through arkansas, a bit of tennessee, and some of mississippi, and all were quite beautiful. alabama was looking fine as well.
last night was our first ever d.i.y. basement house show, and it was fucking nuts. so many kids in a tiny little hot sweaty basement. amazing. best show of the tour so far.
hope to go to a record store today, eat chicken and waffles, and hopefully shower. or not. I’ve gone 5 days with out a shower wearing the same pair of shoes with out socks and pretty much the same clothes.
there’s also a weird ratio of cats we’ve come into contact with and shows we’ve played. so far cats are winning 10-4. And with the dogs thrown in, it’s 10-4-2, with dogs in last place. I hope the balance evens out, and it’s cats-shows, 10-10.
ok now we’re watching a movie in some guys house that I slept in on the floor in the kitchen. tour ftw.
and it’s sort of boring. but there was a midget skateboarding on a half pipe. so that’s cool. rowdy show tonight, and then onwards to georgia.
and maybe a detour up north for tattoos and more shows with a band I enjoy. oh herrro. sushi fish.
this tour ftw.
I get to go on stage and sing with fang island. and they will come up and play with us. hey denton, get ready for the best vice ever.
so I’m about to go on tour again. If you kids are lovely and live in any of these areas, come say hello.
5/18 - Austin, Texas - Emo’s w/ Fang Island
5/19 - Denton, Texas - Rubber Gloves w/ Fang Island
5/20 - Little Rock, Arkansas - HappyFuckersUnite! Collective
5/21 - Decatur, Georgia - The Cat Cave
5/22 - Atlanta, Georgia - WonderRoot
5/24 - Wilmington, North Carolina - Soapbox
5/25 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina - Local 506
5/30 - Orlando, Florida - Will’s Pub
6/3 - Beaumont, Texas
hopefully we’ll get a few more dates.
and you can go listen to new This Will Destroy You single on their myspace.
“Communal Blood,” the first single off of our new record Tunnel Blanket, is now streaming at myspace.com/thiswilldestroyyou.
Do what Alex says
the best thing about a crazy storm at night is I can listen to This Will Destroy You as loud as I want and my downstairs neighbor won’t complain.
fuck this computer I’m using. I hate the cursor. this dell is a piece of shit. we booked two more shows in Atlanta. I just want to go on tour.
I just want to be on tour. Why can’t I be on tour all the time? Someone give me about three grand so I can finish this record and be on tour all the time. In 10 days I’ll be in North Carolina. And in 16 I’ll be in Orlando. I want to go swimming in all of the states in the South.
The place you’ve been for the last two weeks
You said, “I miss you, oh sweet boy, and will you come on down?”
I woke up to my cold sheets and the smell of New Jersey
When do I get to wake up to you?
Today I can’t forget that I’ve got these open wounds
It’s such a drag
I can’t forget you’ve gone
My ribs have parted ways
They said, “We’re not going to protect this heart you have.”
Oh no, what can I do?
My lungs are breathing open air
And my spleen is dripping from my pants
You’ve left me here in the cold
And I miss you
You never told me it would be this hard
I think my body’s saying so
When you’re not here, it’s leaving me
But I hope that you’re o.k.
Even though I’m dying
I hope that you’re still trying to have a killer time
Go see the volcanoes
Go see the rainforests
I’ll be fine by myself
I’ll be fine without these bones.” —Saves the Day
There are dumb stories of me, but I bet they’re fun to hear, I used to smoke a bit, and eat a lot, and sit and dance and be frozen and dance. I’ve thrown up on countless things and had my time with a couple of girls and they all seem to be around all the time. I’ve broken bones, and I guess a couple of hearts, but the way they walk by me might suggest something else. I’ve been around the states, and I can’t wait to go again. I’ll be in North Carolina soon, and then Florida. I enjoy the sun, and like sleeping alone at night. I can sing along to my favorite albums, and after being a music major for fucking five years, I think I’m not too far off pitch. I like writing, and it calms me down. I live for the time I get to play my drum set who I have affectionately named Money. I have my views on God, and I enjoy discussing them. I love life. And I love my mother and father.
Sometimes life stress me out, but, most of the time, I’m happy. In less then two weeks I’m going on tour again. We have THREE shows with Fang Island.
Put em in my napsack snap the top latch
Fo’ finger ring on my belt buckle strap
Gotta hold up my jeans cause they fallin off my ass
Then you gotta check these nikes at the bottom of my pants
Then you gotta check my hip cause my beepers on blast
Just got it activated
You ain even gotta ask
So if my phones off you can page my ass
So I guess what is is I’m who I is
and I’m well aware a gold ropes what I wear
And they’re big and they hang and they swang here to there
And I’m here…” —
I’m about to mess you up.
p.s. I’m like the ish at music history.
I starting writing a worship song. My only fear now is that it will turn into a worship song. I want to write worship music that doesn’t sound like worship music.
Church was amazing today. We keep going over the old testament, and it’s a lot of stories I’ve heard, but told in completely different ways that actually have meaning. And here I thought it was just a bunch of stories.
that is neat.
You told those people they had nothing to fear, this truly is the world’s greatest ship, with it’s iron sides it didn’t last it’s first trip, tell the people frozen you thought they were safe, and watch them spit in your face, because what you thought you saw, wasn’t there at all, because your comfort on dry land was nothing like the freezing ocean, and you’ll never know the waters they were in.
I’ve seen something different then I think others have, and I don’t understand it, but it makes me glad, and what risks you think don’t effect a choice you can’t make, so for my sake, give it a break.
In fact, this has to stop, because I don’t know the person you’re thinking of. I don’t know the person you’re talking about, and if it’s my mistake I’m sure I’ll figure it out.
And who ever said that’s where I find my joy? You’ve heard nothing but rumors and lies. I didn’t dream for anything else at night. But to have His spirit in me come out through notes, and His strength on display in the dynamics. To play music in a way to please my God.
So if you must vomit up words, know I’ll sit there and stomach them, but the second I start to play everything else will be forgotten.