Happy Monday y'all! I hope it finds you all well. We are coming off a 3 day stop in Las Vegas so you can probably guess the rest. We didn't win any money, but we had one phenomenal time at Rock Into Spring at the ever-so-luxurious M Resort. We met some fantastic people throughout the weekend and got to hang with many friends from all across the country. It is also great when you play a festival like this because you get to hang with your band friends also, which was certainly the case at this one.
We have been doing a lot of traveling lately and going back and forth over, through, and around the mountains. Climbing the mountains can be extremely treacherous and strenuous on your vehicle, but that is just part of it. Once you get over the mountains, though, you will typically find a reward. It kind of reminded me of our most recent trip to Vegas. We went 13 hours through the mountains, battling snow storms and cold temperatures and putting a lot of strain on our tour vehicle, but when we made it to Las Vegas finally it was all put into perspective and we were glad that we climbed the mountains and stayed persistent to get to this show and see all the lovely people and meet new people.
A good friend of mine is going through a tough time right now and I think the mountain analogy is pretty suiting for him, and anyone else that may be going through hard times. Climbing the mountain you will go through adversity, that's a certain, and you will have to find a way to power through it and come out on top of the mountain. All these trying situations are there for you to learn something along the way to better yourself in the future. That is the "Grit in your Gizzard" I referred to a few weeks back. Once you power through these tough times,though, you normally find a reward of some sorts, something you can take a little pride towards. As the great philosopher Butthead once said: "I have seen the top of the mountain Beavis.... uuuh huh huh huh.... and it is good"
Life is a garden, dig it! It's also like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. That's why you have to power through and find your way to the top of the mountain, and learn some things on the way. It's not all Sunshine and rainbows, but the tough times will help mold you into a stronger person. Take the challenge head on and keep knocking off the dust when you fall down. At the top you will find some pride and joy and that's always a nice catalyst from time to time. Stay up with our dates here(we just released a new summer tour today) and come catch us out on the road. See y'all very soon!