Happy Monday folks! I hope everyone had a great Father's Day yesterday and got in some good time, and if you are the Father then I hope you received a check for 1 million dollars. That is my wish for when I become a Father myself....
Today I just want to let loose a little bit and inform everyone on how I am not a fan of big metropolitan cities. Most of you have probably had conversations with me before and you know that I have a southern accent that's thicker than molasses running downhill in January. If you have not ever spoke with me then just take my word for it, I'm a country boy.
Recently this past tour we were in New York City. That was zero fun, and we just so happened to have bus trouble while trying to navigate through the chaos. Luckily we were able to fix it ourselves and then continue on the remaining 8 miles to the venue in downtown Brooklyn which took 1 hour and 45 minutes to go that distance.... ridiculous! Granted we are in a 37 foot RV and a 15 foot trailor, the traffic is still just outrageous! Let's talk about tolls and bridges and tunnels for a second, as if dealing with the traffic is not enough, you also have to pay crazy amounts of money in tolls to cross a pot hole filled bridge or multiple cases of this, and that is no fun when you are a touring band. We had to avoid one tunnel because we were too big, and when we arrived at the alternate tunnel we were stopped and denied entrance by the cops because we had a propane tank. They couldn't have posted signs about this ahead of time, it had to be the hard way and do a U turn across 18 lanes of traffic. It is absolute chaos! We finally made it and had to park a mile from the venue, luckily we played acoustic so it was not the worst case scenario, but it was still a major headache and tough on the bank to deal with all that.
I'm from a tiny town in Alabama called Bug Tussle. It consists of a gas station and a dollar general and that is it. You can say that I am from the sticks, so the big city action is not necessarily my happy place. I do it from time to time for all of you, because if you are willing to go out of your way to come to a rock show and support us, then the least I can do is suck it up and deal with the hassles and put on a good rock show. I'm a man for the people. All the while tho, the things I enjoy are much slower and more simple than that. I love a good warm weather day and a bonfire and good friends, cooking out, setting off fireworks or shooting guns because what are neighbors??? That is the good stuff in my book, and this is my blog so it kind of is my book, so you have to listen to me talk about crazy redneck things.
If you have not got the memo yet, I'm not much of a city slicker. I like things hotter, slower, and friendlier than the big city. I am not knocking the people that live that life and enjoy that life, it just simply is not for me. If you were looking for a motivational blog today, I apologize. This one is not that, but I like to keep you all on your toes. Come hang out with us soon at a show, we have some killer dates coming up with some killer bands and I hope you come join us! Take care of each other and get outside and enjoy some summer time y'all! Cheers!