Chooglin’, hitting the road again, and Record Store Day 2013!

Good Evening everybody,

It finally feels like spring/summer here in the good land!  It almost hit 80 degrees outside.  The weather outside is weather.  I hope everyone out there is fortunate enough to have some warmer temperatures.  A lot has been going on over the last month.  Record Store Day happened and it was a b-l-a-s-t.  I got up at 6:45am and stood in line for almost an hour in the cold and still didn’t get two of the 8 records I wanted.  It’s really turned into a shit show over the last couple years.  It seems like a bunch of assholes snatch everything up real quick like and then try to ebay them.  Which is total horse shit.  I don’t want to stand in line to get records to turn a profit on, I wanna fucking get them home and listen to them!  What the record companies should do is press more copies of every release and do a online pre-order kind of deal.  But who am I to say anything really?  Just some dorky record collector guy.

I’m gearing up to leave for tour in a couple days.  I’m very excited to hang with Jacob and co. while seeing some of the south I have never really got the chance to soak in yet.  We have our new Keyboard player Dusty coming and also his cousin and my dear friend Scott.  Can’t wait to cause some trouble with the boys.  Which causing trouble for me now a days means drinking a late night milk shake or throwing my apple core out the window while driving.  What’s special on this tour for me is the third date we have Jake from C&C custom drums is bringing my new drum kit!  It’s been years that I’ve been wanting to get a kit made for just me.  So hats off to everyone at C&C for helping me out with a sweet new kit to bring around the country!  That same night I get to hang with my old friend Josh Berwanger that used to sing in the Anniversary.  We are actually putting out his band’s new record:)  We are getting so pumped for everyone to hear what he’s been brewing for the last couple years.  I’ve always been a fan of just about everything he’s done over the years.  He also designed a new shirt for The Shades with Godzilla walking over the Milwaukee skyline.  So radical.  Speaking of tour, go see Archie Powell & the Exports on the last leg of their tour coming to Milwaukee and Madison on May 3rd and 4th.  Hope everyone is getting excited for summer and all our releases we’ve been working on getting to y’all!  Keep chooglin’ long and hard.  That’s what she said.

Peace and love.

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