Monday, June 18, 2012
I travelled to 15 countries around the world before I turned 20. While in Asia in the late 70's and early 80's, my family would summer vacation in exotic spots while working in the requisite stops in North America to visit family in Canada and the Southern US. Since becoming a part-time touring member of MarchFourth Marching Band, I've logged about 20,000 road miles over five tours. While the foreign travel has since paled by comparison, domestic travel with the band has taken me up and down the incredible American landscape numerous times. As much as I love visiting other parts of our fair nation, you'd have a hard time convincing me that there's a more beautiful place than Oregon. Some spots in California might be in the running - especially on the account of better weather. However, for diverse geographic majesty, just keep me on the Trail. Play by play for the record: Thu 5/31/2012 CONFIRMED Arlington TX Levitt Pavilion Fri 6/1/2012 CONFIRMED Ozark AR Wakarusa Sat 6/2/2012 CONFIRMED Ozark AR Wakarusa Sun 6/3/2012 CONFIRMED Memphis TN Levitt Shell Mon 6/4/2012 Tue 6/5/2012 Wed 6/6/2012 CONFIRMED St Louis MO 2720 Thu 6/7/2012 CONFIRMED Bloomington IL Castle Theater Fri 6/8/2012 CONFIRMED Chicago IL Martyr's Sat 6/9/2012 CONFIRMED Minneapolis MN Cabooze Sun 6/10/2012 CONFIRMED Madison WI Marquette Park by Lake Mon 6/11/2012 Tue 6/12/2012 CONFIRMED Indianapolis IN White Rabbit Wed 6/13/2012 CONFIRMED Pittsburgh PA Altar Bar Thu 6/14/2012 CONFIRMED Harrisburg PA Appalachian Brewing Fri 6/15/2012 CONFIRMED Columbia MD Columbia Fest of the Arts Sat 6/16/2012 CONFIRMED Columbia MD Columbia Fest of the Arts Sun 6/17/2012 CONFIRMED Columbia MD Columbia Fest of the Arts Mon 6/18/2012 FLY HOME
Sunday, June 10, 2012
The speaker case is not a new concept, but this little guy's built into my old projector case and is most certainly a one-of-a-kind sound brick. Folded up inside the case was a Columbus, Ohio newspaper from 1948. The headline caption read, "Tojo and 5 Japanese Officers Sentenced to the Gallows". I'm not exactly sure, but that crusty old yellow newspaper has probably been folded up in there since around that time - 64 years! He's a feisty little dude - little, but packs a punch! A big shout out to Brent King for the design and construction.