yeah, that blog headline right there is another attempt (by me) at “being funny.” is it funny?? you decide. so here i am (by the way, i’ve decided to not worry anymore about punctuation or anything like that, so if you get offended by my i’s always being little and un-capitalized, then don’t read my blogs anymore, cause i’ve given it up) on the eve of us leaving for the nevertheless/ruth/deas vail run that we’re doing in between all of these awesome festivals, and i find myself not packed at all. but that’s a normal thing. i’ve been trying working really hard with johnathan from 11ty7 on getting the routing squared away for our tour in october, and i’m really excited about it. it’s gonna be so much fun. matt (11ty7 matt) and i want to set aside a few days where we can all go camping out in some national park and try to survive the “rugged” wilderness. and it’s pretty cool too, cause a lot of campgrounds now have wireless internet!!!! yeah!!!! and cable!!!! anyway, i was telling him that we need to film it and make a great movie extravaganza about it. i think you guys would like that, right? so let’s see, i think i’m going to give you guys the run-down of everything that i have to do today to get ready to leave. other than the obvious (pack and all that), there are a few mandatory things that i usually have to do before we leave. today is no exception. today, coon and i are going to go thrift store shopping for some vests. a few of us wear vests on stage to match our “brand” (for you hapless know-nots out there, brand is an industry word for “look” or “gimmick”…man, we’re just a bunch of sell outs ) and we’ve been buying some at thrift stores lately and spray painting them like we do our shirts to make them look dirty like us dirty south-ers! or should that be southerners….who knows? if you want a vest though, visit our merch table. we found like three little baby ones last week, and it was awesome. we briefly had a “baby wavorly” fashion line at our merch table. i’ve also got to get these new t-shirts (they’re awesome!) we got in over to seth’s house, which is where we keep our van and trailer and also where we practice and record demos. he’s got a swimming pool too, and that is the fabled landmark where we (as a band…kind of) taught coon how to swim a few summers ago. really, it was dave and trey (our old drummer) and seth and jaime that taught him how to swim…i was mostly just trying to drown him and take him out of this world. but that’s just how our friendship is, it’s a tough love. what else….i guess just make sure that everything’s ready for us to go and make sure that all of our people are ready.
other than that…there’s not much to do. hmmm, there’s really not much to do at all. that’s good. that means i can be lazy. and that’s just how i like it.
so, in closing today, i think it’s gonna be a good little tur’ we got coming up. we’re gonna have fun with our friends, and that’s the best thing about being in a band. getting to make friends with tons of people, and getting to see how God works in not only your own personal life, but in the lives of others. sometimes, it reminds me just how much i don’t have Him figured out, and i think that’s one of the best things about Him. always moving and working in different ways.
so anyway, i hope that you guys come out to the shows, come say hello, and i hope you get some lazy days this summer where you think you’ve got a bunch to do, but then you realize it’s not all that much to do at all. we’re playing icthus tomorrow (thursday, the 12th), we’ll see ya there! -matt