Wednesday, October 25, 2006

late like a period

posted by Majestic Ape at 2:17 PM

Well its that time again. We were supposed to be on the road at 2:30. Our first show is in Philadelphia and since the Slits are using are equipment, we truly need to be at the club by 5:00 pm. I know they will want to have plenty of time to set up tonight so they can fool with our amps and all of that.

When Erick and I arrived at Jeff's, we learned that he HADN'T replaced the hinges on the old wooden security door of the inside of the van. The original wooden box that was built several years ago (thanks SDM) is rotting in critical places. I think the ply wood was originally stolen from a construction site or just lifted out of rock creek park. I know it was wet for a very long time.

So we get here. Breck isn't here. The hinges aren't started. Jeff still has to pack his drums. Erick and Jeff begin fooling with screwdrivers and drills and saws. 40 minutes later, they are still going at it. Breck isn't here either. I'd say that someone else should call the club or call the slits to explain why we will be hideously late to the first show. But no one else is going to do it. I'll be driving in traffic on 95, too. Awesome. Great to start off on the right foot.

I decided instead of sitting around worrying, that I would write, which is what my fool bandmates want me to do all the time anyway. The funny part about typing right now is the insane burning pain in my right hand that is radiating up my arm. I'm sure with enough painkillers, I won't feel a thing. I love playing the organs with numb paws.

I got some dumb white overalls for my new costume. They are really tight. Erick picked them out. We are all sporting some sort of new white costume. I wonder how long it will last. I can't imagine they won't be filthy in two days, with the way we sweat when we play.

I am bringing far less bullshit than EVER before. I have decided I'm not even bringing my therma-rest camping pad into the houses we stay in. If I have to sleep on a wood floor, then I'm sleeping on the wood floor. No stupid blow-up pad in the middle. Or I might try sleeping in the van.

Its almost 3:30. HeyZoos Christe.


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