10/4/18 FALL TOUR 2018 - PART 1

I had a lot of anxiety before getting in the van this time ...

Luke and I had every intention of pumping out an album and having a lazy new england summer (our first real break in a few years dash of constant touring, promoting, booking, scheming, rehearsing, writing). The plan was to spend days on the beaches, and nights in the studio, with a real world tangible result of a new record, wrapped and ready to go for public consumption by our current tour.  Like any great plan, we hit a bump or two, shortened our fall tour in response  and came up with a new plan.  Kind of a big one.  But we will come to that in...

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8/9/18 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN

8/9/18 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN

Nothing ever stays the same – or maybe it does but I don't. I feel like I am in unknown waters, and its hard to trust my internal sense of direction. Will I float here? Will they find me? Will I find my way back home?

Jesus christ do I miss the road. Luke and I decided to park the van in the northeast this summer, with the idea of plowing through a record…

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6/11/18 MY OPTOMETRIST DIED

6/11/18 MY OPTOMETRIST DIED

That’s the letter I got in the mail about five years ago now.    


“Mr. Gosselin - 

We regret to inform you Dr. sdjhkjshkjdhsd has passed.  You have been assigned Dr. euyriuewryiue. 

Please contact us immediately to schedule your next appointment.

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5/14/18 SPRING TOUR 2018 - PART 2

5/10/18 SPRING TOUR 2018 - PART 2

I lost a lot of flexibility this week. I just tried doing some light parking lot yoga and dynamic stretches. Things are tiiiiiight. Getting older Chad...

We've been eating better this week at least. Ive been trying to stock up on veggies every time I see them available for purchase. Long drives are fading into the corners of the highway with bitter broccoli mouths and headphones leaking out our own universal truths (Ornette Coleman vs. Sonic Youth... interesting).

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5/10/18 SPRING TOUR 2018 - PART 1

5/10/18 SPRING TOUR 2018 - PART 1

I forgot how much tour life has in common with being a dust bowl drifter - I just washed off a flimsy black plastic spoon (probably taken from that time we got BBQ in northern Texas) and passed it off to Seth, who had been waiting to eat dinner.  We’re camping somewhere near the Finger Lakes in upstate New York, and enjoying a fine dinner of Maruchan Instant Lunch and a bag of dehydrated Chicken and Wild Rice Cuisine, (rehydrated of course)...

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2/5/18 GAS STATION, USA

 

2/5/18 GAS STATION, USA

"...Where are we?" 

"Somewhere in CT.  You mind taking over?" 

"Sure.  I think we've been here before" 

"They all look the same - welcome to Gas Station, USA" 

And that's how the ride back always go - an overnight dash to make it back home, this time from...

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1/29/18 FASCINATION SECOND LEG - PART 5

1/29/18 FASCINATION SECOND LEG - PART 5

It's Sunday night, and I'm sitting in Dozen Street bar in Austin, TX, listening to the beautiful sounds of the self proclaimed "drunk piano open mic".  I am simply in love with this city.  Every single time I'm here, I just don't want to say goodbye.  

I'm road worn, but FULL of energy.  We played so much music over the last few days... Thursday and Friday were long van drives of...

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1/25/18 FASCINATION SECOND LEG - PART 4

1/25/18 FASCINATION SECOND LEG - PART 4

How was that only three days?  Crazy amounts of things have happened since I've last updated you.  We had stops in St. Augustine, Augusta, GA at Soul Bar (holy moly does that place do it right!), Atlanta, GA, and one of our favorite joints in the south -- Columbus, GA's world famous SOHO Bar. 

We took a long needed hotel day yesterday.  I got my first...

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1/22/18 FASCINATION SECOND LEG - PART 3

1/22/18 FASCINATION SECOND LEG - PART 3

I'm writing this in a coffee shop in Savannah, GA.  Funny, this is starting to become an office spot for me... every time we drive down 95, we stop here, park the van, disperse for a few hours, and walk underneath trees draped in Spanish moss.  

It's been a bit since I've updated you again.  As we moved further south, we shed our jackets, then our...

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1/19/18 FASCINATION SECOND LEG - PART 2

1/19/18 FASCINATION SECOND LEG - PART 2

I forgot how hard it is to find a moment to write these things. Van drives blur into rushed loadins, frantic setups, and coldsweat sets.  Then like a tape on rewind, we move in reverse, but this time a little drunker.  Tip the bartender, thank the soundguy, and bring all the gear up wobbly steps into the American night. 

We've been through D.C. and Chapel Hill since the last time I've updated you...

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