1/17/18 FASCINATION SECOND LEG - PART 1

1/17/18 FASCINATION SECOND LEG - PART 1

Back in the van!  Im writing this first entry in the notes app of my phone... Sam is using my IPad to book bands for a last minute show we added on in New Orleans, so this will have to do.  We played the first show last night in Philadelphia, showing up just in time to be one hour late (see what I did there?)  The battery died in the van the morning of, basically eating up any extra time we had...

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11/22/17 STRANGE ANNIVERSARIES

11/22/17 STRANGE ANNIVERSARIES

I have had three CD release shows with The Big Lonesome.  Its a weird anniversary, right?  It certainly has not been yearly.  The first one happened to be our first show. Many of you probably know this story.  I wrote an EP on my first computer (bought it used from $150 off a friend) and wrote one last record before I would become an adult.  Whatever that means... I could barely sing, I didn't know how to book, and I didn't have a band...

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10/31/17 FASCINATION TOUR - PART 5

10/31/17 FASCINATION TOUR - PART 5

Well, I'm a little bummed.  Halloween is above and beyond my favorite holiday.  I miss Merch Girl Amanda, and the excitement of watching adults refuse to give up their youth.  I can't think of a time I have not celebrated this holiday, with at least the bare minimum of a cheap costume, even cheaper beer and a local band.  There's no way to do this without sacrifices though (steady income, healthy food, a clear retirement plan...

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10/26/17 FASCINATION TOUR - PART 4

10/26/17 FASCINATION TOUR - PART 4

I think Appleton, Wisconsin might have the nicest people in America, excluding the one dude that works at the Radisson hotel on Superior St.  Let me rewind; we arrived at Gibson Music Hall, where Kurt, the owner and booker welcomed us with a fridge stocked full of Newcastle Brown, but told us to order anything we liked from the bar.  What a dang cool venue!  New equipment, an...

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10/24/17 FASCINATION TOUR - PART 3

10/24/17 FASCINATION TOUR - PART 3

Holy moly, did we cook last night!  Not something I would expect for the second night on tour.  We did twelve Lonesome tunes, mostly burners, and one Pixies tune for good measure, (hey, we're a Boston band - got to represent).  There's something about the release of 60 minutes of music surrounded by 12 hour van drives, cheap gas station food, with cuts of shallow sleep.  Everything comes out fast, strong, and with conviction...

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10/24/17 FASCINATION TOUR - PART 2

10/24/17 FASCINATION TOUR - PART 2

First show is down.  The boys and I got to ramble some around Madison, and now we're doing the same in Minneapolis.  I popped into B Side Records in Madison and scored a copy of Husker Du's Zen Arcade, and came close to spending way too much at Cheapo Records around the corner.  I'm trying to limit myself to one record a week...

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10/21/17 FASCINATION TOUR - PART 1

10/21/17 FASCINATION TOUR - PART 1

Back in the van!  New rules of the trip:

1) No speeding, (might have to rename The Angel of Death to something more fitting)

2) Everyone listens to music through their own headphones

In my constant commitment to travel through life with as little as possible, I packed a tiny pair of earbuds.  My ears are sore from having them jammed...

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7/19/17 SUMMER TOUR 2017 - PART 1

7/19/17 SUMMER TOUR 2017 - PART 1

Greetings from Columbus, GA!  We're about midway through tour this time around, and no update...  Apparently we're partying too hard (wicked hahd for my friends back home).   

The boys and I have been trying to film a little more video this time, so if you care, check out our Facebook page so catch some live Facebook shenanigans in the van, drunken sidewalk singalongs and whatever stupid thing we keep finding ourselves getting into...

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4/20/17 SPRING TOUR 2017 - PART 2

4/20/17 SPRING TOUR 2017 - PART 2

Thursday, April 20th, 12:26 PM.  I'm riding shotgun typing on my new Bluetooth keyboard for my IPad (thanks Sally).  The Lonesome played a set at The Melody Inn in Indianapolis last night.  Our show in Cleveland unfortunately fell through, so it felt like a week between shows.  Good golly off days are the worst.  We can deal with the fatigue, the sleeping in parking lots, the starving off one meal a day - but if we don't get the chance to plug in and play loud, it just all seems so pointless...

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4/18/17 SPRING TOUR 2017 - PART 1

4/18/17 SPRING TOUR 2017 - PART 1

Tuesday, April 18.  I'm writing this in a warm and reasonable place for once.  Tipico Coffee in Buffalo, NY.   Twenty minutesish ago, we were woken up to four pourovers in tiny mugs, and a bunch of bananas being presented to us by our gracious hosts - Sadie and Charlie.  

We met Sadie yesterday when we stopped by Tipico Coffee after showing up at Mohawk Place some two hours too early for load in. We made up for our lack of sleep by over compensating...

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