tour journal: june 11-12
Okay, here goes. I usually spend a lot of time editing my blogs, but for the tour journal stuff, I’m going to try to resist all temptation to clean things up, or hide, etc., except when needed for clarity, or protection of the innocent bystander (or guilty conspirator).
from my journal:
La Quinta West
rm. 119, Little Rock, AR
Started the tour last night at the White Water–played solo–used both the Fender Deluxe & the Epiphone amps, which was great–but the Epiphone started humming occasionally–not good. I just got 2 amps fixed (the Princeton & Super Reverb)–so I guess everybody will get a turn. All the fellas came out to the gig, Hoffpauir, Michaels, Jason, Greg Spradlin, et al. Big fun. Drank 2 Maker’s Marks over the course of the night–but hadn’t eaten dinner so it hit me harder than usual. I did 2 sets, got back here a little after 1. Sat up w/ the computer, eating chips & salsa, & drinking a beer. Slept fine, just not long enough.
Kevin Crawford was there last night–hadn’t seen him in years–seems like he’s doing well. Played “Colfax” & he loved it. (He was in the band at Jack Hayes w/me–so far, only a few people who were in the band then have heard it). Stumbled thru “La. Snow” early in the 2nd set. Hard to keep a Christmas song at instant recall in June.
Eating a banana for breakfast, drinking a carton of o.j.; thank you, Boo. I gotta empty out the melted ice in the cooler & re-do–a lot of stuff in there. Going to Sims of course, for lunch–I guess I’m going to stay in Hot Springs tonight w/Dan, Karil, and Nate. Watch the intake, soldier. I hope they’ve got wireless–got things I need to do.
Still hard to believe I’m going to be out for a month . . . may the angels watch over me.
I left Nashville yesterday 2 1/2 hrs. behind schedule–predictable. Guitars: had the ES 300 packed in the van, then at the last minute switched it out for the Tele. I didn’t want anything to happen to that one (it dates to 1947)–& it seems more fragile than the 125–
I should shower & shave, etc.