Lotsa travel coming up in the very near future. In fact, I won't be home for very many days in July. Heading to Mama Bielanko's in Amish country for 4th of July festivities..(just when I thought I kicked my pot brownie habit) Then it's straight to London for the nuptials of Nick Hornby.. The day after I arrive home from London I hop a bird bound for Utah. I'll spend about two weeks out west there in the Beehive state.
Man, I haven't been home in more than a year and a half. That's wild to contemplate. I am interested to see how I've changed, how Utah has changed and how I'll feel about it all. Will I interact appropriately with family members without my 2,000 mile buffer zone? Probably not. That's okay though. It really wouldn't feel like a proper Butler family hootenanny if the cops aren't called at some point. Somebody HAS to cry.. it just wouldn't feel right without the tears and jeers.
The Surge has finally finished the bulk of touring for his latest album. Holy fucker! He was on tour very nearly from January to July. Poor boy. But as I type he is back to working out in his beloved gym over there in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, U.S.A. However, the band is already writing songs for their new album in addition to working on the soundtrack for an upcoming movie. I love the writing-the-album-and-then-recording-it part much more than the touring. So it's a good time.
In other news... I've met a few of you over the past year.. but if ya'll are interested, The Surge's band Marah, along with The Shalitas and some other fine, fine folks will be playing a very special gig right here in Williamsburg, a few blocks from my apartment! There is a rumor Sicksadworld will be there along with Xmastime. If you're into it, come on out! Introduce yourselves and mingle with the gang.
Hey! Who's there? Are you out there? Are you still reading? Does anyone read this shit?