Friday, December 26, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

On tonight's episode of 'I walked right into that one'...

Mama Stovall: do you have earplugs?
Me: yeah, how many do you need?
Mama Stovall: well, I need one for each ear, and I have two ears...

-HOOTIE

Saturday, November 15, 2008

So true.

"He's the thinker." - a volunteer at Ribfest, after being told who
plays which instrument. She said it with a suspicious look...I am
always up to something.

-HOOTIE

Friday, November 7, 2008

I <3 Harrah's

Looking across from our gig tonight...

That building is lit suspiciously bright...

Wonder why...

Oh yeah... It's a f****** prison...

I love gas money gigs...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Quote

"It was a joke about my bladder... Cause my bladder's a joke..."

-Hootie

Sent from my iPhone

Yay!

We just got gas for $1.97 a gallon. Rock.

-HOOTIE

Saturday, October 25, 2008

DC

It's noon on a Saturday. Obviously they didn't get the no traffic jams
on weekends memo.

jb

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fortune

"You will travel to many places..."

Good to know. Thanks...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hmmmmm

...

jb

So long, Colorado Springs.

It's been a blast. But we've got some flat midwest ground to cover.

-HOOTIE

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Old Chicago

The restaurant: Old Chicago
The town: Kearney, NB
The slogan: "Colorados finest selection of brews."

Figure that one out...

jb

That's what SHE said.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Chile wasn't enough...

Miguel's new favorite iPhone game - World Domination.

-HOOTIE

Sunday, October 12, 2008

You ought to give Iowa a try.

Days off at the Gholson farm in Iowa. Relaxing. And full of corn.

-HOOTIE

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Hangin' with the Yuppers...

Right now I'm lying in bed in a hotel in OH. Which is funny, cause it feels like we've been to OH like seventeen times in the last month... Seriously... It's nuts...

We just got done with our gigs at Upfront & Company in Marquette, MI which turned out pretty awesome.

Now, I'm going to be honest, I wasn't 100% stoked about that trip... I mean... Number one, we were driving from Texas, which just blows. Natalie has a great agent and normally we have pretty solid routing, but when you travel like this, sometimes you just get bent over by your calendar... This was one of those times...

Beyond the 1300 mile drive, the last time I was behind the wheel on our way to Marquette we got hit by a semi... So I will freely admit my brain wasn't all kittens and snowflakes while driving up there again. Obviously, we made it just fine... (a pleasant surprise to say the least.) 

And on top of that, we got booked to play Wednesday and Thursday nights... Which, all to often, is code for a really awkward paid rehearsal. 

Put all that together in my brain and super excited I was not...

I don't know how many people have ever been up there, but it really is stunning. From northern WI all the way in to Marquette is just amazing. The trees... the water... the land... very, very cool. 

It's one of those places that just feels so distant from the world. Like the rest of the country could go into some kind of meltdown and you might not even feel it up there... Which I dig...

There are so many towns we go to where, when you talk to the people, the just have this general distain for where they are. Like...

"Hey man, it's really beautiful here."

"Eh, I guess so... Maybe if you're not from around here..."

It's like how almost all college kids bitch about how boring their college town is... But not Marquette... Everyone I talked to there seemed to have this real passion for living there. Which was refreshing. The whole town really just has this very cool laid back vibe to it. 

And well.... In all fairness... as much as I love Nashville, if the bar next to my house had dollar drafts every night of the week, I would probably be a little more passionate too. And man do they take advantage of it. Both nights were seriously impressive for week nights. I think the whole town must have convened at some point and proclaimed an informal tolerance for hangovers at work... Which is bad-ass, don't get me wrong... It's just crazy. 

Anyway... The moral of this story? If you're looking to get away from it all and drink a whole lot of cheep beer on a wednesday... The UP has got you covered. 

jb


Friday, October 3, 2008

Quote

"I used to go to mullets.com frequently..." -Natalie

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

This Month

In the last month we've been in North Carolina, South Carolina, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio (four times), Illinois, Iowa, Florida, Texas, Maryland and driven through many others...

Right now we are stopped in Oshkosh, WI (contemplating whether or not overalls would be a good look for me) on our way to Marquette, MI. 

When we played in Wichita Falls, TX on Saturday it was so hot outside where we were playing I think Natalie almost fell off the stage.... On our way into the hotel tonight I think I could see my breath a little. 

We got stuck 50 feet behind a truck that got pushed off of a bridge by a semi... We had to pull over for a few hours and wait out a 60+ mph wind storm in OH...

One of the clubs we played at has already closed it's doors in the wake of this financial climate. 

It's been a hell of a month... 

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Levelator

As seen on the Internet. I thought it looked familiar...

jb

3.26

Kansas City, MO

Should it be exciting? No... In fact it feels as though a little piece
of me has died in order to be able to feel excitement over 3.26 gas,
but I feel it none the less.

I actually saw 3.09 in OK earlier today. With no lines. Suck it
Nashville.

jb

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Interesting bathroom literature

"the great one Is proof of your knowledge of now." - Mojo Nixon 2008

Jackie Gleason?

I love these things, it's like poetry. Beautiful, confusing urinal
poetry.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Awesome clip

They're singing louder then she is!




jb


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Quote

"You gotta real nice head of hair..."

-drunk guy to our sub guitar player Martin

Hilton Head, SC

jb

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sunrise

Watching the sun rise while loading the trailer. Charleston here we
come!

Nashville.

jb

Monday, September 15, 2008

Crazy Face

Yup.

Nashville.

jb

Sunday, September 14, 2008

WTF?

Ohio

Mechanically seperated chicken, pork skin, partially defatted beef
fatty tissue, and vinegar...

Wow...

Conversation

Meadville, PA

This morning joe forgot his wallet in the room and as we were loading
the car he went back to get it. Here's his conversation:

"Hey I forgot my wallet in my room. Can I get back in there quick and
grab it?"

"Yes, do you have an id?"

"Ummm. Yes...

In my wallet"


(insert embarassment and ridicule from her co-workers here)

I love it.

jb

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Trippy

A veiw of the stage from the tv in the green room. Natalie TV... Nice.

Too bad I can't watch it. You know, cause I'll be playing.

jb

In the green room at Clark State PAC

Live TV feed of the stage!

In a claw machine...

...somebody decided a nice prize would be the head of a rabbit on the
body of a brontosaurus.

-HOOTIE

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

12 inch submarine !!!

Long drives, shows after sleepless nights... After all you get your
reward !!!
MC

Quote

"Sometimes touching the pig is NOT a good idea." -miguel

Quote

"I found a free cookie on the sidewalk today..." -Natalie

Let sleeping Chileans lie.

Gear + Stairs = Lame

Should beba fun show though.

Akron, OH

jb

Ohio Sunrise

Chicago to Akron through the night. I'll be glad when this is done.

jb

Monday, September 8, 2008

Hootie likes starburst

PA turnpike.

Daddy Hoot!

My dad came down to Savage, MD for our show at the Ram's Head
Rathskeller. It was the first time I'd seen him in 6 months, and the
first time he saw our show.
He's always been supportive of me, even after I gave up adult life to
play music all the time. He loved the show, and hopefully we'll be
back so he can hear more!

-HOOTIE

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Make way for Natalie!

Nat pretending to be a duck. I think.

-HOOTIE

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Traffic at 2 am

On our way to Hamden CT. From NJ to NY.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

I'll show you...

Get up and ME.

-HOOTIE

We are back !!!

The Hut is back.



MC Sent from my iPhone

We are back !!!

The Hut is back.



MC Sent from my iPhone

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

This was our night.

Empty bottles covered in sand. Late night swim-fest on the river at
Elizabeth City Coast Guard Base. Too many quotes to remember.

-HOOTIE

Monday, August 4, 2008

Elizabeth city coast guard

From trinky to this !!!!



MC Sent from my iPhone

Sunday, August 3, 2008

This week on Truck Stop Trinkets...

...bears with blue balls.

-HOOTIE

I'll show you a...

No Smaking

They want you to have fun... But there are limits...

JB