Greetings, fellow citizens of the internet.
I’m coming at you from Columbus, Ohio (home of the first Wendy’s, Victoria’s SecretHeadquarters, Limited BrandHeadquarters, AbercrombieHomeOffice, and named in 2009 as’TheBestCity in theCountry toRaise aFamily’).
Sorry, had to get that out first.
Seems everywhere I go in the country, people are under the assumption that Tyler and I live in a city where cows roam through endless miles of corn husksand where all the adults wear bib overalls and spit chewing tobacco in mud streets.
Regardless of where this is being written, what’s more important is why it’s being written. Tomorrow is a day that my musical comrade and best friend Tyler have been excited about since, well, I guess since we decided we wanted to play music together.
About 7 months ago, I was writing blogs about the process of recording an albumwith anticipation of how the thing was going to soundand most importantly,how it was going to be received by everybody.
I hope that you like it.
Maybe enough to show your parents or give a copy for your cousin when the extended family comes into town for the annual groundhogs day family brunch. That would be cool. We want you to be in charge of it, because it’s just as much your album as it is ours.
I think maybe what I’m excited about the most is that not only can you finally hear these songs on the CD but you can also hear them live. I’ve been wanting to hit my drums as hard as I can to these new songs for a long time nowand have been doing pushups to maximize that opportunity even more.
We asked the people who book us shows very specifically that they make us as busy as possible and schedule as many shows for us as they can…because we love you and love seeing you. With that said, we’re already very busy so far in 2013 and about to go on the road for a long time.
Lastly, tomorrow you should also look out for a music video that we recently shot for a song of ours called “Guns for Hands” because we’re releasing it. And since we’re on the subject of releasing stuff, I think I may take this opportunity to release my brother’s hamster into the wild.I’m tired of smelling its dirty cage all the time.
Thanks so much for all the support and encouragement, and being so cool. I can’t wait to spend some time with you soon. I’m outta here, and leaving you with this “ancientChinese proverb” that I found on the internet:
“Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.”