First off, I apologize for the lack of entries. I find it infinitely easier to blog at home than I do on the road. I rarely break out my computer on the road. I bought an app to blog on my phone but Google is being a dick about security & won't let me post from my phone. It will be inconsistent at best on the road until I get that sussed out.
Friday & Saturday's shows at the Hollywood Bowl were fantastic. Jason Mraz sat in on night one. Actually, throughout the whole run AJ Ghent & Sarah Dugas sat in with us every night. Night two at HWB had David Ryan Harris, Marc Ford, & Dwight Yoakum sit in with us on "The Weight." No rehearsal. No nothing. Just get up & play. Discomfort & all.
Chula Vista was a good night as well. However, I think two nights in Hollywood; hanging out & partying for some of the guys caught up with them by Chula Vista (San Diego). The energy level was strange on stage that night. The crowd was great though.
Day four in Phoenix was better. I felt like the energy was there & everywhere around us. Musically, probably the best show. I tripped over a cable on stage at the end of the show. I'm fine. I'm just clumsy sometimes.
I have, however, been hitting our new gym HARD during all four days. This is the maiden voyage for this particular facility. We had a gym built into a 55' tractor trailer. Complete with tread mill, arc glider, Smith machine, regular bench, dual action leg machine, multi-function weighted cable machine, full body punching/kick bag, & speed bag. Two full sets of plates for the bars & 20-55 lbs dumbell sets. It's air conditioned, DirecTV, sound system, built-in fridge, & even Playstation (in case you want to tun & play Madden at the same time, I guess).
I'm really happy we have this now. It saves me a ton of time that I used to have to take a runner to & from the gym. It saves me an hour MINIMUM. Plus it's OUR stuff. The guy who drives this trailer keeps it really clean & disinfected... & the machines in good working order. Pretty stoked.