Monday, March 2, 2009

There were marigolds.


It's the second day of the third month of the year and it's my first post on the blog in 2009. I guess I've been neglectful. A few months ago I kind of looked ahead at what was coming, at how intense things are going to get after our album is released, and that part of me that desires an identity outside of "dude-in-a-band" started taking over.

But now I'm sitting in our friend Liz's apartment in Brooklyn with a belly full of eggs, pancakes, and coffee half-watching Lord of the Rings. We drove all night to New York from Boston, where there was a prediction of 14 inches of snow. At about 4 AM we had to pull over at a rest area because the snow was creating that sort of low budget sci-fi movie "time warp" effect where it seemed like we weren't even moving. Then there was a total white-out and we couldn't even see the road.

We're currently out on tour with Maps and Atlases and Pattern is Movement. When I heard rumors about this tour, I kind of thought "yeah right" because it's just sort of too good to be true. But it happened, and every show has been fantastic and we get to see two of the greatest bands in the universe every night.

It's also a feel-good tour because Maps and Pattern are such kindred spirits. Both bands have a similar position as us of genre-less, sub-culture-less bands with minimal buzz. The whole package has a sort of grassroots feel, and I can't help but think that the people in attendance are true believers. There's been a lot of air-drumming.

Tonight is Manhattan, tomorrow is Brooklyn, then it's DC, then it's Hoboken, then it's Holiday Inn express continental breakfast in Indianapolis, then it's home.


George said...

"It's the second day of the third month of the year and it's my first post on the blog in 2009."

this should read "It's the second day of the third month of the year and it's Dr. Suess' birthday, as well as Chris Martin from Coldplay".

PS: I have the same birthday as Dr. Suess.

Nick said...

had it not been for said snow i woulda been at the boston show.

Elisssssabeth said...

ryan, you have ruined 'you and me and the mountain' for me forever.

Kyle said...

Thanks for the awesome show at Ground Zero! We're all still talking about how wonderful it was.

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