You know it’s a good night when you get a friends white strat backstage to get signed by his guitar hero Punky Meadows and your surrounded by good rock n roll friends. When Electric Revolution took the stage Cassie and I were down near the front. The singer Dave Lawson called out “Where’s Alex Zander” and I waved and then he asked “And the beautiful Cassandra?” and I pointed ot Cassie taking pictures. Bob Hoeksema sat toward the back and took in the show and 2 songs in Andrew the personal assistant to ANGEL’s front-man Frank DiMino signaled me backstage and asked me for a favor. I had to run out and missed the rest of the set.
Originally the rhythm guitar player Danny Farrow Anniello for ANGEL who has a major crush on Cassie and who doesn’t was supposed to have us on the guest list. I got Bob on Electric Revs list. Danny didn’t have us on the list so Cassie got in through him and Brock Betz my favorite guitar player now walked me in as his guest. So things went well and soon people were buying me drinks and Andrew hung out with us before he went to the soundboard to run sound for ANGEL. I saw some old and new friends including Adam Becvare whose guitar we got signed and Lainie Levinson a true die hard rock n roller know well throughout the Chicago scene. I ran into Chip Z’Nuff backstage and by the end of a very well picked set list was wiped out. I was invited to a party but opted to have Bob take me home. I heard from Cassie who went backstage and didn’t get home till around 530AM.
How I used to lived this life 7 nights a week I don’t know. i can’t even make it to an after party anymore. But I do like to occasionally dabble back into my rock n roll life.
Earlier that day I was up early and at the doctors office to get my allergy situation taken care of. I now have to take allergy meds everyday for the next 3 months. But at least I’ll have my voice back to normal. I stopped by Asia on Argyle to buy some noodles and peek into Qideas for new cactus plans which won’t be restocked till tomorrow. At home I got back to work on writing for this weekends podcast and after changing clothes took the train to Chinatown and walked over to Reggies.
Saturday morning the RodeCaster Pro arrived via overnight mail from Baton Rouge and as Mark was in the air on his way to Japan I went to the library to print up the notes for Ty and I to read on the PodCast.
Thursday night I have a dinner date and we’re already planning to see Nicole Bodie to perform Saturday night. Asian and 4’10.
Brock, AZ and Andrew
Brock, AZ, Andrew and Cassie
Punky Meadows signing Adams white strat
The RodeCaster Pro has arrived
It was not even 7 AM and I was already hammering out notes for the next show and still haven’t even made my bed. If you know me you know how I am about making my bed first thing. Even when I was crippled.
If you want to change the world start by making your bed. Or somethin’.
“Make Your Bed”
by Admiral William H. McRaven
Every morning in basic SEAL training, my instructors, who at the time were all Vietnam veterans, would show up in my barracks room and the first thing they would inspect was your bed. If you did it right, the corners would be square, the covers pulled tight, the pillow centered just under the headboard and the extra blanket folded neatly at the foot of the rack — that’s Navy talk for bed.
It was a simple task — mundane at best. But every morning we were required to make our bed to perfection. It seemed a little ridiculous at the time, particularly in light of the fact that were aspiring to be real warriors, tough battle-hardened SEALs, but the wisdom of this simple act has been proven to me many times over.
If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another. By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.
And, if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made — that you made — and a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.
If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.
Sent at 12:50 AM by Rona Roughheart who understands my Beavis and Butthead sense of humor. She’s currently on tour with Curse Mackey and My Life With The Thrill Killl Kult
There’s a killer on the road
His brain is squirmin’ like a toad
Take a long holiday
Let your children play
If you give this man a ride
Sweet family will die
Killer on the road, yeah