TOUR PRACTICE, pt 1. (Sleepytown)

When I joined Drunken Barn Dance in 2008, I signed up for a lifestyle and don't think for one red second that it is not a lifestyle that I take seriously. I drink hard and I dance in barns even harder. With the upcoming release of the full-band debut, Grey Buried, and the impending tour to support it, I decided to step things up and challenge myself, so in February of this year, I found a couple to sublease my apartment and decided to start practicing the touring lifestyle without actually touring. The couple that took over my lease never actually changed the electric and gas bills over to their names, but I decided to ignore that fact because that's what I would do if I were on tour. TOUR PRACTICE!

Top Five TOUR PRACTICE! Sleeping Spaces:
5. Under the bushes in the park over by Third Street in Ann Arbor
4. Matt Jones's living room couch
3. In a house I lived in a couple of years ago, lovingly called the Franch, on a couch with cushions that remind me of over-cooked French toast
2. Under the stars in the parking lot of Ypsilanti's finest liquor store, The Keg
1. In my white Le Baron convertible (It has sexy red interior, which makes it the perfect place for tour practice because, as anyone who has toured before will tell you, touring is the sexiest time of all for anyone ever.)

I encourage comments and questions about the lifestyle I have chosen for the next episode of TOUR PRACTICE!. TOUR PRACTICE! CAPSLOCK.


lie awake the evening

Stray Films made a rather beautiful short using Seagulls as the soundtrack.  Check it out here.  Appears to be one two takes, appropriately.  We love this shit.  And the PBR can.


our new record is called grey-buried.  the street date is august 3rd, 2010 via quite scientific records.

1.   the last desperate stand of the last fair man
2.   tapo canyon drowning
3.   a winter's tale
4.   ain't no weather fouler
5.   no love
6.   time spent underground
7.   leaving las vegas, reno, laughlin
8.   evelyn wears a tiara
9.   the guest list
10. you left the wrong girl

our first full band effort.  we can't wait for you to check it out.


the last time

I met Andrew Oldham Thursday night after which my friend sent me this picture with the words "file under: every impresario's dream."