haven't talked in awhile...in fact, it’s been so long since i've typed that
i actually forgot where the comma key was...i kept hitting shift and all
these other buttons...thus my first minutes of typing went like this...
"no that's not right"
"ok maybe i should look at the keyboard"
and now i’ve wasted 30 seconds of your life...you still owe me thirty...ah
forget it...i won’t hold you to it...i’m just happy to have a few days at
home to do nothing (that’s not true...i’ve gotta go to LA tomorrow nite and
finish up a kids song)...life was pretty nonstop after the guster
tour...we went to spain...rehearsed a lot for the dvd...played the dvd
show...and then sam and i had to go straight to hawaii for my sisters
wedding...now it’s all over and i have a few weeks off to brush up my
tennis skills (my basketball obsession is a thing of the past) before we
head out for the most exciting tour of our (what is starting to feel like
a very long) careers.
ok lemme fill you in on the important parts of that last paragraph (aside
from sisters wedding...when sam threw our car rental keys in the ocean)
1. THE DVD IS FINALLY DONE!!!!!!!!
we stressed out a whole lot...and for nothing...everything turned out
fantastic...thanks to everyone at the mayan theatre in LA, thanks to the
wonderful director Sam Erickson and his wonderful crew, thanks to mooka
kinney (www.mookakinney.com) for personally designing our amazing suits,
thanks to all of the guests (whom i will not name right now in hopes that
it might surprise someone when they buy the dvd), thanks to all of our
friends and family for supporting us on such a special night, and most
importantly thanks to the people who paid to see us freaking out and being
more nervous than we have ever been before...it really was my favorite
show that we have ever played and it couldn’t have been possible without
such a fun and patient crowd....now we just have to let the director put
it all together and it will be out in no time.
2. BUY DOG PROBLEMS RIGHT HERE
psyche!!!! tricked you...we aren’t going to make you pay for dog
problems...in honor of the 1 year anniversary we are going to be giving
away dog problems for free for the next couple of weeks...i know you’re
wondering why we would do such a thing...and it’s actually pretty
simple...we aren’t owned by a giant corporation so we can do whatever the
fuck we want....sure we are standing to lose a little bit of money...but i
get to make music for a living...if you haven’t had the opportunity to get
the record yet because you’ve been too busy trying to pay rent and working
a REAL job....than click there and go download it for free...we want you
to have it...and at least you’re not stealing it...it’s free...give it a
try...then put off rent to go see us playing at a city near you...which is
exactly what we are doing this summer...
3. COME SEE US ON TOUR
this is it america, the last chance to check us out before we all grow
beards and go into "new album mode"...we're pretty much going everywhere
(don't get pissy just because we aren’t coming to your certain town in
iowa...thank god or whoever that we are even coming to iowa) and it’s going
to be with a whole bunch of bands that we love and hope you love too (we
don’t have to bring any bands out as favors or support any bands we've
never heard)...the only way i could possibly go on tour for almost 3
months is if it was worth it..and this tour is going to be so great that i
wish it could go all year....so get tickets now while you still have the
chance (or get them next week or the week after while you still have the
chance...but hopefully there will be no chances to get tickets after
that...being that we are giving our record away for free, i have to find
new ways to get money and pay for tennis lessons)
4. I THINK THAT’S IT! for now
see you this summer...thanks for everything.
nate & the format
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