Friday, April 8, 2011
Summer Tour 2011!
2 months and one week out on the road. 2 months and one week of what seemed like endless winter. I got used to it after a while. I started enjoying the bleak landscapes always outside the window. Home in Florida right now though and the sun is shining.
Pope broke his foot and ankle in Texas. He fell 20 feet off a latter while adjusting a par can. When Mike took the shoe and sock off his foot to have a look it was nothing short of grotesque already and the swelling had only just begun. Pope's still there in Texas where we left him at some kind of rehabilitation center or hospice. That was at the beginning of the two months, which by the end seemed like a lifetime ago or only yesterday. Had Pope only just left us or had we always been without Pope?
We were there in Madison as everything started happening, blocks from the capital, staying at the fabulous Edgewater Hotel and recording at Smart Studios. Smart's officially closed to the public, up for sale, was thankful that we got in there and have a chance to record something before it was really gone for good. We recorded two new original songs, one called "Russian Spies" the other called "Occult Enemies" while we were there. We also recorded a cover of the theme song for the TV show "One Tree Hill". It airs May 3rd. The two originals are going to be a 7" on Sabot Productions that will hopefully be out in time for summer. I'll keep you posted.
As always I'll be giving away two tickets per show via twitter each day on all of the upcoming tours. So if you want a chance to win follow me, @tommygabel.