Friday, May 20, 2011

Ketchup to Macon

all the kids in macon (view from the stage)

"I've always wanted to see Macon Georgia." - Nelson Muntz, the simpsons.

okay! I'm playing catch-up! My life feel apart! before I even got to Florida! but I'm back okay, i'm back and I'm ready to show you all the things I've seen and places I've been to bring you and I up to date on the current amazing things happening on tour. Here's Macon Georgia for example.

Now, there's not much in Macon. There is a walmart and I slept there, only a little scared.
There is a book store there where some amazing people have been making some art happen.

Its called Golden Bough Books.

they have an amazing array of things to read, both classic and modern. From Shakespeare to Zines and manga.

And in this place Clark Bush (pictured blurrily above) has been booking and bringing bands to Macon for 3 years. I talked to some ladies, all artists of one sort or another, a writer, an actress, a singer. They said that having a place like this, all ages, comfortable, friendly, welcoming that promotes and showcases art... it inspires people... to make more art! Whatever their craft might be.

Here's electric Gazebo!! (Under the Gazebo)

So I just want to give a big thank you to Clark and Macon Noise Records. Thanks for bringing art to your community! you are enhancing the world... seriously, with little to no cheesiness in this kudos. you are making the world a better place. yeay!

(this is the picture i will show people and say, "look how skinny i was then!!") ps... props to fanny packs

Here's a short clip of Under the Gazebo/Electric Gazebo

Can't wait to come back to Macon

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wal-mart Parking Lots and Stone Mountain

Update from Grumbledor:
We have traveled south much further south. Into Georgia and Florida, here's a little catch up. I will promise to you now, (to no one in particular) to be better about documenting, there is so much to show you.

I had an amazing meal inside Grumbledor in the middle of a walmart parking lot. All the windows sealed up with sun visors but cracked to let the air in. Supplemented with a battery operated fan, the temperature stays bearable, almost refreshing in front of the fan.

Fresh cold Veggies.

Ice cold lemons for water, we live in style.

You'll notice, as I have just noticed, the van is still fairly 'tidy' in these shots. Everyday it falls all to hell, literally... every hard left or hard stop, things fall everywhere!
I have invested in more velcro and tape and bungees. And slowly, as everything finds a place, it will all fall into place, and not fall onto the floor.
I think I'll still have to clean the van everyday.

the view from my oasis in the middle of the hot metal sea.

Rachel and Walter! (Nashville)

the captain sits at the helm
(is there a feminine equivalent for captain? captress? no that sounds terrible, I'll get back to you on that).

North Georgia
my long lost friend, 16 years long, Amber, she goes by Alyse now.

the Memphibians

I had some alone time at stone mountain.

it is amazing what we can accomplish when we work together.

and then i found it
a place i had been as a little one.

a special place i have never forgotten.

crushed for ever

i will walk through the tiniest forest.