We played our 3 dates with The Colour, which, despite how small they were, were really nice for us. Between us, The Colour and the other band on the dates with us, Delta Spirit, I can't remember a time spent with as many great players as well as great people. It seemed that we ended each set of each show with every member of every band onstage playing and singing along. With my affinity for those seemingly more family oriented records like Highway 61 Revisited, The Band's Self-Titled, or Deja Vu, I couldn't have imagined a better time.
Also, something we have not yet disclosed: we now have a tour dog. Her name is Kinglsy. On our way back from SXSW we stopped at a Dairy Queen where Stuart found a stray dog who was filthy, had some sort of wire tangled up on his head, and seemed as though she hadn't eaten in a long time. After confirming that no one at the Dairy Queen owned it, Stuart took it back in the van with him rather sneakily, being that Blake and Wylie and I were all asleep. After bringing her home and getting checked out, she's now in perfect health and all cleaned up. Stuart even puts a big red clip in her hair, which may put the credibility of the band at risk, but at least keeps her hair out of her face. Stuart, quite the fan of Wes Anderson's'The Life Aquatic', was inspired by the scene in which Dr. Steve Zissou tells his son that if he had a hand in naming him, he would've named him 'Kingsley.' I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure in the movie it was spelled with the 'E' but Stuart left it out on the dog tag, which obviously adds a whole new depth to the dog's name. A long story short....he has nowhere to put his new dog and therefore brings her on tour with us, and I will add that she has been great to have around.
While in Texas on this trip, I bought 'Nebraska' by Bruce Springsteen and lost my mind so today I bought 'Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.' 'The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle' and 'Darkness on the Edge of Town,' already owning 'Born in the USA' and 'Born to Run.' So I'm gonna go ahead and end this blog and get to listening. I hope to talk to and see everyone soon.