Lou's Reports From the Road
Several days since the last entry.....we got back home the night of the
a VERY long ride in Greg's pickup...the original plan called for him(Greg)
the van out to meet us in Ruidoso,but the schedule change made that impractical.
The real reason for the lack of more frequent updates here is......boredom.
several more days in Farmington,but to be honest, not much happened.
sold more CD's there than other places,which we found puzzling.....
speculation is,it's the personal touch that made the difference. There
very many people coming through the door,and it made time to speak to
individually....hey,it's a THEORY.
One possible reason for slow attendance......it turned out the radio station
the club's ads was still running an outdated spot,naming another band
feature of the week. The error wasn't caught until Wednesday,although
had been gone since Sunday. However,in trying to make up for the
station gave Marci a live spot on Thursday morning...a sort of
the DJ did well,hammering home the name of the act.
was the best crowd,probably half the house.....
The help was a friendly bunch,the owner was a nice guy.......not an unpleasant
..the pace just seemed slow,after all those days of setting up/
down,and meeting a different band every couple days.
We did meet some interesting people....notably,a drummer named
Beyale,and his wife,Kat. They invited us out to their house,
us on a tour of the sights,even made silver/turquoise jewelry for us,
the folks back home!!! How cool is that.......
Sunday was jam night at The Office,and a few turned up to play..
an early night,ending at 11:30,and the consensus was
go home NOW....'...so we packed up quickly,gassed up,
Santa Fe and Farmington we drove all night
the sun came up above the Amarillo skyline..
had an awful run o'luck,we piled into an ole Ford truck
coveyed up like pigeons on a high-line."
Our luck was better on the way home.....we pulled into OKCity,
over to the van,and discovered a huge,bulging knot on the side
trailer tire....it was a wonder it made it that far,and lucky it was
before we got out on the turnpike.
all been going for 20-odd hours by this time...
so trashed,I forgot to take pictures!
Next thing on the schedule is Twister's,almost in my back yard.....
how to act........