Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Tennessee...LA and back

This was probably the most hectic week I've ever had in my life. Aside from a lot of personal stuff that caused me to get very little sleep, I booked a last minute trip to go see my Grandfather in Tennessee who isn't doing very well. We watched the Superbowl together with a bunch of family. I was the only Patriots fan in the room. That was a rough night to say the least.

What was up with all the lip syncing this year by all the artists and even the star spangled banner?'s so weird to me...I just dont get it.

I was home in Utah for 3 hours to send out the preorders just in time to catch my LA flight.
I realized after touching down at LAX how unprepared I really was. I had nowhere to stay and I was about to get a terribly expensive hotel room until my buddy Sam Salisbiry found me a place to crash last minute.

I got to stay with an amazing Hollywood band called Malbec in Hollywood.
They let me crash on their couch. I talked alot with their bass player and she had to be one of the coolest girls I've ever met. I will be playing with them soon up here in Salt Lake so keep an eye out for that show. The next morning I spent a little time writing a new song that I'll be recording really soon and I'll be playing a lot. Its called "Look Out".
A few hours later I got a phone call from my buddy Tyler Monk. He just happened to be in LA for the weekend. He took me site seeing simply because it was my first time in LA. We stopped at a nice little greek place to eat and then we drove around to beverly hills and a bunch of other landmarks. We even stopped at guitar center and saw all the vintage guitars. After that we just putzed around watching the results of Super Tuesday till I loaded in at The Knitting Factory.
I played the small room, but it was perfect for what I do. My opener, Lindi Ortega ( was pretty amazing...the girl had one of the strongest voices I've heard in ages.

Even though the crowd was pretty minimal it was good to have familiar faces in Los Angeles. My friends Neon Trees ( came to support me as well as my buddy Andrew and some others from orange county. The sound there was pretty awesome and way better than what I'm used to. The sound guy was digging my stuff, but come to find out it was only because he had just gotten divorced. Go figure. After it was all over Neon Trees took me to In and Out Burger for a delicious double double...I miss that place already.

Thanks to Tyler Monk I got to LAX at 6AM. The flight was delayed this morning because of Snow but I got home around noon. Now its time to sleep, rest up and get ready for the release. It's finally almost here!

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