Monday, January 27, 2014

Tour Bus Crash

I think this was the scariest thing to happen to me during my entire life on the road. We're touring through Kansas somewhere. Who knows where, as all the roads start to look the same when you're in a tour bus continuously with no breaks between gigs.

It was snowing. I was asleep in my bunk. What all the others were doing, I don't know. Apparently, from what I found out later, a white-out came through in the form of a big snow squall. Cars and truck started skidding all over the place. I don't recall much except being thrown from my bunk and hitting my head on a cabinet. And then chaos!

I think I was in and out of consciousness because I have vague memories--flashes of people running around, someone in my face saying my name and asking how many fingers they were holding up. I remember seeing flashing emergency lights. I awoke in an ambulance. My head felt like someone had put it into a vice. I was released the next day and found out everyone made it out alive. Adrian was in the back of the bus watching TV, so he was ok except for a couple bruises when he fell off the sofa. Stephan sprained a wrist and Bruce received some sort of whiplash. It wasn't a big accident, but we are on leave from pre-tour until we have all recovered.

I came home today, only to find out that S. Carolina is supposed to get hit with snow!! I won't be out in it. I have a concussion and have been relegated to bed for a week. I am not sure about the rest of the pre-tour. The dates and venues are booked far in advance to coincide with the next "real" tour. I think we might cancel the rest of this pre-tour and get everything ready to out on the road for the real thing in March.

Jessica came to see me when I came home. Apparently, she sees our relationship as more than just a dating and physical thing... I guess we're in a relationship now. We will keep my escapades on the road secret.

I have to admit it was nice to see her pretty face. She made brownies and she and Edna have been spoiling me, which I cannot complain about.

I have stitches in my head... fortunately along the hair line so no scar will show and didn't effect my hair. If they had had to cut my hair or shave my head I would have gone into hiding until it grew back! I have an image to uphold, ya know.

So, while Jessica spoils me and I get rest and recover, I will keep everyone informed on what's going down with the tour schedule and the like.

Thanks to all the great fans who came to see us play during the shortened pre-tour. Sorry to those who we cancelled on... the bus has to be repaired, as do we.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Pre-Tour and Band Pranks

Sorry for the long wait in writing. The band is busy with our "pre-tour." Everyone knows by now that Bruce, the born-again buzz kill, has banned fans from our tour bus! At least when he is in it. ha ha.

Anyway, as we cruise down 64 in West Virginia, by now all the other band members are asleep, I have a bit of a story to tell you all, my great and loyal fans. Yeah, ok, so I have had a few drinks. Trust me, it gets me through and helps me sleep. At least I avoid drugs, like Meth or Heroin. What's wrong with a couple Slippery Nipples (haha, I can think of some damn good things I can do with nipples)....?

Yesterday, after we finished with our small concert (which, by the way got a raving reception. Our new songs are getting grand reviews), and headed back out on the road (sometimes these "pre-tours" (Bruce's idea) can be more pain-staking than the real thing... we don't stay, we don't stop). It's rather like touring when we were a small band trying to make our way in music. Grueling!

Anyway, I decided since Bruce was remaining in the venue to go over some instrumentals and choral review with the others, I'd slip back to the tour bus with the latest hottie I met at the concert. I tend to like dark hair, unlike most who love the bleached blondes. I like all natural (no fake boobs, thank you). She seemed nice enough. Her name.... oh damn, I can't remember.

Anyway, I brought her to my bunk, intending on a bit of "release" after the concert when I saw something on my bunk that was not mine. Adrian's damn technological reading machine called a "Kindle." It was on and open to some book about a whore of 80's rock.... open to the chapter on this 15 year old chick losing her virginity in 1980 to Billy Squire.A quick peak told me this girl had screwed just about ever musician in the 1980's.

Kinda put a damper on my evening. I don't know yet what Adrian was trying to prove. I tossed the reading machine back in HIS bunk and had a really good time with... oh damn....what was her name...? 

Once back on the road, Adrian explained to me that this book had reminded him of me on the road... any girl at any "port."  I told him I was fine and needed no intervention. My sex life was just fine, thank you. It was then he reminded me of Jessica. She and I had hit it off pretty well and we were, well, dating. But, she wasn't there and I saw no reason not to indulge. We weren't married after all.

Would you say no??

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cold Air and Tour Schedules

Good evening from the very chilly land of South Carolina. Though I didn't move from Connecticut to SC because of the warmer weather, it was a nice perk to get away from snow and cold temperatures.

It's around 19 degrees Fahrenheit right now, which is very cold for this part of the nation. My horse's water froze last night! I have no heated water buckets, as we used in the north. I felt so bad for them, especially the older guy, that I went out there myself tonight at midnight to make sure they had water.
Inside the barn, closed up, with the 2 of them (both have blankets I purchased for them when this cold snap started) it wasn't too bad. There was some ice in the buckets, so I refreshed it. I really do love my horses and want them to have the best. If that sounds too "girly" then too bad!

In other news, the band is ready and practiced. We will be heading out on our pre-tour next week. More to come on that.

Keep warm and take good care of your pets in these cold temps.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Busy Busy

As we prepare for our "pre-tour" the band has been working very hard. You can find our tour schedule on our web page or any of the venues' ticket sites. This is what I am told. Again, I am so new to technology, having chose to live in the "dark ages" most of my life... other than the technology music has achieved.

We only travel for a month on our pre-tour, which is nice so I can spend more time at home, with my animals... and actually... well, with Jessica. She and I have been spending quite a bit of time together lately. I cannot say "I love you" at this point, but perhaps one day.....

One thing at a time.

I have to apologize for my absence as of late. The pre-tour takes up so much of my time, preparing the new song list we will want to try when we go on tour for real. I wrote a new song recently I am hoping the fans will love and want to see on the tour's set list. It's a ballad and not so much the heavier stuff we have been doing recently. With the orchestral accompaniment, it should prove to (hopefully) be quite a crowd pleaser.

Hope to see you on our pre-tour.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

I went to Stephan's party tonight and guess who was there? Jessica!

Unfortunately, she fell asleep in the limo on the way back to my house. I woke her just long enough to get into the house. She stumbled up the stairs, down the hall and to my bedroom, draped over my arm. She had a wicked amount to drink tonight. I had a few, but not my usual amount, which is good since I would not have been able to practically carry her through the house. I had to help her undress (I am NOT complaining), but she passed out as soon as she was in my bed. I stood there, staring at her, slumbering peacefully.

"I guess sex is out of the question," I said to her. She didn't respond.

What can I say? I was pleased she was at the party. She really is fun to talk to, and talk we did. I don't think I spoke to more than a few other people all night. At one point in the evening, Stephan said to me, "maybe it's finally happening for you, Dane." The "it" meaning love or a relationship. I am not so sure about that, but Jessica is one of the first girls I have taken home more than once! I've also spent more time talking to her than I have any other woman before. Not only do we have much in common, but she is actually fun to listen to!

Well, off to shower and bed for me, and hope for at least a good morning.

Happy New Year.