SATURDAY, JUNE 23rd- (Jim reporting from the road) Greetings from the Radio Event of the year! The KROQ Weenie Roast! It's 90 degrees out and sunny! Before the show we meet the guys from Crazytown and the guys from Disturbed. As we are opening the event we get to play in the blazing sun. I guess it was a bad day to play in leather, but when in Rome! The highlight of the show is the surprise guest of the evening The Stone Temple Pilots...What a Power House!
MONDAY, JUNE 25TH - We've just arrived into Salt Lake City and it smells like Brine. And it is hot and humid! Thankfully we're playing an ice arena tonight! The Sprint E Center! Bird and Monster Magnet rock the house! The altitude makes up for the 3.2% beer!
TUESDAY, JUNE 26th - Denver! Tonight we play the Paramount Theater just off of the 16th St. mall. Virgin records and pizza slices invade the day! After the show we bond with Bird! Lookout for this band!
THURSDAY, JUNE 28th - Kansas City, MO. The Uptown Theatre is a stomp as usual and we retire to the bus after our show for an old fashion bus party!
FRIDAY, JUNE 29th - Sweet Home Chicago! Seeing as we are 2nd on the bill we are proud to see that the House of Blues is completely full for our set! After the show the VIP room is full of celebs! Sightings include Billy Corgan and various White Sox!
MONDAY, JUNE 18th - SAN DIEGO, CA
Hello my friends! This is Christopher checking in from the road. We are in sunny San Diego, a place I once called home for a year. I am psyched to go surfing this afternoon on our first day off in 10 days!!! Playing shows for you guys keeps up pretty busy but who's complaining! Singing for you all is the greatest job in the world! Actually on days off I really miss singing but my voice needs a rest every once in a while. Our promo club tour is over but what a blast it was! I am declaring a tie between Chicago at the metro on record release day and DV8 in Salt Lake City as the 2 most crazy shows...with Toronto and Philly close behind. We really love playing on the small club stages where we can really connect with you all. And it has been so cool talking to all of you after the shows. It's cool how nice you are. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Now we are on tour opening for The Cult and Monster Magnet. We have only done 2 shows but it has been pretty fun so far. It's really different than playing to just our fans but I guess it's what we need to do to reach potential new stabbies! Not that the ones we have aren't enough mind you! So come check out the show. The Cult is cool live especially if you know their older stuff too. And thanks for all your help making so far away happen on the radio! Have you seen it on MTV2? Look for it, I've seen it a few times already! Oh yeah, if you get a chance check out some of my photography here at Artistdirect. They have been cool enough to make some posters out of some of my photos that I sell at gallerys so that you can see them without having to go to San Fran, California. We are looking forward to seeing you this summer out on the road somewhere and please don't be shy! We're not but warning, Jim does bite!! Later my friends and take care of each other. Christopher
FRIDAY, JUNE 8th - ST.LOUIS, MO.
(From Andy) Spent the afternoon wandering the desolate downtown streets of St. Louis,
trying to shake off the effects of the previous evening's birthday party for
our tech RICHIE ROCK.......ugh.........as I wander i think to myself...."What
is it with St. Louis?"......All these buildings and not a soul
around.....very bizarre. You would think that a city this size would be
filled with people.....Luckily the show is packed, and like always, it's a
sweatbox. Our old friend Jeff Scheel from Gravity Kills joins us onstage for
a brutal version of " Violent Mood Swings ". The crowd has been crazy all
night and this just sends them into a frenzy. After the show we hang with the
rest of the Gravity Kills gang and share some road stories. Good to see our
old friends and we wish them the best of luck with their new label and new
SATURDAY, JUNE 9th - BONNER SPRINGS, KS.
Today's show is a Radio Show just outside of Kansas City. We wandered the
fairgrounds with some of the guys from Econoline Crush and Oleander. You
know, the coolest thing about radio shows is that you become friends with so
many great players from so many great bands. We all sat on the side stage and
watched killer sets from Stained and Live. It's so amazing how much respect
all the bands have for each other. It's even more amazing the respect the
Stained and Live get from the crowd. After the show I talked at great length
to Ed Kowalczyk from Live about my previous gig with Matt Johnson and The
The......Ed seems to be a serious devotee of Matt's lyrics........Ed has good
SUNDAY, JUNE 10th - OMAHA, NE.
Another Radio Festival, and another chance to hang with some friends.
After our set we head directly to the airport for a flight to Los Angeles,
and a recording session with producer Ed Buller. It's a long flight and an
early morning arrival into LAX. Walter waxes poetic on the fact that today we
woke up outside a casino in Iowa, played a Radio Show in Omaha, watched the
LAKERS game at a bar in O'Hare Airport in Chicago, and ended the day in Los
Angeles...yup, it's been a long day......but hey, that's Rock and
Roll........and it wouldn't be LA without the typical celebrity
sighting.....Vince Vaughn is hanging in the lobby of our hotel. As we file
past he say's "loved your set." Funny, I don't remember seeing him in Omaha.
MONDAY, JUNE 11th - LOS ANGELES, CA.
Today we're in LA to record an alternate acoustic version of "So Far Away
." Ed Buller, the brilliant English comedian who produced our new album will
be at the controls for this session as well. During a lull in the recording
session I sneak away to my apartment to sift through another mountain of
mail......bills, bills and more bills..........funny how some things never
change.....somehow I always thought I'd be exempt from paying bills once I
got on the road...........anyway.......16 hours later we've finished several
versions of the song. We're all tired and we head back to the hotel for a few
hours sleep and yet another early morning flight.
TUESDAY, JUNE 12th - COLORADO SPRINGS, CO.
We wake up late and almost miss our flight to Colorado. We literally
arrive at the gate just before they shut the plane door. No one ever said
that Rock and Roll is an absolute science. We arrive at our destination and
we're greeted by our new guitar tech "J". He's happy to be joining the team.
Tonight's gig is in an old renovated theater called the Colorado Springs
Music Hall. It's a giant "Cinescope" dome with a giant curved back.....( for
those of you who live in Los Angeles it's like going to see a gig at the
Cinerama Dome on Sunset Blvd.). I watch the Apex Theory blast through their
set in the ultra surreal environment. Tomorrow is their final show with us as
they move on to join the Warped Tour, and we move on to join the Cult /
Monster Magnet Tour. If you happen to catch the Apex Theory on the Warped
Tour tell them Andy said hello...
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13th - SALT LAKE CITY, UT.
Foregoing the 13 hour bus ride through the Rocky Mountains, I decide at
the last minute to fly to Salt Lake City. As I sit in the terminal waiting
for my flight I try to arrange for a new shipment of cymbals to be delivered
to a hotel or venue in the next week or so, but trying to coordinate
equipment deliveries on tour usually means chasing fed ex packages all over
the country.......more phone calls....more confusion.........ugh........Once
the plane takes off I bathe in the solitude of the snowcapped Rocky Mountains
and marvel at the majesty of Pikes Peak........and at 540 miles per hour I
arrive in Salt Lake City in under an hour.......fantastic.....Tonight's show
is at Club DV8. Our friends from Oleander have the night off in the city and
come down to see the show. This club has always been magical for us, and
tonight is no exception. Right before we go on we can hear the crowd break
into a drunken sing-along of " Waking Up Beside You '.......it seems pretty
surreal, but when we hit the first chorus of "What Do I Have to Do " the
crowd goes ballistic........wow......we love Salt Lake City. Be sure to catch
us in a few weeks when we return with the Cult. Extra super thanks go out to
our departing tour partners the Apex Theory. Thanks guys.....you
rock......best of luck.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14th - RENO, NV.
The first date on the Cult / Monster Magnet / Stabbing Westward tour.
We're playing an outdoor amphitheater right next to the Hilton Casino, and
for those of you who don't know, the word "NEVADA" is Indian for "gamble away
your life saving's." Everywhere you turn there are slot machines. Even the
toilet has a slot machine. Weird......I try my hand at the slot machines but
i've never been much of the gambling type. After losing $10 I decide i've had
enough and I head back to the tour bus to listen to some new CD's : ELBOW -
"Asleep in the Back". A very, very cool English band.....kind of a cross
between Doves and the Catherine Wheel. Long, exploding rock songs......almost
sounds like early Pink Floyd. Highly recommended. MY VITRIOL - "Finelines".
Another cool English band. Sonic guitar, cool breathy vocals...also highly
recommended. KENT - "B-Sidor" The kings of Swedish mood rock deliver a double
CD of b-sides....all sung in Swedish. Very hypnotic. Very cool. If you liked
their breakthrough English language CD " Isola" you'll love this. AUTECHRE -
"Confield". The absolute best downtempo electro-minimalst band ever. Stunning
beats, breathing waves of polyrhythmia. I really dig this, but everyone else
in the band thinks i'm nuts..(go figure).
My listening is interupted by Jim and Walter returning from a trip to the
hotel pool with Cult drummer Matt Sorem. They're going to do
laundry......Woohoo !....... It doesn't get any more Rock and Roll than doing
laundry in the hotel laundromat. See you soon....Andy.
SUNDAY, JUNE 3rd - FRIDAY, JUNE 7th
(From Walter) Hello again. We've covered a lot of territory in the past week. We've
traveled from the deep south up to NYC, going further north up to Toronto and
back down to the heartland in St. Louis.
On Sunday, June 3, We played a hot and sticky show at the new Cotton Club in
Atlanta. The humidity was high and soon turned into a pretty severe
thunderstorm. It seemed to let up just as people started to line up for the
show. The line wound it's way up several flights of stairs which helped keep
people dry. After the show, we prepared ourselves for the first of many long
drives in the week ahead.
Monday, June 4, was a travel day. Most of the day was spent in the bus
watching movies or sleeping. We arrived in New York City around 8:30.
Showers and slices where the order of business. Everyone took it easy since
we had a very busy day ahead.
Tuesday, June 5, the big NYC show. But first, we had a serious amount of
press. I think Christopher and Andy started around 10:30 in the morning. We
all met up for lunch at the label offices before Christopher and I were off
to do more interviews. Eventually we all ended up at the Bowery Ballroom for
sound check. We had some problems getting our guest who were on the guest
list in to the club. It was way over sold. This was the second time Derrek
has played NYC since the tour began. The show was great. It was a quick
load out so we could hit the road for Toronto which means border crossing and
make to Load in by 2:00 PM.
Wednesday, June 6, I find myself waking up in my bunk around 11:00, noticing
that the bus is not moving and hasn't been for some time. "Could we be at
the border?" I thought. I stumble into the front lounge off the bus to find
out that we're sitting in a hotel parking lot in Niagara Falls, USA. One of
our sound engineers can't come to Canada with us due to slow paper work.
He'll sit this show out in a room at the hotel. But we still can't cross the
border because of something called an Insurance Bond which has to do with not
paying tariff on our equipment upon returning to the states. We have load in
at 2:00, a press schedule which starts at 3:30 and a bus driver who's getting
more tired as the day goes on. We sat in that parking lot until 4:30 when
the band piled into a taxi from Buffalo and made the journey into Canada to
try to salvage some of the interviews. The taxi ride wasn't to unlike Mr.
Toad's Wild Ride but we made it in one piece. Once we got to Toronto, we had
a great time. The show started two hours late but the crowd hung in there.
When we finally hit the stage around midnight, the vibe was intense. We had
a really great time playing this show. The crowd was extremely polite.
Nobody got crunched in the front row and some of the vibier tune we played
went over very well.
Friday, June 7th, was another travel day. A long journey from Toronto to St.
Louis. It was also one of our technical engineer's, Richie Rock's birthday.
But we held in the celebrating until we arrived in St. Louis. Rich was then
treated to some of St. Louis's best, fried ravioli (which took an hour and a
half) and drinks in the hotel lounge. Happy Birthday Rich.
And today is Friday, June 8th. It's a special day for me because it's my
son's birthday. He told me he got some cool stuff. I can't wait to play
with it all. We always have good shows here in St. Louis and I'm sure tonight
will be another. I think our friends from Gravity Kills will show up. Maybe
we'll all sing Happy Birthday to Collin.
SUNDAY, JUNE 3rd - ATLANTA, GA
As ya can tell, we've been spending a bit o' time down yonder. Today, we are
in Atlanta, one of my favorite cities (Missy, stop gagging!!). Anyway, This
being my first journal entry as well as my first big tour, I'll start by
tellin' y'all how it's going. For everyone who asks "how do you guys sleep
in those bunks?" Well, it's really comfy after the first 10 minutes. Once
it's loaded with dirty clothes and CDs, books, shoes and paper, you start to
feel at home. The thing that makes it really nice is hangin' with the boys
24/7. We've got Dan the Man, Richie Rock, Nuke, Chuck and Will, the guys you
see freaking out when we get that bewildered look on stage. Introduce
yourself to them. They really make everything happen. Also, I just want to
thank everyone out there for making me feel as welcome as the boys in the
band have. It's been such a pleasure meeting you all after the shows (I
really mean that!). The shows have been so much fun, and they will keep
getting better and better. So that's it for my first journal entry. There will be plenty more and I
won't ramble so much (hey, it's my first one, man!!). So until next time, be
kind to animals and don't take any wooden nickels.
all the best,
P.S. Thanks to Stabwalt for his help.
MONDAY, MAY 28th - WASHINGTON, DC. We played the biggest show of our career today. 80,000 people on the main
stage at RFK stadium for the WHFS festival. Stained, Coldplay Live Linkin Park
Good Charlotte and tons more. We were playing an amazing set. What Do I Have
To Do?, High, So Far Away, Save Yourself, The Only Thing and Shame. We were
doing great until the last minute of Shame when some idiot threw a cell phone
up on stage and broke my nose! VH1 captured it all on video. I hope they show
it!! Please don't throw things at bands. My nose hurts really, really bad.
Thanks. I finished the song though covered in blood and all. The crowd
cheered even louder and then it was off to the paramedics for a butterfly
stitch and an ice pack. Oh the glamour of rock and roll!!! See you all soon
and if you do feel the need to throw something throw soft things like stuffed
animals or panties! Later! Love ya, Christopher
MAY 15th - MAY 27th Hi friends. This is Christopher with the SW Road diary. I'm not sure when
Andy left off, so I will start around my birthday okay?
In San Fran, I got to
see my girlfriend and have dinner with my best friends a few days before my
birthday. That was the beginning of the Bday week! While Walter, Derrek,
and I were riding the bus with the crew up to Seattle, we had an amazing
experience. It was one of those awesome bonding moments that reminds us how cool
it is to be in a band with the people you love. Anyway, so we are riding the
bus for like 15 hours and we have all slept more than should be legal, so we
decide to watch a movie. So Derrek throws in Almost Famous. Now I had heard
of the movie, but didn't know much about it, but it was the most perfect movie
for a tour bus on a long drive ever. If you haven't seen it, rent it. It's
great. Anyway, it reminds us how blessed we are to be able to do what we do
for a living. So we are all sitting around talking about the film and
watching MTV2 when suddenly there is this very familiar female face on the
screen and just as I was thinking "Hey don't I know that girl", BAM! So Far Away
starts playing. We are watching the world premier of our new video and no one
had told us... we just happened to be watching. What a great feeling.
rocked. There were way too many people trying to get in to this tiny club.
Some fans from Vancouver drove down and brought me cake. Very yummy.
Next day was in
Portland and more cake at the radio station where Derrek and I played an
acoustic set. The DJ there got me a great chocolate cake, but by now I am
starting to think perhaps all this cake is not the best idea!! Portland was a
good place for a birthday... standing onstage singing is how I want to spend
every birthday doing the thing I love most and sharing it with all of you.
Vancouver was interesting. We had some problems at the border and lost one of
our techs, but we played a fun, rockin show in spite of the myriad of technical
and now we get to Chicago and the record release. We
did an early morning tv show. That was weird but very cool. We played So Far
Away acoustic. The next morning we played an acoustic set on the Mancow
morning show at Q101, which included So Far Away and What Do I Have To
Do? Later that afternoon we played yet another acoustic show at Tower
Records in Chicago. There were so many great fans at the show and signing. We
saw a bunch of old friends and old fans and had a great time. Now for the
Metro show. There are no words I can put together to describe the feelings I
had at the Metro. I was totally overwhelmed by the love coming from that
audience. Twice I freaked out and burst into tears because I was so moved by
the audience and because I missed Chicago so much. I love California, but
Chicago will always be home. Thank you all so much. We debuted a special
song in Chicago to celebrate the record release. We played Dawn. It was an
awesome feeling to see the crowd knew all the words! Detroit was a little
anti-climatic due to the explosive energy from the night before combined with
the fact that the stage was only 2 inches tall and for those of you who have
met me, I am not a tall boy... 5'7" in boots!! So I couldn't see over the heads
of the front row and I don't think anyone could see me either! Oh well, next
time we will play a bigger place!
We drove 20 hours in the bus to Norfolk, VA
only to have the show cancelled by torrential rain. And for the record for
you fans in Norfolk, the police cancelled that show because all the equipment
got wet and it was too dangerous to turn it back on let alone touch anything
while standing in a puddle of water. We will try to get down there and play
real soon for you all.
Wow, what a day in Boston. So many great bands. The Cult, Coldplay, Live,
surprise appearance by Aerosmith followed by MANSON!!! There were other great
bands there as well but I can't remember....
Minnesota radio festival was
cool. We spent a lot of time with Tantric and oh my god can those guys
party!! I think maybe Jim and Derrek have met their partying match!!!
SATURDAY, MAY 19th - VANCOUVER, BC. This is my favorite City in the
entire World. I'm going to live here one day. We wandered Robson and
Granville all day. Shopped for shoes. Shopped for CDs. Drank coffee at
the many coffee shops and watched the people. The show gets moved to a
larger venue due to an overwhelming demand for tickets........Earlier in
day we we're detained at the US/ CANADA Border for a while. Our guitar
is denied access into Canada...........and it's during the show that we
realize just how much we rely on our awesome crew....they're doing
they can, but attempting to do a show without a guitar tech turns out to
technical nightmare.......everything that could go wrong does........
stage power constantly goes out.........we're losing amps and guitars
every song..........oddly enough the crowd doesn't seem to
determined to return to VANCOUVER and play a killer show..........we'll
FRIDAY, MAY 18th - PORTLAND, OR. Played a small club called
PAN. Our touring partners APEX THEORY put on a sonic show........When
the stage we realize that it's almost in the round so there are people
around us. At one point some guy taps me on my shoulder and asks if
playing "Counting Blue Cars" tonight..........I tell him that we're not
DISHWALLA.....weird........anyway, it's CHRISTOPHER'S Birthday......he
great show. The crowd sings a drunken version of Happy
has his best show yet, fueled by an earlier show that night with THE
THURSDAY, MAY 17th - CROCODILE CAFE, SEATTLE - Another sold out
sweatbox. The passed out bodies of young girls are carried across the
from the front row on a continuous basis throughout the
show..........weird........it's bizarre to imagine that people can
us so much that they endure the crush up front. After the show we sign
anything and everything people give us..........we're happy to hang out.
it wasn't for the fans we'd be nothing.............Our old friend PAUL
SHOVELJERK drops by to say hello.........good to see old
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16th - SEATTLE, WA. Another day off in another
city. Spent the day wandering and enjoying the crisp spring air. Coffee.
Sushi. Coffee. Sushi. Went to a club called the SHOWBOX that night to
out the kings of downtempo minimalism AUTECHRE.......Polyrhythmic.
Minimal.........too cool. Spent the last half of the show talking to
our monitor engineer about tattoos.......i want one, but it needs to be
spiritual. I can't decide..............
TUESDAY, MAY 15th - SAN FRANCISCO. We arrive early. Walter and I
the City. What a great town. We recorded our new album just across the
Gate Bridge in Sausalito so it's a weird homecoming of sorts........we
the Virgin Megastore for some new music.........for me it's the new TOOL
and an import CD by may favorite new band MY VITRIOL. Walter grabs the
DEPECHE MODE. After more wandering we head to soundcheck. The show is at
club called the POUND, which is located on some isolated pier outside
city. The show is a sold-out sweatbox. We're really enjoying playing in
little places.....it's good to see people up-close.........The show is
We're really turning into a Rock Band...........this is really getting
MONDAY, MAY 14th - THE ROXY- LOS ANGELES, CA - For the first time
long time we have an awesome show in LA............now, I don't know if
the pressure of trying too hard to deliver great performances in the
CAPITAL of the World or if it's the fact that most crowds in LA are
Guest-List-Whores, but having a good show in this town is near
impossible..........until tonight........we tear the house
down................another sold out show and another sing-along by the
crowd. Now....it wouldn't be LA without some celebrity
sightings..........Elizabeth Berkley (Saved by the Bell, Showgirls) is
sighted singing along in the front row. hmmmm...interesting.
SUNDAY, MAY 13th - A rare day off at home in LA, which means that I
sleep in my own bed, flop on my own couch and spin through the cable
using my own remote control.......now....this may seem silly to everyone
trust me, after years on the road you start to cherish these rare
moments.......except there's a HUGE stack of mail that's piled up on my
floor, and most of them seem to be
SATURDAY, MAY 12th - after several days trying to defeat the FLU,
Christopher loses his voice.....we've canceled the show in PHOENIX and
on a plane to LOS ANGELES......
FRIDAY, MAY 11th - Our triumphant return to the Denver area with a
at the Redrocks Amphitheater (you know...the one made famous by that U2
with BONO waving the flag.......).....anyway........last time we played
it was to a small audience when we toured with the SEX
time it's to a SOLD OUT crowd and we're opening for the OFFSPRING.
people sing along to every word of " Save Yourself", " What Do I Have to
" Shame", and even to the our new single "So Far Away ". It's a show
this that makes me realize just how much I've missed
FRIDAY, MAY 4th - a day of rest in West Palm Beach with lots on
anticipation for the show tomorrow at Sunfest with Live.
THURSDAY, MAY 3rd - Early morning arrival in Jacksonville Beach so that
Christopher and Derrek could play a two man acoustic set live on 22
stations at 8 in the morning. In a move of band solidarity, we all
to get up and listen to them on the radio. They played a great set
"So Far Away" and "Happy". It's really hard to focus and concentrate
alone sing at 8 AM.
The show last night was not actually in Jacksonville but Jacksonville
which is more of resort town 20-30 minutes away from the city. We
really know what to expect. There were only three stage lights in the
and the stage is about a foot high. When we hit the stage, the crowd
left about a two foot buffer between them and the stage. Not quite what
last few show were like but a few songs into the set, the crowd was up
and having a really great time. This show was all about the music.
lights or production, it was just about the five guys on stage playing
songs. This was a really good show because you could feel the
forming with the audience.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2nd - The State Theatre in St. Pete is a really cool little
theater with a balcony, a high stage and lots of little places off to
side. This place was packed! There were people everywhere. It was
excruciatingly hot when we went on stage. Another great crowd that
really get the new music. After the show, Derrek declared that was the
fun he'd had yet.
TUESDAY, MAY 1st - We enjoyed a day off in St. Petersburg. Lots of sun
might say too much), good food and lots of rest.
MONDAY, APRIL 30th - The next show is back in Orlando at a small outdoor
called Barbarella. It's in the cool downtown area with lots of bars and
restaurants. Barbarella has a couple of indoor bars and the stage is
but the audience area is in an uncovered courtyard. I mention this
on this day, a seven week drought ended. Midway through the afternoon,
rained almost nonstop until about 9:00, showtime. It was still really
and I think I broke several strings throughout the night. The stage was
slippery and the guitars didn't want to stay in tune but despite all of
It was an awesome show. The crowd was great, responding and listening
new music. We were very happy with the show.
MONDAY, APRIL 29th - It's off to Ft. Meyers for Xfest 4 and our first real
in two years. It was held at a minor league baseball stadium with about
10,000 people. Wow, what an awesome feeling to jump back into it like
The crowd seemed to respond very well to the new music but being a
they went nuts over the songs they did know. 3 Doors Down and Oleander
also on the bill.
After two years off the road, we've just completed our first week of
and it's been really exciting. We've been rehearsing for months
to this and it's just so great to finally be out here playing again.
The tour started with a few days of rehearsal in Orlando where we caught
with our old friends Creed and Sevendust who were also rehearsing in the
building. It was a chance for our new crew to see how things work and
to tighten down the screws a little tighter.
DENNIS RODMAN HOLDS FIRST ROCK'N'ROLL MENSA MEETING!
STABBING WESTWARD AND LIVE HONOR THE EVENT WITH ELECTRIFYING AND
From the wire.........West Palm Beach, Florida may never be the same
basket ball star and bon vivant Dennis Rodman holds a Mensa meeting with
of West Palm Beaches most intelligent strippers(DANCERS). The Mensa
took place on the main stage of Sunfest in West Palm Beach, Florida in
of 25,000 adoring fans. While Stabbing Westward took the main stage and
knocked the crowd into the new millennium the Mensa meeting discussed
topics as space age see through clothing, shooting beers, edible thongs
cure for 3rd world hunger and of course WORLD PEACE! After a 60 minute
that was touted as electric. We caught up with Andy backstage and asked
what his thoughts were on being part of the first Rock'n'Roll Mensa
"It's quite exciting to perform with LIVE in front of 25,000 people on
intercoastal waterway under a full moon with so many intelligent
and all these palm trees! I've never seen so many coconuts this size in
After STABBING WESTWARDS blistering set LIVE took the stage and whipped
crowd into a frenzy with the master of ceremonies Dennis Rodman taking
stage during "I Alone" to show that people of higher intelligence also
to have fun by speaking in tongues while chugging an entire 12 oz. beer!
Fresh off the heals of Sunfest the boys made their way to the home of
David(jim) Bowie and the Alamo....That's right. San Antonio...First
an hour long acoustic performance high atop the kiss building where the
five played selections from their self titled debut album for Koch
well as hit songs from their past three records.....Then it was on to
White Rabbit where the only person to miss the oversold show was the
Marshal! The Fans showed their appreciation right off the bat by
full corona beer bottle at Walter who immediately let them know that he
y ordered a Newcastle Brown Ale!
Austin was next on the schedule where the Westward played the best rib
in the world...STUBBS! No one was more excited about Stubbs than the
guitarist from New York City, vegetarian, Derrek Hawkins! After
Derrek was overheard saying "The smoked pig smelt sooo gooood I thought
gunna fall off the wagon!
It was early to bed after the show because the boys had a 7:00 a.m. wake
call where they wowed the FOX Television audience with an impromptu
performance of "So Far Away" on Good Day Dallas! Then it was on to the
where they electrified the audience on Wednesday at Trees....TEXAS WILL
BE THE SAME!
Thursday found the boys flying to Denver to prepare for Friday nights
out show at Red Rocks with the offspring! During the sound check the
received the exhilarating news that they would be playing KROQ's Weenie
Roast! DO MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!