The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 35: I’ll trade a ”y” for a ”z” for 200, Alex

October 16, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 35:  I’ll trade a ”y” for a ”z” for 200, Alex

We woke up to the sound of a million Germans screaming, or at least it sounded like it. But no, it was 7:07am, and the sweet sounds of the fire alarm were heard blasting through the hotel building. We were in Munich, and it is the morning of the first show of the tour....
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 31: Europa!

August 7, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 31: Europa!

We’re somewhere in the state of Washington. It’s not important exactly where; no, the important thing is that Jerry Sprinter is heading east: home. With Jerry tilted in this direction many thoughts come over me. But first, Jarrod and I witnessed one of the most beautiful interactions between men. Shades was driving and asked...
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 30: Blood Spills in Vegas

August 7, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 30: Blood Spills in Vegas

We’ve just loaded into the East End in Portland and the group has scattered. Shades mentioned getting lost with a friend of his, and I am not sure on the other’s whereabouts (nor do I really care). With almost three weeks into this leg, quiet time is a priority. After the great Red Rocks...
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 29: Can’t Explain

July 31, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 29: Can’t Explain

It’s early. As usual, the only one to be awake before me is Shades. We’re in LA, and he’s run off to check on some things he’s left here. That isn’t some cover for a drug run, the man actually has stuff here. I have no idea what, but, you know, the man and...
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 28: Jamming with the Peacekeepers

July 28, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 28: Jamming with the Peacekeepers

Jamming with the Peacekeepers We woke up Tuesday morning after the St. Louis gig at the Schwab manor and made our way to the next gig with Tenacious D: Kansas City. The last time The Sights played Kansas City was on our first tour in 2000 when gas was something ridiculously affordable, like 90...
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 27: They’re Gonna Hang Your Picture, Up There On That Wall

July 26, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 27: They’re Gonna Hang Your Picture, Up There On That Wall

They’re gonna hang your picture, up there on that wall… We’re driving through Missouri on our way to Kansas City for tonight’s gig with Tenacious D. We’re passing a beautiful countryside and Ronnie Lane‘s first solo record is our soundtrack–it’s a perfect cocktail for the afternoon. We played Tulsa with the D at the...
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The Sights Tour Diary No. 26: Mr. Late Plate

July 24, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary No. 26: Mr. Late Plate

Mr. Late Plate… Here I am, looking out the window in the catering room backstage at the Brady Theater in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The band Live is playing on the local rock radio station and it brings to mind our old manager– he used to manage Live. I have lost touch with him, but he...
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 25: Megadeth and the Russian Winter

July 22, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 25: Megadeth and the Russian Winter

Megadeth and the Russian Winter… I just cut my right foot loading in to the Austin Music Hall. It doesn’t hurt, but it’s a little bloody. The venue is very clean, newish almost, but the soap that dispensed backstage was the weirdest shade of brown I’ve ever let drop into my hands. It smelled...
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 24: I Got Me A Rock ‘n’ Roll Nurse

July 20, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 24: I Got Me A Rock ‘n’ Roll Nurse

I Got me a Rock ‘n’ Roll Nurse… We arrived in Memphis at the Hi-Tone early and loaded in. After gorging on an excellent pizza on the house Kyle, Dean, Shades, and I went over to Jack Yarber‘s a few blocks away. Jack is a Memphis institution– the Oblivians, Compulsive Gamblers, Cool Jerks and whatever...
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 23: Lick On, Levon

July 19, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 23: Lick On, Levon

Lick on, Levon… Today  is Wednesday, and as Exile on Main Street is coming through the speakers of Jerry Sprinter, it feels like a good time to write. What doesn’t feel so nice is the lack of A/C in Jerry (the rear is out and the front alone won’t do the trick). We’ve toured...
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