The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 37: Mouth Bag

October 21, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 37:  Mouth Bag

We just crossed into Italy without any trouble– seems like a good time for a blog. The Dusseldorf gig was great, the biggest crowd of the tour in a giant arena called the Mitsubishi Electric Halle. We got the crowd clapping along on “Fool,” which is no easy task with a Tenacious D crowd....
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 34: Crossing The Big Spit

October 15, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 34:  Crossing The Big Spit

The European tour began for me with a departure from Detroit to Heathrow Airport in London. For the others, it began earlier with them driving to New York City and then flying to Heathrow. A lot of thoughts were moving around my head — it’s been seven years since The Sights played over here...
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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. 22: The Ol’ Switcheroo

July 17, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 22: The Ol’ Switcheroo

The Ol’ Switchero… The start of the third leg with Tenacious D has me in a bed by myself, alone in a room. That is highly unusual. What is the norm is bumping into five other dudes in cramped quarters, trying to shut out their potty mouths and overall immaturity (which I am a...
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