I am going to keep this Diary as uncensored as I can. I may sound like a dickhead or a bitch sometimes in this diary, but I mean well and I haven't been writing in my journal lately so at least I can read this when I'm an old man and laugh. Don't judge me, here I go...
The Boas are going on an actual tour this summer, I can barely believe it. I've had some version of the live band since 2008 and I could rarely even book a show on a weekend in Long Beach let alone imagine myself on a tour. Past couple months lately I kind of thought I was pretty much dead in music. I could never really figure out why I couldn't get much going for me or the band, people would like my recordings and I made sure we were always on time for gigs, I don't know... I just could not get an email reply from any of the decent venues around where I lived. The only place that I felt appreciated us is a wine bar called 4th Street Vine. But we played there like 50 fucking times and eventually you look in the mirror and think "what am I doing wrong?" It's easier to blame others, so i blamed whoever was on drums... It's just been a long hard time trying to get the Boas on the Road. Some gigs were just soul crushingly bad, but for some reason i just kept playing.
All i will say is I love the Lemon Twigs and they are very special to me. I loved them before but now they live inside of my heart. What I'm saying is they gave me a fuckin chance! and I gotta to deliver all ive got on the stage. They are True Friends. Anyways, I respect them. Not only are they amazing musically, they are also so very kind. Just 2 cool Bros in every way.
I'm nervous. Nervous as hell. I'm booking 30 hours at a rehearsal studio in Arizona to get the band tighter than it's ever been. I've bought a Mini van (Honda Odyssey 2007) I bought a new amp, My mind has become a sharp laser scanning every possible thing i could need for a tour. In the end I just don't wanna sound like shit or have something break. I'm checking and double checking everything in my mind. I even bought a portable tv for the van. It's a long journey from Mesa to Cleveland.
Anyways im tired and i think im gonna go lay down now. I'll probably delete all this sappy shit at one point. It's embarrassing.