Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday Night - Buckcherry in Greensboro

No run this morning, needed to take a break. Watched NC State win their 6th game of the year this afternoon (and become bowl eligible). Glad they did that, but the whole college bowl game thing confounds me. There are probably 3 times as many bowl games as there really should be. I think you should win at least 8 games (not 6) to be eligible to play post-season.

Hoped that Duke would beat Carolina today, too, but it didn't happen.

Went to see Buckcherry in Greensboro tonight with my friends Paige and Beth. Buckcherry's tour manager Stephen Shaw is an old buddy of mine and he hooked us up. We had a blast – the girls drank all the way down the road and were quite tipsy and funny by the time we got there. I was driving, so I had to be the "responsible" one. Boo!

The show was good and I ran into a few roadie buddies – guys I'd toured with before, like Kevin "Za" Zazzara and Bruce Danz, and guys I only knew from online, like Aaron Dilks.

Had a good time, and after dropping the girls off at Paige's house, I got home around 1:15am. I wasn't ready to be home, but they were pooped and I didn't feel like going out anywhere by then…

Friday, November 28, 2008

Party at Jack's House!

Ran twice as far this morning as I ran yesterday. No issues yet. Hope to be getting in some decent runs within a few weeks.

Went to Jack Cornell's annual Day After Thanksgiving Party tonight with my friend Laura. Had a blast – always do. This was probably the fourth or fifth one I've made it to in the last half-dozen years. Good times…

While there, Terry and Jack played me about 5 tracks from the upcoming OAKTeam record. Amazing! They just keep getting better.

Home before 1am…

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

I got up at my usual 7am and spent far too much time reading the morning paper (damn sales flyers). Finally got out of the house around 10 to take my walk and my pathetic attempt at a run.

Down by the greenway entrance, there were about 75 cars and a couple of taco wagons. Getting the scoop from a guy and his son, I found out that there would be an entire day of soccer games going on in the park here - ten different teams in this casual T-Day tournament. If I was more bored, I might have come back and watched a couple of them.

Did much of diddly all day. After my walk/run, I never left the house. Did some online shopping, watched TV, read. It was a very relaxed day. I only wish that I had my gas logs already – it was that kind of day.

I was gonna get Chinese takeout for my Thanksgiving dinner tonight, but both of the restaurants I like were closed. Looks like it's gonna be a home-cooked meal for me tonight. Damn!


It's a day of remembrance - it was one year ago today that my dear friend David Enloe passed away. I miss him and the world is a less fun place without him in it…

The Rascal that was David Enloe:

These three photos from Terry Anderson's blog:

Terry was David's best friend for most of his life. They were even born on the same day, Christmas Day 1955. The music made by the two of them was and is so special to me.

David and Terry:

Check out Terry's blog HERE.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today would have been my mother's 79th birthday. Happy Birthday, Mom! Miss ya!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hanging Out at Home

I'm home from the "So You Think You Can Dance" tour.

OK, I'm an asshole. I finally got around to posting a few blog entries that had been just sitting on my computer. So sue me - I haven't really felt like blogging in a while. Don't know why.

Monday past was the last show of the tour. Gonna miss some of those fine folks I met out on this one. Some. Others, not so much.

We had another end of tour party at the hotel after the show. Problem was, it started at 1:30am and I had a loooong day in front of me the next morning.

I guess I never mentioned the official end of tour party we had in Miami this past Saturday night. It was OK. Not great, just OK…

I didn't fly home; I rented a car and drove home over the course of two days from Tampa, FL. I had rented a Cadillac CTS, but because they had a vehicle they needed to get closer to NY, they gave me a free upgrade to a Lincoln mkX, which is a size down from the Navigator, but very well-appointed. It's a sweet ride, for sure, but I can't wait to get in my Toyota and drive around.

Yesterday, I only drove as far as Columbia, SC. Got up this morning and visited my father's grave. I'd like to get there every September to chat with Pop and drink a beer with him, but some years, I just can't pull it off.

We chatted for a while, enjoyed a beer together (at 9:15 in the morning, no less), and then I headed home to Raleigh.

Now that I'm here, I have no idea how I'm gonna spend the next few months. I have a few things I want to get done to the house, and I guess there will be a few movies to see, and some friends to hang out with, and some dining out, and some bars to hit, and well, you get the idea. I don't have any plans until at least February. So, if you wanna do something, hollah…