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White Lion Tour Diary – Entry #4, 5/25/05

 

By troypatrickfarrell

Episode 4

Ok, is this for real?…a tour diary of a tour that even I’ve forgotten about!…Why am I writing this?..if you know..please fucking tell me…is it fear of not completing yet another task in my life, is it because there actually has been threads on the Gossip Board about when or if I’d finish this, is it because I’m a fag, and only fags write diaries (tell that to Alex Kane..or A. Product, or whatever he is now)…I think it’s because I’m afraid of a fucking FUCK YOU award….Sludge hasn’t dished one of those out lately, and I’m not into being the first in a long time…

So strap in, grab a beer, or a bib for the drool, should you fall asleep…it’s fucking TOUR DIARY NUMBER 4…and maybe (hopefully) the Final ONE, I hope….fuck it already…get goin’

TRAMP’S WHITE LION EPISODE FOUR (rhymes w/ bore..I said it before you did..)

 

Sunday March 13th, Webster Theater/Hartford, CT

Henning’s Girl (keys) is to arrive in Hartford…finally someone’s getting some action (other than Chip!)…She’s coming all the way from Germany to get mugged in Hartford, CT…there’s snow on the ground…I awake outside the Hotel and we all pile into the hallway to get wireless internet to see how small our dicks are and how cheap we can get Cialis and Viagara for…oh..and I read a few nice comments from Sludgers regarding this Diary…

We signed autographs for the maids, even our sound guy too,…whoever was around, they wanted them to sign shit…that’s always weird to me…I wonder what happens to that piece of paper?..What trash can it ends up in.  I can see if you’re a fan..but if you’re just getting a random autograph, that just puzzles me…

 One of many Marquees we shared w/ Motorhead…Pretty Cool to me.. 

We show up late to the venue, with only time to line check, we were busy checking email….I’ve played this place a couple of times and I know the staff, in fact I booked this show…  The crowd was moderate..the Webster broke even.  I remember Tramp doing the phoner for this night for WCCC (thx and SORRY Glitter).  Tramp was live, we all told him he was live, the DJ told him he was live..but hey, Tramp has passion.  When asked about this line up of TWL compared to the old White Lion, Tramp responded with a confident “this band FUCKING blows away the old White Lion”.  And seconds after, the interview was mysteriously over.  I got a call from Glitter whom I’d set this up with saying shit had hit the fan, etc. etc.   Tramp still knows how to deliver, and WCCC would’ve hung in there had it not been for all the FCC fines going out this past last year.  Apparently Tramp can take credit for getting the Jani Lane Live performance and interview canceled.  Way to go Mike!!

So tonight there were 4 openers, then EZN, then us.  It’s always weird watching all the kid’s parents writing checks for the tickets their kids didn’t sell.  I get what they’re doing (the promoters), but I just don’t feel right about it.  This night was a good night, but unless this place is packed, it’s tough to play…even with 500 people, it’s not enough for this room.  You can hear the snare drum seconds later hitting off the back wall.  A very Empty feeling.

Normally after a Hartford gig, I’d be racing over to Alex Grossi’s (future Keri Kelli) house outside of Hartford, but it didn’t happen this time.  The old gang that I’ve now become friends with showed up, Gutterball and Jen…which was very cool, kind of like home..sort of.  Anyway, off to well, a day off.

 

March 14th, NEW YORK CITY!!! Day Off

We head to NYC so Chip can get on Stern, (we all say, “yeah right”).  Chip works every angle, and he moves.  He knows how to do it…even though most shit never happens, the big one did.  That fucker got on Stern and didn’t wake me up on purpose (cause I must’ve given him too much shit).  I didn’t take it personally, he didn’t even take Johnny Monaco there!  He took Rubin (merch and Rider King!), King (Erik their drummer), and Joey (our sound guy).

Rubin the Merch Guy

He was on Air for 25 minutes.  (the interview is here:  http://www.enuffznuff.com/site/chiphoward.rm)

This interview would change the next string of shows as far as attendence goes…..

EZN was @ the Continental, a cool little hang in NYC.  You can get Jaeger for 2.00 (or 3 for 5)..our kind of place…Rubin hands us free drink tickets and we start getting sloppy.  Chip had earlier mentioned that Howard Stern would be taking care of EVERYTHING @ Scores (the Premier Titty Bar in NYC)…So, Claus, Jamie, I and others head over to Scores.  We show up, all faded saying “Howard is expecting us” or something stupid like that.  They let us in for FREE, take us to the Champaign room and we order many 10.00 beers.  No one is there….we call the guys…turns out they’re at Scores WEST and we are @ Scores EAST.  We went to the wrong one..still got in for free…never drank our drinks..and piled in yet another cab to meet Chip and the boys…

Jamie In NYC Going from Scores West to East, or vice versa

I remember having some drink that someone got for me, the damn thing was 22.00??  No wonder they let us in Free.  Chip bought me a lap dance.  My first one ever, honestly.  She sat on my lap, a cute black chick, and I got to hear of how her “baby’s daddy” is a dead beat… I said “yeah, really, that’s odd”  …go figure….  Wasn’t the most exciting thing to happen, but hey…I was at Score’s, Howard got us in for Free (or whatever), and I was in NYC w/ Chip….we had a kick ass night!

 

Just a Random Pic of the Limo Chip set up @ some Titty Bar in Texas or Atlanta?…He knows how to work it..

 

Off to Clifton NJ……

March 15th, Dingbatz…

Looks like this night would be crazy..Chip had just done Stern and of course CC Banana would be there…so how hard can it be to pack this little cool kick ass club?…  Apparently not hard.  We showed up to a very small stage, long skinny venue.  I remember Joe (FOH *Front of House*) getting into it w/ the house guy right off the bat….this wouldn’t be the 1st scuffle of the night.

Tramp had his Brooklyn boys from the L’Mours days out.  The old managers, telling all the old stories of the days when White Lion was coming up.  They also owned L’Mours, so it was great hearing all the old stories ….they even brought homemade Italian Chow……

The night was sold out, the Fire Marshal came, and the cops, it was quite a sight.  We did our thing w/ CC & Tramp and Chip were more than accommodating…which was cool to me…You got to admit, CC is a silly guy..but he’s got a big heart…and if you didn’t know him, he’d be the last guy you’d think to do a Photo Opp with…..(what I mean is that when Tramp 1st saw this guy, he was skeptical…as I’d set him up w/ Hairband Radio Phoners, etc….so he though it would be another silly promotion…but then he found out it had to do with the SLUDGE)…with that being said,

I remember at the end of the tour Mike saying, this tour worked out only for a couple of reasons, Metal Sludge was one of them….And he knows that, and it was nice to hear him say that. 

CC and a recovering Ricky Parent. (smoking?)

 

This night would be the last night our Laptop with all the shows on it would be working…we’ll address that later…..

The locals went on…I don’t remember the asshole’s name…but we hadn’t even gone on yet..we were setting up and this guy (bass player, lame black haired jagoff) is accusing us of stealing his two bass guitars.  This guy was saying something like “Fucking Mike Tramp is gonna pay me for this”….meanwhile Tramp hadn’t even been in the venue yet…

Rubin stepped up to kill this guy, he was being a total prick, and when he apologized for being an asshole after one of his crew guys found his guitars, we told him to fuck off and had him kicked out.  This guy was totally out of line..he was threatening us and just being a dick…for no reason…

Znuff was on and Ricky Parent showed up…I was really glad to see him…he did “Fly High” and “New Thing”, and then “Time to Let You Go”….The crowd really dug it..and it was cool to see him play again…

We got up and did our normal 2 hours…with Henning’s keyboard monitor killing me and Claus.  This became a topic of comedy for us…that and  the fact Henning was always trying to get the right position on stage.  I would be aiming lights for Tramp and the band before the shows..and he’d be re-aiming them on him…(shhh..I’d do the same thing if I was a keyboard player…but then again, I wouldn’t be a keyboard player!!)

Me and a fuckt up looking CC…

 

The night finally ended, bus call was @ 4 a.m. and all I remember is drinking like an idiot w/ Sue and Freddy (of Dingbatz)…we would’ve been there until 7 a.m. if we didn’t have to roll. (thx Sue and Freddy!!)

Adam (our A/V guy), found his laptop w/ all of our shows (sample here: http://www.miketramp.com/video/Amos-Lady.mov ) riddled with a beer….it was soaked in it…the last time it worked in fact is when Adam burned a DVD copy of the above clip for the L’Mours guys 15 minutes prior to me getting Tramp to hit the stage….after we got back off stage…it wasn’t working…..I have my theories…and it’s not the Znuff guys…but…we’ll let the dying dog lie..or whatever….off to fucking where?…oh yeah..Buffalo!

 

March 16th, Buffalo, NY, Rock N Roll Heaven

We show up..parked in a strip mall.  Not much doin here, but this club, a Thrift Store, and evidence of what used to be happening in this not really Buffalo of a town.  This would be the day we meet Ivory, our temp bus driver while our regular guy (Pimp Ellis) would be out on “business” until we hit Cleveland.

This venue was cool and the staff was really kick ass.  Joe (FOH) seemed to really dig the house guy, as opposed to Dingbatz the night before.  They really had their shit together, but they didn’t act like they knew it.  We loaded in after Tramp, Jamie, Claus and I did the Denny’s thing and the Thrift store.  I got this cool jacket for 6.00 and then got to reach into the Pot Of Gold, where you can get a coupon for 20 to 50% off.  Guess which one I got?…

Soundcheck was fun, Henning was somewhere with his girl and we joked about putting his keys behind the curtain behind the drums!…

We worked out a part for Radar Love in which each of us would do something as Tramp announced us…Jamie did I think a Zep tune, and I did AC/DC and Claus did something else…it obviously didn’t work out so great, as I don’t even remember what we did, it was a mess though..but Tramp put a smile on his face…so that was cool.

A mess of smokes outside the bus door @ RnR Heaven..good parking Ellis!…

 

We had a great night, the 80’s tribute band was okay and they seemed to have a good crowd.  I remember signing a lot of White Lion shit this night.  It’s very flattering, but also weird.  I was never in White Lion, I owned maybe the Pride cassette and that was it….I would always ask “are you sure you want me to decrease the value in this?”…and would always sign the back side of cd’s and shit..it’s just weird to me…

Not much else to say…but here’s a couple of useless pictures!

 

My bunk came loaded with my bags, drumheads, and a cheap domestic beer! I got shit daily for this..

Watching Porn after soundcheck…a little too closely you might say??

Fags write Tour Diaries and get their nails done by hot chicks…so fuck off

 

March 17th, Farmingdale, NY, The Downtown

This would be the 1st night SLUNT would join us..you’ll hear more bout them later.  The bus had pulled in the venue, I stayed the night in Buffalo in our driver’s room (where I recovered Chip’s Trademark Mary Jane Scarf for him!).

I rode w/ Henning and his girl.  We made good time until they wanted to see the fucking Hudson River!  We got lost in some little town, but considering they were from Germany, they did good getting us back to the main path and on to Farmingdale.

The venue was really nice and pro.  They had a production office, paperwork for all of their tickets, Hi Speed Internet (which I did tour diary 3 in!).  It was very cool.  The stage sound was annoyingly dry.  Dead spots on stage where you’d lose everything.  They had this one White Light just burning me all fucking night.  I covered with my towel.  We were good, but the stage vibe stunk.  I just couldn’t hear enough of anything.  But that usually helps the FOH guy for the sound out front, not having to gate shit, etc….

Tramp was really sick this night having a hard time with notes.  It seems like he was fucked for most of this tour never not trying to sing the parts.  He’s a total pro, never made one excuse, just got the medicine and the rest he needed to keep the chest infection to a minimum.  We never even cut our set short due to his illness…I totally admire that…

This night ended up being sort of a celeb night for us….Don Jamieson showed up (he’s a comedian and also heard on Jim Florentine’s CD’s (I got mail, I got mail, yayyy, yayyy), The Danger Danger Guys showed up..Steve West and Bruno Ravel…

This band SLUNT was put on the bill for a few dates and I watched their sound check…The next thing I do is look back and who the fuck is that?,  It’s Brett Scallions from FUEL watching them too.  (thx staci for pointing him out to me!) It turns out the singer (Abby) of SLUNT and Brett are engaged and they’re hanging together for a few dates…

That was it for the Downtown…I sort of remember tensions being a little high…still trying to figure out what happened with that Laptop.  It would always seem that no matter what happened, it would come back to me since I was acting as a Tour Manager…I’m the dick of this whole thing…

When something was fukt, I was the guy to deal with it, which then might make people say, “that drummer is an asshole”.  That’s not entirely true…I had to play the role of Asshole, which TM’s do, which we didn’t have, and I was the guy…I think next time I’ll just play drums and get my nails painted.

Below are just be some pix!….then onto the next city.

Ilse (SLUNT), Claus, Abby (SLUNT), & Henning

 

Me and Brett from FUEL  

TWL and Don Jamieson in the middle

Bruno, Me soaked, and my new bro Steve…call me you fucker!

Ello Cleveland!

March 18th, Cleveland, OH, Peabody’s

Oh what a night this would become……we roll into town…Chip already has his strumpets on board…he fucking is hooked up everywhere…Not that he is with all these chicks..just company..and he has a lot of it.  It seemed to spark a meeting about the laptop (again)..and how we should really limit who gets on our bus.  We’re 11 people on a 12 bunker, our lives are there for 6 weeks…we gotta try to have some limits…that laptop not only costs us all of our audio and video…(no worries..Adam has some footage for the DVD left…)..but it cost him over 3 grand…so it’s very sad..and the trust on the bus was becoming minimal…

The sound check was cool…great venue, nice and dark..and again….Claus and I were trying to hide the keyboard stand…it was so funny seeing Henning’s face when it would be in some fukt up corner…poor guy!…

The show was great…it was cold, and fucking packed again…like every night since Chippy did Stern…I did my nightly run for Tramp as the intro “Stop This Game” by Cheap Trick ran…

We got to the back door where we almost killed ourselves getting on stage because we couldn’t see…but we got on..and again..another amazing show…..

We did the customary 2 hours…did the merch..and went to the upstairs bar…to party and hang…and low and behold…our fucking Marquee Mates…MOTORHEAD…are hanging!

They were in the area doing a show…and came out to see us afterwards…how cool…I will just drop some pix below of the evening..then dish the dirt a bit….

Jamie Law and Lemmy “dancing”??   

Old Friends Mike Tramp and Mikkey Dee/Motorhead

Mikkey and Me

I love Chip..so I had to include this one of US

Chip with a “Cigarette”, Henning, Monaco, Lemmy and Erik

So..we had all partied until like 4am…Bus call was whenever…and I did my normal biz @ the end of the night, (ie; settling up etc),…I’d mentioned things getting tense earlier…and it seemed to be getting worse for me…It always ended up that the same guys were there for gear, and the same guys were not there for gear @ load in and load out.  This was not some big production tour…I was aiming lights, and advancing shows, and getting rooms for our driver and then playing drums…(all rolls I chose to take on)..but I never got help it seemed from the same people regarding loading in and out….

Chip..he doesn’t have to move shit, he’s fucking CHIP ZNUFF..but he did on occasion..Tramp..again..didn’t have to be there to load in, load out..etc..but was there on more than many occasions… Monaco..he broke down my drums more than his drummer did, Claus…he was my bro loading and out when Monaco was packing up shit…

Joe was dealing with PA systems, and Rubin was selling the shit out of the merch..every fucking night….Henning did his thing with his complicated keyboard set up…was never in the way though..but just did his thing….it just always seemed like it was me and Claus NIGHT AFTER NIGHT…and Monaco too…he would be breaking down shit, and he’s the lead fucking singer/guitarist…no ego there…

Jamie was a blast but was Starstruck with the thought of being in the states or something..so this became my little dig on him…

He came down this night jacked up…and I was moving his cabs by myself pissed off….yeah..I was being a dick..but I was sick of the same 3 guys doing most of the work regarding the load out…(Adam..I didn’t forget you…Adam was the load guy..so he just hung out..and packed the trailer night after night!).

So..Jamie comes down all crocked and I just layed into him…we got chin to chin..and it was really lame…I was pissed rightfully so, but I admit, got a little too shitty about it…

We almost came to a head…I wanted to kill him, he wanted to do the same to me..but instead, he kicked a bush…actually…no…He kicked a brick fucking wall…..and the result of that boys and girls is below…..

Jamie with his “Bubba Stick” Tramp got for him

The ice on the broken foot..nice

Jamie actually broke his fucking foot…..And so…we didn’t speak until we got to Michigan…we were both pissed at one another…I felt like a dick for getting in his face…was I to blame for him kicking a concrete wall?, NO..but I did overreact, then he overreacted…the next show would be interesting…to say the least…

 

March 19th, Hayloft Liquor Stand, Mt. Clemons, Michigan

 

I remember reading about this place on the boards, you guys on the Gossip Board were bagging some band (Warrant??), for playing a “liquor stand”.  Okay..bad name perhaps..but kick ass venue..total pro…They had Shore Power…No Clubs have Shore Power…what is that you ask..it’s what you hook your bus up to when you get to a nice venue so you don’t run the Geni (generator).  The Geni costs you 3 gal. per hour..and Shore Power is essential…50amp is what you need the next time you guys do your bus tour…

We load in…I feel shitty about Jamie…I see him gimping all over the place like the Elephant Man…it took a sound check and some time for me to go to him and hug him and apologize for what had happened the night before…it was funny watching him gimp all over the place I must say…but I really got an idea as to how I felt about him when I saw him…I knew I finally respected him, and our little girly spat was a necessary growth in our friendship….(hang on…let me get this dick out of my ass)….Enuff of the Sappy Shit……

Showtime…The Hayloft Liquor Stand..Packed again….(thx Chippypoo!…Stern!!)….

Slunt was moved to the spot before Znuff…I was so impressed by them…I was able to get them that slot..…The band before them was kick ass…I wish I knew the name..anyway, they did the Darkness cover to a “T”..it was truly amazing..actually both bands were totally kick ass..and they brought people…wow..what a concept…booking real “Supporting” acts….



This venue really did the night right….absolutely the right way…..

After Slunt…we were already up against the clock…the key is to do our 2 hour set..and have ½ hour to do merch…and when there are curfews…we got to watch the clock…..

Znuff went up..and had a horrible time with monitors…it really took @ least 7 to 10 minutes of their set to get over the lame problem they were having…Chip & Monaco were giving Joe (FOH) shit over the PA…it was ugly…We had a good sound check..so who knows what happened…

So……. it’s almost 11:30, we do two hours ..they’re not even ½ way into their set…we have a 20 minute change over..curfew @ 2am… you do the math…

This was posted on the Gossip board…that I went nuts this night…Yes..maybe so…If we had a Tour Manager, I’d be drinking in the back doing whatever and the TM would be shouting..….but we didn’t…So I was the guy.. I had to take care of MY team…

I kindly went to Erik (drummer) to tell them 2 more songs…(no, it wasn’t the peace symbol I was holding up bro!)…but they ended up doing 5 tunes….

It killed us..I asked Erik what was up…why did you do that…they were on OUR tour..it was NOT a co-headlining tour…I chose them…no one else…

Our agent suggested Pretty Boy Floyd amongst others…I wanted Znuff…and we were more than respectful to them…

This action would never fly on any other tour..yeah, we’re brothers…til the end..but you gotta be brothers to us too…

So, Erik passed the buck to Chip and Chip passed it on to Monaco…Nice……I was pissed at all 3 of them @ this point….

I was pissed that they essentially said “Fuck You” to me…they did their set..and didn’t care about our time slot…Tramp didn’t get rich on this tour and Merch was key, and if the venue was kicking the kids out @ 1:45am to beat curfew and save the liquor permit, then we’d lose out….Merch was really key…so that’s why I got pissed..because I gave them 2 songs..and they did 5…

You open up for a band..and see if you can get away with that..and if we’re bro’s, you’d honor the request….

Z’Nuff Said about that….here’s some pictures…………

Claus Langeskov, bass guitar, Tramp’s White Lion

See…we can draw a crowd…..

A Vikki Foxx Trick!

Jamie HIGH on the Pain medication…

All in all it was a good night..the club was cool by not getting everyone out…I met some cool Polish girls…I’m ½ Polish..that must be my instinct to get into music..who knows….but we killed..and it was a good night..and there is video of this show somewhere…I just stumbled on it myself on a cd…(thx Lee Jackson..nice pics!)

Tonight I would stay again..let the bus roll to Chicago…I need a break..as Znuff and I aren’t on good terms…..I hook up w/ Mark Rojas..(he was stabbed by someone w/ Bulletboys sometime ago)..and was the guy doing the SLUNT tour….

We end up @ some girls house he hooked up…I got a nice great hot shower..and away from the fucking bus..and he passed out on a Xanax….it’s was quite funny…I was in better spirits at this point…..I would leave michigan the next morning in the Van with Slunt…and not on the bus…

 

March 20th, Chicago City Limits, Schaumburg, IL

 

We leave Michigan..and Mark is a mess…so Abby (slunt) takes over..she drives like a machine….gets us thru the Michigan, Indiana, finally to the Illinois border….

I passed my fucking exit (where I grew up), Cline Ave, calling my ma like a Jagoff….

We stopped @ an Arby’s and got some chow..and I’m really getting to know the Slunt guys/gals..Very cool…

We get to Chicago, and we let SLUNT set up, sound check, as there was only one riser…it just made sense.  When I think of it, we hardly sound checked…and it seems like when we did, we had the most problems…go figure….

Slunt kicked ass, I was HOME..my brother came out…I remember the guestlist being insane…yeah..Chip knows a few people in the Chicago Area…

Another Sold out show…packed to the gils..Z’nuff, I would expect to go over, it’s their home town..I alotted them 1 hour..they went 45 minutes…?…go figure…

But I get what they were doing..and we were on the same page diggin each other again…

I had a blast…playing with my brother to my right, or left..I don’t remember…but it was cool ‘cause he’s my big bro..so I pulled out a little extra tonight..

I won’t forget the girls in the front selling it all night….not being slutty, but sort of, but funny as hell…I haven’t had so much fun in some time on this tour…it was nice to be home….

After the long after show signing etc, I sent Tramp to his room (the cab got lost and he got pissed @ me…and the girl that was taking me to the after party was driving to the hotel because he wanted to “talk” to me…) 

He got there, I was almost there..and he said..forget it..but this guy had him on the freeway, 40 minutes, when the room was 10 away from the venue….you see..I answer to all that shit…I’m not just a dick for the sake of it…I have to deal with this stuff……cause I’m the “drummer”?  I laughed about it after he was there…it was funny the phone call..yelling @ me because the fucking cabbie was lost…I asked the cab “do you know where such and such is”, and he said “yes…”…what was I supposed to do…I wasn’t driving that damn cab..

The after party was us…Znuff and Magna Fi, who’d been doing their own tour after OZZ Fest…and my bros since 89 from Cleveland…check them out….

We all got really trashed, I think we took tons of drunken pictures and drank excessive amounts of Jaeger…I had never seen such a big bottle….Thx to the couple that let us trash their house….

I remember sleeping on a couch..getting back to the bus the next morning and noticing the headlights were on…I thought I turned them off, but I turned the markers off, not the head lights..so we had a dead battery….

Our driver got a Privost shuttle company driver to hook us up…very cool…we’re off to…?

March 21st, Rivoli Theater, Monmouth, IL

 

The advancing of this show..and communication for this venue was nothing but Top…all the way thru…

It was a new theater…maybe a little big for us..but it did well..and the kids really dug it…the lights need to be worked on..but it was the 1st national show here…and we finally got the marquee right this night…

Except..it’s TRAMP’S WHITE LION..not fucking Vito era WL

 

The show was cool…Tramp after being pissed (at me?) for the lights being fukt, he got to see 2 twin girls (duh, twin means 2) Titties…of course the lights were lame, I didn’t get a peak..but I know Tramp was having a good time hanging with the crowd during the show.  Another random thought is that someone set up a massage table and some of the guys got massages…The show overall was cool…the lights were an issue and my monitor although huge sucked ass…

Afterward, we went across the street and got great pizza…the back to the bar…and drank the hell out of that place…I was behind the bar serving like 15 shots of Jaeger at once….they totally took care of us..it’s a great venue, super staff, kick ass sound…and they let me get behind the bar….I think Znuff will be back there in June…..thx Rivoli!…we had a blast….Odd part of town..but it’s rocking…..

NEXT,  March 22nd, Buddy and Pals, Valpo, IN

I am finally really near home…we got Tramp into a hotel, I was fighting with my chick, threw my phone, my brother picked me up and took me to a Guitar Center…They were actually cool to me..I got to get to my bro’s and do a tour diary I think…or maybe not…..I was hoping Jim Bob Dwarf would be out this nite..but I guess he’s too cool…or did he come out…I can’t remember…

I do know my super sweet mom came out…and we had time to take a quickie photo…(and I finally got to claim I had a “chick” on the bus…)

Claus, Beetle (my ma) and me

 

It wasn’t a huge night..but Tom Lounges from The Beat Mag was out…he’s been in that area promoting forever…which is very cool…he’s always been supportive of my little career..and it means a lot to come home to support and friends and for sure, family!

Matt Pinfield @ the TWL Show in Valpo!

 

The crowd was small but mighty..and I was glad my ma and my bro Scotty came out…I remember having a lame emotional night fighting with my chick…I think Tramp called me a girl….takes one to know one!  Thx Claus for letting me snot and tear on your black shirt (seen above!)…I think Jamie was all sad or drunk too…the obligatory “I love you man” as we all knew..that in just a handful of shows…this rock n roller coaster ride would be over….

Another “Happy” Ending…

 

We ended the night with Joey (FOH) going to White Castle getting like 120.00 worth of fucking burgers and fries and Cheese Sticks…holy shit… there is only ONE RULE, don’t shit on the bus…were we just idiots engaging in some sort of silly test?….I know those burgers hung out stinking for 2 days afterwards…

Where are we??…at the End of this lame boring Round 4……looks like I have 4 more dates..and I need to try drag the rest of the guys into this..for the final one…I think it’s important you hear from everyone..maybe?…I do..but..my attempts to get everyone to weigh in has been tough as we’ve all gone back to “our” lives…we’ll see…one more…maybe I’ll get it done before I do the next one!

I’m out for now…more sooner than later…and thx for entertaining me on this thing……troypatrickfarrell

 

some useful links:

www.clauslangeskov.com check out claus’ diary here..thx for some of the reminders and pix!

www.miketramp.com you can find links to pix and the message board here

www.enuffznuff.com  our tourmates!

www.slunt.net our new friends and a kick ass band

www.imotorhead.com just because they’re cool

www.donjamieson.com  funny bitch

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