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Hotel Cafe 10.6.10

Hey everybody,

I’ll see you in LA next Wednesday!

Wellwisher Lyrics

A Narrow Place

I feel like I’m in the middle of a war. And I feel like I’m being led to the wolves. And the War’s between the water and the well. And I don’t know whose side I’m on. I say I’m strong, but honest to God I’m not. I don’t know of an easy way out. And I’m finding it’s hard to help myself. Even with all the courage that I show, I’ll still be waiting here alone. I say I’m strong, but honest to God I’m not. I say I’m strong, but honest to God I’m not. It’s a tune I’ve taught myself. It’s a terrible one, but this isn’t what I want and it’s hard to sing out. All the water’s going to dry up soon. And when it does this well is just a tomb. All the water’s going to dry up soon. And when it does this well is just a tomb. I say I’m strong, but honest to God I’m not. It’s a tune I’ve taught myself. It’s a terrible one, but this isn’t what I want and it’s hard to sing out. I say I’m strong, but honest to God I’m not. It’s a tune I’ve taught myself. It’s a terrible one, but this isn’t what I want and it’s hard to sing out.

Southern Light

All this time has taught me that I am a weak wall, crumbling. And long ago, on another day, I was different then, standing straight. And all my humble dreams are small cracks in its seams, oh. I’m under a southern light. And I’m looking at the other side. All this seems like a melody. I don’t understand what’s happening. A chorus line or a symphony in a brilliant cathedral, whispering. And all my humble dreams are small cracks in its seams, oh. I’m under a southern light. And I’m looking at the other side.

Brothers

Oh, there’s a fire where this city was. And it’s grown since the last time we were here. Come out, come out from where you’re hiding. And call everyone that you know. Don’t save yourself. If you’re going down, then we’re going down, as brothers. Like one thousand cords, spinning around one of their own, as brothers. Oh, you’re a long way from home. And we should have told you it’s a long way alone. All of us here, want to rebuild what your city was. Oh, don’t save yourself. If you’re going down, then we’re going down, as brothers. Like one thousand cords, spinning around one of their own, as brothers. If you’re going down, then we’re going down, as brothers. Like one thousand cords, spinning around one of their own, as brothers.

On The Other Side

On the other side I hope all is calm. On the other side I hope all is bright. On the other side I hope I am able. On the other side I hope I am strong. Because enough is enough. On the other side I hope all is calm. On the other side I hope all is bright.

FREE EP

We’re about to head out on tour with a band from the Atlanta area called Death On Two Wheels. We both wanted to do something special for this tour so we each covered a song by the other band. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks to Paste Magazine for hosting the songs!

The Rocketboys + Death On Two Wheels Summer Tour 2010 | July 30 - August 8

The War Between The Water & The Well

. . . I’m about to go on a journey . . .


The Rocketboys Are On Tour (part 6)

It’s a beautiful day here in Orlando, Florida. The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining. I’m sitting in a really great coffee shop called Stardust Video & Coffee drinking my second glass of their delicious sweat tea (they have also got some great hummus, hmmm mmmm).

Earlier this afternoon we recorded a couple of stripped down songs for Relevant Magazine. It was pretty fun. The room we recorded in was really tiny, and had a weird slant on the ceiling (right above us was the ramp of a parking garage, and periodically cars would drive overhead and we’d have to wait to record).

. . . Intermission . . .

Ok, now I’m sitting at the Peacock Room, where we’re about to play a show with Louis DeFabrizio (of Gasoline Heart). He’s moving to NY tomorrow, so this is kind of his “going away” show, it’s looking like it should be a good show already. I’ve already seen a Rocketboys shirt, and talked to a couple of people that are here just to see us. So that is pretty cool . . .


. . . Intermission . . .

BEACH DAY 2010 Part 1


. . . Intermission . . .

Ok, so it’s been a couple of days since I’ve written anything, and I have more stuff to tell you, but I’ll leave you with this for now.

Before you go, I want you to watch a little video.

The Rocketboys Are On Tour (part 5)

You know those old Southern houses? The ones with the the really big front porches with columns, and really high ceilings? Well, I’m sitting in one of those houses right now in (The Red Stick, thanks James) Baton Rouge, LA.

So far this tour has been going really well. We had a really surprisingly good show in Hot Springs, AR. Let’s talk about it.

We played once in Hot Springs a couple of years ago, and it’s gone in the record books as one of the worst shows ever. We played at this place called The Attic, in the middle of the dirty ghetto of Hot Springs. We show up and the owner makes perfectly clear that there will be nothing provided to the bands (including  water. really? Not even free water? Come on!).  The show starts and there are about 16 people there. But, that is including the bands. I think there was 1 person there that wasn’t in a band. At one point The Rocketboys went onstage to sing with our friends Ethan Durelle and there were more people on stage than there were in the crowd (if you can call it a crowd). The whole night was just really strange and awkward and dumb.

But, this latest time we played there, we had a great time. There was a great crowd, the owners were super nice and treated us really well. They actually bought one of our Vinyls for their son’s 12th birthday (which is in 8 years. they’re building up a pretty sweet collection for him).

Anyway, I’m going to start eating this delicious Cajun food.

I’ll leave you with this picture of The Rocketboys delivering the news in Topeka, KS several months ago.

Stay classy everybody . . .

Stuck

“I think writer’s block is simply the dread that you are going to write something horrible. But as a writer, I believe that if you sit down at the keys long enough, sooner or later something will come out.” – Roy Blount Jr.