HRH: I haven’t posted too many of the Answer’s updates from their blog, but this one was too cool not to share!
After L.A. we got onboard the rock’n’roll train to phoenix, Arizona.It was agreat show and when we came off stage we were greeted by someone who looked familiar and said to us,”guys that was great but you’re just getting started you need to go out there and do another hr!I’ve got another gig across the street for you if your not done yet?’,it was Alice Cooper!We’re not worthy!we talked to Alice about rock’n’roll and golf,he’s playing off 4 but at this point in time is playing alittle better than that.After the show he invited us over to Cooperstown for a few drinks.It sure was fun hanging out with Alice and next time we are hitting the course!Thanks to Alice,Danny and Ralph for taking care of us!
The next show was in san Antonio and we got to meet up with our old friends the Gaults.When you go to sxsw festival in Austin texas most of the bands stay with a family in the area and the Gaults became our surrogate family during our stay!It was great to see them and hang out in Austin for a aday or 2.On our day off in Austin we did an interview and photo shoot for French magazine rockhard and spent some time on 6th street.Its quite a different atmosphere at this time of year compared to sxsw time,alittle more relaxed.After a day off we rolled out to Houston.I cant remember much about Houston other than watching “for those about to rock” from the side of the stage and the cannons not being as loud as I was expecting,I must be going deaf,they usually take your head off!Maybe my earplugs have started working.
We had a long drive to Athens Georgia ahead of us after Houston.Tiger woods golf and flight of the conchords helped us along the way.Athens is the home of rem,drivin’n’cryin and our tour manger trey.And who did we bump into in little italy but Michael stipe,he was sat in the corner……..well maybe not but mike mills came to the show a few days later.We had dinner in a great sushi bar,shots at the 40watt and few other bars.We had a dc show in Atlanta,agreat rock’n’roll town and a great audience to play to,looking forward to going back.The we had our 1st headlining show of the tour in Athens Georgia.We had hoped to do more but it didn’t work out with all the long drives we have been doing.We have only been doing 30mins a night with acdc so there were a lot of songs we hadn’t played in a while and some new ones we have yet to play to an audience.We went into a local rehearsal room,nuci’s space,in the morning to blow the dust off some songs.Then we loaded into the 40watt.It was more like the sort of gig we are used to back home.Our set was abit longer and we played come follow me,
Never too late,
On and on,
Under the sky,
Encore-Dead of the night
It was good to be playing alonger set and after playing arenas for a few months we had almost forgotten what it was like to play a show but after a few tunes we were tearing it up like usual!After the show we indulged in double shots of patron and thin lizzies!!Thanks to the dumps and pride parade for supporting and rocking out.Look forward to seeing you guys again.Big thanks to ,nuci’s space,Rick,barrie and all at the 4owatt for making it happen.And clay enough with that george jones stuff you better know the chords to sin city next time we’re back,that’s all im saying!!
When you live on a tour bus one thing I’ve noticed is that your perception of time goes right out the window and so it goes we played charlotte yesterday and I’ll be damned if I didn’t get up at 5pm and go onstage at 7.30pm,we still rocked though!!I guess you become conditioned to put everything into that 30mins everynight and the day revolves around that whether you realise it or not,I guess dave lee roth was right!
And today here we are in jackson,no sign of any gin-soaked barroom queens unfortunately.We are beside the beach and its as warm as an irish summer,I hope its snowing when I go home!!!!Anyway we have 2 more shows to go,1 in fort lauderdale and one in tampa,then we will fly home for xmas!!!I guess we are just about ready to go home for a few days though Im sure im gonna wake up in the middle of the night,grab my guitar and wonder what time we are onstage and think damn im at home!!But sure we will be back to do it all over again in january!!If I don’t put anymore blogs before I go home I would just like to say Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to everyone!Thanks for all your support and looking forward to seein all our friends old and new next year and playing everyday demons for y’all!