So a couple weeks ago, I spent the week with One Republic and made some videos and took some pictures. This is one thing that came from that week. Kinda cool to see.
I don’t feel very good right now, so you can sense my lack of enthusiasm. Broken rib and pain medication is not as awesome as it sounds.
So, I had a blast out with the One Republic boys this week. Really good people and a really good camp to get to know. They are some great guys and everyone involved was great to work with.
I was really out doing video stuff and a few other things, but I’m not typically at a show where I don’t take some pictures. These are a few of my favorites from the week.
I had Brie Cheese and crackers for lunch today. That doesn’t matter to you, but I did. It was a late lunch. Something like two o’clock. Yesterday I was only able to grab dinner. It wasn’t Brie Cheese though. Burritos. That Kristin made.
The Roadshow officially came to a close earlier this week. For the most part a success in my book. The bands were great to tour with, the crowds sang loud and collectively the SkörInc sites that were on the tour racked up well over a million visitors checking out what was going on there. And you know what I say to that? “I’ll take it”. Over a million people.
I hit the ground running this week with preparation for MercyMe’s ‘Lovewell’ release, planning for Addison Road’s release, a launch of a site I can talk about in a few days, the re-design of a couple new sites, helping figure out a mess to clean up, and the organization of day to day operations. Not to mention, the family that I love, and want to share Brie Cheese with. It’s no wonder this post is primarily about cheese.
I’ve had coffee today too.
And water out of a cool, new stainless steel bottle.
I’ve got a white board that’s full of things that I’ve added, erased, then added again in different colors. It looks good. I was able to erase one thing on there for good though. Getting my license plate for the car. I got that yesterday. Two months late, but it’s because they had the wrong phone number and address for me so they couldn’t tell me it was ready. I’ve got it now. And it’s erased from my white board. Forever.
That and I’ve got an Apple appointment tomorrow to repair a year of throwing my computer in a backpack and driving all over the country. You Apple users should really consider Apple Care when you buy stuff from them.
I’m not even joking. David Crowder’s ‘Church Music’ is amazing. I’m still not sure it takes ‘A Collision’, but it’s dang close. Is “dang” a Southern thing to say? I think I’m saying that a lot. I blame the MercyMe boys… and Texas.
Well, it’s been a while. It’s not that I haven’t had things to say, or really even time to say them. It’s more of a mental thing. I’ve had a tricky time wrapping my head around anything of any value for the past few weeks. Again, maybe it’s just being too tired or being away from home. Or maybe it’s just me taking a few weeks to whine like a baby on this thing because I can’t think of anything else to say. Normally I try to be a pretty positive person, but I’d be off base if I didn’t say that this tour has been a struggle for me. It’s been weird for sure. Not because of the tour, but more because of my own brain I think.
But today I’m working on making things a little different. I don’t know how, but it started with Mike and I taking a little scooter ride to a mall just to get out. I picked up some “ninja sock Vans” and Mike got an iPod player. Then we stopped by a ghetto pawn shop on the way back. It looks like a pretty rough part of town, but at least we had manly looking scooters.
I’m headed home tomorrow for a day or two, but during those days I’ll be at the Dove Awards, involved in something that I haven’t really heard about yet, and trying to spend as much time with Kristin and the boys as I can. Then we’ve got one more run after this, then it’s home sweet home for an uncertain amount of time.
Well, that’s it’s for now. I’m sure there’s something important that needs to be done, so I’m going to track that down.
So, I lived here until I was 3 or so. It was before Snoop made it awesome to be a thug here. And before there were purple shoes ‘representing’.
Today we’re at the Long Beach Arena gearing up for the 2nd half of the tour. So far I’ve seen a parking lot, a shower and I think I saw this building down the street. I’m hoping to get out and hide some tickets for tonight’s show at the beach, but I need to figure out how close we are.
This should be an interesting week for sure. Southern California, Phoenix, and Vegas. Then a day off in Vegas. Should be fun.
So here’s the question of the day. What city were you born in? Ready? Go. I’ve got some purple shoes to go find.
I love Colorado Springs. It’s seriously one of my favorite places to come. The picture above has nothing to do with Colorado Springs, but we are here today and I thought this was a cool picture. And speaking of this picture, it’s fun to be out with the Crowder boys again. This is my third tour with them, and I’m still not sick of watching their show. The energy, the emotion, and the skill. Blows my mind every time.
Hey, it’s time for “Tour Church” so I’m gonna run. Sorry these posts are so spastic, but it’s a little crazy.
So, as most of you know, we’ve been broadcasting the MercyMe tour every night possible and have done so for the last 3 tours. Well yesterday was one of those special days where you show up at a venue and they have everything to make the broadcasting possible. I almost kissed the church video guy…. but that would have been a weird first impression I suppose. But anyway, I knew last night was going to be a good show online, and it was. The awesome thing? We’re here again tonight.
See, the people of Des Moines apparently are pretty big MercyMe fans and they needed to add a second show because the first one sold out so fast. Funny thing is, the second show sold out faster and I’m guessing they could have added a third show.
All this to say, 1,267 of you showed up online last night to watch the show and make my job awesome. So thanks for that. Also, tonight is round two of the ‘Des Moines Take Over’. Make sure you start telling people about it now. Tell people to head to m.ercy.me 7PM Central. See you there.
My friends in The Myriad sent me over this little video and I’d love to know your thoughts.
Steven, their guitar player mentioned that they did a video specifically addressing the issues of factory farming and that surprisingly its been a little controversial among Christians. I’m curious what the crowd here thinks.
And while we’re here talking about The Myriad boys, they are out on tour right now with another guy you need to check out named Tyrone Wells. Tyrone used to be in band called Sypark, but his solo stuff is ridiculous. Check out their dates and see if they are coming close to you…. and then you must go and tell them hey for me.
So back to the original point of this post. Factory farming and cruelty to animals? Controversial or a no-brainer?
So, we’re about halfway through our trek to Maine. We left Nashville at about two in the morning last night and we’ve got about ten more hours to go. It’s been great to be ‘stuck’ here though and get a bunch of work done I would normally be pressed for time to get done.
Currently we’re watching the USA v. Mexico soccer game and a couple of the guys are playing Scrabble. I’ve become the official judge for the game mainly because I have my laptop open and not because I am a vocabulary scholar. So far the words in question have been “lavers” (laver = a jewish basin, which can only lead one to believe that ‘lavers’ would be several laver like at a factory or something). Please use in a sentence: ”Hey man, it says here on this invoice that you charged me for ten lavers instead of eight. I’m trying to stock this Jewish temple, but I’m on a limited budget.” You know something like that.
Another word that’s come up is ‘waif’. Turns out that can either be unowned land, or homeless children, which sounds tragic and bizarre at the same time. Turns out it’s something that is stumbled upon but not ‘owned’. Huh.
‘Quo’ is another one. Now we’ve all heard “Status Quo” but that took some looking up to see if the word ‘Quo’ could stand alone. After a little research seems that one of the definitions simply says “Archaic”. We’ll take it.
Right now that’s the major events on this unbelievably long drive. I think we have some Frosted Cheerio’s on here so I’m going to track those down…. Living the dream.