May 15, 1999
John Wayne Airport
Orange County CA
Well Congratulations to Greg K and his wife Jane on the birth of their first
child, a boy, born on May 1, 1999. Both the mother and baby are well, Greg is
doing alright, considering the circumstances.
Tonight we play the first show in this leg of the tour in Phoenix. The Living
End are still with us but we are also joined by our friends The Mighty Mighty
Bosstones. This should be a great tour. Both the Bosstones and the Living End
put on great shows. Even better yet, though they are both sort of punk, they are
not really punk bands. They both have the energy of a punk band but add so much
more to the mix musically. I get a boner just thinking about it! And I cant wait
to get back up on stage myself.
Noodles gets some air
The time off was great and we all got to spend lots of time with our friends
and family, though you can never really get enough of that, depending on which
family members you are referring to. A couple of days ago I got to go
snowmobiling and snowboarding with Paul Cobb who produced our Americana video.
He shot footage of me goofing off for possible use on another video in the
future. I've never been snowmobiling before and I had a blast racing up and down
the mountains, going off jumps and actually getting airborne. The snow was
pretty sticky so snowboarding was a little slow. In order to get more speed at
the beginning of one run, one of the guys towed me up over the top of a hill
behind one of the snowmobiles. By the time the hill got steep enough I was
flying down it on one of the best runs I had all year.
A fan wants to help
Well, I've got to catch my plane now.