Friday, October 19, 2007

Junkface: The Long Road Home

Here it is at last! The long-await conclusion of the Junkface audio tour diary. My own nomadic lifestyle has delayed it greatly and for this I apologize (I write this is in view of the Marmara Sea in Turkey). But enough fooling around. Let's let Randy take us home.

Day 14: September 16, 2007
Junkface reconnects with some old friends at their second New York show.


Day 15: September 17, 2007
DC was the worst show of the tour.


But it was saved by two crazy old dudes.


Day 16: September 18, 2007
Bloomington, Indiana, finds the band at a movie store that's trying to take the local house show scene into a legit venue.


Day 17: September 19, 2007
A slice of Rad America in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Randy dreams of buying building in Milwaukee, but is detered by snow.


Day 18: September 20, 2007
Tour monotony sets in for Randy at a bizarre daytime show in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Day 19: September 21, 2007
Junkface discovers another cool show space in Denver, Colorado. This time in the basement of a church.


Day 20: September 22, 2007
The best was saved for second-to-last at this big, amazing show in, of all places, Grand Junction, Colorado. This entry also contains the only time Kyle was recognized from his former days with the Hippos.


Day 21: September 23, 2007
A harrowing drive finds the dudes jumping right onto stage among old friends in Pendleton, Oregon.


A dejected touring musician recently told me that he doesn't think anyone cares about touring bands anymore. Randy reassured me that that's not the case. As a matter of fact, he can't wait to get on the road again. He just says that the times have changed a bit and that it doesn't work to just get booked at a venue anymore. You have to make sure the bands you're playing with are going to help bring some people who want to see you and it helps if you book your tour through people you know.

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