â€œThis is not the land of free things.â€ Bomb Threat is right. This is LA. Anything that’s worth doing costs money, and IN THIS ECONOMY* you gotta pinch your pennies, especially when you’re just stopping over for a few days to rehearse before heading out to SXSW where the free food and beer flows like a majestic, unstoppable river of joy.
A river of joy. It’s just worth repeating.
But until then, and since I’m broke and may or may not have had my paycheck deposited into my bank account, I must begin to adapt into the scrounging, gypsy road warrior version of myself that my bandmates enjoy/have to endure.
Step One: Visiting my dad at the LAX airport USO and loading up on as much free shit for the road as possible (including a new bag to replace the one destroyed by SouthWestâ€¦thanks overzealous airport baggage folks.)
The Goods: Bananas, toothpaste, razors, chips, sodas, water, toothbrush, dental floss, candy and no less than three boxes of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies, courtesy of Ellen Degeneres, no shit
Tour begins Tomorrow. Blogging begins now.
Side note: anti-drug commercials have the absolute opposite effect on me. One just came on. Anyone know were to score some weed?
* Every time you say the words â€œIn This Economyâ€ an angel loses its wings. Or gets them. Whichever.
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