Holy van time, Batman. We’ve been driving.
After driving from Trumansburg, NY (Saturday night) to Telluride, CO (got in Tuesday evening) we were exhausted. Weary. Delirious, even. Thankfully, having no oxygen and looking at some of the most rugged, dramatic and beautiful landscape in the world brought us back… that and two nights in luxurious accomodations where we didn’t have to spoon each other on saggy mattresses.
We are now in Flagstaff, New Mexico. We’re upstairs above the venue where we are lodging for the evening. We’re having some landscape/scenery whiplash, but are otherwise doing fine. The high desert is beautiful, and we detoured today through Monument Valley – so we’re still shocked and awed – just in more desert-y way. Less alpine-y.
There are more stories up on the ‘ol Benedettiville site (link is in the blog post below) – that roughly follow the band tour schedule, though I have recently derailed pretty severely. As the story stands, Stella Gene (AKA the Pink Heart [famous superhero]) and I are saving the day on a distant planet while the band drives to Colorado with a robot bass player stand-in that they don’t know isn’t me. It’s good times.
Take care all.
Hey folks! Gio is back in the band, and that means blog updates! I do love writing these things… and there’s a fun twist to this particular tour. I’ve been drawing and writing tour-related adventure stories for my 4 year old daughter (and family) back home to stay in touch. They don’t interact well with our current website, so I’ve had to leave them on my own website – but I’m bolstering up our own blog with some words here or there.
So – please do check out our blog from time to time, and – if you’re interested in wizards, towers, monsters and super heroes – check out the tour adventures.
See you on the road soon!
We are currently… somewhere between our last gig in Trumansburg, NY, and our next gig in Carbondale, CO. There is corn all around us. There are also beautiful blue skies, thick, fast-moving clouds, lots and lots of the color green (didn’t realize how much we’ve been missing this out in California).
The tour is going well. We are in the middle of a hectic drive right now, so we’re at a low point as far as the excitement and musical interest goes… but as far as 30 hour drives go, it’s going well. Podcasts, lots of music, comedy records, band meetings, Slug Bug, 99 bottles of beer on the wall, I Spy – you know. All the classics to make a road trip more fun.
I’ve been making little comics that relate – distantly – to our time on the road for the kiddos back home. For those of you who don’t know, I have a 4 and half year old and a 1 and three quarters year old daughter. The 4 year old and I have a long and rich story telling history. On this long tour I was looking for a way to keep in touch in a more special way, and so I started making these little comics and stories. I’ve posted them all over here on my family-stories-and-music website, Benedettiville. I WOULD have put them here, but our current website is a bit stubborn when it comes to interacting with large quantities of media. So… the stories stay at Benedettiville.
The stories roughly follow our own road adventures… or, they did up until the most recent story where I am travelling via rocketship and the band has a robot bass player. But up until then, you know, it’s ~dimly~ related to the tour.
If you’d like to check it all out, please do so right here!
See you all out there, good people!
Hail hail!! We Brethren Comatose are in Philidelphia right now. We got in yesterday to go to a FOO FIGHTERS SHOW!!! (Courtesy of the legendary Uncle Pierre. Thanks again, Pierre.) Dave Grohl rocked our socks off for 3 hours. He is a Rock Lord, and we want to be his disciples. Where do we apply for that?
Before we head off on a rock pilgramage to follow Dave Grohl around and learn his mystical ways, we’re going to play a ton of shows and do this massive, zig-zaggy tour route across this massive United States of America.
Come out and say hello, people!