1. Thursday, February 17, 2005

    it was the weirdest day 

    so lets just get it all out.

    the morning was so good that after i took my shower and i put on my ipod on the way to the bus i stood in my kitchen and said a little prayer up to the Lord to give thanks for having a great life and a great apartment and a cool job and an amazingly nice new girlfriend and the opportunity to talk to dozens of people via the internet.

    and then i got to work and before my ass could hit my chair everything turned to shit.

    first i got a very serious call from my sister telling me that my mom was in the hospital and she was nervous and she wanted to talk to her son. so i told her everything was going to be ok. she said, but ive never had an operation before. i said what are you in there for. she said gallstones. i said you could get your gallbladder yanked standing on your head. she was drowsy from the morophine and told me that her real fear was in the dope that was dripping into her veins.

    i said, enjoy the drugs. there are people searching around cities all over the world for what your health insurance is paying to get pumped into your bloodstream. take a deep breath, close yr eyes, and dream beautiful dreams, and when you wake up thank God that we’re not living in a time where we actually have anesthesia and some semblance of medicine.

    then i had to save the world.

    which was hard cuz it was raining.

    then i hung out with my girlfriend for about three minutes but i had to get back to work and this is what i have to say about that: shes a virgin, and she might never give it up to me ever, but shes so fucking hot and so sweet it’s nice just being able to kiss her cheek once in a while.

    we walked to the corner and got an la weekly and basked in the coolness of having an article in there and then parted ways.

    then she went to the interpol concert with her pals and i went home alone in the rain but i danced all the way home cuz she textpaged me a special little message.

    and when i got home i had this in my in-box:

    TO: TONY
    FROM: ROCK BAND TSAR

    SUBJ: TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!

    IT’S WITH PROFOUND JOY AND EXCITEMENT THAT THE TSAR ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES TSAR’S SIGNING WITH NEW YORK LABEL TVT RECORDS! TSAR WILL JOIN LIL’ JOHN AND SEVENDUST ON THE NATION’S PREMIER INDIE LABEL, SO RIGHT ON EVERYBODY!!

    TVT WILL RELEASE TSAR’S NEW RECORD, BAND-GIRLS-MONEY THIS SUMMER!

    IN CELEBRATION, TSAR WILL BE PERFORMING SEVERAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SHOWS OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS (THE BIG ONE WILL BE ON FEB 25th AT THE FOLD @ EL CID IN SILVERLAKE, CA) AND THEN TAKING THE SHOW ON THE ROAD OUT TO PLAY SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST AND CONTINUING ON TO NEW YORK CITY!! DATES FOR THIS TOUR WILL BE POSTED IN THE NEXT WEEK! ALL RIGHT!!

    OK, HERE’S THE SO CAL DATES:

    SAT FEB 19
    RAIN
    1700 PLACENTIA AVE.
    COSTA MESA, CA
    9 PM

    THE BIG SHOW!!
    FRI FEB 25
    THE FOLD @ EL CID
    4212 SUNSET BLVD
    SILVERLAKE, CA
    10 PM

    FRI MAR 4
    SPACELAND
    1717 SILVERLAKE BLVD
    SILVERLAKE, CA
    9 PM
    with OK GO

    FRI MAR 11
    THE SCENE
    806 E. COLORADO ST.
    GLENDALE, CA
    10:30 PM

    THEN TSAR LEAVES THE NEXT DAY FOR VEGAS, PHOENIX, ETC., AND VERY POSSIBLY YOUR TOWN! CONGRATULATIONS, GUYS! AND TO EVERYBODY OUT THERE ON PLANET TSAR: ROCK ON!!

    FONDLY,
    THE TSAR ORGANIZATION

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