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September 09, 2008


10:10 AM
it's cooled down quite a bit these past few days. 60 degrees right now. Quite a relief from the heat of last week. Hopefully I can manage some yard work and not be the sore eye of the neighborhood.

Last Friday a band on Asian Man called the HOT TODDIES played a free show in the parking lot of the old Camera One on 1st st in good ol' downtown San Jose. It's rare that I get to see a band on my label play locally, so I was actually pretty excited. I remember the weather being more than perfect. Just this cool breeze and a really nice sized crowd of about 150 people just enjoying the music.

It was fun people watching. All shapes and sizes, young and old, and there were people who knew the band too. Fans!! Nice.. Yes, I heard people singing along, so pretty darn cool if you ask me.

The show was over at a decent time. Around 10:20 PM, the music ended and I said my hellos... I was just planning on going home, but the band was approached by a guy who owned the bar across the street to play his end of summer party, so I went with them over there. I don't frequent bars that often. Only when I play music or in some rare case to meet a friend. But I tagged along. I've never really got to hang out with the band before, so it was nice to get to know them a bit more.

And night clubs are never ever pursued by myself, but I'm guessing this is typical decor? ??? Plasma tv's circled the walls, flashing lights, and a DJ pumping the dance music. It only took a few moments to realize it was also a gay bar. The shirtless dudes gave that away.

But as life entails many different variables, this seemed pretty normal in terms of going with the flow and seeing where I end up or see or do or blah blah blah. The owner bought us drinks and we hung out a bit. Pretty simple. Even though I don't drink, I took advantage of FREE and had a soda. But yup..
I realized this could be me on tour in any big city and it would seem normal, but being home and doing it is always different for some reason.

Alright, I'm off to work. Have a great day people.
Peace, mike park