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March 19, 2004
12:23 PM

I don't know where to start...I don't know how to end.... I've been on a non stop rollercoaster this week. Rolled into Dallas yesterday and saw the following bands play:
Grabass Charlatans, Lawrence Arms, Dillinger 4, Against Me, and The International Noise Conspiracy. What an amazing show.

My head was pounding throughout as I kept sucking on throat lozenges and sipping hot tea and aspirin. I rolled with the Lawrence Arms to Austin after the Dallas show. 3 hours later, I'm on the street corner of 6th St. in Austin. It's 3:30 AM and I am waiting for my friend Grant Olney to pick me up and give me a ride to Dan Andrianos hotel. Ya see.... I'm too cheap to pay for a hotel or a cab ride to the airport, but I'm the master at finding nice places to stay for free. In this case, I am staying at the OMNI HOTEL.

That's where I am right now. It's a beautiful 4 star hotel and I am feeling quite relaxed. Me and Dan stayed up til' the sun came up watching funny movies he downloaded on his computer and just talking. I was a bad influence on Dan as he had to get up early to do media for his band Alkaline Trio today and I kept him up all night. Me bad.

Now, I'm going to go down to the gym in the hotel and sit in the sauna and relax. Ahhhh.....

Peace, Mike Park