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June 06, 2004
10:24 AM

I missed the free breakfast at the hotel. The alarm went off at 8:30 AM and I just moaned and said "Hey guys, I'm not going to breakfast" and fell back asleep til' 9:40. We're currently headed east on I-40 in New Mexico. We'll hook up with JCT 285 South all the way to FT. STOCKTON, TX. I opted against flying to keep the team morale going strong. Tonight, all the bands on the tour will be staying at the same hotel. It will be the first time that all of us get to hang out and just relax. That was the clincher for me not to fly.

By the way, did y'all know that Gerry Lundquist has drive 99.9999% of the time on this tour. The only time I drove was in Orlando(from the club to the hotel). It was only about 2 miles. And I only drove because Gerry was out of his mind drunk. We've driven over 13,000 miles on this tour. That's a lot of driving. WOOHOO for Gerry. We're going to go through Roswell, NM. The UFO place. Ya know what I'm talking about? We'll stop and check it out for a little bit.

We played a small place called the Launch Pad last night. It fits 300 people and we had 331 people paid to get in. So it was a nice and packed club all night. I thought I played pretty well, but I just felt as if the crowd didn't get into my music. Hmmmm.... Maybe I'm doing something wrong. I only sold 2 cd's. It was the lowest selling night on the tour for me. If I judged my shows on sales, I'd have to say things went pretty bad last night. The highlight of the evening for me was having a cute girl tell me I was handsome. I blushed and said "thank you". I don't know how to take compliments like that. It's flattering, so I'll take it.

I went for a little stroll downtown after my set and did a bunch of people watching. It's interesting to see how popular the woop woop clubs are. Do you know what I'm talking about? The clubs that play dance music and attract a nice array of girls wearing the tightest clothing and guys looking to get that booty. I can't imagine it being fun, but perhaps I'm the one missing out and they've got it all figured out. But it seems that there's no individuality going on there. It's all on the surface and nothing creative going on. Hmmmm... Again, who am I to judge? It's just an observation.

Well, we've got only 200 miles left in New Mexico and then it's Texas for the final round of shows. Austin, Houston, Dallas. We'll see how those go for me. Hopefully they work out. Wish me luck. Regardless, this tour has been the best and I'm just excited to be given the opportunity to play. Be well people.

PS-Monica, if you read this... My phone has no service here. I'll call tomorrow.

Peace always, Mike Park