January 27, 2005
10:50 AM

I'm friggin still in the bay area. I was supposed to leave for LA yesterday with COLOSSAL and Jenny Choi, but I had too much work to do. Fortunately I have 5 free tickets from Southwest and will use one to go to LA. I charge everything on my Southwest VISA. That's all Asian Man Records stuff and I usually get 10 free tickets a year. DAMN!! I used to sell them on EBAY, but they changed the way they distribute these things. That was an easy $275 for each ticket. Oh well. You win some, you lose some.

But my flight leaves in 3 hours and I've pretty much caught up on all my work. Good for me eh?? And finally I can relax and just worry about the shows coming up. Should be a fun time. I'm actually flying to the first 3 shows. With my bad back, I can't imagine sitting in the van for 8 hours three days in a row. UGGH!! This will be much better for me and since I don't care about money, all profits will be spent on plane tickets.

I got a call from Matt Skiba last night and he asked me if I wanted to do a small tour with the Alkaline Trio in April. HECK YEAH!! So it looks like I'll be playing 8 shows with the band in April. And I get to ride on their rock n' roll bus. Which makes things even more amazing.

Did I mention that the Bruce Lee Band will be doing some shows in Japan?? I'm teaming up with the RX BANDITS and we'll be playing one show in Los Angeles on March 8th at the Knitting Factory and then we'll be flying to Japan on the 9th where we will play three shows!! WOOHOO FRIGGIN HOO!!

Well, I'll have my computer on tour, so I'll journal all the shows. Be well everyone. Smile big.
Peace always,
Mike Park