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July 09, 2005


2:46 PM
We've met so many amazing and nice people on this tour. But last night we hit a new level of kindness. In Caldwell, NJ a young man named Mike hosted my show. His mom demanded that we sleep in her bed whilst she slept in Mike's bed and Mike took the couch. We would have been more than happy to lay our heads on the floor. It's crazy. I just couldn't believe she would let these complete strangers take her bed. And there my friends.....is an example of good people in the world.

Yesterday started out so dreary. Traffic and pouring RAIN turned worse as we went to the theaters to see the worst movie of the summer. DRUM ROLL...............THE FANTASTIC FOUR. How could this movie be allowed to hit the screens. The theater we went to had only 4 screens, so our choices were HERBIE, F4, WAR OF THE WORLDS(We saw it already), and BEWITCHED. Bewitched was our first choice, but the theater had some problems with the film and had to cancel the showings. DOH!! I'm sure Bewitched would have been horrible, but would have had grammy hype if compared to F4.

More rain caused more tension/stress in my mind. Geeeezz, I never realized how much weather can change ones mood. But the kindness of Mike and his family put things in perspective. And also the fact that they had cable and we could watch the new Degrassi later that night. A couple of great solo artists played after my set. The music ended at around 10 PM and another BBQ of meats and treats put my out for the evening. ZZZZZZZZZZ

We woke up fresh and ready to go. Mike's mom reminded me Danny Larussa's mom from Karate Kid. Getting to hear a real Jersey accent was fun fun fun. They took us to a real Jersey diner for some Taylor Ham. Famous in Jersey. So salty, so greasy, and so good. Probably the worst thing we could eat in terms of health, but ya know.... I'm on vacation eh?

Mike gave me the book Motorcycle Diaries. I've seen the movie twice and am excited to read the book. Well, we're about an hour away from our next destination:LANSDALE, PA!!
Peace,
Mike Park

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