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August 23, 2005


NEW RECORD IN STORES TOMORROW!!! AUGUST 23rd
-NORTH HANGOOK FALLING
"The most anticipated release of the year"-Spin Magazine
Actually, I just made that up. But hopefully some of you are excited for the new record and will buy it next Tuesday when it comes out. My desire is to beg people to buy it, but I will just leave you with please please please go to your local record store and buy it next Tuesday. And spread the word. Word of mouth promotion is all I have to go on. THANK YOU!!!

ATTENTION:HELP!! If you happen to live somewhere along the coast of the PACIFIC OCEAN. Anywhere from Olympia to San Diego and can let a group of about 12-15 people sleep over, then contact me at mikeasianman@aol.com We have sleeping bags and can camp in your backyard. The situation is as follows:PLEA FOR PEACE BIKE TOUR is going to camp along the coast, but geeez, those campgrounds are a lot more expensive than I thought they would be. To save a bit of money, maybe some of you live close by and can help us out. Here is an itinerary of where we are riding, so if you live close to any of these locations, please please let me know if you can help out. Peace, mike park
SEPTEMBER
8 : Olympia, WA
9 : Seaquest, WA
10 : Portland, OR
11 : Grand Ronde, OR
12 : South Beach, OR
13 : Florence, OR
14: Sunset Bay, OR
15 :Cape Blanco Lighthouse, OR
16 : Harris Beach, OR
17 : Trinidad, CA
18 : Myers Flat, CA
19 : Westport, CA
20 : Gualala, CA
21 : Bodega Bay , CA
22 : San Francisco, CA
23: Oakland, CA @ iMusicast(RX BANDITS FULL BAND, MIKE PARK, DAN POTTHAST)
September 24th-Santa Cruz, Ca.
25 : Big Sur, CA
26 : San Simeon, CA
27 : Oceano, CA
28 : Gaviota, CA
29: Ventura, CA
30 : Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction(RX BANDITS FULL BAND, MIKE PARK, DAN POTTHAST)
OCTOBER
1 :Anaheim, Ca @ Chain Reaction(RX BANDITS ONLY)
October 2nd-San Clemente, Ca. @ San Onofre State Beach
October 3:Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
October 4 : San Diego, CA

9:53 AM
213 POUNDS
Today is the day my record comes out and I'm celebrating by drinking a strawberry smoothie. (We party hard here at Asian Man Records) In fact it's a kind of weird feeling since I set up zero record release shows for the album. I just felt very focused on the PLEA FOR PEACE bike tour and didn't want any distractions. It's cool though. Does it really matter that much to people if there's a record release or not? Hmmmm......

Seven hours of sleep last night and a very, very hard bike ride up BAY ST. Towards UC SANTA CRUZ. This 30 minute climb had me grimacing the entire ride. The same goes for last nights ride. My legs are tight and it's been a struggle climbing the hills. I got passed up by 3 riders and they were probably the only 3 riders who were in a 5 minute proximity of myself. Oh well.. The road kill has been insane lately. This morning a skunk was the new carcass in a long line of dead animals. I like to think they're just sleeping, but the skunk was split in half and I didn't even see it until I was a foot away and the smell through me for a loop. Then the physical brutality of it's mangled body made me sad. Smelly though, so the sadness turned to "GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE, IT STINKS!!"

After last nights ride I went to a new Taqueria(new for me, I think it's been around for awhile) called TAQUERIA SANTA CRUZ on SOQUEL. Man...Why haven't I been there before. 5 STARS folks. $4 for a veggie Burrito and a killer salsa bar. Green salsa, pico de gallo, huge pickled carrots, and free chips. I think I'll go there again tonight.

I will pick up my best friend in the world from the airport today and perhaps we'll go together for burritos. Hmmmmmm... That would nice. Kind of romantic huh?
Peace,
Mike Park

BIKE TOUR DONATIONS to DATE:
Anonymous-$50
Vien To-$12
Misa and Kaoru-$15
Brian Quirk-$15
Ellen-$5
Kris Racer-$23.45
Christina Giordano-$3
Dustin Dumas-$40
Scott Butterworth-$14
Jessica Burnham-$15
Ken Lee-$33
Kevin Koegel-$30
Brian Abolins-$25
Mark Veon-$15
Michael Cavaleri-$10
Rey Hernandez-$20
Dan Richter-$50
Dan Shannon-$5
Gary Yee-$10
John Anderson-$20
Seth Odell-$10
Sung Kim-$40
Britt Osbourn-$10
Black Sunday-$10
Andrew Paciocco-$10
Kyle Trittipo and Anuja Vichare $25
Matthew Chantler-30 BRITISH POUNDS
Dan Droller-$100
Diana Mendoza-$200
Evan O'Neil-$7
Steve Hahnlein-$17
Adam Bubash-$30
David Loyd-$25
Anonymous-$100
Julien Lestoclet-$15
Brett Bussard-$50
Mitsuhiro Sabu-$100
Eugene Ahn-$100
Drew Bienemann-$100
Andrew Wong-$25
Matt Skiba-$100
Karim Jetha-$5
Kanallakan Priscilla-$5
Murphy Fennel-$4
David Pereira-$132
Rob Meckstroth-$15
Mitsunori Sabu-$20
Michael Sosin-$10
Michael Daphin-$7
-THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!