Enough business. As I am writing this blog I am sitting in sunny Florida on vacation. I promised everyone not to work and enjoy the break. But blogs need to be written. So I have enlisted one of my best friends and guitar tech Jason 'Chappy' Husak to write HAIR IN THE AIR this week while I head down to the pool. Chappy has been with us for quite some time and gets to see things from a very different perspective. I am looking forward to this. Please give it up for, a blogging virgin, guitar tech extraordinaire and amazing friend. Enjoy. I will see you this Friday, Jan. 10th at The 21st Saloon.
First off thanks for the killer intro my friend... Tonight hair in the air has been hijacked by me Chappy Chapstick.... First order of business is making a new title for this blog so... I think we will call this blog " Eye of the Chappy".... first and foremost I wanted to send a huge thank you to all of the fans of this great band for all of your undying support... it really makes this an amazing experience... so thank you. Second order of business is my stage name Chappy...I didn't pick this name it was given to me....first time out on the road these warriors of rock were trying to get to know me and I was doing the same, but it can be a little hard being the new tech on the block, Pepsi little ice...lol you know who you are. I needed to break the ice, as many of you know I'm a plumber by trade. With that being said when I first started in the trade I was not ready to be working in the cold, so at break I ran to the store quick to get some chap stick to protect these beautiful lips from Old Man Winter. When I get back to the job my boss showed up to see how I was doing in the cold. He had just finished hunting in a heated duck blind. We started to have a nice talk about my future and as he was talking I pull out my brand new chap stick and apply to my lips. Once I finished he asked if he could borrow my chap stick.....now at this point I really didn't want to give it to him but he is my boss so what's a man to do so I hand him the chap stick thinking I would just cut off the top layer after he had finished. He then smiled at me and pulled his pants to the ground exposing things I really didn't need to see and applied chip stick.... MY chap stick to his chafed areas down blow the belt line. He then put the cap back on and handed it back to me.....I'm sure my jaw hit the floor as I told him he could keep it at this point. Anywho I told this story to the fellas, and that's how the name came about....enough about me.
The first time I watched these guys play I was just a dude sitting in a bar taking some photos for the bar owner for his business facebook page... It took about five minutes to figure out these guys had something special about them and at that point I wanted to help them as much as I could with photos and whatever else I could do because they made me believe in rock and roll again. I want to do something without the bands approval so Chappy is going to have a photo contest. Working with the band keeps me pretty busy and I don't get to take photos as much as I would like. I love what I do for the band plus they let me play a song with them...HOLLA! Anywho here's the rules of the contest: The photos must be taken the weeks of the Jan 17th and Jan 24th shows. They must be of the band as a whole. Then the photos must be uploaded to 3D In Your Face facebook page by the photographer who took the photo. All voting will be up to you and your friends. Winners will be chosen based on the amount of 'likes' you can get for your photo. There will be a First, Second, and Third place prize for the winners. Winners will be announced on Jan 31st at the 21st Saloon Show. I will provide awesome prizes for this ..... and maybe some chap stick as door prizes. I know it is tough to get all 4 of them to stand together, and standing still is almost impossible. However breaks are good opportunities to catch them, and at the end of the night as well. I'm stoked to see all of the amazing photos you guys take, and your continued and loyal support is more than appreciated. SO charge the batteries, clean the lenses, stretch the pointer finger and shoot.
This Wednesday, the triple threat rock cast is going on to break the tie of 3D IN YOUR FACE and TRASH THE BRAND. Please be sure to tune in and cast your vote. I will put a link on the 3D facebook page for all of you beautiful people.. thanks & see you all Friday......Chappy