Now for the good stuff. A little creative writing for you. It's been a while since I have wrote about The Hairy Bandito's. I thought you might get a kick out of this.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is my great pleasure to introduce you to one of my best friends. A true blue all around great guy. From the backwoods of central Nebraska comes a story unlike any you have ever read. I haven't know this person for very long but I give you one of the good guys, Franklin Delano Gene Simmons Roosevelt. FDR for short. My story with Frank 'The Tank' starts only a few months ago but Frank has told me his entire life story over the miles we have spent together out on the road. Frank's mother was equal parts American history junkie and rabid KISS fan, thus the unorthodox name. Born in the wilderness and raised on good Nebraska values, Frank was excelled in school. He was first in his class in mathematics, English, History, and Geography. In High School Frank lead his team to State Championships in pole vaulting, javelin, and Tennis. An all around chip of the old block, Frank followed his fathers footsteps and went to the prestigious college of ITT Technical Institute. A leader in the classroom and out in the field. Frank broke ground on his innovative wind powered blender project. Graduating with a full doctorate in only 5 years Frank moved on to helping his fellow man in the field of bio genetics a cross human development. Gathering generous grants from the US government to fund his research Frank ultimately decided to step down as the head of the program to make way for younger brighter stars.
On the hunt for his new purpose in life Frank ultimately would wind up meeting the boys of 3D In Your Face. On that fateful day in Worms, NE we meet the newest member of our road crew FDR. After carving out a life of his own Frank was now ready to give that all up and travel the country with an 80's hair powerhouse. Leaving no stone un-turned I question Frank about his reasons for leaving everything behind to travel on the road with us. Simply put Frank said "Spade, I am in this for the love of the music. I have seen a lot of things in my life but nothing compares to the feeling I get when the band is kicking on all cylinders and the crowd is pulsing with that raw Rock N Roll energy. It's spiritual man." The consummate companion and an excellent friend. I am honored and proud to have Frank 'The Tank' standing on my side of the stage every night. Never to be out done, he is first out of the bus at load in and the last to shut the trailer at load out. "Life's to short Spade." he would say. "Go out there and have fun while you are still young. Never leave anything to chance. If you work hard and you want it bad enough it will happen." I haven't know Frank very long but since he has joined our ranks I can't remember the moral of our band being so high. Sometimes it's not the things he says but that stoic look that really just says it all.
Thanks for the good times so far frank and I can't wait to see what the future holds.
KEEP THE FAITH