Hello my Heavy Metal Maniacs and welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face. Another week in and so much to do. This is a very exciting time of year and we are going to try and squeeze in one more big bang before 2015. The biggest news in our world is that we have officially set the date, Saturday, Dec. 20th for our music video shoot. We have brought in the same producer from the "In Your Face" video, Jeremy Partridge of Partridge Pictures to shoot the "Forbidden City" video. We are very excited to be also bringing in actress/model Megan Monster to perform in the video. Intrigued yet? This might be the most adventurous endevour we have ever taken on. As far as the upcoming winter tour we will be announcing a few shows coming up in 2015 including Norfolk, Sioux City, and Wayne. This week we are will be performing a very special one night only all out birthday bonza. This Friday, Dec. 12th at The 21st Saloon we will be celebrating the birthday of our lead singer and founding member, Alan "Hot Rod" King. This show will be sponsored by Shannon Jones and her new Nail Studio. Also on hand will be Atomic Garage Flea Market and Gifts. You know them you love them. The only place to party this Friday will be at The 21st Saloon. Bring your appetite, there is sure to be a mess of birthday cake. You know how these things go.
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This week I was racking my brain on how to do a cool birthday blog for Hot Rod that I haven't done before. After careful deliberation I have settled on a topic that paints the man himself as a true bad ass. Many of you don't realize this but Alan not only is the lead singer and manager of 3D In Your Face but he also is man's the wheel whenever we leave town. He has been the bus driver ever since I joined the band and I have, for the most part, been his co-pilot. For this birthday blog I want to take you on some of the crazier situations we have found ourselves in on the road that Alan has somehow driven us out of. The last trip I remember on the bus was in Rockport, MO. We drove all night from Iowa to Missouri and as we entered the venue around 5 AM we got stuck. The stage was at the top of a hill on a golf course and the bus and trailer couldn't make the climb. I thought we were fucked but Alan slowly backed the bus down the hill and with a running start crested the top with ease. On the way home, due to poorly marked street signs we accidentally took a dead end. Thanks to the kindness of a little old lady we made a 30 point turn in her front lawn and after a few sweaty minutes we 180'ed the bus and where cruising down the highway laughing about the whole experience.
Flat tires, leaking oil, head lights that dont work, windshield wipers, and malfuctioning defrost. Rain storms, tornadoes, blizzards, no AC, clear skys, cross winds, early mornings, late nights, and even later days. From the good to the bad Alan was there slamming down the gas pedal to get us to the next show all the while with a bus full of precious cargo. On this birthday blog I want to thank Alan, my friend and bandmate for nearly 9 years, for always pushing us forward. Thank you for always being there for me and the rest of the boys. You will never realize how much it has meant to me that you have lead us into battle all these years. Thtought the good times and the bad times we keep moving forward. Happy Birthday and thank you for all the life leasons. I have learned so much from you about being the best musician I possibly can. After all those long nights driving around the midwest we have had our far share of close calls. I wouldn't change any of it for the world.
Once again Happy Birthday my friend. I hope we can make this the best birthday you've ever had. If not we are going to try damn hard.