Hello everybody and welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face. I want to start off by saying sorry for missing last weeks blog. With all of the big announcements I didn't get a chance to sit down and let you know what was going on, nor did I get much sleep. That's beside the point, I play in a Rock N Roll band we thrive on no sleep. If you missed all the big announcements I will run through them right here very quickly. Last Tuesday morning on The Crash Davis Morning Show on 101.9 The Keg we introduced the world to our new drummer Mark "The Storm" Mefford. Mark will be making his debut with us on Sept. 18th in Omaha at The 21st Saloon. We also announced that we will be starting our Fall/Winter Tour back at The 21st Saloon with another Friday night residency. This will get kicked off on the first Friday of Oct. I know this is a bit confusing but unfortunately Mark had prior commitments and wont be in the state on Sept. 25th. Also another breaking announcement will be our partnership with The Omaha Rollergirls. The Omaha Rollergirls will be pre-selling tickets to their bouts at The 21st Saloon the week prior to their home bouts. We have been fighting for this endorsement for a while and finally 3D In Your Face will be teaming up with the toughest girls in Omaha. Please support this amazing group as we start this partnership moving forward.
As for this weekend, we have entered full rehearsals and will be hitting it hard the next few days in order to get Mark up to speed. The road crew has also been hard at work installing new "toys" into our residency show at The 21st Saloon. Expect new lights, new fog cannons, and even a nice little bubbly surprise. Friday night Sept. 11th, the whole crew will be out to support Great White and Warrant at The Ralston Arena. This show is being put on by my radio station 101.9 The Keg. We will be armed with our brand new hand bills promoting our new residency at The 21st Saloon. Make sure and grab us, say hi, get a picture, and a hand bill if you are at the show. Saturday don't miss my radio show also called HAIR IN THE AIR at 10 PM CST on 101.9 The Keg.
I told you there was a lot of news. I also wanted to thank everyone that was at Septemberfest last week. That was the biggest Septemberfest crowd we have ever played to and it was amazing seeing so many smile faces in the audience that night.
Now comes the real work. This is the part that is very tough. We have been held up in rehearsals getting Storm ready for the 18th and most of all getting ourselves ready. Being away from the action for so long is making me quite stir crazy. Everybody says "Relax. Enjoy your time off." Impossible it's actually quite the opposite. The time off eats me up inside. We live for the show, the fans, the hard work, the long miles, the lack of sleep, and the shitty food. It always feels like hell when you are going through it but then the minute it's over you wish to be right back in the action. Having this much time off has given me the chance to slightly catch my breath on all the Internet work we do but nothing compares to that rush of waking up on show day. It never gets old and I never take that feeling for granted. Standing on that Septemberfest stage, I looked over at Sniper and he looked back. I knew exactly what he was thinking. "This is the greatest thing in the world." I truly feel that way. The whole show was a blur. I barely remember the two hours I stood on that stage.
To say that we have our work cut out for us would be an understatement especially Mark, our new drummer. I know we will get there and I know this part is going to be hard. There will be some growing pains but we will pull through. We take each catastrophe as it comes, deal with it, then push forward as hard as possible. There is no other option. Every part of this business is hard. There has never been a point in ten years where I thought playing in a band was easy. But that's what gets me going, that's what pushes me to move forward. The odds are always stacked against you. It's to easy to fail. It's even harder to succeed. I wont let them win. I just can't. We just can't.