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Floater: Ride the Funk (San Diego)

The band got into San Diego in the wee hours of the morning and I took off for a walk through Presidio Park. I navigated the sleeping homeless scattered around the grass and all the while saw the historical Presidio looming high over the land. It's preserved from the mid 1700's when Spanish...   More
Thursday, May 20, 2010 by Floater

Floater: I Don't Think My Whispering to Them Helped (Portland, Chico, San Francisco)

Portland to Chico

We headed out of Portland on Thursday night so we could knock a good chunk out of our long drive, planning to nap in the van somewhere after the pass into California. It was cold on the mountains and we stopped to get beers and turkey sandwiches to hel...   More
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 by Floater

Floater: One Dumb-ass Has to Wreck it For the Rest of Us (San Francisco, CA)

It was a beautiful night in downtown San Francisco and the crowd filled up the bar. The opening band, Flamingo Gunfight, played a great set and the place was jumping. It was an Irish whiskey kind of night and we were ready. The sound on stage was tight and all through the set we cou...   More
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 by Floater

Floater: Defying Every L.A. Audience Stereotype at the Viper Room (L.A., CA)

Playing at the Viper Room in L.A. is always chaotic and this time was no different. You have to load your gear from the traffic of Sunset strip with your hazard lights on and cars honking and yelling at you the whole time. You have to go as fast as possible because every minut...   More
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 by Floater

Floater: Of Amp Disasters and Good People (Boise, ID)

The Knitting Factory, Boise, ID, 10/2/09

The local rock station here (100.3 The X) is, as far as I can tell, a completely unique and singular station in commercial radio. They pick what they play! It's amazing. Like stepping back in time to the era when DJs could do tha...   More
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 by Floater

Floater: There's Crazy and Then There's Utah Laws Crazy (Chico all the way to SLC)

The Senator Theater, Chico, CA, 5/9/09

Well, the racking cough from yesterday gestated in my chest and throat through the night and grew into a full-blown lung infection. I lost my voice and kept on hacking up something like green butter. Gallons of hot toddies later I ...   More
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 by Floater

Floater: Models of Preparedness We Are Not (Southern Oregon to Chico)

Rogue radio and onward to Sacramento, 4-18-09

We drove red-eyed and white-knuckled through the night to southern Oregon so we could be at the radio station by 9 am. When we got there, we were supposed to play "some acoustic songs," but the road block was that we only had electri...   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 by Floater

Floater: Floater + King Black Acid = Romantic Explosion (Eugene, OR)


What can be said here that isn't already known to those who were there? A crazed, bellowing, swooning, sold out crowd of celebrants packed the McDonald theater in the otherwise laid back town of Eugene on Saturday night. I'm not sure what exactly the air w...   More
Monday, December 1, 2008 by Floater

Floater: Our Hangovers Are Apparently Visible to the Families Who Are Buying Snacks (San Diego, CA)


I am struck these days on the road by how much our trip resembles a World War II submarine mission. We are locked into a tiny, confined space for days at a time. There is a constant checking of all mechanical operations. Calculations are being ma...   More
Friday, October 24, 2008 by Floater

Floater: I Wanna Smoke You Guys Out (Grass Valley, CA)


On the road to San Francisco

Last night we did an acoustic show in Grass Valley, California. At the end of the show we went backstage and opened a bottle of wine, found some folding chairs and started to talk about how the set went. It had only bee...   More
Thursday, October 9, 2008 by Floater
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