Randomness 12.0

First things first: happy birthday to my mom.

Friday, I saw The Great Book of John and Dead Confederate at Bottletree in Birmingham, Ala. Both bands were really good.

Saturday, Hail the Titans played at The Squeaky Lizard in Ocean Springs, Miss. We love that venue. The owners, employees, promoters, sound guy, crowd – all are awesome. And big thanks to Carl and Rachel from Scream Until They Hear Us for giving us a place to stay and joining us at The Shed for great company and great barbecue.

Sunday, Hail the Titans had our one-year anniversary show with Distant Kin. Thanks to all who came out to join us, and thanks to Michael and Nolan Dewey and the folks at Lagoon Park for allowing us to play there. That was our 54th show.

Last night, my friend Hillary and I were paid a visit by the Fail Fairy as finding a Firewire 800 cable in this town is about like searching for the Holy Grail without the benefit of Indiana Jones’ father’s diary. The plan was for us to begin editing video footage from the recent Hail the Titans music video shoot.

We gave up after trips to Radio Shack, Best Buy and Office Depot. No, we didn’t try Wal-Mart. Why? Because I despise Wal-Mart and have not given them a dime of my money in seven years or so… enough years to lose count. This is pretty common knowledge among my friends and those who overhear my rants. See what my band mates did to a sign at The Nick in Birmingham?

I will now say something positive about Wal-Mart: It can be a great source of entertainment thanks to the website peopleofwalmart.com.

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