Sometimes, you just gotta get redneck with it and go with the flow. It’ll have to do till we get back. God bless The Duct.
We’ve had a lot of new experiences on this tour so far, good ones and bad ones. So as it is good to always be tested, we must now strategize on how to repair our recently disfigured vehicle.
On our drive from Utah to Colorado, feeling high and happy about our first conquest into new territory with new stories about new friends, a deer decided it was time for us to have a nice slice of shit pie…. Our van is beaten and torn, but thanks to skilled driving, a cool head, and one badass piece of man-made machinery there’s still 5 members of the Dirty Bourbon River Show, 15 instruments, and a collective spirit that can’t be broken.
“It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of man is tested.” – J.R. Lowell
So we have much to figure out as we recharge in Durango, CO. Charlie’s 23rd birthday is tomorrow, wish him a happy one folks. Our next show is in Flagstaff, AZ on our nation’s day of Independence. A time of celebration is at hand – we are safe and sound with no plans of slowing down (metaphorically, that is).
It has begun! Last night 1000 members of Krewe du Vieux paraded down the streets of the French Quarter beginning the new Carnival season here in New Orleans.
Frenchman St. was packed tight with great music, lots of strange characters, and an absurd amount of inappropriate
behavior. Ask any of us about it, we all have many stories to tell.
The night went on and on for many of us, for some a little too long. This morning around 8 many of our neighbors woke up to the sound of a man crashing his SUV into a truck and opened their doors to that SUV flipped over in the street. The man was ok, but needless to say everyone awake at this point was either drunk or severely hungover and in no shape nor in any mood to deal with this idiot. Eventually a policeman and a tow truck came to clean up the mess.
There just ain’t no other place like this y’all. The next parade is on Friday. and the next Dirty Bourbon show is on Thursday in Baton Rouge.