Last Friday, my sister picked me up at the airport in Raleigh and we headed to Winston. I was able to hang with the family a little bit all weekend, but I was also able to spend a good deal of time with the ARGUS crew. We played a full band show at The Garage, downtown Winston, Saturday evening. The show was a blast, and probably one of our best shows. I felt every played well, and for a change I thought I sang well. We practiced earlier that day, and as we were doing so, something kinda hit me. We've grown a lot since we wrote our last set of songs. As a band that can't always be together, we don't have the opportunity to write songs together. As much as I loved the music we've made, I think I'm ready to write new stuff. I've gone through 2 years since I last wrote a song we performed. There have been so many moving instances in DeKalb and here in Nashville which have touched me, I want to write about them. I suppose I've done some of that here, but writing the lyrics sometimes means more to me.
Regardless, the show was totally enjoyable, and there may even be a Holiday show in late December. If you know me, and you know my love for VH, you will know there is ONE place where I'd rather see VH play than anywhere else. The hint is that place lies in Winston. Well, we might have the opportunity to play the same venue in December. I'll keep you posted.
Over the past 2 weeks, I've been re-watching the original Star Wars trilogy. You other Star Wars nerds may know them as Episodes IV,V and VI. I received them last week on DVD, and I felt like I was 7 again. I grew up on these films, never tiring from watching. The story is amazing, and I think George Lucas is brilliant. On the bonus disc there is a great documentary about the trials and tribulations Lucas faced while simply trying to make these films. It is a very candid and colorful look at the film industry, the mind of Lucas and the nay-sayers who thought the first film would be a flop. What Lucas did create was a phenomenon which would take over the minds and hearts of multiple generations. I would not say I am a sci-fi guy or a comic book guy. I'm not. I don't like Star Treck, the last comic book I bought was when I was 12 and I don't have the sci-fi channel on my remote control favorites. However, this story captivated me. My parents, who weren't sci-fi fans either, enjoyed the story. This may sound totally silly, but I am moved by these movies and how much they meant to my childhood. Easily, this set of DVDs will be viewed many times over. I'll never grow too old for Star Wars, and I look forward to the final installment next May, Episode III. I just wish Lucas would agree to more episodes.
And upon further review, the Ewoks are silly creatures, but they did NOT ruin the Star Wars movies. Yeah, I think they are cute. Sue me.
I wasn't overly impressed by either candidate in last evening's debate. The media is telling me Kerry won, but I felt slightly more impressed, which isn't saying much, by Bush. The attacks on each other kills me. They evade issues to knock each other down. Politics, gotta love it.
Off to the football stadium. Have a great weekend.