Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I was standing on a runway at McConnell Air Force Base when I looked up and saw what looked a lot like the President's fly ride. This plane is often spotted in the skies over Wichita. We hear that it is maintained at the Boeing military facility here in Wichita. I say hear because the Boeing people never confirm when it's in town or that it even exists. The Air Force people we were with turned back and said to us, "Oh. By the way, that wasn't Air Force One." Gotcha.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
"Dummy dogs" is what Carter calls canines who are wild and crazy (most of them). These were no exception. These dogs were stinky and eager to knock us over while running around.
Carter said the other day, "Cats are superior. There are no shows about badly behaved cats."
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Several of the guests stuck around on Sunday for a Father's Day brunch with the bride and groom and their clans. These are Eric and Catherine's longtime friends Kevin and Erin. They run a yoga program called Circus Yoga where they teach people how to fly. Pretty cool stuff.
They do a Mardi Gras circus every year where they exercise to Cajun and Zydeco music. They now have our cd to fly to.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
We are staying at the beautiful Lakeside Inn in Lakeside, Michigan. It was beautiful for the first hour and then a horrific thunderstorm came in with 70mph winds. It knocked down several large trees and the power at 6 p.m. on Friday night. It's almost 8 a.m. on Saturday as I write this and the power is still out. The wedding and the reception are supposed to be here and I'm fairly certain we are gonna need some power to pull those two events off. Gulp!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
That's right, the Mudbugs' self-titled debut album! Can I get an AIEEEEEEEE??? You can purchase them on our website, I've got a stash nearby at all times, or better yet, come out to one of our shows. The album will be on iTunes and all of the other usual places in about four weeks.
Also, check out this behind-the-scenes video of the making of our album.
Spent several hours on these tracks waiting for something to happen with a train that was stuck on a collapsing bridge. I spent my time wisely putting together a video I shot earlier in the day about a father/son kidney transplant.
The best part of the excursion is that I was close to Wellington and I got to stop in at my honey's studio and give him a big smooch. Thankfully, his clients do mind a little PDA.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
After shooting a dozen or so gay pride parades over the years, I pretty much know what to expect. Lots of hairless men lathered in baby oil, colorful flags and there is almost always a Cher impersonator.
When I first saw these cats I thought they might be up to no good, but they had a gay time just like everyone else.
It's hard to take pictures of the Mudbugs in action when you are a Mudbug yourself. So, here's the obligatory CRG & J-ME picture before the show.
Last night was a great time. I've never seen so many people at Oeno. Thanks to everyone who came out. The only downside of being in a band is that you don't get much time to visit with all of the people who came out to see you.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
It's Joe. He took me to get my car from the shop after I was foolishly contemplating walking 5.6 miles in insane heat to get it myself.