03/15/2012 — Denton, TX, Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
The romanticism of the open road loses its luster at times when you enter your tenth hour of consecutive driving. The gas stations and roadside convenience stores of one state melt away into the gas stations and roadside convenience stores of another in a soft tapestry of the rolling freeway. When I speak to non-rock people about the majesty of touring, it’s all the myth of nonstop groupie sex, and “Live At Budokan”-style stages. Nope, it’s truck stop food, open highway, paying entirely too much for gas, and generally going stir-crazy, just for that thirty minute or so period where you truly live.
- Sam Atara
- “Just like this.”