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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

11.6.07-11.11.07: Memphis, Austin, Tulsa, Dallas, & Houston

11.06.07: Memphis, TN: New Daisy Theatre: It feels like a long time ago that I was in Memphis. A lot has already happened to me since this show, both good and bad, but I'll get to that later. The most memorable thing about this November day in Memphis was hanging out with the always inspirational Adam LaClave at three of Memphis' hot spots: 1) Gus's Famous Fried Chicken (I kicked my vegetarian habits aside this time to have a taste of the dirty south), 2) Sun Studios (legends, gear, love, music) and finally, 3) Shangri-La Records (acquisitions of Aretha Franklin's "Aretha Now," B.B. King "Indianola Mississippi Seeds," The Who's "Who's Next," Rolling Stones' "Emotional Rescue.") Long live rock n' roll!


11.08.07: Austin, TX: La Zona Rosa: This was my favorite time in Austin in a good while (mainly because I get sick last time, and we played one of the best record stores in the country Waterloo Records). Moreover, it was time well spent with friends, amigos, y más amigos. Below, I'm pictured with good RGV/Austin friends Jaime Garcia (L-check out his band Musenglish) and Jerry Quintanilla (R).

11.09.07: Tulsa, Cain's: What can I say? It's kind of a blur. I remember three things: Best Buy, MexiCali Border Cafe, and mucha gente!

11.10.07: Dallas, HOB: The last House of Blues venue of the tour, and definitely, my least favorite, not much vibe for a HOB; however, the dressing rooms were very nice and accommodating for my family, some of which flew from Mexico just to see the show. ¡Gracias tía Irma y prima Martha por visitarmeLink! Espero que Mute Math vaya a México pronto, así que podamos ver toda la raza.

11.11.07: Houston, Warehouse Live: Last show of the 52 cities, and man, was I feeling it! I was so tired that last day of tour. I wanted to throw in the towel. As the show time approached, I realized I was getting sick. So, after the show, all I wanted to do was take medicine to go to bed. Then, once I woke up, everything would be great, right?

Well, since I got home late Monday afternoon, I've been looking for my lost dog Dakota. I arrived to a silent home, dark and lonely. Five minutes after getting home, two of my dogs show up on my front porch (Thank God!), but no Dakota. I immediately go looking, along with Paul, and then, I take my other dog out to see if she'd lead me to the other. No Dakota. All day yesterday I was out looking, but nothing. Mind you, I'm sick. It has been a nightmare since I've been home, and I'm really out of gas.



Jes said...

i hope she comes home.

Anonymous said...

well your exhaustion did not show at the concert in houston, it was great as usual. got a front row spot by darren. hope you feel better and good luck with dakota bro!

Anonymous said...

:(! Sorry about Dakota. I'm praying you'll find him (or her) safe and sound real soon.

Hope you feel better, too.


matt said...

A very beautiful dog. I hope you find her. I hope you get well, both physically spiritually kind MM sir.

Ricardo Vasquez said...

I just read your bio on Wiki and had NO CLUE that you spent time in the Rio Grande Valley. I'm from Brownsville and I just graduated from UT Austin, where I've had the pleasure of seeing you twice (SXSW and just a few days ago). Felicidades en todo lo que has logrado en tu carrera musical. Arriba la rasa hermano!

Ricardo Vasquez

Melanie said...

Oh Roy! Please tell me Dakota has been found. I am so very sorry. I know how very much she means to you. I seriously want to cry. I will keep you, your health and Dakota in my prayers most definitely. If I were there, I'd be out handing out flyers. Some papers run free lost/found ads, too. But I hope she will be home and none of that will be needed.

Bertman316 said...

Hey, Roy....
I've often found that I'll get sick right after I've fulfilled a bunch of must-do responsibilities -- sometimes at the end of a work-season. I figure it might be the body's way of saying, 'so, can I get sick, now that you're done abusing me?'
Just a theory....

Jen said...

So did you find Dakota?

Jes said...

hope you're still alive

happy thanksgiving!

CZak said...

hey roy, hope you had a fantastic thanksgiving! i hope you can get some posts going again. I look forward to them almost every other day, and when there's something new, it perks me up!

Vintage cab used on MM debut (two 15" Jensen speakers).