Posted by Frank Busch on March 10, 2012
I do believe that no one is reading these blogs of mine. ¬†For a while I was featured under the blog heading on the website, but no more. ¬†Thats ok though, most of my blog posts were shit anyways. ¬†Just ramblings about how cool I am supposed to be, what a rockstar life I lead. ¬†Trying desperately to make you believe that I am worthy of your adulation. ¬†I know now that I am not. ¬†I am not cool, I am not a rockstar, I am not much at all. ¬†Since no one is reading I guess it’s safe to drop the bullshit and use this thing as a diary of my disappointment. ¬†That might at least entertain me.
I will try to keep this thing at least somewhat professional, although it is more my personal life that is crumbling right now. ¬†We played at Segredo on Wednesday night. ¬†I was looking forward to the show, we haven’t played downtown in a while (downtown Dane doesn’t count.) ¬†We promoted the show by postering downtown and at the dorms, and chalking the sidewalks of Bascom Hill the night before. ¬†When we arrived the place was packed! 300 kids playing trivia for some sorority fundraiser. ¬†While we loaded on stage they announced the winners, second place, third place, etc. There were cheers, some grumblings, lots of people standing up. ¬†Then before you could say Nikki Menaj, the place was empty… ¬†Not a soul had stuck around to listen to the band that was setting up on the stage. My drummer Dan and I kicked around the idea of writing a song called “The Kids Don’t Care.” ¬†They probably do, just not about bands. ¬†Thank God for Kenny Leiser sitting in with us to keep our spirits up. ¬†A few of our fans showed up, maybe 20, but it felt like a royal disappointment. ¬†The guy that booked it was very cool, saying how we exceeded his expectations for talent and how it was musically the best show he’s seen in a while, but he hasn’t returned any emails as of yet.
Tonight we head to Milwaukee to play at The Milwaukee Ale House. ¬†I am optimistic, as I always am, that we will have a good crowd. ¬†We have had some great crowds there, we have also had some really slow nights. ¬†Last time we played there it was packed, unfortunately I had bronchitis and could hardly sing at all.. I hope to make up for that tonight.
One thing that isn’t disappointing is our new record. ¬†I cannot wait for people to listen to it. ¬†I think it is our best work yet. ¬†We just finished up the artwork and even that is warm and pleasant. ¬†I will blog again soon. But before I leave you I must say one more thing. ¬†I love my family and I hope I haven’t let them down.