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THANK YOU LR HARVEST FEST!

The weather could not have been nicer this past Saturday in midtown Little Rock, and my only regret is not having the time to sample the fare offered up by all the various food trucks assembled in the beautiful village of Hillcrest.( Food trucks in my old home town? WHAT?!? Why couldn't I line up as a boy for Mexican street corn or Asian-fusion empanada sliders? Well, at least we DID have tamales... )

My punk rock dream came to pass, by the way! Many old punkers did indeed show up with their kids to enjoy the show and I managed to get through it all without blubbering like an infant. Graham & Lisa Cobb, Michael & Mel Boyd, Andy Conrad, just to name a few. Andy pointed out the parking lot we were performing in used to be the location of the old Circle K, where a lot of skate punks used to gather. FULL CIRCLE, BABY! Thanks to Jason Weinheimer for helping out with the sound issues ( shout out to Jo & Pace! ), Mike O'Malley, Dennis & Joanna Campbell,( Camp Mitchell alumn! ), Jeff, Lori, Gemma, & Greta Smithwick. ( Burt Taggart, as always. Dude, you are my rock ). 

Apologies to any old punkers I may have left out ( Look, you're a punk. You should be used to being left out; go put on some Discharge & trash your room )...

Take care,

     Bobby

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THANKS LITTLE ROCK!

Just got back from our CD release party at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library and, wow! What a show! Thanks to Don, Kristen, Sara, and John for hosting us & mucho gracias for the swell flower arrangement! ( Well, okra, basil,& flowers from the library garden, and honey from the library bees! ) John is, as it turns out, a Trusty fan from back in the day, and DID bring his daughter to the show! I couldn't be more proud... ( John WILL need to give her a few pointers on stage diving in the future; no elbows! ) 

Speaking of Trusty, so happy to see me old  bandmates Paul & Bircho at the show! I spied them grinning like kids throughout the show and a little birdie tells me Bircho actually got a little verklempt during "Leaves" ( interesting how it's always the big, tattooed denim jacket dudes that melt during our softer numbers ). Paul hasn't changed much, still insists on wearing his hair red.

Got to watch Lori and Jeff Smithwick's daughters ( he of J Smithwick Photography fame ) go nuts during "Take Care"; last time I saw little Gretta & Gemma they were visiting Fellowship Hall Sound Studio when we were recording said song! 

Burt Taggart, (label chief at Max Recordings, Little Rock's very own Ian McKaye ), manned the merch table with his daughter Adel and her charming friend Samantha, Burt possibly grooming his young 'un to take over the family business one day. ( "No, Dad! I don't want to run a record label! I want to be a marine biologist!" )

Thanks to Sean Clancy for the great article in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette & Stephanie Smittle at The Arkansas Times for the shout out!

 Take Care,

         Bobby

 

 

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