PDX–>JFK

January 25th, 2009

One of the things that’s hardest about this job (if you allow that I have any right to complain about it at all, which I don’t) is the traveling. Not the part where I go to great cities and meet interesting people and pretend to be a rockstar in front of an audience of superfans, that part I like. It’s the part after that, where I tape up boxes in a crappy hotel business center at 2:30 in the morning, crash for an hour and then lug my stuff to the airport. I’m lucky today, I got the free upgrade to the upper class, so there will be breakfast and room to sleep. Poor Paul and Storm drove from Portland to Seattle last night after the show to catch their flight this morning, which sounds even worse.

All this is to say that when there are crowds and shows like these last two, it goes a long way toward making up for the bad parts. Molly was awesome, Paul and Storm always make me laugh, and of course you guys in the audience continue to amaze me by showing up at all, let alone in massive numbers, ready to scream for brains. I’m pretty sure that if you account for everything, I’m still coming out way ahead. So thank you.

Also. a first class upgrade does not hurt. Have fun in coach, suckers!

SEA–>PDX

January 24th, 2009

Wow Seattle, huge turnout. Thanks to everyone who came out, hope you didn’t mind the unusually mellow and breakup-y set list. Nice to have Molly up there with us too (if you’re in Portland and feeling undecisive, she’ll be with us tonight as well). I always enjoy your fair city, and this time was no exception. We’ll be back soon for sure.

Portland tonight, still plenty of tickets. Buy some why don’t you?

Whiffenpoofs Centennial Concert

January 21st, 2009

I keep forgetting to mention this, but I and Hodgman will be guest performers at the Whiffenpoofs Centennial Concert at Woolsey Hall on the Yale campus, Saturday January 31. Details from the Facebook page (you kids still use the Facebook?):

$20/General, $5/Yale students

Purchase tickets at http://www.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=167246 or reserve them by emailing whiffenpoofs@yale.edu Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Visit www.whiffenpoofs.com for more information.

I will not be wearing tails!

More Shows

January 21st, 2009

And on and on we go: Seattle and Portland this weekend. VA and MD in February, plus a little Midwest swing. How many shows will it take until I can play The Presidents correctly? 100?

Friday January 23 at 8 PM
Moore Theatre (Seattle, WA) with Paul and Storm
Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/8cqfjw

Saturday January 24 at 8 PM
The Aladdin Theater (Portland, OR) with Paul and Storm
Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/6upo6l

Friday February 20 at 7:30 PM
The Birchmere (Alexandria, VA) with Paul and Storm
Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/9xn4ue

Saturday February 21 at 8 PM
Rams Head Tavern (Annapolis, MD) with Paul and Storm
Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/86qvbu

Thursday February 26 at 7:30 PM
Barrymore Theater (Madison, WI) with Paul and Storm
Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/86lw3z

Friday February 27 at 8 PM
History Theater (St. Paul, MN) with Paul and Storm
Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/c9rt56

Saturday February 28 at 8 PM
Park West (Chicago, IL) with Paul and Storm
Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/8n3glh

Friday March 6 at 8 PM
The Ark (Ann Arbor, MI) with Paul and Storm
Tickets: http://theark.org/1948.html

San Francisco Part Two

January 20th, 2009

Sunday night was another great San Francisco show, no big surprise there. We missed selling out by one ticket – if you were planning on coming and then didn’t, that’s your fault. In a way the Saturday night crowd got a better spectacle because of the complete Presidents breakdown – I merely bobbled it on Sunday. But on the plus side, I did not get it completely right, which would have been boring.

Paul is good at many things, but sometimes I think what he is best at is stalking the famous people he wants to be friends with. He used twitter to invite Adam Savage (from Mythbusters) to our show, and it actually worked. Adam came back stage afterwards, claimed to enjoy the show, and then spent a while hanging out and chatting with us. He’s a swell guy, I’m a big fan, and it was fun to meet him. I guess you get to do these sorts of things when you’re famous.

I’m home for a couple of days and then out again to Seattle on Friday and Portland on Saturday – still still plenty of tickets left for both, so don’t be shy.

Thank you Denver and SF!