Novermber 29, New York City. Sin-e'
Sat Nov 29, 2003 4:38 am
Hey. I added the real post below this first copy block.
Hey New Yorkers. I'm posting this early - yes, before the show, because,
as I've mentioned, after this show, we're turning on our "TEX-ometer"
and pointing the auto-van towards the great country of Texas after the
show. Since we'll be on the road for like 24 hours straight, I knew I
wouldn't have the chance to get anything up on the forum for a long time.
Hope the show went well and everyone felt the 8 bucks was well worth it.
I will post my usual blathering as soon as I find a Web Depot or a Line-UP
We're in our hotel now...some are still asleep. We check out at 1:00, eat,
hang out in NY, get our van out of it's $75.00 parking spot (sheesh), and
head over to the venue early...(load in supposed to be at 4:00) Doors
open at 7:30, Eisley's weird opening slot as headliner starts at 8:00.
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Hi folksy-wolksies. Oh, I must be tired to say something so gay. Welp,
we're driving...driving...driving... ever driving. But first I'll post a shpiel of
spew about Sin-e' and the show that was rendered there last night on the
lower East side of Manhattan - right around the base of the Brooklyn
bridge somewhere. (correct me if I'm wrong)
O.K Uh, well...at first we thought nobody was going to show up. Like, 2
fans were outside the venue at 7:15 in the freezing cold so we told them
to come eat with us. One of them was Sean Ferry, who'd interviewed the
band back in Phillie. He's awesome and it was cool to see him again (he's
the guy who interviewed Travis right before he did Eisley); Also, Heather,
who came, heard about the band from the Seventeen magazine interview
last summer and tracked them down. She drove 3 hours from
somewhere in Long Island to see the band at the Legendary home club of
Jeff Buckley. Anyway, after we got back, there was still no line...and
were sad. But after the band's sound check, I walked outside and...well,
there was a long line. I never heard the count, but the room was
We were so amazed...Hot Rod guys, Brand New guys, crew guys, Marty
Diamond, Phil who directed their video and his editor and many from
their crew, a nice lady from Warner Brother who's soul job is to get WB
bands into live performances on any broadcast (TV, movies, etc. oh, her
husband owns Triple Crown), Dan who manages Brand New for Nettwerk
was there, and tons more; I don't know where the rest of them came
from, but they came suddenly. And after a swarming deluge at the merch
booth, they were gone...except for some club frequenters or friends of
the bands playing after Eisley; there was a independent writer, Jesse and
his entire family, and the other bands who played and talked to us. We
got to hear a cool band called "National Eye". Nice sound. I bought a T
shirt... i think others bought merch too.
Anyway, Marty was happy, so, we were happy. Oh, and, unofficially...
(stress..off the record) Eisley will do a little Texas tour leading up to New
Years. Like, Houston, Austin, Dallas. All I can tell you is - I think the
Dallas show will be a New Years eve bash. Should be fun, right? More on
that later. This, I suppose is under the radar. I mean, the tour is over
and I'm wasting your time.
While we're on the subject, you guys know that Rob Shnapf (the late
Elliot Smith's producer) is named to do the full length. (see eisleyblog -
titled something like: Eisely has found a producer). As sad as it is, it
seems that Rob's schedule was suddenly cleared out. You have to read
the blog to get the full story. Anyway, looks like Eisley starts pre
production middle of December in LA. and begins recording in January -
whenever it's done; I imagine several months.
Anyway, after the show, we hung out, said goodbyes, cried tears, had 2
minute hugs with everyone, pulled away into the chaos of New York
while screaming about Texas at the top of our lungs, found the Holland
Tunnel and had passed through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, W.
Virginia, Virginia in 5 hours. We're still stumped on Tennnessee. Dang this
state is half as long as Texas! We're still 97 miles from Memphis. Daniel
and I drove through the night...but he's the road warrior. He drove 8
hours, I drove like 3... and now he's back at the wheel for most of the
day while I work. But I did stay awake almost all night with him -
changing the cd's right on time. So, we're both zombies; we're starting to
look green around the gills; that neon glow is with us... meanwhile this
band we're all interested in is fast asleep back there. What a life. (JUST
We should pull in to Tyler around 11:00pm to greet our homies. Everyone
is so excited. I'm out for now. This is the official end of the tour, including
the road trip. Thanks everybody for tuning in. Again, sorry I didn't stay
on top of the pics. Now I have to finish them at home, like I dreaded. The
end. Love, Boyd
We pulled in at 11:19, but that's only because Arkansas had their typical
road construction that stopped traffic for an hour. wow. We left new York
on the 29th and got home exactly one day later on the 30th. I don't
recommend that by the way...but, it's great to be home. Christmas lights
and decorum. Awesome. We had a big welcoming party...and the hugs
were non-stop for what seemed like over