Well howdy! Long time, no talkie, i know... and i apologize. There isn't really a good excuse except for the fact that i've been having many late nights hanging out with new friends, and just passing out by the time I hit the bus (from lack of sleep.... I'm keeping it real!).
So there has honestly been SO many sweet things that happened since i last blogged i can't count them, so i'll just say that this tour has been greater than any of us anticipated. Today though, right at the end of our set Spencer ripped his arm open pretty bad on Tim's guitar, so that was kind of a bummer, but he went to the hospital and he's fine now. He's a trooper! Let's see where we have played since i was last here.... i lose track. I know we played an off-day show with the Red Chord and that was a TON of fun. By the end of the show, we had about half the crowd on stage rocking out with us and that just ruled. We told the people there that the first person to get on stage and touch Aaron's kick drum got free Taco Bell, and it was madness after that. SO much fun. The funny thing is, after the show i found some dudes who were going to Taco Bell and got there to find out that the kid wasn't even there! However, there was a SWEET tail gate party going on in the parking lot, so me and the 2 guys i rode with got our food to go and just hung out around this guy's pickup truck for an hour or 2 and jammed. It was awesome! I felt like i was at home hanging with friends, so to all of you Taco Bell tailgaters... thank you.
But yeah, we've been making a ton of new friends on this tour and that is making my summer. Walls of Jericho, The Red Chord, Machine Head, 36 Crazyfists, Airborne, Slipknot, Suicide Silence, Black Tide, Disturbed, all honestly great groups of people who I love to death and am honored to share the stage with. I'm already not looking forward to saying bye to everyone... but I'm trying to not think about that.
So on a side note, God has really been showing me himself lately in different situations and people that i'm meeting and that has been really exciting. There was a girl at the show tonight that was in the front row who I could tell was really relating to the songs as we were playing and as we were playing, i was praying that God would be with her in whatever situations she has going on in her life. Then, about 6 hours later i randomly ran into this family while Slipknot was playing and they asked if their daughter could come say hey and she did. It was the girl who was in the front row and it was crazy because she was telling me about all this stuff she was going through and how God was working through it and how our music has helped her and that was a really kick in the butt from God for me - just showing me how much he works in our lives in ways we never notice. You gotta keep you eyes open and pay attention to opportunity!
On another side note, I got a copy of Machine Head's new record and i have to say, its heavy as crap. To all of you guys who are coming to shows on the Mayhem tour, as soon as we are done, on the stage next to us is Machine Head... you guys NEED to at least watch their first song. They are really blowing me away on this tour. You will not be disappointed. And again.... GREAT guys with great hearts.
Oh, and how could i forget?!?! We went to see the Dark Knight and, as those of you who have seen it can relate, we were blown away!!!! I seriously got chills watching Heath Ledger's scenes. I don't think it has anything to do with him being dead... his role was just so amazingly crafted that i was thinking about it days afterward. On top of all that, the production quality of the movie as a whole is just amazing. For sure the best superhero movie ever made.... Anyone disagree?
So, from now on, i promise it won't be so long in between blogs, and because of that, they will be a little more informative. So for now, I am going to bed, but we are playing a show in Little Rock, Arkansas tomorrow, so to all of you guys coming to that show... see you there!!! Little Rock, here we come!!
P.S- You should all go listen to the song "Sacrifice" by Lisa Gerrard. I saw her a few months back and it was the only time I've ever been brought to tears by a performance.
For the six men in Underoath, whose members have evolved and thrived during a decade-long progression that has elevated them into one of heavy music’s biggest successes, change has been ubiquitous. 2010 has been no exception for the Tampa-based sextet, who underwent and overcame what many consider their most significant line-up alteration yet. Yet in doing so, Underoath experienced an artistic rebirth in the form of Ø (Disambiguation), its triumphant fifth album for Solid State/Tooth & Nail.
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Spencer Chamberlain - vocals
Timothy McTague - guitar
Grant Brandell - bass
Christopher Dudley - keyboards
James Smith - guitar
Daniel Davidson - drums