It only took a few years of living in Texas for me to fully adopt “y’all” into everyday speech. A uniquely southern contraction. It proved itself far superior to its counterpart – “you guys.” Alas, soon I will be back living in the midwest and will no doubt get plenty of funny looks while I phase it out of my vocabulary. Or maybe I’ll just say it until the day I die. A little piece of Texas I can carry with me. I’ll let y’all know how it turns out.
It’s hard to believe that I’ll be moving so soon. I’ve been working through the logistics of the move: the moving truck, a new apartment, new utility companies, new daycare, changing our address on countless magazine subscriptions, etc.
The album has still not been released digitally (Itunes, Spotify, Pandora). We will release digitally once our music videos are ready to go. If you didn’t pre-order it, you can still pick up an old-fashioned hard copy CD at our shows!
Right now we are working on a music video for the “Reruns.” The planned location is the Arneson Theatre.
FINAL TEXAS SHOWS
5/14 – Random Beer Garden (Boerne) 7pm
5/21 – Singing Water Vineyards (Comfort) 6pm
5/29 – Oma Gruene’s Secret Garten (New Braunfels) 7pm
6/3 – Sam’s Burger Joint (SATX) 7:30pm
6/4 – Random Beer Garden (Boerne) 7pm
6/9 – Keller Music in the Park (Keller, TX) 6pm
6/16 – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck (Houston) 9:30pm
6/17 – Oma Gruene’s Secret Garten (New Braunfels) 7pm
7/1 – Oma Gruene’s Secret Garten (New Braunfels) 7pm
7/2 – Baja BBQ (Canyon Lake, TX) 8:30pm
7/9 – Random Beer Garden (Boerne) 7pm
You can always find my schedule at www.LucasJackMusic.com and you can also “track” me with this super cool service called Bands-in-Town. If you haven’t checked out Bands-in-Town, it’s a super slick and simple app that helps you keep track of when all your favorite bands (local and national) are playing in your area. I use it and love it.
I finished reading Purity, by Jonathan Franzen. It was really good and I shouldn’t have let it set on my nightstand for the last 3 months.
I’ve been enjoying watching Togetherness and Silicon Valley on HBO. I’ve also been enjoying Flaked on Netflix.
I’ve been listening to Underworld, by Don DeLillo as an audio book. I absolutely love DeLillo’s writing.
For the last few months, I’ve been writing a song each week as part of a songwriters’ group. We don’t collaborate at all, but we do hold each other accountable for turning songs in each week. Each member of the group has to email their weekly song to all the other members. Some weeks I’m forced to power through some mediocre and even terrible songs, but forcing myself to write even when I’m not particularly “inspired” has helped me churn out some tunes that I’m really proud of. Inspiration is far overrated.
I guess that’s it. Thanks for reading.