MATT - Met the most informative Spike for our ride to Yokota Air base at noon. A bit slow going this morning, but some Taco Bell and great views of Tokyo brightened the mood. Yes, you’re asking “Why haven’t you guys eaten real Japanese food!?” Well we did, but it was more like Indian. We intend to so don’t worry! We’re not afraid of it. Except for squid…live squid. Spike enlightened us to the nutritional benefits of fish eyes. It has the consistency of hard gum, he says. I’m looking closely at every piece of gum I put in my mouth from now on. A prank like that would be right up the guys’ alley.
Checked in to our new digs and set up for the show at the Spectrum Lounge. This place had a really cool vibe to it. Very dark and moody. This show was our most packed yet, with a nice female element to it which worked wonders for us and our morale! I’m convinced I need to write more songs for the guys though…you know less about love and more about kickin’ ass. Sigh…I don’t think I have much ass-kickin’ experience. Had a blastin’ set and met tons of cool people. It’s amazing how disconnected some feel from things back in the States. Everyone laughs at me when I tell them the O’s are going all the way this year. Where have they been the last 11 years!?
My gut instinct told me to stay indoors this evening. My brain hadn’t been connecting things too well and I think it was telling me to take it easy. We're constantly on the move and it seems by the time I learn how to pronounce the name of the base and city, we're already on our way to the next stop! Sorry I didn’t meet up with you ladies at Eddy’s. You should be comforted to know that I caught up with the geo-political events that led up to the Nazi invasion of Russia. I’d been meaning to do that for a while. What were they thinking!?