I’m sitting here at soundman Chris Deines’s apartment in Topeka. I’m getting ready for another long day of the Kansas Auctioneer’s Convention in Kansas City at the Mariott. I had high hopes of making it to Tonganoxie to Trevor’s show tonight, but after getting out of KC at 10:00pm, I just didn’t have it in me. I was pretty tired as well from working the auction. All the best auctioneers in the state of Kansas at a benefit concert and who gets to work the damn thing? Me. Talk about intimidation…but not really, though. I’m pretty sure that when it comes to procedure and ringing, we’re about as good as they come. I was proud and honored to represent my company and myself at the convention.
It’s 12:30 now and I have to get up at 6:30 to make tomorrow’s starting lectures. I do, however, look forward to Sunday. I have high hopes concerning my meeting with Doc Nelson. We’re planning on him playing with us at our Junction City show on the 7th. In true Pearl Grey style, he’ll be coming on board without a practice. We had so much luck christening Johnny that way that we feel it works pretty well with seasoned musicians, which Doc seems to be. I think that’s about enough for tonight.