Big road trip today! I’m heading to Toronto, then to upstate New York, to watch heavy metal with old friends. Here’s the kicker: it’s a gift sobriety gave me!
Long story short: my friend Pete, who I haven’t seen in a few years, and had a prolonged conversation with since I don’t know when, was bemoaning the fact that he wanted to see a Mastodon show, but also wanted to drink at the Mastodon show. And it was a must-drive situation.
“I don’t drink,” I say.
So Pete’s buying the tickets, we’re meeting up at his place, and driving down to Buffalo to rock out with our mutual friend Dan. Pete and Dan are going to get drunk. I’m going to drink caffeine.
This’ll also be an experiment from another angle: while I have the technology to podcast remotely, I don’t think I’ll be awake early enough to do it tomorrow. So I’m going to schedule my first Jerkpod. Tomorrow’s episode is being recorded right after this one, and I’ll have the experience of listening to it tomorrow morning just like anybody. Well, I’ll know what it’s going to be about. But you know what I mean.