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Monday April 16, 2012
Official day off. Yet, it was super stormy and windy and the big old house we were staying in ended up losing a part of the roof after a loud bang. We were using this day off for some much needed admin work. The never ending admin work of a touring musician! Because it was so stormy the power kept going in and out, so we decided to head into Kalmazoo (which was about 20min away) and go to the library to use the internet and their computers (as Fiona's laptop has unfortunately died). We couldn't believe just how windy it was. Hard to even walk across the street from where we parked the van to the building! crazy! We spent a good few hours in the library catching up on business. I have a lot of exciting stuff brewing for myself and The Fretless, so please keep checking the website!
The rest of The Outside Track was working on promo for the brand new CD 'Flash Company' to be released in May, and the single 'Mountain Road' which is being released on Monday, April 23, 2012--all proceeds going to 2 charities: Mountain Rescue and The Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The first Trad band to do a single 100% for charity, please check it out and support it! These 2 charities are not government funded and help save many lives every year, so every pennie helps! You can download the single on iTunes, Facebook, Twitter, the website (www.theoutsidetrack.com), Bandcamp (where you can donate more $ if you'd like) and Amazon. It's very exciting to be touring with a great band doing such great things.
After a long afternoon in the Kalamazoo library, which is actually really really nice! We headed back to Richland, where we were going to be staying again that night. Dave was making his world famous pizza for us, and we were excited for another home cooked meal with great company. Cara and her husband came over as well for pizza and some tunes and we had another wonderful night. Since Dave's wife Mary was a great photographer as well as another friend that was also over for dinner, they were showing us some of their prints. They are also both very interested in doing very old fashioned photography, like on metal plates, and photos that look like ones you would see in the very early part of the century. It was so interesting. They were showing us with special viewers and explaining how they did it. Very very interesting. Eventually Cara, Norah and Cillian peeled themselves away from the amazing food and photos to have a little Irish Flute fest in the other room and played tunes for quite a while. Fiona, Ailie and I hung out and chatted and did some much needed laundry and eventually went to bed.