Most Embarrassing Moment

Ok the response from the pet peeve blog was awesome, so let’s keep it going. Now let us discuss our most embarassing moments. Now I am not talking about those sort of embarassing moments…no I mean those times that quite possibly alter your life. By all means let me go first!

It was my sophomore year in high school and I had just gotten my driver’s license. I was sporting a 1984 UPS brown ford escort. Needless to say…I was awesome! Well there was this girl I wanted to ask out on a date, and I finally got the nerve to do it. She said yes! Everything was going according to plan. I was not very creative so all we did was go to dinner and a movie. Dinner went fine but during the movie, things started to fall apart.

For some reason, there is this universal law that says all boys will get upset stomachs during very important dates. Man about halfway through the movie, my stomach started churning. It was so bad that I cannot even recall what movie we saw, but I do remember it feeling like 4 hours long! I got up to go the bathroom only to find out that, halfway through the late show they close the whole theater down. NO BATHROOM! Seriously, who closes the bathroom down before the movie is over? Concession stand sure, but the bathroom too?!? Welcome to Greenville,Texas. So I had to muscle through ’til the end of the movie. All I needed to do was release a little pressure if you know what I mean. Thank the Lord the movie finally ends, and they have the velvet rope that corrals us out to the parking lot.

Now’s my chance! I will simply be the gentleman and walk behind her and gradually let off a little “steam” but I can’t!!! There are too many people around, they will for sure know it was me. But being the genius that I was, I had an even better plan. I will be the ultimate gentleman and open the car door for her and take my time walking around the car doing my business. Perfect! So I let her in the car with a smile, closed the door and it was on like donkey kong!

I had so much gas I never thought it would stop! I closed her door, bent over to brush my slacks while letting it rip, kicked the tires while letting it rip, walked around to the back of the car while letting it rip, pretended to wave at friends while letting it rip and finally got to my side of the car…while letting it rip of course. Now friends and neighbors, please understand that Greenville was a place where we did not concern ourselves with locking our car doors or even rolling up our car windows. Surely you know where I am going with this.

I got in the car with a huge grin and the feeling of accomplishment only to find my date frozen in awe with her window down. DID SHE HEAR EVERYTHING?!? Not only did she hear it, but she got a front row seat.

Remember when I bent over to brush my slacks while letting it rip? That was right at her window with my back to her. It could have burned off those late ’80’s high bangs she was sporting. I did not know what to do! Was I supposed to pretend it didn’t happen? Was I supposed to saying something? Well she wasn’t saying anything, but I had to know if the window was down the whole time. So I softly asked, “Was that…” only to be interupted with a resounding, “Oh yeah it was down.” I drove her home in deafening silence. Needless to say there was not a second date…probably best. Lord knows what body functions would have shut down then.

Ok there ya go! I hope I did not cross a line with my…uh…gas. But hey I am only human. So let me here your worst moments, so I don’t feel alone like I am right now. Good luck, and God speed.

bart

Friends Are Friends Forever


I was par-oozing the interweb today and came across something we did a couple of years ago. Back when MySpace was a good wholesome place where predators could run free…sarcasm folks…I found a batch of songs we wrote for every 1000 myspace friends we got. Comedy at it’s finest. Enjoy.

10,000 Friends

11,000 Friends

12,000 Friends

13,000 Friends

14,000 Friends

15,000 Friends

16,000 Friends

17,000 Friends

18,000 Friends

19,000 Friends

20,000 Friends

Which one is your favorite?

-bart

Time For Donuts


After a hard day of teaching guitar lessons with workshoplive.com, barry and I decided we needed to celebrate with a few donuts….yes this was after eating a 14oz. Steak……mmmmm…..”Time to eat
the donuts.” pun intended.

-mike

To Grill or Not to Grill….

Well, if there were two things in my life that I really wanted when I grew up, got married and owned my first house, it was a nice new Grill and a new Riding Lawn Mower. Well, when I did get my first house, the yard was so small I wouldn’t have been able to even turn a riding lawn mower around in it. But I did go by my first big gas grill. $119 at HOME DEPOT. It wasn’t extravagant, but it was gas or charcoal. Well now after 5 years, I have a new house with a bigger yard and riding lawn mower, but my grill has pooped out.

My question to all of you is…. Do I scrap the grill and all the memories attached to it or do I try and fix it? I think I can buy a replacement burner for like $15, but then it might not fit and I might not be smart enough to figure out how to do it. If I decide to buy a new one I know what I want. Its the new Char-Broil Red. Wow, its like the corvette of Grills. It can use propane or convert to natural gas. And to top it all off its Red. Would match the way my wife decorates nicely.

So please weigh in with your thoughts, comments, ideas or otherwise snide remarks and let me know what your thinking. Thanks… and have nice Spring day.

Robby

Happy Cinco De Mayo

This morning I was getting dressed and just randomly grabbed a t-shirt out of my closet to put on. It is an Old Navy tee that says “Cinco de Mayo” on it. Get it? Today is May 5th…cinco de mayo! Can you believe that? I can’t. I really can’t. I wonder if I can get my “Tuesday May 6th” shirt back from the dry- cleaners by tomorrow? That would be insane. Oh well…happy cinco de mayo.

-bart

The Cost

Hey everybody…So I know Jim has let the cat out of the bag that he’s going to be Mr. Photographer guy in his spare time, and Robby’s joining the business side of the music industry by managing Addison Road, and of course there’s Bart and his love for the good ol’ southern baptist hymnal.

Well for me, I’ve started trying to help out some newer indie bands. When we got started 14 years ago, we were lucky enough to have Jim in the band. For those of you who don’t know, Jim had a recording background when we started MM, so we got free studio time…if you can call daycare centers and abandoned houses studios, (yes our 1st few records were on a VERY tight budget.) Well not every band gets to start out with a Jim in their corner, so I’ve started trying to help other bands who are where we were in the beginning. Helping them record their songs so hopefully they can make the whole world sing. That being said, here’s a band I recently produced a few songs for. They’re from our own Greenville, TX. and they’re called The Cost.

www.myspace.com/thecostmusic (remember to be careful on myspace…there are some weirdos out there.)

mike