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The year was 1974.

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The year was 1974.  Ryan Miller was wearing the same shirt and pants he’d worn the night before at the Greek Theater.

One of those statements is true, anyway.  Thanks to Charlene and April, our fearless string section (that you might recognize from our acoustic tour), for filling in and adding another dimension to our radio interview on KCSN in Los Angeles Monday morning.  Adam and I had already left on jet planes hours earlier.  Seemed like a fun studio gig, but it’s better here on the east coast, where I get to change diapers in 95 degree heat.

Southern California (specifically, the crowds in Santa Barbara and LA) embraced us like never before the last couple of days.  Apparently they were just waiting for us to turn 40 before they decided it was okay to shower us with affection.  Also, because the local string ladies joined us on stage at the Greek, Ryan called us “an LA band” which should be obvious to anyone who saw this Larj post of mine.

And as long as we’re going with a retro theme in the post, here’s an actual vintage Thundergod pic from 1998 that just popped up on my Facebook page.  This is one tag I’m not going to remove.  Enjoy!  I’m holding orange juice!

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June 27, 2013 · 5:41 am

Josh is eating a microwaved bagel at the Johnson City TN airport

The title pretty much says it all.  We played a show to like 300 people last night in a giant arena at ETSU (that’s Eastern Tennessee State University).  We hadn’t been to Johnson City since we opened for Mayer here in 2002.

We got to the airport early this morning to avoid the security lines, traffic, and airport congestion of the Tri-Cities, only to find ourselves at the gate with an hour and a half to spare.  We should have listened to the locals who said you need to leave for the airport at least fifteen minutes before your flight.

The extra time gave Josh a chance to order a “toasted bagel” from the Tailwinds Bar & Grill at the airport gate.  They threw it in the microwave and handed it to him with that Southern Hospitality smile, which makes it hard to mock.  Josh said it was sponge-y.

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The show was good for a band that hasn’t played in a while.  We’re announcing January tour dates in a day or two.  Stay tuned.

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October 21, 2012 · 2:24 pm