March 21, 2006


So a million things have happened to the spinto band since our last post. It has only been about a week or so since we left Delaware to join Arctic Monks on this little adventure, but it seems like Dr. Jeff has started getting grey hair and Jon should have qualified for Social Security.

Of most recent happenings, I would like to discuss a rather exciting event that took place yesterday, Monday March 20th, in Kalamazoo Michigan.

We hit the road right after our Schubas show in Chicago* to try to knock a few hours off of the drive. We didn't want to spend our first day off in a while rushing around in our van to try and make it to Toronto at a decent hour. you jive? Anyway, after the late night drive, which will be know as the Homer Vaj Drive thanks to Eric, we awoke refreshed and with a small grumbling climbing into our gullivers. At that moment, Tom noticed a coupon for a pizza buffet at a small establishment known as Godfathers Pizza. "alright!" we thought, "all the pizza we can consume for only 4 bucaroos." needless to say, we went.

Jeff must have eaten more dessert pizza then regular pizza. It was that good. There were the following pizzas (dessert pizza included): taco pizza, bbq pizza, peperoni, cheese (of course), supreme, veggie, apple pie, and sticky bun pizza. Plus there was a massive salad bar which we barely touched. Scott W. would be proud.

Anyway, you get the point, we ate a bunch of pizza. But, do you? because the point is so much more than that, the point is that we also won 200 bucaroo bonzais while eating pizza at Godfathers in Kalamazoo. how? well, in Kalamazoo they put Keno machines in their pizza joints. We all know that Jon loves Keno. Despite everyone telling him that they are no longer amused by his constant antics, Jon bought a Keno card and filled out 10 numbers. Everyone contributed a lucky number of their own (Dr. Jeff's was 7, Sam's was his friend's birthday, and Joe's was 69)... The kicker was, Jon also bought the kicker. The kicker option multiplies your winnings, but makes you pay extra. When the spinto band's lucky numbers produced 7 matches out of 10 picks, we looked on the back of the card and were excited to learn we had just won 50 bonzai bucknells. but wait... the kicker... something extra was involved... no one in the rock band had done multiplication in a few years, so we took the ticket up to the machine and scanned it... 200 buckwheat bruisers showed up on the screen. We all started jumping and shouting while old retired people gave us sour looks from their taco pizza plates. The staff at Godfathers were excited for us, even though they gave Jon disappointed looks that said, "oh young one, don't throw your money away on such imbucile chances," before he won 200 beebee gun buckshots. It was joyous. Then we all started to feel sick from all the pizza.

* - while at Schubas Jon lost a dice game. The game involved no money and was a chance to get rid of a spare drink ticket that had not been used. Whomever rolled the highest dice combination had to buy a drink for someone that was chosen by whomever rolled the lowest dice combination. Jon rolled high, Eric, our booking agent, rolled low. Eric's choice: the British bass player from Guillemots. To add insult to injury, Eric chose the drink... a sea breeze. ay ay ay. Jon complied


M. Remiker said...

Ha... I was wondering how that drink ticket game was going to turn out. In my imagination on the drive back to Madison, it was Dr. Jeff as the one who would wind up having to buy a drink for the bass player. Anyway, great show on Sunday night, and I was glad to take some of your money home with me afterward- sucka MCs!

ryan said...

Wow. That pizza buffet sounds AMAZING. As long as it was good pizza, it would probably be a dangerous place for my stomach.

"Dr. Jeff's was 7, Sam's was his friend's birthday, and Joe's was 69."

And how much does that quote say about the Spinto Band members