If you can believe it, I’m still sick as hell… but only a sore throat. No other symptoms really. And I’ve tried everything. Every medicine and pain killer, lozenges, sprays, cold water, warm water, salt water, Listerine. Nothing helps, and I’ve had no respite save for sleep. I’ve been to the hospital and been tested. They assure me it’s just a virus and there’s nothing to do but wait it out. But this has to be the worst sore throat I’ve ever had, both in severity and duration. And I’ve had many in my life. The past couple of days it’s been excruciating just to eat. Anything. Even drinking water hurts. Sucks big time. So that’s been my focus the last couple of weeks. It’s turned the volume down on everything else in my life, so you’ll have to pardon the lack of exciting content tonight.
Two interesting things I’ve learned from this experience though. First, I’ve been told by two doctors in the last week that they’re surprised to see I have virtually no gag reflex. That’s what you call “wasted talent.” (Ha ha!) More likely though, that’s just my faith in medicine and authority coming through. Second thing, I’ve swished Listerine plenty in my life, and it’s unpleasant enough. But have you ever tried to actually gargle Listerine? Really let it get down in there? Well I didn’t gag, but it almost brought me to tears. Seriously, it’s awful. Made me all emotional.
So while my sick days are being used up due to actual sickness, many of my good friends are travelling abroad at this very moment. Big ups to my friends in Hawaii, Mexico, and the U.K. Be safe! Have fun! Buy me stuff!
As I mentioned before, the next few months are going to be extremely busy for TCB. Nick has been working overtime to book us a ton of new shows, and there are currently eight on the books for the next three months! Check out the calendar… we’ve got Anaheim and L.A., Chicago and Milwaukee, Bakersfield and Fresno, Slim’s in S.F. and a return to Seattle. We’re going to be up to our pompadours in flyers pretty soon, but that’s a luxury problem. Looking forward to hitting some new places, playing a bunch of shows, and working up to the four-hour flight to Chicago!
“First there is a mountain,— Donovan
then there is no mountain,
then there is.”