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Less than a week ago I got a text message from my friend T-Money out in Texas.

Tool is coming to Dallas.  Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

I said, “You get the tix, I’ll be there.”  By the next day, T-Money had tickets in hand…but my flight isn’t booked yet.

Why?  Because I had to pull money out of 401k to buy my flight and that check won’t be here until tomorrow.  Rest assured, though, I’ll have a flight by this weekend.

Need Concert, Will Travel

Nickelback has been scheduled to play at the Detroit Lions vs. Greenbay Packers game in Detroit on Thanksgiving.  For reasons we won’t get into, there has been a big uprising in the past several weeks as Detroit Lions fans seek to petition to have someone else perform at the game.  The consensus is that Nickelback doesn’t represent Detroit, and that the people of Detroit aren’t generally fans of the music.  This is my advice to Nickelback.  And I’m being serious.  I’m not trying to be a dick.  This is legit.


Dear Nickelback,

Axl RoseTen years ago, a friend and I moved to Los Angeles from Sacramento.  We came down one weekend for a TOOL concert at The Palladium and had such a blast that, within 2 weeks, I left my hometown and made Los Angeles my new home.

People ask why I moved.  Was it the map of the stars that we followed to the Playboy Mansion?  Was it Hollywood and Highland with it’s gold star sidewalks telling tales of fame and stardom?  Maybe it was the Rock Walk at the Guitar Center, where many a famous rockstar have left hand prints behind for aspiring musicians to measure up to.  Maybe it was just the glow from seeing my favorite band perform in a big, fun city.