Wednesday, December 22, 2004
After 7 months and 19 days, rain returns to Los Angeles. I began raising funds for the Kerry campaign. The curse of the Bambino finally ends. The Habit does a less than successful run at the Improv, but has a fantastic 1000 seat+ showing at the Alex Theatre, hell we even got PAID for that one.
Returning from Greece to be bombarded by the Republican National Convention was more than I could take. The month was done entirely in shades of blue to reflect my let down and depression. Although things certainly cheered up with Joanna's Birthday and Kerry's debate win, I still wasn't thrilled to be back in L.A. I returned to New Mexico to register voters, I only nabbed 4. That's about $15 of gas per voter. We also saw the amazing Ichiro go 5 for 5 on the 21st in Anaheim.
Flew to Seattle and lassoed up my girlfriend, put her in a truck and moved her on down to Santa Monica. My band, The Speakers of the House, places a great gig at the infamous Viper Room. It was the night before the Oscar's but even though he's in town, Johnny Depp still doesn't go to his own club. January 25th is the last day of rain L.A. will see in a while.
Happy 2004, Happy 4702. The Habit was busy January, with shows in San Fran and Chicago. My father came to see the Chicago show and loved it. Since he was a conservative, I had always feared he would disown me when he saw what I was doing with my life. He nearly fell off his chair at the sarcastic line, "Finally, white people acting like black people, now that's what I wanted to see!"