Hey. i just thought i would say hello, as we are making our final preparations for the shows next week. First of all, thanks to everyone for being so completely cool and understanding about sam’s departure. you guys rock. i don’t want to dwell on it too much over the next month and a half, but i think it would be odd to write a journal now without at least addressing it. it wasn’t an easy decision for him, and it’s not going to be easy on any of us. but one of the most important things in life is happiness. as a friend, i would rather see him happy doing something else, then merely content or discontent in this band. even if it means that i see him less. know that it’s something we’ve all known about for a long time. we are all happy for him and will support him, wherever our lives may lead.
i can reassure you that July For Kings, albeit in a different incarnation, will continue making music. in fact, myself, trav, and t have never felt better about the future than we do right now.
in case you missed it, the big big big big show is August 29th at the frog in cincinnati. please come. that day, we’re having a picnic. I said we would have a picnic, and now we really are. we’re going to have hotdogs and frisbees and park things. check out www.JFKArmy.com for more information.
lastly, i would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the people who have visited the “tip the band” section of the site. we really had no expectations in putting that up here, so thank you for surprising us and making things just a little bit easier right now. we haven’t been contacting anyone, mainly because we have no idea what to say. but we do know who you are, and you are awesome.
make sure and check out the video clip in the music section. the sound quality isn’t great–it was recorded right onto the camera, but there is some cool footage.
we’ll write from pennsylvania.
oohhh i almost forgot to tell you–we got a new digital camera! so they’ll be even more photos on the journal and on the site.