a few days at the beach is good to refresh a guy.
we made some great castles as you can see… the weather was perfect and we could be on the beach for hours without burning. it’s a little sad but i didn’t want to come back, i mean i do love work and i do miss making pies, but i don’t like the million other things i have to do every day. it’s got me kindof down still, as i revise my lists, and avoid half the tasks. i want to get to a place where i have no list going, even if it’s for 2 days… but my lists only get longer. sometimes it feels like a curse.
i am excited about the silos show coming up. i was told by the booking agent and the label not to book an opening act, that jon dee graham was traveling with the band as opener. then a week before the show i happen to find out that jon dee graham is not joining the tour until later. basically now it’s too late to try and book the opening band i would want, and i don’t want to book an opening band 3 days before the show, so no opener. which is fine.
lightnin’ salvage opened march 3rd, 2006. this saturday is our one year anniversary, and the place is finally catching on.
my mind still seems so fried from the many projects i attempt to tackle, that i probably need 2 weeks vacation to truly sort it out and calm it down to normal speed. since that isn’t goign to happen, i am going to try another approach. i’m not sure what that approach is yet, but i will report on it when i figure it out.
i was able to not talk on my cell phone for 3 days which is practically a miracle, and i came home to 53 emails, which is insane.
i had heard about Al’s pizza in jax. i heard it was voted best. it was right down the street from where we were staying and c and i walked there one night while my mom babysat the kids. they had four ovens (compared with our two). they had a long list of other items, pasta, sandwiches, wraps… we got a pizza, half pepperoni mushroom, half pepperoni ground beef. i was suprised to see the beef was the frozen crumbled kind you get when you order from hungrie howie’s or other fast food pizza places. i love that topping, but i couldn’t bring myself to serve it on my pie. plus, the beef we bake in our oven tastes way better. anyway, the al’s pie we ate had a couple tragic flaws.
#1. not enough sauce. dry, flavorless, where is the taste?
#2. too much cheese. this is tied for the most common mistake (tied with undercooking the pie.)
the result? the food sits like a brick in my stomache the rest of the night and i feel awful. the most amazing part is i didn’t even eat the leftovers. i always eat pizza leftovers.
but then, al’s has 4 locations. how can every pie be right when the guy has 4 stores? it can’t. the place looked cool, it was busy for 6pm on a monday night. but the pie was so-so.
this is satchel signing off saying, “if you want good pie, eat at satchel’s.”