On the Dino Trail with Justin Pierre - St. Louis 11.21.09
This is not what it sounds like when doves cry. This is, however, what it looks like at the bottom of the arch.
Groucho Marx upgrade courtesy of Hey Monday! Honestly, this isn’t far off from how I imagine I will look within 3 months.
Reunion with Miss Beth Raebel(AKA:Roonytunes) in St. Louis. She hugs like a champ!
I did not head the warning. I was killed shortly after this picture was taken. My brainless body now wanders the hillsides of whereverland in search of fresh meat and solid gold bloodwerks.
Under the arch. Makes me nervous to even think about it. Really? Did you have to make it that tall? It’s too tall. Even B. South couldn’t handle the height. He had to turn around and face the river. Wish I had thought of that.
In reality it did not happen, but I like to think that B. South and I were skipping along under the arch while holding hands and this picture was taken only moments after our hands were separated.
Vintage Vinyl. Great record store. I played my ass off! It was awesome!
The statue got me high. The statue got me high. A monument of granite sent a beam into my eye. The statue made me die. The statue made me die. It took my hand, it killed me and it turned me to the sky. The stone it called to me. And now I see the things the stone had shown to me. A rock that spoke a word. An animated mineral. It can be heard. And though I once preferred a human beings company, they pale before the monolith that towers over me. The statue got me high. The statue got me high. The truth is where the sculptor’s chisel chipped away the lie. The statue made me fry. The statue made me fry. My coat contained a furnace where there used to be a guy. The stone it called to me. And now I see the things the stone had shown to me. A rock that spoke a word. An animated mineral. It can be heard. And as the screaming fire engine’s siren filled the air, the evidence had vanished from my charred and smoking chair. And what they found was just a statue standing where the statue got me high. And what they found was just a statue standing where the statue got me high. And now it is your turn. Your turn to hear the stone and then your turn to burn. The stone it calls to you. You can’t refuse to do the things it tells you to. And as the screaming fire engine’s siren fills the air, the evidence will vanished from your charred and smoking chair. And what they found was just a statue standing where the statue got me high. And what they’ll find is just a statue standing where the statue got me high.
Yes, I just typed out that entire song. Thanks for coming out to all the events you glorious humans of St. Louis and the surrounding areas!!! I had a true blast being awkward and crazy. Until the future…
Next stop: Lawrence, Kansas.
On the Dino Trail with Justin Pierre - Washington D.C./Richmond 11.17.09
These are a few of my favorite things: The Middle Finger, The iBag by Apple, and Altoids.
Radio Interview at George Washington University! They asked the hard questions!
Outside in the mini-Parthenon. My shirt says it all, really.
The President did not have time for a photo op as he was too busy SAVING THE WORLD. But he did say I could take a picture of his new house.
Richmond, VA: VCU!!! Fun facts: Apparently Tony Thaxton went to this school for a brief moment many years ago. Also, Matt Taylor Bass was rejected by this school which in turn helped him make the decision to play with the rest of us in MCS.
On The Compass! Matt Taylor Bass and Jesse Johnson showed up to help me out on a few songs. Matt brought with him some great machines.
The following day I trekked back down to D.C. and had breakfast with Senator Al Franken in his office. Apparently anyone can do this if you are from Minnesota. He outlined his current plans for making Minnesota better in all ways, shapes and forms. I’ve been a fan of his since SNL. I’ve read his books and listened to his various talk shows. He’s like The Flaming Lips: Ever changing, but always awesome. I’m excited to see what he can do in The Senate.
Thanks to all who came out to the various events in D.C. & Richmond. I had a blast at the mini-Parthenon. I tried to circle often so you would all get equal amounts of face time. Richmond in the dark was a sight to behold(or not, because it was dark). Thanks to my boys for coming out and doing that thing you do with the noise machines.
Next Stop: St. Louis, MO
Today’s Schedule - Des Moines, IA & Minneapolis, MN - 11.23.09
Dear Dino Trail followees,
Des Moines, IA:
9:30PM Meet up and performance at The Beat Coffeehouse.
Thanks to all who have meeted up, helped organize and helped spread the word about the Dino Trail. We are hoping to have more events - in the future.
- The Dino Head
On the Dino Trail with Justin Pierre - New York City 11.16.09
Dinosaur spotted in Times Square(wearing a suit, no less).
Busted into song and dance down desolate sidewalks of New York.
Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man! Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man! Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man! Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man! Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man! Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man! Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man! Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man! Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man! Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man! Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man! Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man!
1st ever attempt at reading messages from humans via computer screen scrolling at the speed of light. Lots of fun, but very stressful. Could you tell? (not an actual question).
Long Island Looney Tunes acoustic extravaganza! Thanks for the boost in confidence good people!
This is what it looks like when you’re “feeling it.”
Dino Drops. Just came up with that. This was unfortunately the first and last time we saw them as they somehow mysteriously disappeared before we left the venue. Extreme sad face.
Purchases were made. Only the essentials: Nirvana and Diet Coke.
Thanks for the delicious vibes, good people of New York. I had a radical time walking your streets, reading your tweets and not consuming your treats. Next stop: Washington D.C.
Today’s Schedule - Lawrence KS - 11.22.09
Thanks to everyone in St. Louis yesterday for coming out. The Dino Trail is winding up in the midwest and today it hits Lawrence, KS - a city rich in musical heritage.
7:00PM Meet up + performance at Blue Collar Distribution Warehouse. Map.
Tomorrow, Des Moines IA. Drake University’s Kragie Newell Agora at 12:00PM.
On the Dino Trail with Justin Pierre - New York 11.15.09
Jenny’s notes at the onset of our adventures from New Jersey to New York.
This is the hotel room in Secaucus where we had it out. Nearly everything in this room was left in pieces. Tears were shed, but magic was made.
B South fun fact #27: Always working. Even while sleeping; working.
This is Acoustic Rock’s equivalent to Dirty Dancing. Truth be told, she had an itch on the back of her head and used me to scratch it. I am both intrigued and perturbed: notice the clenched fist, ready to strike at a moments notice.
Jenny fun fact # 23: She ALWAYS carries the biggest weapon.
Halfway through the set at NYU the fucking Ghostbusters crashed the party and started shooting the joint up! Fret not, the flowers were still standing.
Truth be told, our cameraman was “trppin ballz lol!!!” at the NYU performance.
Oh hey, I didn’t see you there. This is Miss Jenny Owen Youngs. She is my favorite. We rocked NYU together. It was a great way to end a pseudo day off.
Thanks to all who came out to the show that night. Both Jenny and I had a lot of fun. Special thanks to Jenny for hanging out with my dumb ass all day while having just had oral surgery. Trooper!!! You should all check out her music. Start here: http://jennyowenyoungs.com and find your own way.
Next stop: New York. Again? Yes. OK.