Monday, May 26, 2008
minneapolis, minnesota - 1.
i have been wanting this tour with jeremy enigk to happen for so long. i've known jeremy for 18 years and the influence he's had on me as a songwriter is giant. today, i was telling our friend jens (who has been driving this tour) that it was jeremy who first showed me how to play the guitar. just three simple chords and that was it. from then on i was writing songs and recording them into my tape recorder, since i didn't own a four track machine. during this time, jeremy had already been an established songwriter and performer with his band, "sunny day real estate", who were appearing on late night talk shows and being played on the radio. after writing my first few songs, jeremy helped me record my first four song demo, that would eventually end up in the hands of sub pop records. soon there after i signed on to do a single and then, four full length records. today i am playing songs for audiences on tour and putting out records because of him. ..words can not describe just how thankful i am.