|February 2, 2003
somehow, the birds learned
how to sing in this city
maybe I will, too
February 4, 2003
Cowboy hats. Tight spangled shirts.
Dusty pick-up trucks. But they loved us.
The crowd was so enthusiastic they
almost seemed.. hungry.
It was scary.
February 5, 2003
Noah, our manager, says hes been
spoiled by the private jethe can
barely stand to fly commercial
when he has to. I dont get it.
It still smells like a plane inside,
and the bathrooms arent any bigger.
February 12, 2003
Mark f***ing sucks. Like being able
to play guitar makes him some kind of god.
Hes been walking around all day like
hes f***ing Jimi Hendrix or something.
Noooo, we cant change that note. Why?
Because he wrote it. I reminded him that
Jewel can play the guitar, too.
February 13, 2003
I think Noah was hoping that visiting
Leonard Cohens Buddhist retreat up
in the hills would help smooth things out.
I guess it did, but not like he thought.
Mark kept asking when someone was
going to burst into flame or lie on a bed
of nails. When he found out they didnt
even have a bed of nails, he offered to go
back and get his gun out of the van so they
could show us how nothing really mattered.
He was just joking, but they didnt get it.
At the end we werent really getting along,
but at least we hated everyone else more than
February 14, 2003
He didnt call again this year.
Why should he?
I won a couple thousand at roulette, as always.
February 16, 2003
I guess by now youve figured out that the number
I gave you actually rings down to the pool at the Palms.
Sometimes I try to be funny, but Im not. Im sorry.
I couldnt sleep at all last night, thinking about you.
I know youre different from the other girls, baby.
I really think we could have something, if youre willing to be patient. Write me.
February 18, 2003
You hear about the red rock stadium, but theres
nothing like really seeing it. After the show these
girls came up who had made us cookies. I was like,
shit! Who knows whats in these, right? Weed,
or biological chemistry? Noah wasnt around to
help me. I didnt know what to do. So I ate one!
But I seem fine, today.
February 21, 2003
The Harvard DJ wanted to know about our songwriting
technique. Mark told him, profanity. But we still
recognize it as profanity, I added. Which is what we
think sets us apart from other bands.
February 22, 2003
Have you been to the US side of the falls, man?
I guess nobody has, and thats the problem. I think we
should annex those four miles of Canada and get them
to stop shining those f***ing ugly lights over at our land.
February 23, 2003
It was nice, sharing a stage with Dylan. Joni Mitchell,
on the other handI never really got that.
February 24, 2003
They dont let you sleep on the sidewalk outside the gates
anymore. Can you believe that? I told them if Elvis were
still alive, hed be fine with it. If Elvis were still alive,
a lot of things would be different.
February 25, 2003
The Rock City homecoming. You always fear for your life
a little bit when the crowd starts jumping at the Magic Stick,
but when we did our rave-up of lullaby I really thought
it might all come crashing down. Its been a great month.
You guys have been nothing but beautiful to us. I dont know
what were going to do without you.
Honey, write me and Ill give you my home number. This time I promise.