I don't think you guys understand just how bad these snowstorms are on the East Coast. Baltimore is a complete wasteland right now. In fact, the govenor declared a state of emergency. Just this past weekend, 20 to 30 inches blanketed our beloved streets, and then, the literal icing on the cake, we've added 10 to 20 more inches in the past day. Trees and roofs are collapsing from all the snow weight. The problem, besides the quantity and that it has no where to go after the storm passes, is that they haven't even plowed the streets from the last storm.
I know, I know, you Midwestern folks must think we are pussies. Which is exactly true. Hence the reason why we don't know what else to do except freak out and marvel. I've lived in Maryland since I was 4; this is epic for us.
Schools are already out for the whole week, government jobs are closed and even Starbucks is closed. And that takes an apocalyptic event, which this practically is.
I already cleaned the apartment and I after I blast through my email, I may just do my taxes.
I'm listening right now, and they're really solid thus far. The three tracks I'm listening to are the most poppy on the album (according to the band), but they're still incredibly earnest. I should be able to hear the full album very soon, and I'll be sure to produce more thoughts. I think I'm doing a review as well, hmmm.
I don't care what anyone says in any news threads: these dudes are good people and I hope they never break up (again). Baltimore, ftw.
This makes me excited to get our shows going again, and I really needed that extra burst of faith and hope. The laborious fruits of local shows used to be what I lived for. Working at Hamilton both reinforced and crushed that energy for me, and I'm working to get back up to a point where I get that same rush of fulfillment and purpose.