November 1, 2001

The National Kick Off Their Tour In (and With) Style

In 2 days, The National kick off an American tour with 15 shows in 16 days. The days before the tour find the band fit and sexy as ever, semi-groomed and glamorous.

Grrrr!(Hands off ladies. Most of them are taken. (It's up to you to figure out who's not.)) Click [LINK TO COME]here for dates, cities, venues, and openers. Here's what the band have to say about it:

"I shall say another world for the most select ears: what I really want from music. That it be cheerful and profound like an afternoon in October. That it be individual, frolicsome, tender, a sweet small woman full of beastliness and charm."
-Friedrich Nietzsche

"The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it's total crap to pretend it's not."
-George Michael

We're counting the days until our latest two-week tour, through many states and several NCAA conferences: NC, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, WV, etc. The Escape from New York... Most important, cleanliness & personal grooming. Items from my road toilette:

* alpine herbs & tea tree oil liquid body cleansers
* herbal shampoo for dry to normal hair
* Gillette clear gel deodorant ("Pacific Light" scent)
* Crest in "neat squeeze" dispenser
* Cetaphil liquid soap
* Neutrogena ultra gentle facial moisturizer
* toothbrush (Oral-B)
* dental floss (Oral-B)

All is liquid and neatly dispensed in a tube or sturdy plastic bottle. What ho, so much vanity? We are not out to steal your girlfriends nor your beer. It is the finer plaisir & frisson of the double life, leaving the workaday world, if only for a short while to play and pretend and enjoy, for after all, as it says in the Koran, life is a sport and a pastime.

We'll be touring with our friends from Brooklyn, Elk City, and hooking up with some great bands along the way.The tour schedule is [LINK TO COME]here-if you have friends in any of these exotic locales, please send 'em our way!

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