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Headed back from the Ohio tour. First big out-of-state tour of the year, believe it or not. So grateful to have the GCO train back up and running again.

This was a lot of fun! Started off with a brand new topper for the trailer. John calls the van (and trailer) the Circus Van, complete w/ lil trailer and 3 different kinds of toppers. Gotta give a shout out to Space Trailers! Todd set us up with the racks and helped us pop the new topper on to boot! Check’em out online.

We added the topper so Muah would have more room. Can’t handle the mid-van captains seats for an entire tour complete with 10 hour legs on either end. Nope, not gonna happen. Seat doesn’t have a freakin head rest either!… now I have the back bench seat and it’s just lovely, I tell ya!

Headed to Lancaster, Ohio first for an afternoon set at Lancaster Fest. It was a blast and the sound crew there rocked it AND bought us lunch!! Good guys! We met a sweet pupper dog, Cisco, who definitely smelled our dogs and jumped right into the van! Haha! Cutie, love those doggies! Then, headed to Oxford for an evening show. Another great sound crew that we got to work with there and in Troy. Oxford was a perfect fit for us and our music. Artsy college town and we we’re treated so well! Hotel had 24 hr pool and we got all the BDubs (Buffalo Wild Wings) we could eat!

Friday was Mr. Dan Neale’s bday!! We celebrated with his fave, Banana Cream Pie. Troy was a blast as well! Beautiful town, great people with open musical minds! A couple drove down from Detroit to see us in Troy!! Dude was wearing a Crimson shirt and everything. 😊😊 The Troy Hayner Cultural Center brought us in for this show and Terrilynn brought around the beautiful Tudor-style mansion. Lots of history there! We even got a tour of the Hayner Whiskey Museum (see pic of the 180 proof alcohol. That’ll clear ya right up!).

Yesterday we hit up Harmony Hill Vineyards. Bill & Patti are such wonderful folks and we are psyched to head back for their season closer concert on Saturday, October 4th this year!!

Thanks to those who took a chance on this crazy Jazzgrass Art-Rock / Prog-grass / Art Metal outfit we call GCO.

Now to get home to fix one of the van toppers… we’ve been rockin it red-neck style with duct tape holding the back latch down since yesterday… AND for a healthy dose of doggy kisses! 🐶💋❤️

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We’re going on tour. I’m sad. I want my doggies to come with!! 😢

We need a bigger van. We need an angel investor. We’ve got the business plan to back up the band’a financial growth. Message me! http://bit.ly/GCOContact

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Spiders

Don’t post pics of them. Just don’t do that.

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Babies and Musicians

Just home from a good friend’s surprise baby shower. It was a lot of fun to see the girls again! High school girlfriends!

My friend is due in less than a month. I have another good friend who is pregnant… though she hasn’t told me… and one of my BFFs is trying.

Here’s what. I want to be a mom. I am one, a pupper mom, but I would really truly love to have a human child. I want John to be a dad and I know he really wants to be. We’ve been married for almost 8 years and, of course, have talked about it often enough. Last fall, I wanted to do it. I wanted to try. I bought each of us little baby booties for inspiration. I put mine on my desk and John put his in his backpack. That was last September.

We didn’t start trying. We can’t. We can’t afford it. Go ahead, say it… “No one can afford it.” We actually can’t afford it. We are two self-employed musicians who live our work and work our life and are in the same band that goes on the road at the same time for 1-3 weeks at a time. Can you say nanny on the road? Can you say bigger touring vehicle and extra hotel room? Can you say… …how much does a full-time nanny even cost??

We didn’t try. I truly love what I do, but sometimes I find myself saying “I wish.” I try not to wish too much. Wishes can get out of hand. We chose this life and love it. I wouldn’t trade my experiences for the world. I just catch myself feelings pangs of jealousy when my friends are talking about babies and pregnancy and play dates and things kids say. It can just hurt a bit now and again.

John asked me to get something out of his backpack about a month ago. I don’t know, a 5-hr Energy or something… I pulled out one of the booties. I stared at it for a couple silent seconds and then, I cried.

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TONIGHT!

TONIGHT!

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Bathroom sink needs Drano… … KNEW I shouldn’t have pooped in it!

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My amazing hair stylist and friend lost her sweet pupper this weekend. I never met Roxy, but heard all about her and saw all kinds of sweet pics. She was taken too soon and I can’t tell you how broken my heart is for my friend. 

It’s so hard to think that these amazing animals that we raise like our children and tell our deepest thoughts and fears to like our best friends live a fraction of the years that we do. 

Thankfully, they teach us so much, about friendship, trust, joy and incredible, unconditional love. 

I hope that Roxy finds a beautiful forever dog park to play in and sends another sweetie pup to share in the love Roxy had to leave behind and my friend still has. She is an amazing puppy Momma.

My amazing hair stylist and friend lost her sweet pupper this weekend. I never met Roxy, but heard all about her and saw all kinds of sweet pics. She was taken too soon and I can’t tell you how broken my heart is for my friend.

It’s so hard to think that these amazing animals that we raise like our children and tell our deepest thoughts and fears to like our best friends live a fraction of the years that we do.

Thankfully, they teach us so much, about friendship, trust, joy and incredible, unconditional love.

I hope that Roxy finds a beautiful forever dog park to play in and sends another sweetie pup to share in the love Roxy had to leave behind and my friend still has. She is an amazing puppy Momma.

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Priceless

That hardened ridge that forms in your nose and you can just stick your thumbnail in and slide the ridge right out… priceless.

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Alexa Chung

Guess I don’t get it…

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Lucy

A woman who can access 100% of her brain and, naturally, goes to kill everyone. Got it.