Early October Sucks

Early October sucks.

It sucks because I’m up until 2am every night doing random Rivals projects – from mailing tickets to album artwork to flyering at shows. It sucks because the late nights make me groggy at work and keep me from hanging with friends. Early October sucks because, every year, we try to do more and more with seemingly less and less time and money. And it sucks because it seems that every project has a 3-week turnaround, which means that if we don’t do it NOW, it won’t be ready by Halloween.

Now, before you think that I’m complaining – Let me tell you what doesn’t suck: Late October.

Late October rocks.

Late October rocks because we get to throw a huge Halloween party and rock out with a bunch of people who are just as crazy as we are. It rocks because we get to provide an escape for people who work just as hard (if not harder) than we do. Late October rocks because at some point in those 40 minutes on stage, everything is as it should be – a bunch of people, of all sizes, races, and beliefs – enjoying the one thing that still brings us together… Beer.

(On a serious note, check out today’s news about the first rock concert in Afghanistan in 35 years. I hope the kids keep rocking and continue to give peace a chance: http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/10/03/8029289-kabul-rocks-with-music)

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