The Harbor Bridge Lighting Ceremony
Pictures from the July 4th parade in Corpus Christi, Texas
Big Frank's daughter Leighann graduates Kindergarten. Perfect attendance the whole year and grand champion of the spelling bee. Yeah, I'm a proud daddy!!
This is from an article in the Dallas Observer:
"There was one person who really wasn't happy, regardless of what the situation was," Canada says over the phone as he and The Departed gear up for a run of shows with Shooter Jennings. "Once things started getting uncomfortable and just weren't going right, Randy said he wanted to go home and take care of his family. When Ragweed played our last show, Randy came up to me and said, 'You know, my family isn't 100 percent of the reason for this. I just didn't want the band to go out like that,' which I knew.
"So I said, 'Here's how we should say it: If we say it's a break-up, then it looks really bad, and if we say it's a hiatus, people will think one day, we'll get back together.' But that's not how it was, or how it is now. We just wanted to protect the name of the band."
The reason for the band's discomfort was friction, which had been building for months as the group played to the biggest crowds of their careers.
Wow. Read more here. This is still one of my favorite songs!