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Norris | September 25, 2009

I was fortunate to be informed the other day that Madelin had written a review of one of my shows on her blog.
It is always flattering when someone takes the time to write something about you, and even more flattering when they write something positive.
I’ve only had a few things written about me so far, [...]

Farewell my Truckly Friend, I hardly Knew You.

Norris | September 24, 2009

So the kid who offered me 400$ for the old 4-runner never called back. I finally managed to reach Bacon DeuxToast and he said he would pick it up.
The truck is still in the yard, but he has the keys, and I have four 50 dollar bills in my hand. Truck is his… [...]

The Federales ride, with two guests.

Norris | September 22, 2009

I was lucky enough last friday to get to play with the Federales. Hayduke Schnook (Haysus), Donnie Doobie (Cisco), and Mason Thorne (Santo) frequently relay stream into SL.
They asked me to tag onto the end. I was christened El Norte Grande, and Max Kleene was tacked on after me. He was christened [...]

onward to Texas!

Norris | September 16, 2009

So I booked a flight to Texas last night. Almost booked my hotel room. Now to call Bacon back and sell him the truck, cash in all the empties out in the garage, secure a guitar i can borrow in Texas, and start practicing.
Actually, Matthew Perrault offered the use of his [...]

Anyone want to trade a 1989 4-runner for a plane ticket to Texas?

Norris | September 15, 2009

I bought an old 1989 4-runner 2 years ago for 500$. I had always dreamed of re-building a car. That model was the last one where the back came off to make it a pseudo convertible. Always liked that truck. Figured it would be a nice little hobby and maybe a 4 or [...]

Turns out Febreze and Fantastic are not the same.

Norris | September 12, 2009

Just FYI, Febreze is what you see them spraying on couches and pillows and dog beds on tv. Turns out Fantastic is not the same thing. Also turns out Fantastic with bleach should not be sprayed on couches.
Oh yeah, please read all instructions before using cleaning products.

New Video thanks to Robert Little

Norris | September 11, 2009

I was lucky enough for Robert dropped into a show the other week and film a video.
I sort of cringed when i saw what song he picked, mostly because i don’t really know the lyrics, did not have them in front of me, and just ‘winged’ the song.
I blame Mason Thorne’s for having played this [...]

There is no Good New Music (pt 1)

Norris | September 8, 2009

Ok, so of course i really don’t believe the title of this blog. And I suspect, that anyone who reads this probably disagrees with it as well.
The statement came up the other weekend when i was sitting around with 7 or 8 friends, all well educated, open minded, nice folks. However, with myself [...]