hey there - just want to check in and wish everyone a happy thanksgiving!!! i hope you all get to be with your families and can enjoy the day. we get to spend another thanksgiving on the road. it really sucks having to be away from the family but that's part of the gig. i'd give anything to be able to be home but what are you gonna do?

one good thing about the day though... i'll be going to the cowboy's game. i have friend (marc colombo) who plays for the cowboy's and he lined us up with some tix for the game. we got to do this a few years ago also and it was a lot of fun. we brought the bus and tailgated before the game. looks like we'll be doing the same thing this year. so i won't be able to be with my family but we will be able to watch a football game - not as good but it will have to do. it's a pretty cool coincidence that we're near dallas on thanksgiving again but we are!!

funny story about marc colombo. i met him about 5 years ago or so when he was playing for the bears. he was introduced to me by a friend of ours who worked for elektra records at the time and came to a couple of gigs. he actually made it into the video for "so far away". if you watch the video he's the guy who they show his head and then start to pan down and about the shoulder's you see jon and then about his elbow you see me. needless to say - he's a big dude!! anyhoo, thanks for the tix buddy!! and again - i hope everyone has a great thanksgiving!!!

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Comment by Emely on November 28, 2008 at 12:24pm
Hey Mike
Hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving at the game!!! Loved you guys in San Antonio. Hope to see you again very soon. Take care and wish you the best on the rest of the tour. I am trying my best to make it to another show!!
Comment by Corbie Dillard on November 28, 2008 at 2:08am
Sorry you can't be with your family on Thanksgiving, but I look forward to seeing you guys live tomorrow night in Midland.
Comment by Shannon on November 27, 2008 at 7:20pm
Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. Have fun at the game. Thanks, again for meeting me in Indy. Those few minutes really meant alot to me. I will never forget it. Your music has helped me through alot in my life. You guys are great. I can't wait to see you, again.
Comment by gabriel on November 27, 2008 at 5:36pm
Thanks for the warm wishes Mike, I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving as well. Yes it does suck to not be home with your loved ones but on the bright side, your out on a successful tour doing what you love to do. Better to be busy than be at home wishing you had work. You'll be home efore you know it. Well enjoy the game and have a turkey dog or something. Ill see you guys on the 18th, I get to meet you guys so im excited.
Comment by Jenny Lee on November 27, 2008 at 12:12am
Hey Mike happy thanksgiving to you and the guys. Even tho you can't be with your families atleast you got to see them a few weeks ago when u played at Mohegan, and got to do an early thanksgiving. I know it's not the same as it being on the actual day but your doin what you love and you get to go to a Dallas game. I'm so jealous cuz I'm a huge T.O fan. I know alot of ppl talk junk bout him and how he's a "me" player but I think he's doin a lot better with his attitude in Dallas. I followed him from SF to Dallas cuz he's a great player. I mean after all he is #2 in the league in TD receptions behind the great Jerry Rice.Anyways I hope you guys enjoy the game and I'll be watchin. Thanx again for a great show at Mohegan. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! xoxoxoxo
Comment by Stacey Woelfel on November 26, 2008 at 7:09pm
Thanks, Mike!! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!! Well that is great that you guys can still have a great time, even though you are not with your families. I will be seeing you...and meeting you next Saturday in Hammond. So, until then, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
Comment by Amanda on November 26, 2008 at 6:56pm
Yeah, I was at that show, it was the block party in chicago. everybody kept yellin columbo! i was like, what the hell? then i met him and was like ohhh. i see. n e way, happy thanksgiving mike & co. ~a
Comment by Shelley on November 26, 2008 at 6:24pm
Have fun and have a great Thanksgiving Mike!
Comment by Rosie is DOWNwitSTAIND on November 26, 2008 at 4:23pm
Happy Thanksgiving...and have a great time at the game
Comment by Ryan on November 25, 2008 at 11:38pm
Mike, I feel you my family is to far away to have any kind of get together. I have to say the show in Lowell was off the hook. Yes that's you on my picture Bad ASS! I wonder how many sick pictures people have of you guys that you may never see. You look all majestic.

Kick ass show as always man cant wait till you come back around.

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