Congratulations to Jason Cooke, winner of the Leo P. Love mandal. Jason will be receiving his highly sought after collectible shortly (with letter of authenticity), but we will allow him a few days to find a suitable display case and arrange for increased home security. A relic like this is a low rent rock & roll version of The Mona Lisa or at least The Scream, so it is an awesome responsibility to take on.
Jason has been especially lucky when it comes to the Daredevils. Some of you might remember he won the "Go To Hawaii With Leo" contest a number of years ago, and enjoyed such activities as watching Leo almost get arrested for public urination after being kicked out of a bar, being asked to leave a luau because he was making the other guests uncomfortable, and see Leo shakily get up on a surfboard. They even went to the Pro Bowl.
For all of you Whiskey Daredevils insiders, Leo learned of the giveaway only last night at practice and was quite crestfallen to learn the fate of his missing mandal. "Oh... I did not know that's where it was. I thought I lost it in the move!" The question of how he did not notice The Mandal drifting around on the floor of the van at his feet for months was not lost on me, nor was the revelation that he had been holding onto the other single Mandal despite having no idea of the fate of the other. After a brief negotiation, it was agreed that Leo will get to select any new pair of mandals he fancies this weekend via the world wide web. I don't know what I am more excited about now. Sending Jason his prize, or seeing what mandals Leo chooses as his new elegant relaxation footwear!
Cincinnati take note... The Whiskey Daredevils are going to play two sets at Northside on Nov 9th. The first set will be the soon to be recorded "Whiskey Daredevils III" album in its entirety. While this gives the band a chance to rehearse the material before heading into the studio with John Smerek, it also gives you the opportunity to point out "Man, that songs sucks. Why are they recording that?" right to our collective face. That way we can be filled with self doubt heading into recording.
Thanks to everyone that has been supporting us by buying Whiskey Wear. The way the business model works now is that the shirts pay for the studio time so we can make a new CD so we can go drive out to play your city. Who knew that when we got into this we were essentially starting a t-shirt business as an excuse to make music? It's a helluva thing. We try to make cool looking shit. Take a look and see if there's something you like. We'll send it to you in a reasonable amount of time.