All your strength is in your union. All your danger is in your discord; therefore be at peace henceforward, and as brothers live together.
-Henry W Longfellow
Remember remember always that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
And lyrics from some old song in French:
O Liberte sois notre guide
Fraternite sois notre soeur
Vivant en paix sous votre yeux
nous benirons le createur.
Ramano then took me to a bar in Dallas called Barcadia where we were to spend the rest of the night with other couch surfers in the area. Apparently many of the couch surfers here know each other and hang out on a regular basis, especially when they have guests coming to town. I was pleased to meet other Couch Surfers (even some that I had e-mailed, hoping to stay with them!). We ate, drank, and talked through the night. If everything works out, we may be playing kickball together on Sunday night! I... can't... wait.
Another couch surfer has offered to pick me up in Dallas this afternoon and drive me back to Denton (a 45-minute drive!). I'll be staying with him tonight. Then tomorrow I'm scheduled to play a daytime show/chili-cookoff and a night performance at J&J's pizza for NX35. Find more details here at my calendar.
More stories soon to come! In the mean time, check out this write-up that the Neener gave me in anticipation of the Fest: http://theneener.net/2010/03/06/countdown-to-nx35-2010-5-days-til-you-buy-a-brand-new-album/