The Old Home Guard

Hey guys. I'm writing about a band.

This band that I mentioned in the sentence above just before this one is The Old Home Guard out of Dallas, TX.

This band has jettisoned me out of writer's block and/or/but also laziness and into creative dreamland of creative dreams. This band has uplifted my depression from the Kardashian/Humphries divorce (current[?] events!). This band has allowed me to love myself, and my neighbor - specifically my neighbor Susan.

How can a group of young men create such a whirlwind of emotions and feelings and bodily fluids?

Download one of their shows from earlier this year and you tell me. Click here to become audibly pregnant.

"Chris, you're such a sell out and use your blog fame just to promote your friends' band!"
- Me in the mirror this morning

My response is 4-fold:
1) It's my blog. I can do whatever I want with it.
2) People read this? Who? Tell me. Please. Tell me.
3) Did the band tell you they're my friends? Please. Tell me.
4) They're really good.

If that isn't enough, I've been to their shows and have overheard fans describing the band as:
"hug-your-grandmother jams"
"like a majestic bald eagle that can sing and fan you and feed you grapes and IS singing to you while also fanning you and feeding you grapes"
"Where are my socks? I think the band blew them off. No. Wait. The bassist stole them."
"[vomit noises] My brain can't handle the amount of rock right now. The music is literally [more vomit noises] cleansing my body."
Their next show is Saturday, December 8th at the Curtain Club in Dallas, TX. What's that? You don't want to pay money to see a bunch of men make ear love to you?


From their site:
Bring a new, unwrapped toy and get in free OR bring $10 cash and your cash will go to Toys for Tots as well! We're really excited to be able to support this fantastic cause this holiday season and to play our songs for you again. Every kid deserves a toy on Christmas morning and we hope you'll join us to make that possible.
So take a listen. And a journey. To a magical place of rock tunes.