Friday, October 18, 2019

GROWING UP GREEN!! Wake up!! Wake up!! Pack your bags, Students! Let’s go to Kazakhstan!

In 2014, Soulfly flew to Russia for a tour with Korn. Before that tour started, we had two shows in Kazakhstan. We were super excited because we had never been there before. One of the highlights was staying at a ski lodge that was only opened for us!!!

It was a bit of The Shining at night but we managed to make it through to morning! Good food and even a gondola ride down the mountain! Our hosts said they were hoping to have a few of the Winter Olympic Games at that location. There was a lake tucked up near the lodge that had formed an actual hurricane and tore up the mountainside. I had never heard of a hurricane on a mountain lake but hey...

The band played in Karaganda and in Almaty. It’s always genuine to play somewhere for the first time. The fans go crazy and the band is always full of anticipation. And Lenin....well he just sat there all stoney faced!!

Class dismissed.....

Friday, October 11, 2019

GROWING UP GREEN!!! Wake up!! Wake up!! Happy Birthday to me!

First of all, thanks to the nearly 5 million students who have crossed our space corridor and took in a class or more!! You will never know the support and encouragement you have given me through the years, so let me send my green heart your way! That is a gift from every single one of you and my soul thanks you!!!! Yes, Today I am blessed to see another birthday, so I will keep this short and the party rolling!

Last night we all rocked hard in Flagstaff and today we carry the bash to Tucson! Who could ask for a better birthday than seeing Hatebreed, Prong and Incite!!! Spending the week with friends formwork and friend for life brings batches of laughter and reminiscing! Let's peak at the action!

We are pulling ourselves together....Richie, Shonda and my grandawg Sawyer are staying here....and heading to Tucson soon so be there if you want to share the fun!! Check out the live feeds on my page tonight and join the party!!!

Thanks to God for giving me Life and another year! Thanks to my family for always being there and for making my Life a dream come true! And thanks to our Tribe, for we are the biggest Tribe in the world, sharing the gift of unity through music!

Class dismissed.......

Friday, October 4, 2019

GROWING UP GREEN!! Wake up!!! Wake up!! The Time Our Dogs Were Born in the Bus..!!!

In 2004, the end of July, we all boarded the family bus with a very pregnant Silky Terrier in tow, and her quizzical lover, Spanky. The vet had assured us Sofia would not deliver until we returned, so it never entered my mind that we may have a surprise. Soulfly was on another bus because we brought our family along with our dogs. It was summer vacation so why not?

The very next morning, August 1st to be exact, I’m sleeping in the back room when I am awakened by Sofia’s nudge. I roll to the left and next to my temple is a slick black, furry puppy. It took my brain a minute to realize what it was!! I yelled for Rox to help. She magically whipped a large, leopard spotted dog bed out of her bag and laid it in a bottom bunk. Sofia went in with her little son and within no time at all, 3 little puppies were taking their first breaths!! I was speechless. For one, I now had granddogs and secondly, how the hell did she shove that giant bed in a small bag? It seemed like an inflatable bed!!

Chunk, Rick James and Chiquita were christened official tour dogs! They looked like teardrop Dobermans!! We decided their crib would be a red plastic tub in the front lounge.

We had to keep the snoopy Dad Spanky occupied since Sofia seemed like she was ready to rip him a new a&@!!! He had the “What Did I Do” look on his face!

The kids had a blast on that tour! Little Moses was with us too, so it was a special time for our family!

We were lucky that there happened to be a vet on tour with us! Talk about random! Mike helped us with all our questions and we had a lot of them! He also pointed out that Chunk, the first born, was gigantic!!

We had plenty to occupy us on that tour. I needed an energy boost one night so I borrowed some mojo from Marc Rizzo! Carry on! Nothing to see here!

Class dismissed.......