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FRANKS WEST COAST TOUR RECAP PT. 7- L.A. SHMELLAY… OH MY GOT I LOVE YOU

so here we are on our last stop of the tour and I gotta say I was pretty sad to see it end. but nonetheless, you know we rocked the crap outta Los Angeles. Coming back home from a trip is always nice…but especially when you are going to slay faces of family members, friends, and randoms at the EL Ray. Our buddies Kevin and jon stopped by to hang in the afternoon while we were waiting for sound check. They are cool! Kevin took some hollerific photos of the boys in their suits…damn they look good!

HOTTIES

PHOTO’S BY KEVIN HAYES

We sure did have a fun time at our show. Afterwards we taped some faces. There is a funny photo of Mickey all tape faced! watch out now. Missin’ the road dearly and the friends we made along the way. But you best believe there will be another franks hit the road journal. It’s like a dog getting his first taste of flesh…once you get that little drop of blood in your system you ain’t ever gonna stop searching for that feeling. Holler folks, holler!

TEHEHE

posted by mimi on July 23rd, 2010| categories: the franks | Tags: , , , , , , , | comments

FRANKS WEST COAST TOUR RECAP PT. 5 – BLUE JEAN EUGENE, OR, home sweet homies

so it was monday in oregon and after breakfast and powell’s bookstore in portland les franks headed south to eugene where we were greeted by friends, food and beer, plenty of beer. jonny reeves made us coconut curry for dinner, sarah went shopping and bought overalls (above), our good bud dylan hosted a party at his casa with a keg of dead guy, our homies dirty wink lent us their gear and we traded sets back and fourth, digging deep into the annals of our back catalogue as well as some superhumanoids tracks until the party had collapsed to the floor. these kids know fun.

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thanks to LYRIC! weiss for documenting. otherwise we’d have nothing and instead we have so, so much goodness.

dylan and dog. classic blue jean eugene.

posted by jean on July 7th, 2010| categories: photos the franks | Tags: , , , , , | comments

FRANKS WEST COAST TOUR RECAP PT. 4 – Portland, where everyone you know will come see you make a fool of yourself

no not actually, entirely, really, but kind of. it’s a long story.

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photo by Carl von Arbin (CMVA). do i look fat? kind of. are we all standing the same way? kind of. was it on purpose? i don’t remember…

the next morning we had breakfast with mom and step-dad and dan and lindsay and sarah moore. while waiting for the table mimi entertained the local kids, ron stayed pensive as usual.

posted by jean on July 6th, 2010| categories: photos the franks | Tags: , , , , , | comments

FRANKS WEST COAST TOUR RECAP PT. 3 – Seattle, where Ron will eat fish, Mimi and Jean will sleep in cars

so ron and i rolled up from eugene to seattle in record time, making a stop at pike place so that ron could break his habit of only eating vegetables. fried fish, fried potatoes and a coke — note that he turned the label away from the camera when taking the picture. but i’ll tell you, it was a coca cola and the tartar sauce was kraft. now where’s my money?

the show was tits of course. seattle, we’re so into you. especially mimi woul only wants to play in the northwest from now on. shout outs to the assholes in the balcony who made for perfect cannon fodder and our girl v who was so kind to say i’m the ian kevin curtis of our generation, no matter what happens nothing can change that now.

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anyway, after party in the Shout Out Louds’ tour bus led way to tape faces and ridiculous drunkenness. hot dogs on the sidewalks and football in the streets. then ron disappeared, leaving mimi and me to fend for ourselves at 4am, getting lost driving to his parents house where we were staying. i gave up and said we should sleep in the car on the side of the road. mimi said no way and so as i slept in the passenger seat she eventually found the house. thanks for nothing gps, etc. the kicker to the story is that once we got there we couldn’t get the garage door to open and had to sleep in the car anyway. there’s more to it than than but i’m not going to tell you about all that.

posted by jean on June 23rd, 2010| categories: photos the franks | Tags: , , , , , | comments

FRANKS WEST COAST TOUR RECAP PT. 2 – Mimi Graduates, Ron and Jean hit the road

Friday, 5/14 MIMI finally showed that she could walk the walk and did just that up to the podium to grab her degree from USC’s music school. Ron and I stood in the back, so proud, and then hit the road screaming for eugene OR’s blood — “WE’RE GOING TO FUCK YOU FROM THE INSIDE OUT!!!!”

safe, sound and swift, we arrived around midnight and hit the bars — max’s i see you!

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posted by jean on June 18th, 2010| categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , | comments

FRANKS WEST COAST TOUR RECAP PT. 1 (IN A LENGTHY SERIES) – Preparations

Last month Ron, Mimi and I packed up the prius and hit the I-5 freeway to play a string of shows with Shout Out Louds and Freelance Whales, attacking some of our hometowns in the great northwest and making it back down to our now-hometown in the wild wild SOCAL west. What will follow here and in many posts to come is a decent effort to recap the madcap adventure that was our first ever tour.

Leaving town wouldn’t have felt right if there hadn’t been a healthy dose of procrastination leading up to our departure, quickly followed by a mad rush to get everything in order. On Thursday, May 13th, Mimi and I scrambled to get our gear and merchandise in check. Mission obviously accomplished.

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posted by jean on June 17th, 2010| categories: photos the franks | Tags: , , , , | comments