Thursday, July 31, 2008

With the assistance of Trisha, Bill, Rhonda, Ginny, Carl, and Shawn, I've just manufactured 300 copies of my new 8-song CD, Red State Blues. It will be sent to 295 college radio stations by Seattle's Lucky Cat Promotions. They're only charging me for postage and packaging costs. They're donating labor gratis!

I leave Olympia tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tomcats and raccoons are friggin' screaming outside my guest-bedroom window. Blood is on their brains.

And the weather has turned cold like November 2004.

Time to go back to NoDak, I'm thinkin'.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I'm putting massive creative energy into music projects this vacation. I've been negligent in other areas, however.

Ten days ago, on a full moon, I got scared and ran away from love. The cougar in me retreated, and the coyote snuck out. Or the reverse.

Whatever the case, I smell like a skunk.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Yesterday's outdoor wedding ceremony was a big success! All our practices paid off, and the weather was perfect.

Many people cried during Autumn and Brian's vows, including the bride and groom. My eyes got watery, too. There were many moments of laughter, as well. We made up a balloon ceremony where we asked a four-year-old girl named Cyanne to release two star-shaped balloons, representing Autumn and Brian, into the sky. The balloons chased each other through a couple of large fir trees, lingering at times under branches. Finally both cleared all obstructions and floated high and away. It was fun to watch.

Autumn's parents were fantastic hosts, and their reception meal was awesome.

I'll search for pics of the bride and groom to post.

The show at Jules Maes Saloon, in Seattle, went well, too. It's the oldest bar in Seattle, built in 1888.

Speaking of 888--that date will soon be upon us.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Today was Brian and Autumn's wedding rehearsal day. We had a good time. I wish I had one more day of practice before tomorrow.
Upcoming show alert:

July 26 - Seattle, WA, @ Jules Maes Saloon w/ Transport Assembly & Glass Elevator. 5919 Airport Way South (in Georgetown) Seattle, Washington 98108. Cost:$5

July 26, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I was stalked and attacked by a cat this morning. S/he drew blood on my right calf. It was unsettling.

Now I'm at K Records, working on the August tour.

Tonight I'll meet and discuss wedding details with Autumn and Brian, who are getting married on Saturday. To be honest, I'm freakin' out a little. This wedding will be my first formal function as Reverend Sand. Good people are counting on me to know what I'm doing. And I don't.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The two island festivals this past weekend were fantastic and fun. I did not play as well as I wanted, however. Too much driving, too tired, not enough lung capacity, heavy heart.

I was pleased that copies of my new CD, Rough Notes from Otter Cove, arrived in time for the shows. The appearance and sound of the CD are phenomenal. I'll have to post pictures, to do it any justice. Thanks, Tyler, Julia, Froseph, and Shawn!

Now I'm in Olympia, working on another CD. It's a compilation that will be called Chris Sand's Body.

It's cloudy today. My money is going.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Upcoming Shows in the Northwest:

July 18
- Anacortes, WA. What the Heck Fest?! performance @ The Croatian Club. Supper show 5-8 p.m w/ D+ and Katy Davidson.

July 19 - Doe Bay (Orcas Island), WA. The dBFest! To buy tickets go here. It'll be an all day rockin' event.

July 26 - Seattle, WA, @ Jules Maes Saloon w/ Transport Assembly & Glass Elevator
5919 Airport Way South (in Georgetown) Seattle, Washington 98108. Cost:$5

Monday, July 14, 2008

Saturday, July 12, 2008

This is what happens when you smack into a 900-pound moose on Interstate-90.

A perfect example of insult to injury, as defined by Bull Goodall, is . . .
. . . after wrecking your Kenworth, it gets towed to the mechanic by a Peterbilt.

Twenty hours and thousands of dollars later we were on our way.

Friday, July 11, 2008

At 12:30 a.m. today we hit a moose just outside of White Hall, MT, and have been out of commission since. Pearl's getting worked on. We hope to get back on the road sometime this evening.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Have you ever goofed around with the Celebrity Morph machine? It's fun and addictive. Enter at your own risk (you'll see me morph into Einstein, for one thing).

Tomorrow is truckin' time again. Bring on the fish, the flies, the freedom, and the five hundred gallons of fuel. I'll be back Friday.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

I received this surprise in my inbox yesterday:
Hi Everyone,

Chris "Sandman" Sand is the featured artist of the month on the
Obama Music, Arts and Entertainment website. Driving a truck pays the bills but being a "rappin' cowboy" is what feeds the soul. His Obama song is called "Go Bama Go!" and is also an entry in the best inaugural song competition.

If you haven't already registered at the site, sign up now at Then you can check Chris out and download his song. :-)

Have a great weekend!

Click the link, scroll down, and you can listen to the song.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Summertime, and the livin' is easy. I've got a day to myself, maybe two. The mourning doves are cooing. Sweet July 5th.

Friday, July 04, 2008



Happy Independence Day! Grandma & Grandpa are the Grand Marshals in the Killdeer parade. Rodeo tonight.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

My town of 120--Dunn Center--is making national news. Uffda.

If only we could get a restaurant or tiny grocery store from all this, then maybe it'd be worth it. It's been three years since Alice's Restaurant closed down. A town without a restaurant or grocery store is a sad town, no matter how much oil money is floating around.

You can't eat petroleum. Or can you?

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Allergies have been keeping me low-profile this week. But here's the gist of what I've been up to: family reunion in Spearfish; drove to Denver with Christy; fly back to North Dakota today.