I’d like to take this time to say so long and good luck to a very dear and close personal friend of mine.
Our bass player Mike, from The Receders, performed his final gig with us last night in Battle Lake, MN.
Unfortunately, Mike needs to do what many people have to do these days... move because of their jobs. And for Mike, this means moving to Nashville.
After being with The Receders for over 12 years, including the last 8 with me - I can promise you that Mike will be sorely missed. His talents as a singer, song writer and rock solid bass player are a big reason our band sounds as good as we do.
And so Mike... I would just like to say thank you... for being a part of my life and for being such a good friend over the years. I wish you well and hope to see you soon.
As a related side note... last night was a total blast, and couldn't have been a better send off for Mike. The place was jam-packed with hundreds of people and the energy level was through the roof. Here's a shot of the dance floor I took from the stage around midnight or so.
I had to laugh though when I took a closer look at this picture. We sold a LOT of CDs at this gig, and apparently this woman didn't want to let hers out of her sight.
On the other hand... maybe she is the reason we sold so many CDs!