Saturday, July 28, 2012

Car Trouble: Panic and Release

Last night, 'Lead Mule' was due to play a show at the Red Knight with 'Alert the Medic'. It was a last minute decision to have me warm up the crowd with an acoustic performance before the bands were due onstage.

Before the show we stopped to get the car washed on the way to the bar. We had just got our vehicle back that morning after have the transmission rebuilt and Mat wanted it to look nice before we drove it to Lockeport the next morning. We were just about the pull into the car wash when our brakes popped. I was in panic mode wondering how we were going to get to Lockeport the following morning to perform at the Harmony Bazaar festival. I knew we would get to the Red Knight easily enough, but securing a last minute ride to another county on a Saturday morning would be a little more challenging. My mind was contemplating all of the things I would need to do to arrange possible transportation in the event that we couldn't drive this vehicle.

Mat carefully drove the car to my mother's house with the brakes losing pressure the entire way. After some meticulous backyard mechanic work, he managed to crimp the brake line in her driveway. We were able to drive the car again! We immediately drove to the bar and within 15 minutes I was on stage.

Here is a song from my set:

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