Tuesday, December 18, 2007


4:00 A.M. Tuesday morning and we are home from a two month tour. It feels great to step inside this place and I can't wait to lay in my own bed for the first time in over 60 days! If you live in Virginia come hang with us at the final Toys for Tots acoustic show tomorrow night at the Bean There Cafe. We will be on 96X talking about it at 3 P.M. tomorrow so tune in if you are driving around. Thank you to everyone who came out and made this tour so fun. Crashing... peace!

Monday, December 10, 2007

It was exactly 25 months ago yesterday when I made the call. I was in Oklahoma City enjoying a day off from our headlining tour with Circa Survive and Mute Math. My good friend Andrew McMahon had been diagnosed with leukemia. We toured with his band Something Corporate in the fall of 2003 and had become close during the two months we spent traveling around the country. He is a fighter and I knew he would not let this disease take him without a war.
Brett (a.k.a. Benji) Brownell and I had formed a small film production company called Astorya Entertainment following the release of the Mae DVD and I wanted to be a part of telling Andrew's story if he wanted it told.
What followed that call was a long journey of our own to get the story onto screen. The details of Andrew's battle are worthy of a film. The layers of coincidence, the strength and unity of his family, the dramatic rise, fall and rise again of hope deserve an audience. His is a story of unrelenting hope and the battle to live, to love and to create.
Many talented and hard working people brought this movie to life and it is my pleasure to have been a part of that team. Here is a trailer for the film. I hope you find a chance to see it!